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October/November 2022 — Table of Contents
On the cover: Rosa II, a 1960-vintage Paul Luke–built wooden ketch, is well supported in a submersible hydraulic trailer as her bottom is power-washed. Seasonal hauling and blocking demand multiple judgment calls by yard crew to minimize the myriad risks of plucking boats from the buoyant support of water, and lifting and propping them up with slings, hydraulics, blocks, and jackstands on dry land.
(ALSO, ROSA II was featured in WoodenBoat #125)
26 QE IV: Question Everything
by Roger Hatfield
The development, build, and successful operation of an experimental four-hull commercial ferryboat in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
40 Art of Work
by Tim Nolan
The practical case for hand drawings and sketches in modern naval architecture.
56 Out of Their Element
by Steve D’Antonio
Best service-yard practices for hauling, blocking, and storing boats on dry land.
84 Winds of Change, Part 1
by John Kecsmar
New wind-farm locations and growing markets for renewable energy demand changes in designing, engineering, and operating their service fleets.
94 What’s New in Supplement 62
by Brian Goodwin
A brief guide to the updated 2022–23 American Boat & Yacht Council standards and technical reports.
102 In Good Company: Donald L. Blount (1935–2022)
by Paul Lazarus
This magazine, and the international marine industry we cover, mourn the loss of an extraordinary intellect and a generous mentor and colleague.
6 Letters, Etc.
Readers comment on Carlo Riva and his boats, and the changes of technology and mindset that electrical marine propulsion will require.
compiled by Dieter Loibner
On the job with an electric pumpout boat; Swedish fuel dock for alternative fuels; a carbon fiber piano hinge; corporate wisdom for managers at the Marine Leadership Alliance; and an extinguisher for lithium-ion-battery fires.
78 Task Sheet: Assessing a Boat for Lithium-Ion Battery Installation
by Ed Sherman
How to weigh the practical benefits and disadvantages when a client requests installation of lithium-ion batteries in any boat, old or new.
120 Parting Shot
by Steve D’Antonio
Our technical editor recounts three recent dramatic onboard fires in hopes that the lessons about measures that could have prevented them will stick.
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