Installing a life raft is straightforward but easy to get wrong—with dire results.
The James Bond movie franchise has never shied from any chance to include a yacht in the narrative and as part of the set. And given the urgent nature of… Read more »
Making one-off composite parts in the shop.
The sailing world has lost a pioneering multihull designer and boat-builder. Derek Kelsall, who famously introduced Eric Tabarly to multihulls, and who was one of the first to champion foam… Read more »
On January 1, 2023, a new co-operative in the Port of Port Townsend, Washington, officially opened its doors for business. On paper, the new entity is called the Shop Co-Op… Read more »
An Iowa couple reviews the first 3,000 nautical miles on Electric Philosophy, their custom built solar-electric catamaran, and their preparations for an off-grid adventure cruise to high latitudes. We commissioned… Read more »
A 2017 story in the United Kingdom daily The Guardian titled “Carbon fiber: The wonder material with a dirty secret” explains the blessings of this increasingly popular structural material for… Read more »
Don’t call his number again. Eddie Lane is “out of the office” for good. Charles Edward “Eddie” Lane, of Lexington, North Carolina, passed away on Monday, November 7, 2022, at… Read more »
Matt Steverson and Janni Petersen, experienced cruisers in their mid-30s, are restoring Mike Plant’s first Open 60, Duracell, in Port Townsend, Washington. They document their doings on their own YouTube… Read more »
After a decades-long career in the field, I’ve come to define multihull naval architecture as: the use of predominantly lightweight composite materials whose properties can be accurately determined only through… Read more »