Professional BoatBuilder #179 June/July 2019

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Professional BoatBuilder magazine

June/July 2019

On the cover: At the helm, Bruno Tideman puts his 8.7m (28.5′) jet-drive workboat through its paces at the 9th High Speed Boat Operations (HSBO) Forum in Gothenburg, Sweden. Tideman has optimized the design and build of his boats for efficient production in high-density polyethylene. Story on page 46.
Photograph by Dieter Loibner.


16  Military Grade
by Dieter Loibner.
A small family firm in Florida builds submersible multifuel outboard engines for tough missions.

4  Emergency Rudder Repairs, Part 2
by Nigel Calder.
After the initial structural repairs to a damaged hull and rudder failed, a second yard puts it right with a more extensive fix.

46  Black Plastic Boats
by Aaron Porter.
Tideman Boats had to define material-appropriate scantlings and build protocols before starting production of its line of high-density-polyethylene workboats.

56  Shaft Couplings
by Steve D’Antonio.
The marriage of engine to propeller shaft is the most essential link in the drivetrain. Get it wrong at your peril.


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