Author: Dan Spurr

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Chuck Husick

Industry veterans will best remember Chuck Husick as the former head of Chris-Craft, and as author of numerous articles in boating magazines, not the least of which was a Q&A… Read more »

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Skimmers

Kvichak Marine, a builder of aluminum workboats in Seattle, Washington, this summer received multiple orders for its 30′3″ x 8′ (9.2m x 2.4m) Rapid Response Oil Skimmers fitted with the… 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 »

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Wave Power

Engineers wielding pumps, dams, and turbines have long pursued the potential of “free” energy harnessed from kinetic ocean forces, such as tides and waves. Indeed, France and Canada have built… Read more »

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Winged Victory

In the summer of 1983, in the months leading up to the 25th America’s Cup competition in Newport, Rhode Island, a storm of controversy gathered over the challenging Australian and… Read more »