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
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.
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.
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.
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.
60 Tombolo 28
by Dieter Loibner
A superyacht designer creates a trailerable outboard cruiser for home construction.
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.
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.
66 New Products and Processes
69 Classified Advertising