Professional BoatBuilder #170 December/January 2018

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Professional BoatBuilder Magazine

December/January 2018

On the cover: The 1954-vintage Rybovich 36 Butterball is returned to the shop at Bandy Boats in Mayo, Maryland, where she and her near twin Timid Tuna were brought back from derelict in protracted rebuilds that included repowering with single engines; new cold-molded bottoms; fiberglass-and-epoxy topsides; Corecell-and-fiberglass deck, house, and flying bridge structures; and distinctive paint jobs. Story on page 20.Photograph by John Bildahl.


  • Rybovich Rebuild x 2 by Aaron Porter.  Two classic Rybovich 36 sportfishermen are unconventionally restored with modern composites at Bandy Boats.
  • Pushing Batteries to the Limit by Nigel Calder.  Supercharged energy systems have arrived. Here's what you need to know to ensure safe and reliable installations as onboard systems transition to the new technology.
  • First Encounter by Jim Brown.  Fast Forward Composites debuts a hybrid wing sail-half rigid wing, half soft sail.
  • Internal Combustion's Backside by Steve D'Antonio.  For new and refit vessels, we cover the fundamentals of exhaust system design, installation, and analysis.


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