Author: Dan Spurr

ball-lock cable tie

Ball-Lock Cable Ties

When it comes to stocking inexpensive multi-purpose supplies in your boat or toolbox, cable ties are right up there with duct tape. Nylon cable ties are not only essential for… Read more »

Innovative Dutch fishing vessel

Innovative Fishboat

In the workboat sector, much fanfare has surrounded the Dutch-built MDV-1 Immanuel, which possesses attributes that should interest recreational boaters as well. First, the 99‘ x 28‘ (30.2m x 8.6m)… Read more »

sailing shot of boat with inflated wing sail

Inflated Wing Sail

Just when you think there’s nothing new under the sun, some engineer finds a new way to build a mousetrap—not necessarily better but undeniably different. May we present: the Inflated… Read more »

Doug Peterson

Doug Peterson: 1945–2017

Yacht designer Doug Peterson’s name was far more often associated with winning races than losing. He worked on several successful America’s Cup campaigns, so it is ironic that the day… Read more »

automated tape-laying machine

Thin Ply Prepregs

The recently announced collaboration of U.K.-based Fibre Mechanics and the Swiss company North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) almost seems like Samsung and Apple working together to make better smartphones, on… Read more »