Professional BoatBuilder #149 June/July 2014

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Professional BoatBuilder Magazine

June/July 2014



  • Capsize. 
    The designer, builder, skipper of the Didi 38 (37'9"/11.5M) Black Cat recounts the boats capsize, early in the 2014 Cape to Rio race, and the lessons he learned.
  • In the Buffer Zone.
    Lithium-ion batteries offer the promise of more efficient and ultimately cheaper onboard energy and electric propulsion systems, but with risks.
  • Slamming Standards.
    Research and debate thrive in the quest for strategies to accurately measure and slamming impacts in high speed boats and for practical rules to keep boaters safe.
  • DJ&A.
    Engineer and consultant David Jones has been our go-to-guy for advice about marine composites-from basic to exotic-since the earliest days of this magazine.
  • Direction Assembled.
    A close look at the steps of manufacturing a modern plastic compass at Plastimo in France.

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