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Categorizing Flaws Found by NDE

Editor’s Note: While its usefulness has been well demonstrated in boat repair, non-destructive examination (NDE) has potential for boat builders too. We look at those possibilities in the article “Builders’… Read more »

dibber

The Dibber Dilemma

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 154 Compiled by Dan Spurr A PhD student at the University of Bristol, at the Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Composites, in the U.K., has… Read more »

Video: On the Show Floor at IBEX

At last week’s 2014 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX), in Tampa, Florida, ProBoat’s editorial staff was stretched thin hosting and moderating the series of 55 technical seminars, meeting the… Read more »

3M respirator

Reinventing the Respirator

In 2005, when George Buckley stepped down as head of Lake Forest, Illinois–based Brunswick Corporation—the world’s largest recreational-powerboat manufacturer, whose multiple brands were then achieving record sales—he didn’t disappear into… Read more »

Motor Carrier photo

The Vacuum Gauge Tool

Clients and colleagues around the world regularly contact me for assistance with onboard systems problems, troubleshooting, or repairs, and, not surprisingly, many of these involve fuel systems. Recently a client… Read more »

Motor Carrier photo

The Motor Carrier, Reinvented

Candidate products from a variety of vendors competing for innovation awards at IBEX—the annual marine-industry trade show held last fall in Louisville, Kentucky—were arrayed on and around a draped, multilevel… Read more »