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The Better to See You With

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 154 Compiled by Dan Spurr The leading manufacturer of marine binoculars worldwide, Steiner-Optik, was founded in 1947 in Bayreuth, Germany, by Karl Steiner, an engineer… Read more »

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Hull Vane for Efficiency

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 154 Compiled by Dan Spurr The Dutch firm Van Oossanen & Associates (VO&A) is a world leader in optimizing hullforms for ships and motor-yachts. We… Read more »

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The Dibber Dilemma

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 154 Compiled by Dan Spurr A PhD student at the University of Bristol, at the Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Composites, in the U.K., has… Read more »

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The Power of Starch

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 154 Compiled by Dan Spurr Cleaning hulls and molds with pressurized abrasive media is a relatively recent development, considering that such industrial processes have been… Read more »

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Hit-the-Road Jack

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 154 Compiled by Dan Spurr It’s only logical that Brownell developed a hydraulic boat stand. The company is a leading manufacturer of boat transport trailers… Read more »

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Q&A with Dudley Dix

Editor’s Note: Last year, yacht designer Dudley Dix wrote one of Professional BoatBuilder’s most unforgettable stories. In “Capsize!” (No. 149), he recounted when a freakishly large wave rolled over his… Read more »

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Racing Yacht Rules: A Primer

It is the narrowest of niches, designing sail racing yachts according to the various handicap systems promulgated by governing organizations such as the Offshore Racing Council (ORC). You probably can… Read more »

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Capacitor Power

from “Rovings,” Professional BoatBuilder No. 153 Compiled by Dan Spurr Imagine replacing a vessel’s starting battery with one that virtually never wears out and has virtually no self-discharge, one that produces no… Read more »