Boating Safety Is For Life

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Boat Building News

Aleutian Yachts will build under new name
Trade Only Today
Aleutian Yachts, which builds steel expedition vessels from 82 to 122 feet, is now building under its wholly owned subsidiary, Citadel Yachts.

Boatbuilders buoyed by improved sales
Norwich Evening News
East Anglia has a boatbuilding tradition dating back centuries, and today the industry employs 14000, generating £1bn each year. And while sales have been ...

What is “phase separation?”
Working Waterfront
Information also came from Professional Boatbuilding Magazine (particularly an article by Aaron Porter), the Maine DEP Web site, several proprietary Web ...

Uncharted waters: Students retrofit sailboat with hydrogen power ...
Scientific American
By Larry Greenemeier Editor's Note: A team of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students are traveling up New York's Hudson River this week on the New ...

PitchEngine Wed, 30 Sep 2009 06:10 AM PDT
KENNESAW, GA Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA announced today that its new 2010 Yamaha VX Series WaveRunners will save consumers up to an additional 10 percent in fuel cost compared to previous VX models. Yamahas VX WaveRunners were already the most fuel efficient watercraft on the water and have been the best-selling personal watercraft in the boating industry since 2005.A remapping of the.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Boat Building News

Cape Coral business to add 75 jobs
The News-Press
The company's core business was design and manufacture of Fiberglas molds for boat-building. Company leaders said they saw the marine-industries slump ...

27th Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival
Annapolis Capital
Proud boat owners will offer boat building demonstrations as well sailing, paddling, and rowing competition. The Museum's boat yard staff, and instructors ...

Building a Traditional Wooden Boat #9: Attaching Transom, Finding ...
By MattD
Building a Traditional Wooden Boat #9: Attaching Transom, Finding Planking Lumber and Copper Rivets - 2 hours ago; Building a Traditional Wooden Boat #8: Keel, Keelson, Skeg and Sternpost - Part 1 - 42 days ago; Building a Traditional ...
Woodworking Blogs at -

Are boaters leading the way to economic recovery?
The boating industry has tended to be a lagging indicator of consumer buying, but this fall it might be a leading indicator, suggesting a turnaround in ...

Boat Building News

Stock of the immediately sped up production and boat building capacity. Notably, over the next three years to 1996, employment tripled to keep up with an increase ...

Boatbuilding Tips and TricksBy Spira International He's also blogging about the construction. Here's a link with pictures: Check it out! Labels: boat building, boat construction, boatbuilding materials, dory designs, wooden boat ...Boatbuilding Tips and Tricks -

Boat builder fined after worker dragged under forkliftPeterborough Today Mon, 28 Sep 2009 01:22 AM PDTAN OUNDLE-based luxury motorboat manufacturer has been fined for putting an employee's safety at risk after he was dragged under a forklift truck while at work. (28/09/2009)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Boat Building News

Good times return to Martinac
Tino Alvarado welds seams on one of four Navy tugboats being built by the historic Tacoma boatbuilding company Wednesday. Another tug, the Justice, ..

Wooden Boats on Display
KIMT Mason City Sat, 26 Sep 2009 16:29 PM PDT
CHARLES CITY, IA-- Fans of antique watercraft sailed over to one Charles City business Saturday. The Open Market hosted a wooden boat show. The event featured a few vessels made by one local builder.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Boat Building News

Grade 8 boatbuilders float to a finish, or sink trying
Parry Sound North Star Fri, 25 Sep 2009 15:28 PM PDT
Nobel Grade 8 student Connor McLeod makes his way around the turn while, above right, St. Peterâs student Brandon Christian narrowly beats William Beatty boater Stuart Thornton during the West Parry Sound Dsitrictâs annual Grade 8 camping trip at the Ontario Teachers Federation camp site on Quinn Lake near Dunchurch last week.

Yacht company attributes growth to debt-free model
Bob Price and Judith Funderbunk, of Maryland, (lr) are one of the recent buyers of Hunt yachts latest yacht, the Hunt 52. According to company figures, ...

NMEA to offer sessions at METS
Trade Only Today
The NMEA will also offer a boatbuilding workshop, "Getting Your Boat Ready for Marine Electronics." This seminar will consider standard practices from the ...

Friday, September 25, 2009

Boat Building News

Boatbuilders buoyant after show
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
The Southampton Boat Show is one of the main events in the boatbuilding industry calendar, with dozens of firms showing off their latest models to thousands ...

Analyst upgrades Brunswick, says boating industry may have found the bottom
The San Francisco Examiner Fri, 25 Sep 2009 09:10 AM PDT
NEW YORK â Shares of Brunswick Corp., which makes boats, gym machines and pool tables, rose Friday when an analyst upgraded the stock and said the boating industry has sunk enough to find the bottom

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Boat Building News

Eddon Boat launches anew
“It's really an accomplishment for the whole community,” she said last week while giving a tour of the boat building's mostly finished interior. ...

Police | Deputy cleared in fatal shooting
Myrtle Beach Sun News
The 20th Wooden Boat Show is 11 am to 6 pm Oct. 17. The show this year will feature a wooden boat building competition, children's model boat building, .

Uncharted waters: Students retrofit sailboat with hydrogen power ...
Zikkir World (blog)
Editor's Note: A team of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students are sailing up New York's Hudson River this week on the New Clermont, a 6.7-meter boat ...

Winners of Newport For New Products named
Trade Only Today
The CW Hood 43 captured "Best New Powerboat," the Summit 35 was named "Best New Sailboat," and the EFOY Smart Fuel Cell was judged "Best New Boating ...

Drought, credit woe sink boat builder
Adelaide Now Wed, 23 Sep 2009 04:38 AM PDT
AN award-winning houseboat builder has gone into liquidation, as the drought and credit crisis continues to take its toll on Australia's largest waterway.

Search for a Mordialloc yard
Leader Community Newspapers Wed, 23 Sep 2009 15:06 PM PDT
A VOLUNTEER boat-building program that aims to encourage sailing among the young is looking for a Mordialloc base.

Recession makes business even tougher for waterfront boatbuilders
Working Waterfront
by Craig Idlebrook As Richard Stanley has taken the helm of his father's boatbuilding business on Mount Desert Island, he also has consolidated Ralph W. ...

Emocean Marine sets up European base in Malta
di-ve Thu, 24 Sep 2009 11:44 AM PDT
Emirati boat-building company Emocean Marine has selected Malta to host its European base, managing director Hamad Bachi announced on Thursday. Emocean is a joint venture between 2 major Abu Dhabi-based groups: Senaat and Phoenix Group, and was launched at the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show earlier this year.

Flathead's wooden boat tradition on display
West Shore News Wed, 23 Sep 2009 23:29 PM PDT
From bark covered canoes to steam powered commercial ships and gasoline-driven tour boats and pleasure craft, wooden boat building has been a tradition on Flathead Lake for centuries.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Boat Building News

Butuan sets symposium on "Building Balanghai Boat"
Philippine Information Agency
Navarra also said the team has already put together a crew of Badjao boat-builders who built an exact replica of the "balanghai" based on the remnants of ...

Police | Deputy cleared in fatal shooting
The Myrtle Beach Sun News Tue, 22 Sep 2009 02:56 AM PDT
The 20th Wooden Boat Show is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 17. The show this year will feature a wooden boat building competition, children's model boat building, boat raffles, maritime arts and crafts, food and music.

A master boat builder's last work
Vadnais Heights Press
It was a wood boat. A gray, flat-bottom boat slightly bigger than a twin mattress. Hunters call them duck boats. Duck boats are typically very simple and ...

Monday, September 21, 2009

Boat Building News

Boat project comes full circle for Durfee students
By PEGGY AULISIO WESTPORT — Building a wooden boat is a labor of love and a beauty to behold when it's finished. Some special needs students at BMC Durfee ...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Boat Building News

Bay Ship & Yacht Launches 'Blue Thunder'
Alameda Sun
Bay Ship & Yacht has entered the custom-built sporting yacht market with the launch of the high-performance yacht, Blue Thunder. The yacht boasts the speed ...

Delta boat builder gains added buoyancy
South Delta Leader
A small boat building firm in Delta gained a little more buoyancy last Saturday (Sept. 12). That was when Gail Shea, federal minister of Fisheries and ...

Durfee students finish seaworthy endeavor
Fall River Herald News
He and another association member, Tom Mello, came up with the idea for a partnership that allows students to learn boat-building and helps the association ..

Something for everyone at the Cape Town Boat Show « South African ...
By boatingsa
If you're interested in a career in boatbuilding, come and visit the Boat Building Academy at stand P30 and find out all about boatbuilding career options and short courses on offer. The Academy is also running an exciting competition. ...
South African Boating Blog -

Students Build Hydrogen Fueled Sailboat to Cruise the Hudson
by Michael Graham Richard, Ottawa, Canada on 09.17.09 Robert Fulton was the engineer who is credited with developing the first commercially successful ...

';Exceptional' sport fishing yacht launches in Port Townsend on ...
Peninsula Daily
Photo by Erik Hidle/Peninsula Daily News By Erik Hidle PORT TOWNSEND -- Sometime around 2 pm on Saturday the Cielo Mare, a 127-foot sport fishing yacht that ...

Building a funky future for wooden boats | Three Sheets Northwest
By Deborah Bach
Hanauer, who now sails an old Pelican boat that he restored, spoke of the joy of being around wood—whether it's playing a guitar or being on a classic wooden boat. The Center for Wooden Boats, he said, provides a unique experience for ...
Three Sheets Northwest -

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Boat Building News

Burger yacht wins design award
Trade Only Today
Burger Boat Co. of Manitowoc, Wis., was awarded the Best Design Trophy for custom yachts under 50 meters at the 2009 World Yachts Trophies for Sycara IV, ...

Antique boat show to set sail Saturday in Point Pleasant
Asbury Park Press
... kits to build four 9-foot Tuckerton crab skiffs to be constructed by four families, and visitors can sign up for future boatbuilding activities. ...

By The Pine Bluff Commercial
SPECIAL TO THE COMMERCIAL Monticello — Zach McClendon Jr. of Monticello will celebrate being in the boat building business for 50 consecutive years this month. McClendon, along with his father, Zach McClendon Sr. and another local ...
Arkansas News -

Launch ahoy for landlocked caravel
The Standard Wed, 16 Sep 2009 12:21 PM PDT
THE launch of a replica ancient Portuguese caravel is just months away, a decade after Bushfield boat builder Graeme Wylie started the project.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Boat Building News

Around the world in (almost) 80 years: Wooden boat builder honored ...
Peninsula Daily
The award not only recognizes Nordlund's work teaching boat-building in the United Nations program, but also his influence in the wider Port Townsend and ...

University to host solar boat competition
Chicago Tribune
AP CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The University of Northern Iowa will be the host of the world championship of intercollegiate solar-electric boating for three years ...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Boat Building News

Super Yacht Business Is 'Booming'
NBC San Diego
Now, even a 250' boat isn'ta rarity, according to organizers for this weekend's Yacht Fest. Dubbed the “New Super Yacht Capital” just a few months ago, ...

SML 19th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show Saturday
WDBJ 7 Roanoke Tue, 15 Sep 2009 09:04 AM PDT
A large collection of classic boats makes a good day at the lake a great day. The 19th annual Smith Mountain Lake Antique and Classic Boat Show will be at Mariners Landing this weekend.

Louisville lands boat builder show
Louisville Courier-Journal
By Sheldon S. Shafer • • September 15, 2009 A large convention and trade show for the boat-building industry has decided to pull ...

Boat Building News -engines

Regulatory Review
Senators Collins and Cardin introduce mid-level ethanol bill

Boating Industry
Tuesday September 15, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.) introduced legislation “designed to protect consumers, the environment, public health and manufacturers from the introduction of intermediate, or mid-level, ethanol blends in gasoline fuel, such as E15,” reported the National Marine Manufacturers Association in a statement today.

S.1666, the “Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Act of 2009” would ensure new fuels introduced into the marketplace are compatible with the inventory of on-road and non-road gasoline engines, including boat engines, currently in use, according to the association. Since the Clean Air Act (CAA) prohibits the sale of mid-level ethanol blends, the ethanol industry is currently seeking a waiver from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to sell E15 as a general purpose fuel, stated NMMA.

The bill requires that EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) study the compatibility of such fuels with current engines before a waiver can be granted. The study would also include a comprehensive analysis of available independent scientific evidence on the compatibility of mid-level ethanol fuels with the emission requirements of the CAA and the operability of engines, among other things, according to NMMA.

“During these difficult economic times, equipment damage due to ethanol-gasoline fuel blends only adds to the many challenges facing our nation’s farmers, fishermen, independent woodsmen, and recreational industry,” said Senator Collins. “As we pursue strategies to lessen our dependence on foreign oil, we must also take action to ensure that ethanol fuel blends are safe and efficient for small engines.”

“Ethanol simply burns differently than gasoline. I fully support the development of biofuels to help cure the U.S. of its dependence on foreign oil, but we need to make such a transition in a way that helps, not hurts, commercial and recreational equipment, as well as the environment,” said Senator Cardin, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. “We need to let good science guide us in making sure that we are getting the clean air benefits and engine performance that boaters, lawn care companies and others who rely on smaller engines deserve.”

“This legislation validates a science-first approach to ethanol policy and shines the spotlight on the myriad of issues associated with hasty attempts by ethanol advocates to introduce mid-level ethanol blends into the marketplace,” said NMMA President Thom Dammrich, who also applauded and thanked Senators Collins, Cardin, Whitehouse and Landrieu for introducing the bill.

NMMA said it has raised serious concerns about the potential impacts of mid-level ethanol blends on recreational marine engines and boats, including increased air emissions, performance and durability issues, as well as warranty concerns. No recreational marine engines, fuel systems or boats are currently designed, calibrated, certified or warranted to run on any fuel with more than 10 percent ethanol, the group stated. S. 1666 is supported by a wide and diverse coalition of organizations, according to the association, including environmental groups, engine manufacturers, food groups, consumer groups and refiners.

To read the bill, visit For more information, contact Mat Dunn at

Monday, September 14, 2009

Boat Building News

Adriatic Boat Show
The second day will be devoted to Croatian Boatbuilding; Saturday will be dedicated to mega-yachts with a special emphasis on environmental protection and ...

Show Essential For Boating
Cape Business News
“This has been a trying year for the boatbuilding sector, as it has been for a great number of other industries, with the recession having hit its stride. ...

Waka Ama hoe made by NorthTec students (press release)
Some of the NorthTec students who are crafting hoe (paddles) for use in their Waka Ama competitions on the short award boat building courses at Future ..

Environmental sailboat headed to Halifax
The 19.5-metre, state-of-the-art sailboat is circumnavigating the continent to raise awareness about global warming and other ocean issues, captain Mark ...

How to start a business in Massachusetts
Danvers Herald Mon, 14 Sep 2009 12:04 PM PDT
Attorney David Peterson and Ken Halkin will speak at the North Shore Business Forum on Friday, Sept. 25 on how to start a business in Massachusetts, at the Danversport Yacht Club, Danvers, Route 62, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The $9 admission fee includes a continental breakfast.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Boat Building News

Historic (if brief) launch for schooner
Getting them involved is key to the future of communities like this, and the traditional boatbuilding industry, he said. "Young people love it, ...

Student-built boat sets sail Thursday
Fall River Herald News
... which is also renovating the lifesaving station at the entrance to Gooseberry Island, collaborates each year for a boat-building project that helps ...

Ex-owner of boat-building company arrested on murder charges
The Oregonian Sat, 12 Sep 2009 20:50 PM PDT
Brian Brush, former owner of one of the region's leading builders of sport fishing boats, was arrested Friday in Long Beach, Wash., on murder charges. Brush, 47, former owner of North River Boats of Roseburg, was being held at the...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Boat Building News

Yacht and Boat Builder Services in Turkey
PitchEngine Sat, 12 Sep 2009 03:25 AM PDT
Legal Marketing Services Turkey LMS and Krausneck Yacht Consulting Germany announce a joint venture to provide a complete suite of services to support boat buyers and boat builders during yacht transactions in Turkey covering design, ownership structuring, finance, escrow and project management.Krausneck Yacht Consulting established in 1992, a German based boat building and brokerage firm is...

The Olympian Fri, 11 Sep 2009 10:03 AM PDT
What: Promoters bill this event as the âWoodstock of wooden boats.â Visitors get to tour wooden boats and learn how to build them. The event includes a kids hunt for pirate treasure hunt, a rowing race and an opportunity to sail on historic boats. The Port Townsend-based Schooner Adventuress, built in 1913, will be on hand. Also on display will be Lady Washington, an 18-year-old boat modeled ..

Friday, September 11, 2009

Boat Building News

Flathead's wooden boat tradition on display
West Shore News Wed, 09 Sep 2009 23:44 PM PDT
From bark covered canoes to steam powered commercial ships and gasoline-driven tour boats and pleasure craft, wooden boat building has been a tradition on Flathead Lake for centuries.

Long Beach boat show underway
Los Angeles Times
By Robert Lopez The 41st annual Long Beach Yacht and Boat show continues today at the Shoreline Village Marina. The event is one of the largest boat shows ...

Northwest Maritime Center's Chandler Building opens with a ...
Peninsula Daily
Anne Greer, a former Wooden Boat Festival director, and her boat-building husband, Jay Greer, brought the cannon from its home on the deck of their 1935 ...

Class teaches boatbuilding and life skills
She had never taken a boatbuilding course or learned anything about marine trades, but she's confident she could build another skiff on her own. ...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Boat Building News

Delmarva Discovery Center is a new Shore treasure
Bethany Beach Wave
Boatbuilding was a major business on the Pocomoke River; there were at least three boat builders practicing their craft at the same time. ...

Eddon Boat Building: Back in Business in the Heart of Gig Harbor
Gig Harbor Life
By Scott Turner (Contact) City of Gig Harbor workers recently moved some new dust collector system components into the referbuished Eddon Boat Building, ...

Maritime museum launches restored boat
Falmouth Penryn Packet
The Volunteer is a motor launch named after the team of volunteers from the museum's boat building workshop, who have lovingly restored her. ...

Wooden Boat Fest celebrates a modern rarity: the working ...
By Deborah Bach
With few places teaching wooden boat building and little information available at the local library, “There was a thirst for knowledge from young, eager people who wanted to be boat nuts,” Snider said. So Snider decided to organize a ...
Three Sheets Northwest -

Edgewater to build new Summit sailboat
Trade Only Today
The company was selected by high-performance sailboat developer Summit Yachts because of EdgeWater's proprietary high-tech construction methods and ...

Riviera receivers seek buyers
The Courier Mail Wed, 09 Sep 2009 07:00 AM PDT
GOLD Coast luxury boat-builder Riviera has been put up for sale by receivers, leaving the future of its remaining 300 staff in limbo.

Marine industry gets lift at Dutch show
Yachting and Boating World Wed, 09 Sep 2009 04:36 AM PDT
Exhibitors at last week's Amsterdam in-water Boat Show have reported good business overall. A significant number of sales were made at the show itself and a majority of exhibitors expect the market to improve in 2010. The event attracted a total of 26,410 visitors.

Boat Building News

Marine recreation hits a dry spell
San Diego Union Tribune
Thomas Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, a trade group for the boat building industry, said sales of new boats are down ...

Cape Town Boat Show Gears Up For 9th Edition « South African ...
By boatingsa
“The Cape Town International Boat Show is a fantastic showcase on locally built products and a great opportunity for the boating public to buy proudly South African products,” says Veda Raubenheimer, CEO the Cape Town Boat Building and ...
South African Boating Blog -

Mystery 35 owners sought
Yachting and Boating World Tue, 08 Sep 2009 05:06 AM PDT
Boat-builder Cornish Crabber is planning to set up a class association for Mystery 35 owners, but they don't know where they are! The company says it has sold over 19 boats since they commenced manufacturing but they do not have contact details for many of the present owners.

Russian luxury boats boggle imagination
Russian Information Agency Novosti Tue, 08 Sep 2009 01:22 AM PDT
Russian yachts have been displayed for the first time at the, Burevestnik Boat Show 2009, where they immediately filled the niche of the largest, and most expensive luxury boats.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Boat Building News

The Bajan Reporter: Camper and Nicholson in Grenada - Who and What ...
By AirBourne
It began as a boat building business back in 1782 and became world famous for the building of yachts. But all of that is passé. Deals, splits, mergers and acquisitions have changed the complexion of ownership. ...
The Bajan Reporter -

Boating industry goes green
Arizona Daily Sun Mon, 07 Sep 2009 06:20 AM PDT
Dear EarthTalk: I've heard that hybrid engine technology is now being used to power boats. What's happening with that? -- D. Smith, Portland, Maine

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Boat Building News

Local history and heritage compiled by historian Bud Trivett
Orillia Packet & Times
Through the Great Depression, his ingenuity kept boat building alive here, building canvas canoes, and then hiring Bert Hawker, a former boat designer for ...

Beetle Cat Sail Boat, Example of American Craftsmanship
Fox News Sat, 05 Sep 2009 14:18 PM PDT
The Beetle Cat -- a small single sail vessel 12-feet long and half as wide -- is an iconic symbol of New England - made the same way since 1921.
Press of Atlantic City Sun, 06 Sep 2009 01:37 AM PDT
When the nation's second biggest in-water boat show opens Thursday at Farley Marina in Atlantic City, it will be an unprecedented buyer's market. Organizers are promising $4 million yachts marked down to $2.5 million. A 70-foot Davis yacht will be priced at $4.4 million instead of $6.2 million.

Boat Building News

How to Build a Boat: PM Constructs a 10-Foot Dinghy (With Plans)
Popular Mechanics
Popular Mechanics home editor Roy Berendsohn has boat-building in his blood, but even being raised in a handy family of mechanics and carpenters, ...

Craftsmen building boats at Rock River Canoe Co.
Grunow said he also helps people who have purchased boat building kits from a magazine or a different store. Currently a man and woman are using a kit to build a sailing dingy at the shop with help from Grunow. ...

Long Beach Boat Show Celebrates 41st Year
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance Fri, 04 Sep 2009 14:22 PM PDT
LONG BEACH, Calif.----The 41st annual Long Beach Yacht and Boat Show will take place at Shoreline Village Marina from September 10-13, 2009, continuing the rich tradition of boat shows produced by the Southern California Marine Association and presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Boat Building News

New Zealand. Gateway student first to gain National Certificate in ...
BYM News (press release)
Martin mclay, son of well-known Milton boatbuilder Steve mclay, has become the first Gateway student to earn a National Certificate in Boatbuilding. ...

USA. MAATS combining with IBEX in 2010, makes industry's largest ...
BYM News (press release)
"IBEX will always be centered on boatbuilding technology," said Carl Cramer, IBEX show co-producer and publisher of Professional BoatBuilder. ...

Restore Your Wooden Boat
Kalamazoo Weekly
... local boat enthusiast and co-author of Restore Your Wooden Boat, will showcase his 1950 Chris-Craft kit boat and walk us through the kit-boat building ...

Long Beach Boat Show Celebrates 41st Year
Annual Tradition Will Draw Thousands to All-in-Water Boat Show LONG BEACH, Calif.--(Business Wire)-- The 41st annual Long Beach Yacht and Boat Show will ...

Boat Building News

A Message From The President of ABYC

Dear ABYC Member
With the approach of Fall, we naturally tend to get that "back to school" feeling. ABYC and Westlawn have joined together to provide the marine industry with a comprehensive and complimentary education program that can be taken via distance learning or in a classroom. It involves continuing education courses, and professional certifications. In the near future, we will also be introducing a new surveyor education program that we know will be beneficial to those in this segment of the industry. While you are in the back to school mood, take a few minutes to either read over the education brochure that you should've received in the mail, or visit the ABYC and Westlawn web sites to decide how you want to improve your skills today! And as always - enjoy reading the Fall issue of The Masthead!

Skip Burdon,
President ABYC

Nordic Tug 37

Nordic Tug 37 Designed by Westlawn Grad. Lynn Senour

The Masthead.....Journal of the
Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology & ABYC
Dear Peter,
The new September 2009 issue of The Masthead is now posted and ready for you.

CLICK HERE to read it.
To read The Masthead, you must have a current version of ADOBE READER. If you don't have one Click Here for a free download of Adobe Reader 9.1
ABYC Tech Notes:
In this issue of the Masthead, we are introducing a new feature which contain technical articles and notes of interest to ABYC members as well as other subscribers working in the various marine disciplines such as boatbuilding, surveying, design, and repair & maintenance. We hope that you will find this information interesting as well as useful in your professional practice.
Highlights in this edition:
  • Westlawn Mystic Meet, 2009
  • Owens Scholars, 2009
  • Splashes
  • MotorBoating Magazine Features Some of the Best Down East Yacht Designers Including Westlawn Grad. Doug Zurn
  • Know It All - Questions & Answers
  • Westlawn/Profiles Yacht Designer Eric Henseval
  • News & Views
  • Technical Article: All About Cores - Part 1
  • ABYC Tech Notes: America is Getting Fatter
  • Design Disaster: A Photo Essay
  • Star Spangled Regatta
  • Continuing Education for Designers, Boat Builders, & Techs
  • Training Links & Events
  • Back Issues of The Masthead

An Excerpt from the Tech. Article:
All About Cores Part 1
"Core materials enhance panel stiffness by dramatically boosting the moment of inertia as a result of increasing the panel thickness. In that respect, the core acts much like the web of an "I" beam, separating the load bearing flanges. If greater moment of inertia were achieved by simply increasing the amount of glass laminate, then weight would also increase proportionally. Lighter weight cores achieve this increase at substantially less weight. However, there are slight differences in the performance between the two. If the amount of glass laminate is increased, the stiffness will increase by the cube of the increase in thickness. This is the old "bh3over 12" argument. If core is used to increase moment of inertia with the amount of glass being constant, then the "Parallel Axis Theorem" dictates that stiffness increases by the square of the increase in thickness (remember the moment of inertia for cored laminates is dependent on the square of the distance between the centroids of the skins). Thus a cored laminate will always be thicker (and substantially lighter) than a single skin laminate of the same stiffness."

Read the entire tech. article in this issue of the Masthead.

Contact Information

For Information about Westlawn
Contact Us at
phone: 860-572-7900 Ext 41

If you aren't currently a subscriber to The Masthead, you should be:
Click Here to Sign up .

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Boat Building News

Boat builders branch out - Bay County's Gougeon Brothers ...
The Saginaw News -
West System Brand epoxy, made by Gougeon Bros. in Bay City, helped the company grow from a small boat-building business to an enterprise selling epoxy to ...

Rocket fast on the water
Business Examiner Tue, 01 Sep 2009 17:13 PM PDT
Boat builder Rex Gardiner stands at the controls of a boat his company Vector Powerboats has developed here in Kelowna that reaches speeds of 130 mph.

$194M to build 9 coast guard vessels in Halifax
London Free Press Wed, 02 Sep 2009 09:50 AM PDT
Ottawa has announced a $194-million contract to build nine new midshore patrol vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard.

Big marine construction complex to be built in Hobsonvile
TVNZ Wed, 02 Sep 2009 11:22 AM PDT
A world class boat building complex is to be built in West Auckland, creating thousands of new jobs

Trade shows: How many is too many? | Boating-Industry Insider
By Liz Walz
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced this morning that it's combining its Marine Aftermarket Accessories Trade Show (MAATS) with the.
Boating-Industry Insider -

Flathead's wooden boat tradition on display
West Shore News Wed, 02 Sep 2009 23:49 PM PDT
From bark covered canoes to steam powered commercial ships and gasoline-driven tour boats and pleasure craft, wooden boat building has been a tradition on Flathead Lake for centuries.