Professional BoatBuilder Magazine
On the cover: Shaft alignment in progress; the target crosshairs, located in an intermediate shaft bearing, are illuminated by a laser centered in the shaft coupling. Story on page 36. Photograph by Steve D'Antonio.
A Builder's Guide to the Owner's Manual by Mike Telleria. Successful boat documentation for owners can vary from simple, repurposed drawings to detailed manuals and advanced digital components.
The Necessity of Straight by Steve D'Antonio. A visit to Straight Line Marine, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a refresher course in the practices and precision required to get running-gear alignment right.
Reading the Rust: A Surveyor's Notes on Chainplate Inspection by Dylan Bailey. Catastrophic rig failures are frequently the result of detectable and avoidable flaws in worn or corroded metal chainplates.
All the Tools in the Box: Talking Design Technology with Owen Clarke by Ross Tibbits. High-performance sailboat specialists Merfyn Owen and Allen Clarke are perennial adopters of new design software and computer-aided building techniques.