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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Boat Building News

News For Saturday, Sunday and Monday June 25, 26, 27, 2011

Burger Boat Company: Develops 40m motor yacht with designer Ivan Erdevicki
Manitowoc, WI, USA- Burger Boat Company, in association with Ivan Erdevicki Naval Architecture & Yacht Design, is proud to present the newly conceived contemporary style 40m Raised Pilothouse Motor Yacht design for the ever expanding world market. .

Marine industry should form the mainstay of any future development project ...
South Devon Herald Express
"We do not have boat building or hoist facilities for our own heritage boats, but all this could be achieved at Oxen Cove. "It could work together with parking because visitors will be able to see our boat building heritage as they step out of their ..

Time to build your own Titanic for regatta
There is still time to build a boat, register, or be a sponsor, according to Stretch. Last minute forms are accepted at, up until the day of the event. Registration forms, general rules, deadlines, and boat-building .

The Day Fri, 24 Jun 2011 21:13 PM PDT
There's varnish and brass on display in Mystic this weekend, and lots of it, as Mystic Seaport hosts the 20th Annual Wooden Boat Show.The event, the largest every year at the Seaport and one of the 

DIY Sailboat Rigging Inspection Class
Annapolis Capital
Please join us for DIY's latest Skills Class in Annapolis, which will teach you how to inspect your standing rigging—including a live demonstration of how to go up the mast safely. Learn common wear points and get your questions answered by a pro. .

Sunday Favorites: In a Sinking Economy Precision Boatworks Continues to Stay ...
The Bradenton Times
Today their small-sailboat manufacturing company is one of the few left in the state. Since their founding in 1978, Precision Boat Works continues to turn profits as other boat manufacturers are sinking fast in a drowning economy. 

York boatbuilder adds gundalow to his resume
Rollins now inspires aspiring boat builders such as Adam Ruger, who graduated from York High School this year and is going to school in Washington State for boat building. Ruger said he was influenced in his decision by Rollins.

Want to learn how to build your own boat?
Participants can sign up for the “Build-A-Boat” event at Cape Fear Community College on Thursday, July 23 in downtown Wilmington from 9:30 am until 4:30 pm As part of the 2011 CFCC Boat Show, teams of amateur boat builders will spend a day with an 

Wrapping it up at the Wooden Boat Show
The Day Sun, 26 Jun 2011 21:27 PM PDT
Eric Schade, a boat builder for Chesapeake Light Craft of Annapolis, Md., wraps stretch tape as he constructs a kayak Sunday during the Wooden Boat Show at Mystic Seaport

Build A Boat In Just Three Days
Oswego County Today Mon, 27 Jun 2011 03:28 AM PDT
The H. Lee White Marine Museum is partnering with the Oswego Maritime Foundation, and the Department of Technology at SUNY to offer Family Boat Building, right here in Oswego√Ęs Historic Maritime District

Honors: Resident graduates from U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Ile Camera Mon, 27 Jun 2011 05:49 AM PDT
Coast Guard Ensign Jonathan Duffett, son of Todd and Patti Duffett of Grosse Ile, graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., on May 18 and was commissioned as an officer in the Coast Guard. Duffett completed four years of intensive academic, physical and professional training, resulting in a bachelor of science degree in naval architecture and marine engineering. Duffett

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Boat Building News

Sorry, I have not been posting for a while.  I have been ill.  I hope no one lest gets this it really puts you down.

The following is for Thursday and Friday, June  23 and 24, 2011

Island's former Kraft plant research & development site for Metal Craft Marine
EMC Kingston
So we will have the paint shops going, custom metal work being done on both sides, boat building in the end bay and myself and a few others focusing on new projects, experimentation with a 70/30 split at this shop. I am looking at everything based on 

Exhibit to highlight Hutchinson boats
After two years of planning and preparation, the Alexandria Township Historical Society will shed light on the craftsmanship of Hutchinson boats and acknowledge these talented boat builders' contributions to the wooden boat building industry at its new

At Unique High School, New York Harbor Is the Subject
Voice of America
A basketball court and a garden tended by students flank the entrance; inside, the rooms include a greenhouse, an aquaponics lab where tilapia and oysters are raised, and a boat-building workshop, where a sloop patterned on one that sailed the harbor .

Annual WoodenBoat Show returns to Mystic Seaport
Norwich Bulletin (blog)
The three-day show also includes a family boatbuilding event with 26 families who signed up to build a variety of wooden boats including small skiffs and canoes. Corbeil said it's even possible some of the boats built over the course of the three days 

City Council Votes for Legal Action to Get Boat Out
The Log Newspaper
The Newport Beach City Council recently voted to take legal action against master shipwright Dennis Holland to remove a classic 72-foot sailboat he has been renovating in his backyard since 2006. “While the boat is beautiful, the project has been going 

CFCC Boat Show will once again paddle into downtown (blog)
The CFCC Boat Show is an annual celebration of the craft of boat building and features boats of all shapes and styles from amateur, student and professional boat builders. The show is sponsored by the CFCC boat building programs and is located in ..

Kids christen new Jamaica Pond fleet
Jamaica Plain Gazette
The boat-building curriculum came to the school three years ago thanks to the small JP-based nonprofit Boston Family Boat Builders, run by JP resident John Rowse—known as “Captain John” to the youths. “I taught in Boston Public Schools for six years, ...

Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Traditional Boat Festival to host biggest ...
BYM News (press release)
Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Traditional Boat Festival chairman Roger Goodyear says, “We've watched interest in traditional boat building rise through the years to the point where we have 15000 visitors coming to the Festival, so it comes as no

E-15 coming … boaters beware
For boaters it's more serious. If your engine (both outboard and inboard) was made after … umm … tomorrow, you're SOL. Many manufacturers won't even warranty new motors if E-15 fuel is used in them. The list of problems caused by this blend is long ..

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Boat Building News

Courtesy of ABYC

Marine Industry Openings..................
Marine Electrical TechnicianOne of New England's premier marine service and repair facilities is seeking a Marine Electrical Technician with a minimum of 5 year's experience working on high-end motor/sailing yachts.  Candidate must be proficient in operation, installation and trouble shooting of onboard electrical, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.  ABYC and refrigeration certifications preferred. Competitive salary and benefits. Willing to consider relocation assistance for the right candidate.
Interested/qualified candidates should e-mail an updated resume or career history to Neal Harrell at Brooks Marine Group: All inquiries will be treated in confidence.

Marine MechanicOne of New England's premier marine service and repair facilities is seeking a Marine Mechanic with a minimum of 10 years marine experience.  The ideal candidate will have extensive diagnostic and repair abilities in gas/diesel engines, fuel systems, boat systems and electrical systems.  Factory trained certifications with Volvo, Cat, Cummins and Yanmar a plus.  We offer competitive wages and benefits and operate out of a state-of-the-art full service yacht repair and marine facility servicing yachts up to 120 feet. Relocation assistance available for the right candidate. 
Interested/qualified candidates should e-mail an updated resume or career history to Neal Harrell at Brooks Marine Group: . All inquiries will be treated in confidence.

Diesel Shop FormanThis boat yard cares for 200 boats and keeps 100 in the marina for the summer. Over half of its customers come from other New England states. A parade of boats make the trip through this boatyard every spring and fall. The boat yard paints, repairs, repowers, and "refits” dozens of boats annually. This yard specializes in 30 to 70 ft. vessels and offers shops in carpentry, electronics, carpentry, mechanical painting, rigging, and fiberglass.
This hands-on position will task the Diesel Mechanic providing outstanding diesel and related propulsion services. Specifics include alignments, drive train work, repowers, changing valves and Fall/Spring decommissioning and commissioning.
Qualifications: 5+ yrs. experience as a large horsepower diesel mechanic. Marine/boatyard exp. highly preferred. Familiarity with Yanmar products is a plus. Strong project management skills (scheduling, estimating, customer interface)
Interested/qualified candidates should e-mail an updated resume or career history to Neal Harrell at Brooks Marine Group:  All inquiries will be treated in confidence.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Boat Building News

Watercraft tax may be lowered to 6%
Charleston Post Courier
If the tax rate were lowered, yacht owners would be more likely to pay rather than seek to avoid taxes, and upkeep of yachts could generate local revenue, according to proponents. "I believe that 6 percent of something is better than 10.5 percent of 

A life lived: Egg Harbor City man spend life building boats and enjoying the ...
Press of Atlantic City
The US Army sent him to New Mexico in the early 1950s, but when he got home, he went to CP Leek & Sons Boat Builders — his grandfather's company. They did some custom building and other boatyard work, but after a few years, Jack and his brother, 

Pacific Northwest Boating News: Another Seattle boatyard sunk by ...
By Deborah Bach
Ocean Alexander Marine Center is the latest in a string of Seattle boatyards to fall victim to the economic downturn. The yard, located on the.
Three Sheets Northwest

NTSB chairwoman sites 'deadliness of distraction' in duck boat crash
CNN International
By Sarah Hoye, CNN The collision between a duck boat and a barge on the Delaware River in Philadelphia took two lives in July 2010. Philadelphia (CNN) -- The sinking of a duck boat that killed two people was "another tragic example of the deadliness of ...

Citadel Yachts Launches Its Latest Expedition Yacht
PR Newswire (press release)
TACOMA, Wash., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Citadel Yachts is pleased to announce the launch of their latest build, a 102-foot expedition yacht named Polar Bear, for an experienced US yachtsman. This robustly constructed long-range vessel features an ...

Boat-Building Kids Say the Darndest Things on the Hudson
Village Voice (blog)
Marc Fournier, the kids' boat-building instructor, explained that they were going to go sailing on larger boats after they took their own ones on the water. Henry Creech, 13, asked, "Can I do the Captain Morgan on that one? ..

Mustang 32 carries the hopes of an iconic brand
Power Boat - World
With those few well-chosen words, Mustang boss Bill Barry-Cotter has not only defined the character and purpose of the new 32 but explained the logic behind the gamble of resurrecting an iconic boat-building brand. After years of foreign and private 

Coast Guard evacuates two after boat explosion near Savannah
Florence Morning News Wed, 22 Jun 2011 08:23 AM PDT
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Coast Guard medically evacuated two fishermen from St. Catherines Island, Ga., Wednesday, after it was reported that an explosion had occurred aboard a commercial fishing vessel.

Antique & Classic Boat Show July 9 at River Museum
Valley Courier Wed, 22 Jun 2011 01:18 AM PDT
The Southern New England Chapter of The Antique and Classic Boat Society will present the 27th annual Mahogany Memories boat show on the grounds and docks of the Connecticut River Museum..

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Boat Building News

The US Coast Guard is proposing a requirement for kill switches (Engine Cutoff Switch) Here is a brief synopsis. The coast Guard is requesting public comment.  The full text can be found at

Coast Guard
33 CFR Parts 175 and 183
[Docket No. USCG–2009–0206]
RIN 1625–AB34
Installation and Use of Engine Cut-off Switches on Recreational Vessels
AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.
ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking.
SUMMARY: The Coast Guard seeks public input on whether changes are needed to
the regulations covering standard safety features on certain recreational vessels.
Specifically, the Coast Guard is seeking comment on whether it should require
engine cut-off switches as a standard safety feature on propulsion machinery
and/or starting controls installed on recreational vessels less than 26 feet in
length, and whether it should require operators of these recreational vessels to
use engine cut-off switches. Comments should address the public safety aspects
of the new requirements, as well as the cost implications and regulatory burden.
DATES: Comments and related material must either be submitted to our online
docket via on or before September 6, 2011 or reach
the Docket Management Facility by that date.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG–
2009–0206 using any one of the following methods:
(1) Federal eRulemaking Portal:
(2) Fax: 202–493–2251.
(3) Mail: Docket Management Facility
(M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground
Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey
Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001.
(4) Hand delivery: Same as mail
address above, between 9 a.m. and 5
p.m., Monday through Friday, except
Federal holidays. The telephone number
is 202–366–9329.
To avoid duplication, please use only
one of these four methods. See the
‘‘Public Participation and Request for
Comments’’ portion of the

Monday, June 20, 2011

Boat Building News

RINA Accreditation 
Message from ABYC President
Wood Scholarships  
The EfficientPowerboat  Part 2 
Westlawn inYachting Magazine  
Westlawn Profiles Robert Miller
Westlawn, SSCD Publications
First Annual Maine Meet
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Hybrid Feedback
News and Views
New Know  It All Question 
ABYC Tech Notes
Nav Lights
MLC Labor Pains
Rebirth of the Ida May  
The Lighter Side
Bill Garden,                     In Memorium  
Book Sale
Classes & Training Links
Westlawn Info Page  

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                          38 Foot Sloop by Westlawn Alumnus Ted Brewer

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RINA Accredits Westlawn's Yacht & Boat Design Program

RINA Chief Executive, Trevor Blakeley, stated, "Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology has a well deserved international reputation for its programmes, and it is a pleasure for the Royal Institution of Naval Architects as an international professional society to accredit its Yacht & Boat Design Course."

More information inside this issue  


The Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology is pleased to announce that we have received the second year's donations from the Kathy & Jerry Wood Foundation for the most substantial grant and scholarship program the school has ever offered! For qualifying U.S. students, tuition will be effectively reduced to levels last seen in the early 1980s while the funds last!

For more information, read the full story in this issue.

The Efficient Powerboat - Part 2
By Dave Gerr

In the March 2011 issue of the Masthead we looked at the fuel consumption and range of earlyoffshore powerboats, and began our examination of powerboat efficiency, by using transport efficiency and miles per gallon to compare boats. We saw how longer more slender hulls could be moved farther faster for the same amount of fuel. Comparing different hull forms normalized for displacement, we also saw that driving boats at lower speed/length ratios also improved efficiency. We'll conclude our discussion of powerboat efficiency here by looking at the effect of improving propulsion machinery and also at the effect that overall size has on efficiency. We'll also consider how efficient slender hull forms affect seakeeping, comfort, and accommodations.

(Learn all about it, read this article)

MCA Labor Pains
How the United Nations will affect Yacht Design
By Dudley Dawson 

Yacht owners may not yet have heard of the Maritime Labor Convention 2006 (MLC), but it will soon become the most important element on their agenda. At 110 pages, it is the most comprehensive maritime labor treaty ever proposed.

It is likely that the MLC will be ratified within 2011 and come into effect 12 months later. Its impact on the design, construction and operation of yachts will reach beyond that of all prior regulations. The convention will affect decisions regarding yacht size and type-as well as cruising venues-for many yachtsmen in the years to come and is already being considered by designers and builders in projects on the boards.

Read the full articles and much more inside this issue

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