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Service Manual Lament

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 157 Compiled by Dan Spurr If you’ve had the pleasure of using a marine or auto-motive engine-service manual written any time through the 1970s, you… Read more »

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Low Impact for a Tall Ship

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 157 Compiled by Dan Spurr Expanding on a program running for the last 10 years on different working sailing ships for Northern California youth, first… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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Fair Warnings

From “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 156 Compiled by Dan Spurr They seem to be everywhere these days, often declaring the obvious: the presence of nuts in a nut mix, the… Read more »

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Around and Around Vancouver

From “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 156 Compiled by Dan Spurr Aspen Power Catamarans of Burlington, Washington, and ArrowCat Marine, of neighboring Everett, successfully completed the Pacific Yachting Pacific Challenge issued… Read more »

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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 »