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August/September 2017 — Table of Contents

Professional BoatBuilder magazine cover

On the cover: Garvin Morris and Freeland Ackert team up at Artisan Boatworks (Rockport, Maine) to ensure perfect alignment as they glue together long Sitka spruce mast staves. Ten will be shaped into the 84.3′ (25.7m) high-performance mainmast for a new 65′ (19.8m) CCA-era-inspired yawl from Pedrick Yacht Designs. Story on page 44.
Photograph by Alison Langley.


Courtesy Front Street Shipyard

Pulling a failed MTU. Page 28.

28  The Extraction
by Paul Lazarus
To replace a failed V-8 marine diesel, Front Street Shipyard stripped the engine and hoisted the block through the main deck and out the stern of a 135′ (41.1m) composite motoryacht—clearance, a quarter inch.

Alison Langley

Building modern wood spars. Page 44.

44  To Carry a Big Stick.
by Stephen Olson
Pedrick Yacht Designs’ reinterpretation of a CCA-era yawl required the firm to engineer complex high-performance spars of wood, carbon fiber, and G10, which were built by Artisan Boatworks.

Bruce Pfund

Avoid weak, misaligned rod holders. Page 68.

68  Drilling for Rod Holders Refined
by Bruce Pfund
With an inexpensive jig and a methodical approach, yard technicians can avoid the common pitfalls of weak, misaligned rod-holder installations.

Courtesy AMC

Wind farm tenders at AMC. Page 72.

72   The New Renewables
by Tony Jones
One of the first builders of wind-farm-support vessels, the U.K.’s Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC) works to stay on top of an evolving market by expanding its facilities—and its boats.

Steve D’Antonio

Boat show favorites. Page 80.

80   Showstoppers
by Steve D’Antonio and Aaron Porter
Editors choose some of their favorite products from the fall and winter boat shows, including IBEX, METS, Refit, and boot Düsseldorf.


4  Letters, Etc.
Readers comment on the need for apprenticeships, and dust masks; replacing oak ribs with UHMW-PE; and the availability of ultra-low-sulfur diesel.

12  Rovings
compiled by Dan Spurr
Lyman-Morse builds a cold-molded sloop; Jarrett Bay Boatworks wins at Refit; new program at IYRS; Larson’s move; remembering Curt Whiticar and Robert Fournier; and Jim Brown records podcasts.

96  Parting Shot
by Andrew Hurst
The author makes the case for marine-approved smoke detectors.


89  New Products and Processes

90  Connections

93  Classified Advertising

95  Index to Advertisers