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Classic Whalers, Repurposed

At the 1958 edition of the Boston Boat Show, engineer/entrepreneur Dick Fisher introduced a pricey and—let’s be honest—homely 13′/4m utility outboard skiff. Looks aren’t everything, right? Fisher’s uniquely shaped boat,… Read more »

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The Vacuum Gauge Tool

Clients and colleagues around the world regularly contact me for assistance with onboard systems problems, troubleshooting, or repairs, and, not surprisingly, many of these involve fuel systems. Recently a client… Read more »

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The Motor Carrier, Reinvented

Candidate products from a variety of vendors competing for innovation awards at IBEX—the annual marine-industry trade show held last fall in Louisville, Kentucky—were arrayed on and around a draped, multilevel… Read more »

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Wood To Glass

The biggest changes in modern boatbuilding occurred between the years 1940 and 1970. Professional BoatBuilder, in partnership with several museums, announces an exhibition of pioneering designers and builders of fiberglass… Read more »

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Blueprint for Speed

A week after a white-knuckle 106-mph ride in his 39′ (11.9m) Nor-Tech offshore performance boat, Jamie Pellizzi was looking down at his boat’s GPS while his friend Nick Buis drove…. Read more »