Professional BoatBuilder Comprehensive Index

Issues 1-138

F

fabric, polyester. See Trevira polyester fabric

fabric adhesive: Pemco 3011, 10:52

Fabrication Specialties: diversification, 56:40

fabric cleaner: Super Clean, 38:55

fabric flotation collars: Wing Inflatables, 65:97

fabric impregnators (wet-pregs): air-powered impregnating machine/New England Boatworks, 81:110; at Boston Boat Works, 99:52, 99:66; automated and overhead systems 62:26, 99:66; compact (Tape Machine), 14:59; controlling resin content, 59:30, 61:34; for high-performance (epoxy/vinyl ester) resins, 39:30, 42:52, 58:36; for Kevlar, 56:61; for one-off construction, 55:58, 55:61, 99:52; for panel layup (fiberglass megayachts), 2:42; photo-curing resins with, 18:8; for plug/tooling applications, 59:76, 99:66; for polyester resins, 7:5; portable, 21:60; portable plywood box for, 119:58; for repair laminating, 17:11, 97:174; resin shrinkage with, 32:18; rewinder for, 82:22, 99:52; serrated rollers, 46:16; seven-roller, 10:52; simple/shop-built, 59:76; structural taping with, 55:58; types/applications/techniques, 5:34, 55:58, 61:66; VOC emissions reduction, 5:34. See also pre-pregs

fabrics, fiberglass. See fiberglass fabrics/reinforcements

fabrics, marine/upholstery: design mock-ups, 9:28; Nautolex vinyls, 6:52; photorealistic studies, 40:48; performance boat seats/Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats, 133:84; Stamoid Super Light, 34:28, 34:32; Sunbrella, 32:15; UltraSuede, 3:60, 6:34, 6:39. See also upholstery/cushions

fabrics, release. See Peel Ply/peel ply

fabrics, sailcloth: Vectran, 41:58

fabrics, self-adhesive: Saerfix, 129:8

fabrics, specialty (laminating). See carbon fiber; Kevlar; Spectra (polyethylene) fibers/fabric; Trevira polyester fabric

fabrics, tent: Facilon reinforced-vinyl tent fabric, 19:25

face shields: 3M W-8100 Whitecap II, 7:64; review/sources, 3:19

Facilon: reinforced-vinyl tent fabric, 19:25

fairing batten: for compound curves, 28:10

fairing compound: Awl-Fair, 23:54

fairing putties. See putties, fairing

fairing problems, prevention of: 67:49

fairing software. See computer software, hull design/fairing

fairing techniques: aluminum battens and angle-iron screeds, 77:52; “concurrent” fairing at De Vries Scheepsbouw, 77:52; parametric surface equation/Fairline/1 CAD, 79:8, defensive painting, 52:55. See also putties, fairing

fairing tools: foam pad, 60:27; PowerBoard, 24:62; 3M Hookit Rigid Fairing Board, 102:14

Fairline: hull-design software, 7:18, 8:35, 17:58, 79:8; Version 2.85, 12:60

Fairport Yachts (Fairport, OH): and C&C Yachts, 92:60, 138:6; mold set for semicustom C&C 51, 92:60

fair market value: appraisal of, 85:30; pre-loss value, 85:30

Falcao, Francisco A.M.: on metric conversions, 69:5

Falcon Marine/Falcon Maritime Ventures: aluminum fabrication system/convex-curved plating, 24:39; demise/420-passenger catamaran, 57:15

Falcon Safety Products, Inc.: Push-Button Signal Horn, 7:64

Falls, Bruce, author: “The Basics of Engine-Control Technology,” 17:52

Falzarana, Jeffrey, author: “What We Know About Porpoising,” 31:28

Family Boatbuilding Week: Alexandria Seaport Foundation and WoodenBoat Magazine event, 83:14

fan: Air Cyclone, 25:59

Fanello, Guiseppe: C24 metal boat, 133:40; Design Challenge, 129:18. 133:40; Piero M, mini-trawler yacht, 129:18;. See also Xanthakis, Jannis.

fans, circulating: operation in high temperature conditions, 81:110

Faria Marine Instruments: Battery-Condition Monitor, 21:60; Chinese counterfeits, 103:128; “Dress White” instruments/control panel, 11:52

Faro Arm, computerized measuring device: 78:94; 81:42

Farr, Bruce (designer):  cored Kevlar/S-glass laminate/Baltic 60 yacht, 85:46; Millennium 65, 59:10, 71:70; profile, 61:66; and computer modeling technology, 61:66

Farr Yacht Design: and Young America hull failure, 65:66; boat design for Oracle Racing Inc., 69:13; and finite element analysis (FEA) modeling, 78:29

Farrell, David, Jr., author: “Rules of Evidence for Expert Witnesses,” 50:25

Farrow, Paul: Walden Paddlers/kayak market/outsourcing, 37:16

fasteners: APMHexseal self-sealing fasteners with O-rings, 104:22; bedding/controlling water ingress (flotation foam-filled compartments), 37:48, 69:70, 82:104, 97:130; bedding fasteners and flanges, 86:62; Bolt Fast fatigue analysis software, 104:22; for canvas/Stayput, 11:52; for canvas/Perfix fix and release, 104:22; for carbon fiber laminates/galvanic blistering, 57:30; Click Bond pad mounted units, 104:22; epoxy-potted, 15:21, 32:44, 36:78, 51:36; fine-tuning pilot holes/bores, 86:62; galvanic corrosion/prevention (coatings), 33:28, 60:104, 65:38; for hull-to-deck joints, 60:104, 63:123; INVIS “Invisible” connectors, 104:22; mechanical/joint strength, 51:36; for metal boats, 33:28; Organic Products/torque seal, 113:10; Spiralock’s 30-degree wedge ramp, 104:22; Stage 8 retainers for fastener heads, 104:22; structural adhesives for, 18:4, 32:52, 41:44, 69:70, 97:130; thermoplastic materials, 86:62. See also specific fastener types; nails; rivets/riveting; screws entries

fasteners, acrylic-adhesive-mounted: Click Bonds/X-Serts (adhesives/applications/installation), 18:4, 32:52

fasteners, nuts: Nylok elastic stopnuts/keel fasteners, 38:20; Southco captive nuts/electronics, 41:62

fasteners, removal, tools for: Drill-Out bolt/stud extractor, 46:65; Fuller plug cutter/wood screws, 23:20; Invis magnetic field device for fastening and detaching parts/panels, 79:10; Pivex pivot driver, 44:54; T & L extractor/wood screws, 24:58

fasteners, stainless steel: bolt head markings, 118:52; corrosion of, 15:23, 32:36, 32:41, 38:20, 39:4, 127:84; corrosion prevention/potting in epoxy, 15:21, 32:21, 32:44, 36:78; graphite lubricant for, 39:4; keelbolts/installation, 15:23, 38:20, 39:4, 40:4; keelbolt fasteners/backing plates for, 127:84; and pressure-treated lumber, 91:20; self-tapping screw penetrations and water intrusion, 97:130; stopnuts for, 38:20; thread-locking compounds, 38:20, 39:4, 40:4; titanium, 40:4, 57:30. See also fasteners, removal, tools for; fasteners, through-bolts; screws, square-drive; screws, wood, removing/extracting

fasteners, synthetic: nylon nails, 51:36; plastic nails, 9:57, 31:68

fasteners, through-bolts: alternative to (blind fastening/epoxy annulus), 15:21, 118:52; and electrolytic corrosion, 88:46; epoxy-potted (keelbolts), 51:36; epoxy-potted (plywood-cored transoms), 32:44. See also fasteners, removal, tools for

fastenings. See fasteners

FastCats Ferry Service: advanced-composite SES high-speed ferry, 75:78

Fastmount Ltd.: panel-mounting systems, 104:22; expanded line of concealed attachment systems, 133:12

FastShip: Proteus Engineering surface modeling program, 61:66

fathometer/speed indicator: Bruntons Propellers/ IonGuard sacrificial anode, 115:128; fatigue resistance, of laminates: resin toughness, 28:18, 49:54; resin quality/knitted reinforcements, 29:38; secondary bonding/skin-to-core bonds, 49:54, 70:92, 75:58; standardized testing, 2:42, 4:22, 4:64, 34:42. See also carbon fiber, strength/loading/stiffness/impact tolerance; ductile material; laminates, marine

fatigue limits of steel and aluminum, 137:56

Fatula, George: on HVLP spray equipment, 29:8; on respirator use and safety, 16:4

Fatula, George, author: “Increasing Transfer Efficiency with HVLP,” 34:35

faucets, marine: Scanmix, 30:60

FB Design: 66:11; Interceptor 70, 69:13; memoirs (Progetarre per Vincerre), 134:36; profile of, 133:84; Nighthawk/stepped hull prototype, 133:84; Red EPTCesa powerboat, 133:84; 134:36; STAB hull/inflatable sponsons/guards, 133:84, 134:36; start-up of High-Speed Research Facility, 93:10; Tecno G10/G12 modular seat, 70:66; 3Tab System, 134:36

Fazekas, Amy: on Young America'sstructural design, 64:5

FE 241: Halon replacement, 30:60

Federal Boat Safety Act: vessel defects/safety standards, 39:12; 117:18

Feadship (First Export Association of Dutch Shipbuilders): 63:123; De Vlijt yard, 77:70; and New York Boat Show 1953, 77:70; anti-roll tanks, 93:30; ship motion simulator, 67:13, 77:70, 93:30; stabilizing systems/Heather II, 77:70

Feadship motoryacht: restoration/repair of, 63:123

Fearn, Bob: on 100 knots yacht speed prediction, 104:4

Feigenbaum, Stanley: on Whisperprop propulsion system and additional weight, 101:4

Fein Power Tools: angle grinder, 36:78; auto-reversing tapping head, 60:104; dust collectors/extractors, 28:38, 28:46, 28:47; Mini Angle Grinder, 21:60; oscilating caulking cutter, 45:105; portable vacuums, 84:10; triangular sander, 6:52

Felkay, Thomas: on Podcat Catamarans, 133:6

Felker Boat Company: rowing shells, 4:30

Femenia, Jose: licensure exam, 47:24, 86:4

Fenner Manheim: PowerTwist V-belt, 5:58

ferries: advanced composite high-speed, 75:78; aluminum/Hargrave, 43:36; aluminum high-speed, 65:84; fast/catamarans, 45:120, 47:5, 53:12, 57:15, 59:10, 63:106; Madras Ferry test model, 34:45; marine trade association, 4:9; NC cutting applications, 42:74;  Lake Empress/Austal USA, 90:13; NQEA's high-speed ferries, 63:106; Ranger and Patriot aluminum catamaran ferries/Bruce Marek, 106:22; resistance/power options, 58:26; small/T-boats, 36:22; stability, 42:26, 65:102; transport, 36:33; trimaran ferry hull/North West Bay Ships, 95:6; 48’ water taxi, 4:30; yacht hull, 40:24. See also catamarans, power; commercial vessels; excursion boat market

ferrocement boatbuilding: Allan Vaitses, 71:99; Boatbuilding With Steel/Gilbert Klingel, 83:3

Ferro Corporation/Industries: Crystic CopperClad, 2:12, 7:42, 7:48, 17:58; Glas Coat, 103:186; low-VOC gelcoats/SuperShield, 55:99; Marine PrepPen, 33:75; Ultra Tie Coat, 49:59

Fexas, Tom: Aleutian Class 64, 69:13; aluminum-fiberglass megayacht/shoebox joint design, 17:19; classic 125' fiberglass motoryacht, 65:11; Core-Cell cored motoryacht, 35:58; on cored bottoms, 51:22; on design process, 49:8; expedition class steel yacht, 67:13; Midnight Lace retro express motoryachts, 106:10; on model testing/megayachts, 56:26; on wet balsa core, 98:4; obit, 106:10

Fexas, Tom, author: “The Race for the Ultimate Sportfisherman,” 1:22; “The Ideal Fexas Boat,” 1:28

Fiat Powertrain Technologies: and Fabio Buzzi, 134:36

fiber and resin high-tech parts, 130:52

fiberglass, recycled: GLS products, 37:66; hull-recycling programs/U.S. and Europe, 60:82

fiberglass-aluminum hybrid construction: applications/construction, 17:19, 19:4

fiberglass (FRP) construction: vs. aluminum/metal, 21:26, 48:35, 67:90, 88:62; bucket-and-roller laminating techniques, 45:76; Chemold/Lamitex process, 134:62; chines, strakes, steps, and transom corners, 58:79, 60:5; classification process/standards, 39:80, 48:8, 71:38; copper sheathing/coatings, 7:42; damage tolerance/vs. advanced composites, 43:54; development/history of, 38:30, 39:4, 53:12, 60:116, 88:62, 103:186, 105:4, 56, 115:100, 134:62; diversification/sidelines, 33:36, 33:40, 46:72, 47:34, 54:18, 60:116; dust control/air quality, 28:38, 28:48, 29:4; Early Glass Exhibition, 134:62; fabric impregnators used in, 5:34; fasteners, 38:20; first polyester-fiberglass boat, 134:62; flotation foam/water saturation, 37:48, 37:58; fuel/water tanks, 52:18; galvanic corrosion/bonding systems, 33:28; hardness testing (Barcol hardness tester), 5:12; in racing yachts, 61:77; laminate testing/degradation, 4:64; laminate testing/in-house program, 48:16, 48:17, 48:28, 48:30, 67:90; moisture content/detection of, 60:48, 96:16, 97:4; molded integral structural grid/liner, 46:28, 46:35, 46:37, 58:54, 125:54; noise/vibration reduction, 5:42, 32:4; OSHA regulations/chemical hazards reduction, 1:30, 27:8, 28:38, 34:59; paints/coatings, 52:54, 52:55; panel stiffness/strength, 51:22, 51:24, 51:26, 51:85, 53:20, 55:5, 72:10, 88:62, 125:54; pollution-prevention/waste-reduction manuals, 20:8, 27:8, 27:17, 28:48, 28:52; pollution-prevention/waste-reduction studies, 55:26, 55:27; polyester putties/applications, 58:54; pre-release/instability problems, 31:20, 50:46; recycling programs/processes, 54:43, 60:82, 111:12; rigid-hull-not-inflatable, 52:12; specialty tools, 18:54, 20:8, 20:56, 25:59; static charge, 22:12; tools for, 61:102; versatility, 14:2; vocational training, 20:18, 20:21, 47:34. See also composites testing; laminates, marine

fiberglass (FRP) construction, damage assessment/survey techniques: moisture content/water intrusion, 60:48, 96:16, 97:4; non-destructive, 25:18, 35:42, 88:62; survey haulout, 30:72; test coupons/repair patches, 36:34. See also moisure meters; surveying techniques/tools equipment; surveying techniques/tools/equipment, non-destructive

fiberglass (FRP) construction, repairs: financial management, 57:74, 57:76, 57:80, 97:174; at Irish Boat Shop, Inc., 97:174; patching techniques/materials, 36:34, 50:18; at Precision Shapes of Virginia, 66:110; tooling for one-offs, 66:110; tools, 23:20, 66:110; at Westerly Marine, 61:52. See also fiberglass (FRP) construction, damage assessment/survey techniques; laminates, marine, repair techniques

fiberglass construction, cored/sandwich: Boston Whaler, 2:24, 2:38; bottoms, 51:22, 53:20, 55:5; bucket-and-roller laminating techniques, 45:76; vs. carbon fiber/Kevlar, 47:40, 58:36, 61:34; checkerboarding (print-through), 7:50, 9:38, 31:34, 50:46; chines, strakes, steps, and transom corners, 58:79, 60:5; core bonding/installation, 9:36, 9:38, 9:42, 9:44, 9:47; 82:104; core-bonding/skin-delamination problems, 13:36, 25:18, 31:34, 34:5, 37:48, 43:96, 52:40, 56:5, 59:104, 96:16, 97:4; core performance vs. workmanship/training, 59:104; core shear failure/contour-cut vs. sheet foam, 55:5; core shear failure/waterlogged laminate, 31:34, 31:39, 34:42, 60:48, 96:16, 82:104; cruiser replica, 18:20; engineering course, 58:13; fastenings/fittings/through-hulls, 10:4, 15:21, 31:34, 34:52, 36:78, 38:20, 82:104; foam cores, 51:22, 51:24, 51:26, 55:5, 56:5, 59:104; foam cores/Kelsall Swiftbuild Sandwich system, 50:11; framing/scantlings, 34:42, 51:22; framing/structural core materials, 52:30, 120:18; grinding box for, 75:14; hand layup/resin and fabric options, 58:36; hardware bonding/bedding, 15:21, 31:34, 36:78; hull-to-deck joint, 47:40, 49:54; in-the-water FRP repairs, 75:14; knitted reinforcements for, 29:38; laminate quality/workmanship, 17:64, 112:88; laminate thickness/shear strength, 52:30, 53:20, 54:62, 55:5, 99:4, 112:88, 120:18; limitations, 53:28; megayachts, 2:42, 3:5, 53:28, 62:78; moisture content/detection of, 60:48; noise/vibration, 5:42, 32:4; oilcanning/waterlogged laminate, 31:34, 31:39; paints/coatings, 52:54, 52:55; panel strength/stiffness/offshore powerboats, 49:54, 52:30, 54:62; panel strength/stiffness/sailboats, 52:30; panel stiffness/strength/sportfishermen, 51:22, 51:24, 51:26, 55:5; in racing yachts, 61:66; seacocks/systems installation, 57:99; vs. solid fiberglass/single-skin laminates, 3:5, 29:38, 32:4, 51:22, 51:24, 53:20, 99:104; sportfishermen/Tom Fexas, 1:22, 1:28, 51:22; standardized strength/load testing, 4:2, 8:4, 34:42, 48:16, 71:20; Subchapter T boats, 36:22; surveying/design specifications, 34:52; tooling (epoxy syntactic foam), 6:52; tooling for one-offs, 10:42; vacuum-bagging applications/techniques/cautions, 1:58, 1:64, 29:22, 30:18, 53:20, 69:132, 85:46; waterlogging/weight gain, 31:34, 31:39, 82:80; wood laminate strength/stiffness, 51:36. See also balsa core; core bonding, materials/techniques; carbon fiber laminates; core materials; foam cores, PVC; honeycomb cores; hull-to-deck joint

fiberglass construction, cored/sandwich, damage assessment/survey techniques: decks, 27:61; non-destructive, 25:18, 35:42, 43:54; survey haulout, 30:72; tap-testing, 43:54; test coupons/repair patches, 36:34, 49:24, 49:27. See also core bonding, materials/techniques; delamination; surveying techniques/tools/equipment, non-destructive

fiberglass construction, cored/sandwich, flat-panel: applications/techniques, 2:42, 45:54, 45:68, 48:4, 54:44, 54:62, 91:178; corrugated cores, 91:178; fabric impregnator applications, 5:34, 54:44; knitted heavyweight reinforcements, 29:38; for megayachts, 2:42

fiberglass construction, cored/sandwich, repairs: hull-drying techniques, 9:36; patching techniques/materials, 36:34, 108:100, 111:82, 113:4; plate glass tests for skincoats, 111:82; Sea Ray Boats, 96:16. See also fiberglass construction, cored/sandwich, damage assessment/survey techniques

Fiberglass Fabrication Association (FFA): training programs, 13:54, 13:65

Fiberglass Fabrications: hull plug construction, 16:7

fiberglass fabrics/reinforcements: binders/coupling agents (blister potential), 3:54, 4:5, 15:13, 15:60, 17:11, 33:46, 50:46; boat cloth vs. woven roving, 58:36, 71:38; for bottom panel laminates/single-skin vs. cored, 51:26, 51:85; bulker plies, 51:85, 107:70; comingled with resin/Twintex, 54:112; computerized cutting, 57:88; for controlling resin content, 59:30, 107:70; critical factor in shell design, 106:112; for DCPD laminate repairs, 52:67, 55:5; development of, 38:30, 41:58, 60:116, 60:120; E-glass/costs and properties, 59:30, 59:34, 71:38; E-glass/moisture detection, 23:42; E-glass-Kevlar hybrid, 56:61, 57:110, 58:6; E-glass vs. Kevlar/carbon fiber, 28:18, 45:54, 56:64, 58:36; epoxy-compatible, 37:48, 42:62; fiber orientation/strength/thickness, 28:18, 29:38, 31:68, 34:42, 45:54, 47:66, 51:85, 51:88, 53:20, 55:5, 71:38, 106:112. 107:70, 120:18; fiber-to-resin ratio/pre-pregs, 24:18, 99:66; filleted inside corners, 90:84; interply nesting/laminate stacking, 51:85, 51:88, 53:4, 53:20, 57:88, 59:30; lab testing/defects/moisture problems, 50:46; and laminate strength/stiffness, 29:38, 32:4, 51:26, 51:85, 53:4, 53:20, 55:5, 107:70; osnaburg cotton, 60:120; S-glass vs. Kevlar/carbon fiber, 28:18, 56:64, 58:36; for reducing print-through, 34:18, 34:21, 50:46; storage/blister prevention, 15:13; strength/breakage/stress concentrations, 13:3, 13:36; for thermoplastics, 11:20; thickness/resin content, 51:85, 55:26; use of peel-ply between steps of multiple-packet laminates, 107:70; VectorFusion fabrics, 114:10; for vinyl ester resins, 42:62; wetout/back-wetting/blister prevention, 15:13, 119:58. See also fabrics, specialty (laminating)

fiberglass fabrics/reinforcements, binderless/Z-axis stitched: for blister prevention/repairs, 15:13, 17:11, 60:27; end of secondary bonding, 57:88; epoxy-compatible/deck repairs, 37:48; heavyweight, 18:54, 21:18; 3408, 21:18; VOCs reduction, 21:18

fiberglass fabrics/reinforcements, chopped-strand (chop, roll mat): binderless/CO-FIL Z-axis-stitched, 17:11, 36:34, 37:48, 42:62, 55:5; binders/osmotic blistering, 3:54, 4:5, 15:13, 15:60, 17:11, 33:46, 42:62, 50:46; controlling resin content, 59:30; eliminating/high-performance resins, 42:52; with epoxies/blister repairs, 17:11; with epoxies/DCPD laminate repairs, 55:5, 71:38; nesting/controlling drainout, 33:46, 51:85, 51:88, 59:30; for print-through/puddle control, 59:30; recycled, 37:66, 134:6; secondary bond lines, 20:32, 114:52; for single-skin bottom laminates, 51:26, 51:85, 71:38,, 120:18; spray chop vs. infused bi-axial, 119:50. See also chopper gun

fiberglass fabrics/reinforcements, knitted directional: applications, 29:38, 31:4; DBM 2408, 2:42; fiber orientation/taping and tabbing, 29:38, 29:45, 39:19, 114:52; nesting/drainout control, 33:46, 51:85, 51:88, 59:30; plus-minus 45 fabrics/shear coupling, 29:45; as pre-pregs, 24:18; taping and tabbing, 29:38, 29:43, 29:45, 39:19, 119:58; VOC reductions with, 1:30, 29:38. See also fiberglass fabrics/reinforcements, taping and tabbing

fiberglass fabrics/reinforcements, knitted heavyweight multiaxial (biaxial/triaxial/quadraxial) stitched: applications, 29:38, 114:52, 119:50; for BLIP/resin infusion, 29:38; for controlling resin content, 59:30; fatigue/stress resistance, 32:4, 47:66; membrane-designed boats, 32:4; photo-curing/pre-preg applications, 18:8; quadraxial/“boat on a roll,” 18:8, 18:54, 31:68, 32:4; for repair patches, 36:34, 114:52; for single-skin bottom laminates, 51:26, 51:85; types/applications, 18:54

fiberglass fabrics/reinforcements, repair patches: biaxial vs. mat/DCPD laminates, 52:67, 55:5, 107:70, 114:52; for composite hulls, 36:34, 39:19, 39:27, 42:5; concentric layers, 36:34; defect testing/extensonmeter, 114:52; secondary bonding, 36:34, 50:18; X-patches, 36:34, 37:71. See also patches/patching techniques/materials; repair techniques

fiberglass fabrics/reinforcements, taping and tabbing: bondline preparation/contamination, 39:19, 42:5; bottom reinforcements using “fish-scale” pattern, 83:4; fiber orientation, 29:38, 29:45, 39:19; filleted inside corners/fillet radius, 29:43, 29:45, 39:19, 58:79; with impregnator/wet-pregs, 55:58; laminate schedules, 39:19; overbonding of molded integral structural grid/liner, 46:28, 103:26; thrust-bearing support trusses, 120:42; woven vs. stitched tapes, 29:38, 29:43, 29:45

fiberglass fabrics/reinforcements, woven: Ancaref/polymer, 1:68; vs. boat cloth, 58:36; fiber orientation/taping and tabbing, 29:38, 29:45, 39:19; panel stiffness, 51:22; as pre-pregs, 24:18; vs. recycled, 37:66; vs. stitched/knitted, 29:38, 31:4, 32:4, 51:85, 58:36; stitched vs. knitted/fiber-to-resin ratios, 59:30; Super 317 Woven Roving, 25:59, 107:70; ZPREG/resin-inserted material/Advanced Composites Group, 80:12

fiberglass fabrics/reinforcements, woven bidirectional/hollow core: Parabeam, 19:59

Fiberglass Industries: development of woven roving, 38:30; Super 317 Woven Roving, 25:59

fiberglass tapes: chopped-strand alternative/secondary bonding, 20:32; fiber orientation/laminate schedules/taping and tabbing, 39:19. See also fiberglass fabrics/reinforcements, taping and tabbing

fiberoptic borescope: for non-destructive surveying/visual inspection, 35:42, 35:50; rentals/sources, 35:42, 35:50

fiberoptics: BritePak Fiber Tubing, 34:28; for interior lighting, 34:28, 34:32; sensors/“smart” composites, 46:45

fiber orientation. See carbon fiber; fiberglass fabrics/reinforcements; Kevlar

fiberscope. See fiberoptic borescope

FiberSim software: for fabric cutting/stitching, 57:88; 85:10

fiber-to-resin ratios: 66:78

Fibertron, spray-on carpet" 77:10

fibre Bragg gratings (FBGs): deflection-induced loads/optical fiber sensing, 97:10

Fielden, Barney: Sea Sled restoration, 51:11

Fife, Alyn: on Nautor’s Sawn and fuel systems for pleasure craft, 86:4; on hawsepipes in composite construction, 107:4

fighting chairs: aftermarket niche (Rybovich), 14:26, 14:32

filament winder: for axi-symmetric structures/Entec, 58:36

file, flat: diamond-coated sharpener, 19:59

filing: pneumatic Super Hand 100 A tool, 10:52

fillers: blister repair, 48:86; delivery/fairing system (Extender), 27:70; impact-resistant (SeaWolf), 12:60; microspheres, 11:52, 15:13; polyester (Quick Fill), 18:54; mold-release, 12:27, 12:28; storage of, 15:13. See also microspheres/microballoons; resin thixotropes

fillets/filleting: inside corners/chines, strakes, steps, and transom corners, 58:79. 60:5; inside corners/fillet radius, 29:43, 29:45; putties/taping and tabbing/secondary bondlines, 39:19, 42:5, 68:64

Fillippone, Claudia: on Registro Italiano Navale and Green Star standard and Green Passport, 119:3

film, drag-reduction (DRF): applications, 57:88, 60:5

film, masking. See masking film/paper

film, plastic. See plastic film

film, prismatic/light: Scotch Brand Parallel Light Film, 34:28, 34:32

film, vacuum. See vacuum bags/film

film adhesive: for carbon-fiber pre-pregs, 39:30

films. See video production; videos

films, adhesive: replacement for spraypaint, 57:88

films, engineering, textured high-temperature: Quick Draw (VARTM), 32:28

Film Technology Inc.: Quick Draw film (VARTM), 32:28

financial planning. See accounting; economics, financing resources; impact on marine industry; inventory/parts; production boatbuilding, financial management/planning

financing resources: 63:29

Findon, Ed: and large scale projects at Baltic Yachts, 85:46

SP Systems and SPRINT products, 79:114

Findon, Ed, author: “Building A Curing Oven,” 82:22

Finestkind Boatyard: depthsounder installation/drag reduction, 45:29

finishing resin: air inhibition/secondary bonding, 19:48, 20:32; wax migration, 21:4

finite element analysis (FEA): ANSYS at Delta Marine Industries, 94:32; application for composite-built Schumacher 77, 106:62; building a finite element model, 133:46;  Det Norske Veritas (DNV) High Speed Light Craft Rule for patrol boats, 133:46; independent consultants, 80:4; at Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats, 133:46, 60; computer software for, 78:26, 133:46; core-to-skin defect/core installation, 94:48, 133:46; definition of, 78:26; for Destriero model, 109:100; for U.S. Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat (MLB)47, 117:44; methodology of, 78:38, 80:4, 106:62, 133:46, 137:56; at High Modulus, 78:28; on high-speed aluminum boat, 137:56; Matrix Applied Computing, 78:26’ at NQEA, 63:106; at Van Peteghem Lauriot-Prevost (VPLP), 91:154; in Paul Bieker designs, 74:68; load prediction in FRP motoryachts, 71:20; 3D solid modelers, 66:90

Finland: aluminum-fiberglass hybrids, 19:4

Finot, Jean-Marie: infusion-molded 50’ raceboat, 44:36; profile, 64:64

Finot Open-60s (raceboats): 64:64, 65:120

Fiorentino, Norberto, author: “The Runner-Up,” 109:30

Fireboy-Xintex: carbon-monoxide alarms, 45:32; carbon-monoxide meter, 45:32; FE 241-based marine fire extinguishers, 30:60. See also fire extinguishers/firefighting systems

fire dampers: for closing engine vent ducts, 110:104; Delta “T” Systems/electric and pneumatic activated, 137:12; fire department, local: pre-planning/boatyard fire emergency, 39:44, 44:18, 44:25

fire extinguishers/firefighting systems: ABS/LR classification, 39:80; ABYC safety standards, 36:46, 117:18; audible/visual discharge alarm, 125:24; automatic-shutdown relay systems, 125:24; carbon dioxide FFE sytems, 125:24; dry chemical fire-suppression system at New England Boatworks, 81:110; engineroom layout, 37:26, 125:24, 137:22; environmental concerns, 17:4, 60:27; FAST ATTACK foam rig, 69:13; Fireboy-Xintex, 30:60; Halon phaseout/replacements, 125:24; intumescent coatings, 62:78; Halon phaseout/replacements, 21:12, 26:3, 30:60, 60:27; placement/location, 39:44, 44:18; 125:24; pre-engineered systems, 125:24; remote-controlled water cannons/Unifire AB, 120:38

fire performance of composite materials: 62:78, 65:84

fire regulations: for Subchapter H and I FRP vessels, 62:78; for Subchapter K FRP vessels, 62:41, 62:78

fire/rescue/patrol boats: Boston Whaler, 2:40; Munson Manufacturing, 3:11; SeaArk Marine, 2:12

fire retardants: Fibertron epoxy and nylon bristles gun, 77:10; Gurit/SP epoxy resins and ancillary products, 120:38; isopolyester resin, 84:82

fire testing: cone calorimeter test, 62:83

fires, boat: aluminum hulls, 53:31; carbon sandwich/PlayStation, 60:11; fire protection regulations, 51:11, 53:31; and engineroom ventilation/safety, 137:12; fire protection and FRP construction, 62:78.; protective investigative procedures for, 71:27. See also fires, electrical; lightning protection systems; National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards/compliance

fires, boatyard: fire detection systems, 44:18, 44:22; firefighting procedures, 1:50, 7:28, 39:44; first aid supplies, 8:54; “the hot hut” fireproof disposal site/Viking Yachts, 131:54; insurance/claims, 1:50, 7:28, 29:54, 44:18, 44:22; planning/local fire department, 39:44, 44:18, 44:25; planning/preparedness/training, 1:50, 7:28, 17:34, 26:18, 35:25, 39:44, 44:18, 44:22, 44:25; plant layout/prevention, 17:34, 28:48, 39:44, 44:18

fires, dock: FAST ATTACK foam rig, 69:13

fires, electrical, causes/prevention: electrical cables, 35:18, 55:99; overcurrent protection, 36:41, 36:45, 57:48; wiring/DC systems, 20:50. See also electrical systems; wiring, marine

first aid: burn dressings/supplies, 8:54. See also accidents/injuries; worker safety/occupational health

Firth, Keith: on usefulness of technology offered in Professional BoatBuilder magazine, 23:4

Fischer Panda: Aziprop, diesel-electric sailboat, 109:140; Bavaris 49 diesel-electric sailboat; DC-AC Power System (DAPS), 92:12

Fischer, Robert: boatbuilder/performance composites/France, 103:142

Fisher 17’ flats boat, 2:12

Fisher, Richard T. (Dick): Boston Whaler designer/founder, 2:34, 2:37, 2:28, 38:3; inverse planing hullform, 49:42; obituary, 38:3

fishing boats, commercial, construction: aluminum-fiberglass hybrids, 17:19, 17:31; changeover/luxury yachts, 40:24; fiberglass lobsterboats, 45:76; propeller matching, 46:61; welded aluminum, 21:26, 58:66, 59:71. See also powerboats, sportfishermen; powerboats, offshore sportfishing yachts

fittings. See deck hardware/fittings; rigging, stainless steel

Fitzgerald, Mark: designer/model testing, 55:32; prototype for Fitzgerald 36 design, 71:6

Fitzgerald, Mark, author: “The Case for Classifying and Standardizing Product Specs,” 49:96; “Patrol Yacht,” 51:96

Flacksenhae, John J., Jr.: on marine common-rail systems fuel leaks, 89:4

Flagler, David: Cape Fear Community College program, 20:18; catalyst mixing system, 20:18, 29:51, 30:57; Clean Marine Solutions/wastewater treatment, 120:4, 134:6; Marine Education and Training Center, 46:10, 105:12

Flagler, David, author: “A Foolproof Catalyzation System,” 29:51; “Getting Resin Samples Right,” 113:22

Flanders, Scott: Egret flats skiff, 47:40

flat-bar: vs. T-bar/framing systems/aluminum boats, 24:34, 26:4

flat-panel construction. See composite flat-panel construction; fiberglass construction, cored/sandwich, flat-panel

flats skiffs/flats-boat market: Consolidated/Egret flats skiff, 47:40; Fisher, 2:12; hull-to-deck joints, 60:104; Maverick/market niche, 29:3, 30:4

Fleenor, Bill: on cored panel penetrations, 101:4

Fleming, Tim: RIB market/Zodiac-Hurricane Technologies, 48:50

Fleming, Tony: on Aquadrive engine vibration isolator, 35:4

Fletcher, Grant: Modular Marine/aluminum kit boats, 43:83

Fleury, Paul: on battery cables/terminals, 22:4; on crimped vs. soldered terminal connections, 13:4, 2:4; on galvanic isolators/stray-current corrosion, 33:4, 41:21, 43:5; on marine wiring, 8:12, 9:5

Flevo Jachtbouw: deck first build process, 132:18

Flexible Products Company: The Eliminator self-clearing foam gun, 11:52; HFC-134a flotation foam, 24:62

Flexi-resin: in minehunters, 65:84

Flexiteek, sandable PVC composite, 125:50; vs. PlasTEACK/PlasDECK, 126:6. See also NuTeak.

float switch: Rule non-mercury switch, 107:30

floating city ship: FreedomShip,71:6; ResidenSea, 68:11

floating restaurant: Celestial, 62:12

flock, fibrous: for bonding polyester gelcoat to epoxy laminate, 49:59

floor coverings/mats: anti-fatigue, 23:54; anti-slip, 23:54; fire-retardant protector, 14:57

floor structure: for RIB raceboat, 46:38. See also framing/framing systems/structure

flopper-stoppers. See stabilizer system

Florida Board of Professional Engineers: professional engineer (p.e.) licensure decision, 114:4, 115:6, 116:4, 117:88

Florida: Keys ecology/fishery, 29:3, 30:4; environmental stewardship program/Tampa BayWatch, 44:49; manatee protection efforts, 4:18, 5:7; St. Lucie County manufacturer incentive program, 32:48; sales tax/10 to 90, 37:66; subcontractors in boatyard, 54:5. See also heat/hot-weather boatbuilding

Florida Dynamics, Inc.: Sea Torque enclosed propeller-shafting system, 36:78

Florida Institute of Technology: boatbuilding vocational training program, 46:10

Florida Keys Community College: vocational training program, 23:50

Flo-Scan Instrument Co.: fuel-flow meters, 26:54

flotation: design considerations/sinkability, 23:24, 23:26, 65:24; Ping-Pong balls as, 59:5

flotation foam, CFC/HCFC: EPA rule/exemptions, 28:54

flotation foam, guns/dispensing equipment: solvent-free, 2:28, 11:52

flotation foam, non-CFC: BASF/PRISMA stringer preforms, 41:62, 48:48; CO2-blown, 24:62; HFC-134a-blown, 24:62, 25:52; performance/testing, 2:28, 2:31, 3:9; sources, 2:30, 24:65; types/development, 24:62; water-blown, 24:62, 25:52, 26:51; Zone3, 34:59

flotation foam, urethane, block: installation/protecting, 57:42; water absorption/testing/compliance, 57:41, 57:42

flotation foam, urethane, blown-in: alternative to/rigid board stock, 37:48; in Boston Whaler construction, 2:38, 37:48; closed-cell/cell structure, 37:58; density, 37:48; foaming techniques, 37:48; installation/protecting, 57:41, 57:42; water absorption/testing/compliance, 57:41; water-saturated/diagnosis/repairs, 37:48, 37:58; water-saturated/drying process, 37:48

flotation system, emergency: Yachtsaver II, 13:70

flow coaters: Glas-Craft, 27:70; Little Willie, 27:70; MACT point values, 60:39; sources, 27:70; types/technology/applications, 25:58, 55:26; waste reduction, 55:26

flow detector. See raw-water pumps/systems

Flowers, Richard and Rosa: owners of Custom Steel Boats (Stonewall, NC) murdered, 82:8

Fluke Corporation: brochure series, 36:78; brochure/multimeter testing for corrosion, 36:78; Fluke 23 multimeter, 44:54; Fluke 867 multimeter, 44:54

fluorescent lighting: 87:80

Flyak: hydrofoil kayak, 98:12

fly-by-wire: analog vs. digital, 73:120; integrating basic engine functions with systems management, 73:120; flying bridge: safety/liability, 15:50; MicroCommander, 73:120; railing height allowance, 69:92; SmartCraft, 73:120, MagicBus, 73:120.

“flying I-beam”: Goetz Marine Technology, 61:11

flying inflatable boat (FIB): introduction of, 59:10

foam. See flotation foam; foam, syntactic; foam cores; polyurethane foam; urethane flotation foam

foam, closed-cell: Ductile, 10:52; for icebox insulation/R value of, 90:64; Softlite/ionomer plastic, 40:66; SeaDek, 125:20; use in Hy-Lite Powerboat construction, 66:11

foam, syntactic. See epoxy syntactic tooling foam/slurries/putties; polyester syntactic foam; putties, syntactic

foam barrier, composite: for sound insulation, 5:42, 12:60

foam cores, PVC: blackened, diagnosis/survey/repair, 31:34, 34:5, 69:70, 97:130; bonding/installation, PVC foam cores, 9:36, 9:38, 9:42, 9:44, 9:47, 25:18, 31:34, 31:39, 33:46, 43:96, 45:54, 47:57; 48:8, 51:22, 51:26, 53:4, 54:5, 58:36, 69:70, 69:156, 70:44, 70:92, 72:5, 94:48, 97:130, 115:142, 131:28, 138:48; for bottom laminates, 51:22, 51:26, 52:30, 53:4, 54:5, 54:62; for carbon/Kevlar laminate, 47:40, 54:62, 58:36; in composite flat-panel construction, 45:54, 45:68, 54:44, 54:62; contour-cut, 9:47, 30:22, 51:22, 55:5, 94:48; contour-cut/grid-scored, filling/bedding, 31:34, 31:39, 33:4, 34:5, 34:42, 51:22, 51:29, 52:30, 55:5, 70:92, 111:82; contour-cut/knife vs. saw, 55:5; core-bonding problems/skin delamination, 13:36, 43:96, 64:22, 94:48, 131:28; cross-linked/thermoset (Divinycell, Klegecell, Herex), 3:5, 9:36, 23:54, 25:18, 33:4, 34:42, 35:4, 43:96, 52:30, 53:40, 54:62, 55:79, 56:5, 58:36, 70:44, 72:5; damage assessment, 25:18, 70:92, 97:130, 120:18; for deck repair/waterlogged flotation foam, 37:48, 52:40; density/loading/compressive strength/shock tolerance, 52:30, 52:40, 53:40, 54:5, 58:36, 99:104; in fiberglass megayachts, 2:42, 3:5; heat distortion, 52:30; high-density polyurethane (Last-a-Foam), 54:5, 58:36; hourglassing, 9:38; Kelsall Swiftbuild Sandwich system, 50:11; linear/thermoplastic (Airex), 3:5, 9:36, 25:18, 34:42, 35:4, 35:58, 51:6, 51:22, 52:30, 53:40, 54:62, 56:5, 58:36, 91:154; microperf’d foam, 110:12; in navy minehunters, 53:40; in offshore racing yachts/core-bonding problems, 43:96, 70:3, 70:44, 72:5; for one-off hull, 52:30, 69:156, 70:3; for one-off tooling, 10:42; outgassing, 47:57, 48:8, 63:145, 64:64, 70:3, 70:44, 90:64; and post-curing, 14:45, 70:44; with pre-pregs, 43:96, 58:36, 70:3; priming and sealing, 9:44; semi-rigid, 35:4; shaping/cutting tools for, 25:59; shear strength/elastic limit/hysteresis/failure, 31:34, 56:5, 58:36; solid vs. scored/vacuum-bagging, 30:18; in sportfishermen, 1:22, 1:28, 54:62, 94:48; standardized testing/safety factors, 34:42, 35:4; storage, 15:13; strip planking/foam-cored one-offs, 35:58; as substitution for SAN foam core, 111:82. See also Airex foam, FRP cored/sandwich construction; core bonding, materials/techniques; Divinycell foam; fiberglass (FRP) construction, cored/sandwich; Klegecell foam

foam cores, SAN (styrene acrylonitrile): for bottom laminates, 51:22, 51:26; contour-cut/drilled holes, 55:16; contour-cut/grid-scored, filling/bedding, 51:22, 51:29, 52:30, 55:5, 99:52; Core-Cell, 35:58, 45:86, 49:74, 51:6, 51:22, 52:30, 53:4, 55:16, 58:36, 111:82; Core-Cell vs. Airex, 35:58, 51:6, 51:22, 52:30, 53:4, 133:114; PVC or balsa core substitution for, 111:82; structural core material, 52:30, 53:4 , 99:52

foam cores, syntactic phenolic: Albacore HS-9, 58:36

foam cushioning: EZ-Dri reticulated, fungicidal foam, 82:8; Crest foam cushions/Antonisa, 82:8; for shock-mitigating seats, 70:66

Foam Enterprises: water-blown (CFC-free) foam system, 24:62;

Foamtek/IPI: enviromentally friendly flotation foam systems, 25:52; E-Z Froth foam gun, 2:28

foam wedges: for stringer and bulkhead landings, 65:84

foghorn: CFC-free, 7:64

foil-thickness form dimensions, 98:76

Folkboat, Nordic: fiberglass boats, 96:6, 99:4

Follansbee, D.B., Inc.: Raske three-way valve, 7:64

Fontaine, Ted, Design Group: purchase of Ted Hood Design Group, 78:12

Footprint Boats: glued together catamaran/camper hybrid boat, 137:12

Force 10 Marine Ltd.: galley stoves/oxygen-depletion sensors, 45:32

Ford, Benjamin, author: “Splash Protection in Practice,” 138:64

Ford, Bruce: on LeClercq Marine/transition to yachts, 40:24

Foresight Products: Duckbill cable anchor, 36:4

Forespar Products: Forespar Sea Valve, 33:75; Lightning Master dissipator, 43:64

forklift: Mariner F65, 19:59

Formica: facing for foam plug/Cogito, 39:30; facing for Styrofoam plug/plastic-faced-plaster (PFP) tool, 60:96, 60:103

Formica Corporation: development of plastic laminates, 38:30; Granulon, 34:28, 34:34; Nuvel, 34:28, 34:32

Formula Cruisers (New Zealand): switch from polyester to new epoxy laminate, 71:6

Formula 40 catamaran and carbon unidirectional reinforcements used in, 61:34; spectator appeal of, 72:84

Formulas for Stress and Strain:engineering handbook, 72:22

Fornaro, Dave, author: “Fine-tuning with FEA,” 133:46

Forpak Ltd.: plastic fastenings, 9:57

Forster, Bob: on survey reports, 30:26

45 Degrees South:Bruce Farr design, 61:66

Fosset, Steve: round-the-world race/mega-catamaran, 58:13

foundries/foundrywork: patternmaking/custom castings, 42:46, 42:48

Fountain, Reggie: Fountain Powerboats/plant layout, 17:34

Fountain Power Boats: epoxy syntactic foam-cored tooling, 6:52; Fidelity sportfisherman/George Bush, 54:18; fire insurance/preparedness, 1:50, 26:18; plant layout/rebuilding after a fire, 17:34, 26:18; waste reduction/management, 28:48

Four Winns: Armorcote In-Mold Coating, 13:70; Posi-Turner applications, 10:52; shrink-wrapping (transport/storage), 18:28; switch to non-CFC foams, 2:28; videos production/marketing applications, 16:22, 22:42, 22:45, 22:49

Fowler, Glen: on negative aspects of reduced gelcoat, 21:4

Fox, David: propeller-matching program/analysis, 46:62

Fox, John: on epoxy resins, 42:52, 42:59; on SI units, 55:5; on structural core materials, 54:5

Fox, John, author: “Designing and Building in Wood/Composite Construction,” 69:156; “Engineering Laminates for High-Performance Resins,” 53:20, 55:5; “Selecting Structural Core Material,” 52:30; “3D Solid Modeling for Boat Design,” 66:90, 68:5; “Tracking Production and Labor by Computer,” 50:59

Foye, Lenny: on turnaround at Chris-Craft, 82:4

FP Diesel: diesel replacement parts, 22:56

Frahm tank: 67:90

Fram, Mori: spray gun development, 38:30

frame-and-fabric shelters, 80:12

frames/framing systems/structure: for aluminum construction, 24:34, 24:39, 26:4, 36:22, 48:9, 50:5, 52:4; balsa core, 32:21, 91:178; carbon-fiber/box-section stringers/racing shells, 41:28, 41:30; carbon-fiber/flat-panel construction, 45:54, 45:62, 54:44; composite stringers/PRISMA preforms, 41:62, 48:48, 57:88, 61:10, 68:64; for cored/sandwich fiberglass construction, 40:42, 51:22, 58:79, 68:64, 91:178; damage to, 63:123, 103:26, 129:54; dual element, 68:64; evolution of, 46:28; fiberglass, 40:54, 41:5, 41:62, 58:79, 68:64; Finite Element Analysis (FEA)/loading, 45:62; floating frames/end fixity, 48:9, 50:5, 52:4; floor structure for RIB raceboat, 46:38; hat-section, 46:28, 68:64; 104:42, 119:50; laminating/adjustable jigs for, 13:8; intrinsic fracture toughness measurement/spiral-notched tortional test (SNTT), 125:36; molded integral structural grid systems, 46:28, 46:35, 46:37, 48:4, 58:54, 68:64; plywood vs. fiberglass, 40:54, 41:5, 42:5, 46:28; plywood/Omega, 40:54, 42:5; outsourcing/NC-cut kits, 37:16, 37:18; single-element, 68:64; strength/stiffness/offshore powerboats, 49:54, 120:18; strength/stiffness/offshore sailing yachts, 49:9, 50:5, 61:66; stringers/engine bed, 37:26, 40:54, 41:5, 104:42, 120:18; stringers/setting in strakes/FRP construction, 58:79, 75:58, 104:42; structural preforms, 41:63, 46:28, 61:10, 75:58; transverse/for cold-molded cruising yachts, 51:36; transverse framing/Ermis2 motoryacht, 120:18; web frames, 40:54. See also bulkheads/compartments; oilcanning/deflection

framing jig: four-way Bessey K clamps, 5:58

Franklin, Ian (New Zealand boatbuilder): profile, 71:73

Franzen, Iver C. (author): “Rescuing a Feadship,” 63:123

Franzen, Iver C.: Pride of Baltimore II/Thomas C. Gillmer, 126:8; USS Constitution, 126:8

Fraser, Aime Ontario, author: “Making the Most of Varnish Work,” 19:36; “The Marriage of Aluminum and Fiberglass,” 17:19; “No Train, No Gain,” 13:54; “Plastic Media Blasting,” 7:8; “Taking the Bite out of Boat Noise,” 5:42

Fred’s Boat Shop: wheeled crane, 36:20

Frederickson, Paul: on T-bar strength, 29:4

freeboard. See draft marks/freeboard

Freedom Opportunities, L.L.C.: 4,320’ Freedom, 51:11

FreedomShip:floating city vessel, 71:6

Freedom Yachts: advertising, 31:80; carbon fiber masts, 57:7; Freedom 36/38 bow redesign, 45:86; Freedom 40/early FRP, 60:116; Freedom 44/free-standing rigs, 55:46, 57:7; interior design, 6:34; sailboat market, 30:48

Free Enterprise Systems, Inc.: Barrel Harness, 8:54

Frees Inc.: air quality management systems, 87:10

Freeman Marine Equipment Inc.: profile/aluminum marine closures (hatches/portlights/doors/windows), 41:62

Freeman, Rolland S. “Bud”: on surveyors in the boatyard, 71:5

French & Webb: restoration of three Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 30 sloops, 115:184; Zogo diesel-electric launch/Stephens, Waring, & White, 124:12, 127:30

Freon. See R-12 refrigerant (Freon)

Frers, German (Argentina): Swab sailboats, 84:52

freshwater systems: systems technician training/certification, 57:99. See also pumps; water tanks

Friedman, Norman: U.S. Small Gunboats/review, 52:3

Friedman, Phil, author: “Large Yachts, Light Construction,” 24:34

Frigast: 12-volt dimmer switch, 55:99

frog: vacuum inlet part, 79:114

Fronius welder, 116:52

Frost, Will: designer of Jonesport Island (Maine) lobsterboat, 73:3; great grandsons/Even Keel Marine, 79:10

Froude, William: early hydrodynamicist/performance prediction, 60:66

Froude number: drag/performance/speed prediction, 60:5, 60:66, 65:102, 113:32, 115:18

FRP. See fiberglass (FRP) construction

FRP Supply: diacetone alcohol acetone replacement (DAA-FRP), 25:59; Health, Safety, and Environmental Manual, 20:8

FTZ Industries: Crimp’N Seal connections, 10:52

fuel capacity: design analysis, 49:8. See also engines, marine, fuel efficiency

fuel cell generator: 69:38

fuel cells: 69:38; direct methanol fuel cell/Smart Fuel Cell AG, 98:12; marine fuel cell, 98:12; Max Power MT-C100 fuel cell for sailboats, 98:12; water taxi powered by fuel cells/DCH Technology, 75:14

fuel consumption: and barnacle-fouled propeller, 124:54; boat speed, 124:54; data for mid-size powerboats, 117:54; and design efficiency for passagemakers, sportfishermen, and other deep-water motoryachts, 118:22, 129:18

fuel efficiency: of electrical generators, 113:56; 114:4; of inboard performance system (IPS) units, 115:32; Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats, 133:60; sequential planing hullform/Jerry Burkett, 115:18; Shearwater pocket-cruiser/Eric Jolley/Paul Bieker, 115:162; single-engine, single-outrigger powerboat/Russell Brown, 130:52

fuel-fill systems: bonding wire/soldering, 94:104; marine hose installation, 51:6; threaded fittings for, 94:103; flaws in, 94:104

fuel filters: Duplex fuel filters, 85:130; ethanol-compatible, water separating filters, 102:26; in-line/plastic vs. metal, 51:6

fuel-flow meters: FloScan, 26:54

fuel hose: EC (EU) certification, 41:38; EPA-compliant low-permeation hose, 121:72; hose clamps, 85:130, 94:104; Parker Hannifin 221FR, 33:75; types/standards, 49:16, 85:130, 94:104

fuel injection, electronic (EFI): ABYC safety standards, 36:46; diesel engines, 14:34, 108:82; gas engines, 11:52, 12:4, 17:44, 17:52, 36:46

fuel leaks, detecting: Safe-T-Alert gas sniffer, 7:64; Spectroline detection system, 8:54

fuel pump: Walbro Series 6000, 26:54

fuel spills. See spills, fuel/chemical, cleanup/containment kits

fuel system: antisiphoning protection, 85:130; Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and gas engine vessels, 84:82, 85:4,130; description in owner’s manual, 27:54; EPA carbon canister proposal, 97:200; fittings/galvanic corrosion, 52:18; fuel polishing systems, 112:100, 113:4; legal requirements, 84:82; remote fuel shut-off valves, 85:14; Vetus Splash-Stop, 85:130

fuel tanks: aluminum, 52:18, 54:5; back-up transfer pump, 84:82; baffles, 84:82; EC (EU) certification/ISO standards, 41:38, 52:18; composite integral tanks, 74:20; ethanol and MTBE fuel additive/corrosion of aluminum fuel system parts,  102:26, 30, 107:46, 109:6; fasteners/patch kits, 32:52; fiberglass/foamed-in, 37:48, 52:18, 84:82, 102:26, 30, 104:100; fire safety standards, 5:64; flexible bag tank for interior of existing tank structure, 111:4; FloScan fuel flow meters, 84:82; foamed-in/problems/installation, 37:48, 37:58; 124:32; for twin-engine inboard vessels with twin tanks/gas and diesel, 84:82; fuel separator, 16:52; independent vs. built-in, 52:18, 54:5, 74:20; installation/access, 52:18, 111:4; materials/construction/corrosion prevention, 52:18, 52:67, 74:20, 84:82; metallic and non-metallic tanks/evaporative emissions/EPA, 121:72; monel tanks, 84:82; polyethylene, 12:60, 52:18, 84:82; remote fuel shut-offs, 84:82; 85:4; Safe-T-Foil energy-absorption device, 15:70; sounding sticks, 84:82; stability testing/free-surface effect, 42:26; stainless steel, 52:18, 54:5, 84:82; tank sentries, 31:52; twin tanks, efficiencies of, 84:82; tank pressures ratings, 84:82; venting, 74:20; 85:130, 87:4, 102:26, 127:30; vinyl ester coatings, 6:10, 52:67; water and asphaltine corrosion in diesel fuel, 112:100

fuels. See compressed natural gas (CNG); diesel fuel, soy-based; gasoline; marine engines, diesel; marine engines, gas; propane

fuel-surge protector: in-line/Attwood, 44:54

Fuji Color (60' trimaran): 63:86

Fuji Electric: process-control unit/vacuum-bagging, 39:30

Full, Giffy: on survey reports, 30:26

Full, Giffy, author: “The Pros and Cons of Bonding,” 65:49

Fuller, W.L., Inc.: Fuller plug cutter, 23:20

fumed silica: for controlling resin drainout, 33:46, 42:62, 59:30

fumes, removal: Worbst vacuums, 87:10; charcoal absorption system for small shop, 73:26, 28. See also emissions.

Funny Car, pre-preg fiber racing car body, 133:60

furling systems: Hydraulic Sea Furl, 2:70

furnace. See heaters/heating systems, boatshop

furniture, interior: design updates/weight-saving techniques, 6:39, 34:28, 92:76; Lazarus Yachts/American Quality Furniture Co., 90:13; RTA (ready-to-assemble) applications, 40:42. See also interiors, arrangements/decoration; interior joinerwork/cabinetry

fuses: current ratings, 37:4; for high-capacity DC systems, 38:55; ignition-protected, 38:55, 41:38; labeling/documentation, 132:80; sources, 36:45, 37:4; types, 36:41

Fusion Sailcraft: bonding hardware/fastenings, 18:4

Futura Coatings, Inc.: Ultrachrome instrument panels, 9:56; Ultrachrome 4005, 49:59, 49:60