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Kadey Krogen 44  Trawler - New Owner Training

True North 38 - Delivery to the Abacos

Kadey Krogen 48 North Sea AE, Advanced Ergonomics

What Good Fortune...Notes from a TrawlerFest University Graduate

Customized Trawler Training With A Smile - PassageMaker Magazine Rides Along Captain Chris Yacht Services

Seattle Loopers Learn from Captain Chris Aboard a Jefferson 42

Sea Ray 440 Sedan Bridge Owners Build Their Confidence with Captains Chris and Alyse

Ten FATHOM Birthday Training Trip for a St. Louis Couple

Maintenance Summaries

Just Say NO! to a Propane Refrigerator Aboard a Boat!
Dual powered refrigeration or triple powered- that is the question.

To squeeze under low fixed bridges that won't open no matter how nicely you talk to the bridge tender, Ask Captain Chris how it's done.

Stepping Your Mast
Yes...a mast is found on a sailboat AND most of our training focuses on the power boat but even SOME Trawlers have a mast. So, what can you do to fit under fixed bridges when you have a mast?

Running Gear
Running Gear...and we don't mean sneakers. Just what should you expect to find when you look at the hull of your boat...below the waterline?

BlogTalk Radio - Ask Captain Chris About Contaminated Oil & Fuel
BlogTalk Radio sponsored by AGLCA - America's Great Loop Cruisers' Association.

Remember, steam is different than smoke.

What Color Is Your Engine Smoke?
What color is your diesel engine's smoke? Is it really smoke or maybe it could be steam?

Look at the chocolate milk on the left dipstick. On the right is a dipstick which looks like it was wiped clean, ready to check the oil...but look closer and you may see the honey colored oil- Clean!

What Flavor Is Your Motor Oil?
What flavor is your motor oil?

Checking your sea strainer for debris is an easy skill to master using a flashlight and no tools.

Top Five DIY Maintenance Items for Boat Owners
DIY. Do It Yourself. You might say, "yeah right, I am not a mechanic and have no experience with mechanical or electrical so why should I try?"

See how many items you can identify when you peek in the engine room port hole.

Peek Into The Engine Room
Sorta like the Where's Waldo puzzle, see what components you can find thru this engine room viewing port.

Brrrr! Hope your winter isn't this white!

Winterize Your Water System
It is time to winterize your boat...Ask Captain Chris for some easy tips to help make the task a success!

Get to know your engine room.

Day to Day Maintenance
Part of buying and owning a cruising boat is keeping up with maintenance. Don't fret- many of us who aren't certified mechanics can and DO take care of our boats...and we perform easy and routine tasks that often prevent costly future problems. After all, as boat owners we are responsible for a small city....(gulp!)

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