Professional BoatBuilder #160 Apr/May 2016

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Professional BoatBuilder Magazine

April/May 2016

On the cover: A carbon-fiber-and-aluminum hydrofoil mounted on the transom of an underperforming 40' (12.2m) cruiser was designed to be easily removed if it didn't improve the vessel's performance. Fortunately, removal was not necessary. Story on page 32. Photograph by Butch Dalrymple-Smith.



  • Restless in Miami by Dan Spurr.  Boat designer, builder, and inventor Harry Schoell has created numerous innovations, from new hullforms to automatic anchor systems and compact steam engines.
  • The Foil Fix by Butch Dalrymple-Smith.  A custom lifting hydrofoil saves a poorly performing flybridge cruiser that wouldn't make designed speed.
  • Boat Breaker by Melissa Wood.  In The Netherlands a former boat restorer takes on the growing problem of unwanted boats, one piece at a time.
  • Hitting the Ethanol Blend Wall by Nigel Calder.  Why a future with E15 gasoline is a near certainty and what the boating industry can do to cope with it.

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