Rovings

Container boat

Patrol Boat in a Box

As conceived, the 39’1″(11.9m) boat fits tightly into a 40′ (12.2m) container for convenient and affordable worldwide shipping. We recently heard from Susanne Altenburger, wife of the late designer and… Read more »

Steve Colgate

New Faces in the Hall

Among the 2015 inductees into the National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) was Steve Colgate, who probably has been more successful at finding ways to “grow boating” than many of… Read more »

Mayflower Unmanned

The drones are among us. And we’re not entirely sure if it’s cool or scary. Online retailer Amazon wants to deliver packages to your door with pterodactyl-like drones. A commercial… Read more »

grinder

Winch Revolution?

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 157 It doesn’t seem so long ago that three-speed winches for trimming sails were introduced by major manufacturers like Lewmar, Harken, and others. Just as… Read more »

old manual

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 »

matthew turner

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 »

arion at anchorage

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 »