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155 pedrazzhistoric 700

Pedrazzini at 101

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 155 Compiled by Dan Spurr In 1906, Augusto Pedrazzini, age 22, left his Lake Como home to try his luck working for the boatyards on Lake Zurich,… Read more »

155 fujinship 700

Custom Carbon Cat Cloth

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 155 Compiled by Dan Spurr Gold Coast Yachts (St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands), builder of sailing catamarans, started out in 1985 building wood/epoxy boats (see… Read more »

David Smyth

Welcome to Westlawn 2.0

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 154 Compiled by Dan Spurr A West Coast sailor heard the alarm sounded in PBB No. 152 warning that the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology… Read more »

Steiner-Optik quality control

The Better to See You With

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 154 Compiled by Dan Spurr The leading manufacturer of marine binoculars worldwide, Steiner-Optik, was founded in 1947 in Bayreuth, Germany, by Karl Steiner, an engineer… Read more »

154 hullvane 700

Hull Vane for Efficiency

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 154 Compiled by Dan Spurr The Dutch firm Van Oossanen & Associates (VO&A) is a world leader in optimizing hullforms for ships and motor-yachts. We… Read more »

dibber

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 »