Professional BoatBuilder #159 Feb/Mar 2016

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Professional BoatBuilder Magazine

February/March 2016

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.

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