Author: Dan Spurr

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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 »

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Hit-the-Road Jack

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 154 Compiled by Dan Spurr It’s only logical that Brownell developed a hydraulic boat stand. The company is a leading manufacturer of boat transport trailers… Read more »

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Racing Yacht Rules: A Primer

It is the narrowest of niches, designing sail racing yachts according to the various handicap systems promulgated by governing organizations such as the Offshore Racing Council (ORC). You probably can… Read more »

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On a Grand Scale

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 153 Compiled by Dan Spurr During a recent visit to Southern California, I stayed at a Long Beach hotel with a view of the Queen Mary, launched… Read more »

The Schiller X1 pedal-powered watercraft

Pedal Boat Improved

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 153 Compiled by Dan Spurr Pedal-powered boats have been around for years. The small boats at resorts and amusement parks are lucky to achieve even the speed… Read more »

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Stick-on Exotics

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 153 Compiled by Dan Spurr In the age of one-stop-shop multi-product and service businesses, it’s sometimes nice to deal with a company that does just one thing,… Read more »

Building an 88-foot carbon prepreg hull in Anacortes, Washington.

Have Crew—Will Travel

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 153 Compiled by Dan Spurr The practice is probably as old as the goatskin currach, but assembling a portable boatbuilding crew that travels to a… Read more »