Professional BoatBuilder #172 April/May 2018

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Professional BoatBuilder Magazine

April/May 2018

On the cover: Harry Larsen, a retired applied mathematician who formerly worked for Boeing Marine Systems, hauls out Talaria IV at his property in Vashon Island, Washington. A longtime fan of hydrofoiling technology, Larsen fitted his 1980s-vintage Bayliner Monterey with custom retractable foils and a sophisticated control system of his own design to fully automate foilborne operation. Story on page 22. Photograph by Dieter Loibner.


  • Foiling, Part 1: Rising to the Occasion : by Dieter Loibner.  Advances in foil design, construction materials, and networked ride controls have led to a renaissance in hydrofoiling.
  • What Grows in the Darkness of Diesel : by Nigel Calder. From taking samples and cleaning tanks to arming with biocides, here are strategies to help captains and service yards fight contaminated diesel.
  • Dive Tender 14 : by Reuel Parker.  A new generation of one-person fishing skiffs inspire a slightly larger dive tender and fishing boat designed for easy, affordable access to the water.
  • Tooling and Techniques from Schooner Creek: by Dan Spurr.  A 40-year-old Oregon custom boat shop relies on ingenuity, thrift, and diversity to stay profitable.


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