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October/November 2019 — Table of Contents


Professional BoatBuikder magazine cover

On the cover: Composite boat builder Dillon Reed, 26, alumnus of The Landing School in Arundel, Maine, is fitting intermediate wing frames onto the D-spar of Eagle’s hybrid wing at Fast Forward Composites in Bristol, Rhode Island. Story on page 26.
Photograph by Richard Langdon/Ocean Images.


The EagleRachel Fallon

Sailing the Eagle Class 53. Page 26.

26  Fledging the Eagle
by Jim Brown
Fast Forward Composites develops a high-performance foiler for well-heeled recreational sailors to race and cruise.

Courtesy ASCC

Printed molds at UMaine. Page 44.

44  Large Print
by Paul Lazarus
Mold-making for composite boats is becoming greener, faster, more accessible, and affordable—even for custom construction of large hulls and decks.

Paolo Nazzaro

3D-printed console. Page 62.

62  Printing a Finished Console
by Paolo Nazzaro
The Italian marine 3D-printing specialists at Superfici created a finished console for a Sacs Marine RIB.

Dieter Loibner

Building a pumpout boat. Page 68.

68  A Teachable Moment
by Dieter Loibner
A pumpout boat construction project at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding emphasizes education, environment, and collaboration.

Christopher Dent

Experiments with ultracapacitors. Page 82.

82  Starting Without Batteries
by Christopher Dent
Ultracapacitors originally intended for starting truck and bus engines are finding their way into marine applications.

Steve D’Antonio

Shore-power transformers. Page 100.

100  The Complexity of Plugging In
by Steve D’Antonio
Theory, standards, and best practices for installing and maintaining shore-power transformers.


6  Letters, Etc.
Readers comment on efficient boats; ignition protection on outboard boats; handling insurance claims; and memories of working at Endeavor.

14  Rovings
compiled by Dan Spurr
Rowing across the Pacific; an inflatable sled; remembering Irwin Jacob; tweaking a 100′ racing trimaran; Tom Fexas’s columns in book form; and a teak alternative.

124  Parting Shot
by Kiko Villalon
An industry veteran calls for the boatbuilding industry to embrace sustainable and more efficient building and recycling practices.


118  New Products and Processes

119  Connections

121  Classified Advertising

123  Index to Advertisers