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Multihull designer Kurt Hughes (Seattle, Washington) joins us to share lessons learned from his "Lunar Lander" project. "The mission," he says, "is to build a line of habitable space landers providing creature comforts with low impact... more

At IBEX 2012, Eric Sponberg will present a seminar describing a variety of failed-rudder scenarios. Join us this week for a preview of those case studies including what went wrong, and why.

White collar crime, including marine insurance fraud, is on the rise, and our surveyors suggest that's because of the current economic conditions as well as the apparent ambivalence on the part of many marine insurance underwriters.... more

What is corrosion and why is it such an important issue for builders, designers and end users? Join this two part series and learn about the phenomenon of corrosion, why it occurs, how it is treated once detected and how it impacts the... more

Eric Sponberg joins us to talk about his work in developing free-standing rigs. According to Eric, "Free-standing rigs are inherently safer, simpler, and more aerodynamically efficient than conventional rigs. They are safer because stayed... more

Marine surveyor and rigger John Koon joins us to talk about some of the issues he will be covering in his IBEX 2012 seminar on Inspecting Rigging. Based in Honolulu, Koon has probably spent as much time aloft as other surveyors have... more

At this year's Strictly Sail Pacific show in Oakland, CA, I met John Arndt, publisher of Latitude 38, and enjoyed listening to his pitch for Summer Sailstice. John and I will be talking about this upcoming event, as well as other ways to... more

Members of IAMI (International Association of Marine Investigators) recently had an unusual and rare training opportunity just outside of Newark, New Jersey. During this two-day course, attendees 10 boats were deliberately burned,... more

For this week's show, Dwight Escalera joins us to discuss developments in ELCI devices with ProBoat Radio WEST host Ann Avary. Already familiar to boaters and boatbuilders in other countries, the ELCI (electrical leakage... more

This week we offer our third show on Do-It-Yourselfers in the Boatyard. Our guest is Attorney Todd Lochner, whose practice concentrates primarily upon maritime matters. He is well-versed in a wide array of maritime subjects, and counsels... more
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