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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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Boatbuilding Booms as More Americans Take to the
Retail sales of new power and sailboats increased 10.7 percent in 2012 to 163,245, demonstrating a post-recession recovery for the industry. (Note that this number includes inboard, outboard, sterndrive, jet and sail boats). New powerboat (inboard

Gunboat International leading NC boat-building rally
The Virginian-Pilot
The Dare County native, who helped his father and grandfather build boats with wood and fiberglass, now supervises teams that work with foam cores, resin and carbon fiber to make catamaran sailboats. “This is the most highly engineered boat I've ever

Smith Mountain Lake man's steam boat build a step back in time
Roanoke Times
Smith Mountain Lake man's steam boat build a step back in time. Mark White is building a steam-powered boat at his home at Smith Mountain Lake, a project an associate calls "an engineering marvel." SAM OWENS | The Roanoke Times. Mark White stands ..

 A Wee Boat, a Grand Scheme
Cape May County Herald (press release)
No, this will be the impetus to set youthful minds ablaze whether handcrafting the boat, creating its oars, writing about it, learning the history of local boatbuilding or calculating navigational directions and speeds in a math class. Maloney told

E15 gas dangerous for local boaters, warns association
Oakland Press
According to the MBIA and National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), problems that can occur because of misfueling include an overheated engine, stalling, drivability issues, tank corrosion and potential danger to boaters who are on the water ...

  2013 ICOMIA/IFBSO Congress News
The first two days of Congress consisted of various committee meetings including the first gathering of ICOMIA's new committees: "Grow Boating," which examines current campaigns dedicated to growing recreational boating globally and the "Exporters ...

 Why They Build Mega Yachts In Central China — An Economic Mystery Story
But even they have taken a hit over the last five years, or so says Brad Bean, the managing director of Dynasty Yachts in Wuhan, China, which is a division of the Miami based Megayacht Group. Bean is a 35-year veteran of the yacht business, with a ...

 Engineering students ready for national concrete canoe competition
RENO -- The University of Nevada, Reno's concrete canoe team will hold one last training session at the Sparks Marina Saturday morning before leaving Sunday to compete in the 2013 National Concrete Canoe Competition June 20-22, 2013, at the ...

Boat builder cuts hours to survive tough times
ABC Local
A mid north coast boat builder says his company is struggling due to the high Australian dollar and stiff international competition. The family company Stebercraft has operated out of the Manning Valley near Taree since 1947. It produces fibreglass ...

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