Professional BoatBuilder Magazine
On the cover: The stable tripod and large laser illumination array allow the crew from NDE Solutions (Palma de Mallorca, Spain) to examine the entire Kevlar honeycomb-cored carbon laminate hull, deck, and bulkheads in this new 100' (30.5m) high-performance sailing yacht in just 240 shots, taken over three workdays. Conventional vacuum-hood laser shearography would have required 10,000 shots to test the same laminate area. Story on page 38.
Fast Company by Dan Spurr. A confab of 1960s- and '70s-era offshore powerboat racers and builders tells how the boats were designed, built, and broken.
Shearography in the Expanded Frame by Roby Scalvini. Advances in laser shearography allow for non-destructive examination of large areas in less time and at lower cost than ever before.
Chemical Conversion by Mark Lenci. An owner makes the switch from lead-acid to lithium batteries aboard his cruising sailboat.
Some Assembly Required by Paul Lazarus. How a conventional boatyard developed an unconventional, profitable sideline involving shorthanded offshore racing yachts.