Rovings

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 »

starch abrasive

The Power of Starch

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 154 Compiled by Dan Spurr Cleaning hulls and molds with pressurized abrasive media is a relatively recent development, considering that such industrial processes have been… Read more »

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Hit-the-Road Jack

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 154 Compiled by Dan Spurr It’s only logical that Brownell developed a hydraulic boat stand. The company is a leading manufacturer of boat transport trailers… Read more »

Micron PowerPak

Capacitor Power

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 153 Compiled by Dan Spurr Imagine replacing a vessel’s starting battery with one that virtually never wears out and has virtually no self-discharge, one that produces no… Read more »

Queen Mary's many rivets

On a Grand Scale

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 153 Compiled by Dan Spurr During a recent visit to Southern California, I stayed at a Long Beach hotel with a view of the Queen Mary, launched… Read more »