Author: Dan Spurr

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A Boat, an Online Event

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 156 Compiled by Dan Spurr Stephen Boden, 47, a native of Hamburg, Germany, and author of two books on minimalist cruising aboard small sailboats, decided… Read more »

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Amphibious Add-on

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 156 Compiled by Dan Spurr Sealegs Capt. Ken Green and photographer Billy Black, who’s also a regular contributor to PBB, shot this fun video showing… Read more »

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Custom Carbon Cat Cloth

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 155 Compiled by Dan Spurr Gold Coast Yachts (St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands), builder of sailing catamarans, started out in 1985 building wood/epoxy boats (see… Read more »

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Welcome to Westlawn 2.0

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 154 Compiled by Dan Spurr A West Coast sailor heard the alarm sounded in PBB No. 152 warning that the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology… Read more »

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Hull Vane for Efficiency

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 154 Compiled by Dan Spurr The Dutch firm Van Oossanen & Associates (VO&A) is a world leader in optimizing hullforms for ships and motor-yachts. We… Read more »

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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 »

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The Power of Starch

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 154 Compiled by Dan Spurr Cleaning hulls and molds with pressurized abrasive media is a relatively recent development, considering that such industrial processes have been… Read more »