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October/November 2017 — Table of Contents

Cover image from Professional BoatBuilder magazine

On the cover: This 28′ (8.5m) 2012-vintage Cut­water cruiser appears to have a split personality at the halfway point during application of a new Boat Blue high-gloss vinyl wrap finish by Wrap Boats of Vancouver, British Columbia. The original gray gelcoat, badly discolored from exposure to ultraviolet light, could no longer be renewed by polishing. The full hull wrap refinishing took a three-person crew 32 hours, including preparation and cleanup. Story on page 28.
Photograph by Tammy Charles.


It's not paint.Shelley McIvor

Vinyl film finish. Page 28.

28   It’s Not Paint
by Shelley McIvor
A survey of three refit projects demonstrates the potential of vinyl wrap as an alternative to sprayed or brushed coatings for a range of marine applications.

Two generations of LazzaraCourtesy Brad & Richard Lazzara

The Lazzara legacy. Page 44.

44   Lazzara & Sons
by Dan Spurr
From early glass to advanced composites, two generations of boatbuilders recount the milestones of 60 years in the business.

Courtesy Lorne Campbell Design

Campbell on Crouch. Page 62.

62   How Fast Will It Go?
by Paul Lazarus
For estimating the projected speed of a planing powerboat, veteran British naval architect Lorne Campbell favors a formula conceived by George Crouch, designer of Gold Cup racers and dean of the USA’s Webb Institute. Here, Campbell shows how he’s applied Crouch’s Formula—and modified it for enhanced utility.

Steve D'Antonio

LPG done right. Page 72.

72   Best Gas
by Steve D’Antonio
A comprehensive guide to onboard installation, safety, and maintenance of liquefied petroleum gas systems.

Courtesy The Landing School

Carbon footprint calculation. Page 88.

88   Green Watching
by Richard J. Schuhmann
Comparative life cycle analysis of boatbuilding projects at The Landing School revealed that local materials can lower costs and reduce a boat’s carbon footprint.

Geoff Kerr

Designing a simple tri. Page 104.

104   W17: Can Simple Hull Shapes Be Supported  by Science?
by Mike Waters
When creating the hulls of a small trimaran, a naval architect drew on his experience designing large ships and on a desire to combine efficient performance with simplicity of form and construction.

Marilyn DeMartini

Barker’s bay boats. Page 116.

116   Betting on Bay Boats
by Marilyn DeMartini
Launched into the decidedly moderate growth that has defined the boating market since the recession of 2008, Barker Boatworks has deliberately focused on building small production fishing boats to high standards.


6  Letters, Etc.
Readers comment on smoke detector requirements, best practices, and options for recreational vessels; and the comparable modern occupational evolutions of jet engine designers and naval architects.

16  Rovings
compiled by Dan Spurr
A RIB to chase the foiler fleet; thin ply carbon prepregs; a solar-powered ferry; eight bells Glen L. Witt; Murnikov’s speed dreams under power; and making Viking life rafts in Scandinavia.

136  Parting Shot
by Paul Gartside
The author continues the discussion about the need for effective marine industry training.


130  New Products and Processes

131  Connections

133  Classified Advertising

135  Index to Advertisers