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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Boat Building News

Smith Mountain Lake man's steam boat is a step back in time
Roanoke Times
Learn more about subscribing to the eTimes. Smith Mountain Lake man's steam boat is 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 .


 Design student Charlie gets on his (wooden) bike
This is Cornwall
Charlie designed and built the unique conveyance while on an eight-week woodworking skills course at Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy where he showed "exceptional talent in spatial-design", according to principal Yvonne Green. . Boat Building ...


Apprenticeshop crew takes whaleboat to Connecticut
Trade Only Today
Seven apprentices and two instructors from The Apprenticeshop, a school for traditional boatbuilding and seamanship in Rockland, Maine, set out Sunday in a 30-foot open whaleboat on a voyage of 310 miles to the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut.


SCOTTISH TRADITIONAL BOAT FESTIVAL – A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE SUCCESS
The Caledonian Mercury
Communities around the country are building increasing numbers of rowing boats, known as St Ayles Skiffs — there are already over 50 of them either on the water or under construction in Scotland. Under the watchful eye of the Scottish Coastal Rowing ...


Hinckley still going strong after 85 years
Fenceviewer
Today, according to Andy Fitzpatrick, Hinckley's general manager for Maine operations, the company has 187 employees in its Trenton boatbuilding facility, about 50 in its Southwest Harbor storage and service yard and demand for boats is booming.
 
 


Skaneateles to host 35th Antique and Classic Boat Show
Madison County Courier
Displays on land and water will feature some 90 antique and classic wooden boats, ranging from mahogany runabouts manufactured by Chris-Craft, Hacker and Gar Wood in the early 1900s to launches, sailboats, canoes, rowing craft and race boats—many ..


Boating magazine recognizes Traverse City
Nwmichigan
Boat U.S. Magazine named Traverse City one of the top places for boating in the U.S., which local boaters agree with, according to this Record-Eagle write-up. Excerpt: Robert Brown sees only one drawback to being a boating enthusiast in Traverse City.
 
 


 ASA Electronics partners with Independent Boat Builders, Inc.
Boating Industry
Elkhart, IN (June 14, 2013) – ASA Electronics, an international manufacturer of premium audio and video electronics and appliances has partnered with the Independent Boat Builders, Inc. to be the video supplier of choice. Independent Boat Builders, Inc.


 Boat Design Courses at Westlawn IMT: Student
MarineLink
“"Not only are both organizations dedicated to boating and education, but also to enhancing boating safety and to encouraging our nation's youth to pursue the enjoyment of boating and careers in the boating industry. We are particularly touched that ...


 ISA Sells First Ever 140' Motor Yacht
Superyachts.com
Billed as the only yacht to combine high performance with low consumption, the ISA 140' boasts a unique propulsion system which allows it to hit a maximum speed of 32 knots and a cruising speed of 26 knots, whilst saving significantly on fuel consumption.


World's oldest yachts
Fiji Times
SEVERAL megayachts making the rounds of the world's oceans merit equal, if not more, attention. For they're the oldest yachts in the world. In the case of six of the world's oldest yachts age doesn't mean "aged." Indeed, despite their hulls having seen ...


UMass Lowell concrete canoe to compete in national contest
NoBo Magazine
UMass Lowell Concrete Canoe LOWELL – Twenty UMass Lowell students, including ten who hail from the NoBo region, have designed and built a concrete canoe are preparing to race it into the winner's circle of a national engineering contest later this week.
 


 How to Build a Greenland Kayak from Scratch
Smithsonian (blog)
Stoy Popovich never has ridden a kayak before, but that isn't stopping him from building one. As the National Museum of Natural History's exhibit specialist, he creates displays and builds objects needed for the museum's exhibitions, and when he 


 Classic Wooden Boat Show Festival set for June 22
HollandSentinel.com
The Classic Wooden Boat Show Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Michigan Maritime Museum, 260 Dyckman Ave., June 22. The show is an annual event held in coordination of the Michigan Maritime Museum and the Traditional Small Craft ..


 Naval Architect / Development Engineer Wanted at Monterey Boats
Trade Only Today
Monterey Boats, a marine industry leader, has an immediate opportunity for a Naval Architect/Development Engineer. The successful candidate will perform all standard Naval Architecture calculations and predictions related to dynamic and performance ...

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