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June/July 2021, Issue 191 — Table of Contents

On the cover:  Avocette, a ’30s-vintage 48′ (14.63m) commuter and the oldest surviving Huckins yacht, is fresh from a complete resto-mod rebuild at Yachting Solutions in Rockland, Maine, that included a modern wood/epoxy hull and repowering with pod-drives. Story on page 40.
Photograph by Billy Black

FEATURES

MIKE BONICKER

Marine wiring. Page 16/17.

16/17  TEAR-OUT SUPPLEMENT
Task Sheet: Wire Terminals and Connectors
by Mike Bonicker
A guide to essential tools and best practices for marine wiring.

CLAY RATCLIFFE

Digital scan of a catamaran. Page 26.

26  Accommodating Higher Power, Part 1: Hydrodynamics
by Clay Ratcliffe
As available engine power and performance expectations increase, designers and builders of high-speed powerboats embrace CFD computer modeling to refine running surfaces.

BILLY BLACK

Newer than like-new resto-mod. Page 40.

40  Avocette 2.0
by Aaron Porter
The 2020 reboot of a Jazz Age Huckins commuter at Yachting Solutions typifies the yard’s adaptation of “resto-mod” practices to boatbuilding.

REUEL B. PARKER

Practical bowsprits. Page 50.

50  The Bowsprit: In Praise of a Useful Appendage
by Reuel B. Parker
Traditional fixed bowsprits might seem anachronistic in 2021, but with a long history of utility, they still have a place on modern boats.

COURTESY GREG SIEWERT

Trailerable outboard cruiser. Page 60.

60  Tombolo 28
by Dieter Loibner
A superyacht designer creates a trailerable outboard cruiser for home construction.

DEPARTMENTS

6  Letters, Etc.
Readers comment on the Heneman sheeting arrangement; optical shaft alignment; vulnerability of OneNet and NMEA 2000 to lightning; wiring solar controllers; barge-borne boat recycling; and multihull pilot boats.

12 Rovings
compiled by Dieter Loibner
The first fiberglass yacht turns 70; eight bells Dan Harper; MarQuip’s answer to Tier III; powering with used Tesla batteries; a heavy trailer hinge; and recycling shrink-wrap.

72  Parting Shot
by Steve D’Antonio
Our technical editor changes his tune about workers wearing shoes on boats.

READER SERVICES

66  New Products and Processes

67  Connections

69  Classified Advertising

71  Index to Advertisers