Professional BoatBuilder

Issue No. 148, April/May 2014 — Table of Contents

 

 

Professional BoatBuilder cover photoOn the cover: A welder joins aluminum skin plating to the hull frame of a Gerard Dykstra–designed Bestevaer 53 (16.2m) at K&M Yachtbuilders (Makkum, The Netherlands). The stringers, transverse frames, and sections of hull plating were all precision engineered, and CNC-cut off-site by a subcontractor. Story on page 46.

Photograph by Hans Buitelaar.

 

FEATURES

Advanced composites
Materials Sciences Corporation
Lab-testing advanced composites.
Page 26.

26    Two Labs
by Paul  Lazarus
Markedly different engineering labs do R&D in advanced composites and structures for prototype U.S. Navy high-speed combatant craft. The objectives are weight reduction, enhanced performance, damage
tolerance, and shock mitigation.

 
Customer Service
Ashley Rainer/courtesy
Saunders Yachtworks
Investing in customer service.
Page 38.

38    The Case for the Customer Service Rep
by John Fitzgerald
Precisely engineered CNC-cut metal kits simplify custom and production projects at aluminum sailing-yacht builder K&M and steel-motoryacht builder Jetten, both in The Netherlands.

 
CNC-cut metal kits
Hans Buitelaar
CNC-cut metal kits.
Page 46.

46    Tab A Into Slot B
by Hans Buitelaar
Precisely engineered CNC-cut metal kits simplify custom and production projects at aluminum sailing-yacht builder K&M and steel-motoryacht builder Jetten, both in The Netherlands.

 
Battery Technologies
Nigel Calder
Emerging battery technologies.
Page 58.

58    Taking Charge
by Nigel Calder
Until now, batteries have been the limiting factor in all shipboard electrical systems. Emerging technologies can deliver radically more efficient energy systems, with a much lower cost of energy, than ever before.

 
 

DEPARTMENTS

4    Letters
Readers comment on correct float-switch installation; a bilge pump wiring relay; apologies and corrections; deflecting or absorbing shock loads; and alloy choices and corrosion risk in stainless steel.

10    Rovings 
compiled by Dan Spurr
Haber Yachts’ models; composites training at North Idaho College; Principles of Yacht Design, fourth edition; Carderock’s upgraded test tank; 2014 Chesapeake Powerboat Symposium; Dustless Blasting; and eight bells, Warren Luhrs, Guy Couach, Mack Maloney, and Jack Hornor.

18    Design Brief
by John Brooks
A plywood/epoxy-built sailing dinghy is refined for CNC-cut kit production and affordable amateur or professional construction.

80    Parting Shot
by Carl Cramer
A thoughtful look back and fond farewell from the founding publisher of Professional BoatBuilder.

READER SERVICES

72    New Products and Processes

73    Connections

77    Classified Advertising

79    Index to Advertisers