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Steering-System Angularity

Steering system faults can range from sloppiness in the helm, vague handling, and increased fuel consumption, to catastrophic binding and complete failure. The potentially crippling errors illustrated below were made… Read more »

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Fuel Fills

Granted, diesel fuel is less volatile than gasoline. Still, plumbing systems for delivering either type of fuel to its tank must be installed so as to prevent leaks and minimize… Read more »

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Morris Yachts Core Repair

As new-boat sales fell sharply during the early days of the current recession, production builders scrambled for cover. Some downsized; others looked to more-thriving markets such as alternative energy; and… Read more »

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Daggerboard Debate

In March Professional BoatBuilder editor-at-large Dan Spurr visited with Pete Melvin, of Morrelli & Melvin Design & Engineering, in Huntington Beach, California. Melvin is an aerospace engineer by training and… Read more »