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Magic Repairs

Late last December, 13 years after I designed and built the prototype Commuter 36 (11m) Magic, her owner, Erik DeBoer, brought the boat back to me at Parker Marine, in… Read more »

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Generators Done Right

The change is noticeable. Just 15 or 20 years ago, generator-equipped boats under 40′ (12.2m) were a rarity. Today, gensets are available in diminutive sizes, making installation possible in locations… Read more »

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Chuck Husick

Industry veterans will best remember Chuck Husick as the former head of Chris-Craft, and as author of numerous articles in boating magazines, not the least of which was a Q&A… Read more »

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Design Challenge III

Submissions closed, judging is underway.   A Fast Expedition Sailboat Inspired in part by the worldwide popularity of raid-type events—multi-day racing and cruising expeditions sailed in small boats—we challenge you… Read more »

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Predicting Bad Behavior

Consider the following cases: A 28′ (8.5m) lobsterboat, repowered for a race, turned turtle at high speed. A 23′ (7m) tournament-style bassboat would chine-walk violently at high speed. A 30′… Read more »