Author: Dan Spurr

Steve Colgate

New Faces in the Hall

Among the 2015 inductees into the National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) was Steve Colgate, who probably has been more successful at finding ways to “grow boating” than many of… Read more »

Mayflower Unmanned

The drones are among us. And we’re not entirely sure if it’s cool or scary. Online retailer Amazon wants to deliver packages to your door with pterodactyl-like drones. A commercial… Read more »


Winch Revolution?

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 157 It doesn’t seem so long ago that three-speed winches for trimming sails were introduced by major manufacturers like Lewmar, Harken, and others. Just as… Read more »

arion at anchorage

Still Ticking

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 157 Compiled by Dan Spurr Ostensibly the first fiberglass auxiliary sailboat ever built was Arion, built by The Anchorage, in Warren, Rhode Island, and launched… Read more »

iguana on wheels

Day of the Iguana

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 157 Compiled by Dan Spurr If you thought the amphibious aftermarket Sealegs systems, which appeared in this column in the last issue (PBB No. 156,… Read more »

Schiada Super Cruiser 43

High-Tech Hardtop

From “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 156 Compiled by Dan Spurr Yacht designer Bill Prince recently saw the launching of Black Diamond, a custom version of a 43‘ (13.1m) production model… Read more »