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Rick Ostler joins us to talk about boat tops and how he grew his company from store front to cyperspace.

ProBoat Radio Surveyors Roundtable member Pat Kearns says a marine surveyor can be a DIYer's best friend, so for this show, we'll talk about the role of the surveyor in a DIY project. What are the advantages to taking on this type... more

ProBoat Radio West host Ann Avary and Barbara Jean Walsh discuss Generation Y and talk about what marine-industry employers may need to understand to work well with these potential eployeess who have grown up in a... more

We have invited Rob Kaidy back to give us an update on our 2010 show on the state of naval architecture. Rob is the co-founder and president of Ocean5 Naval Architects, located in Stuart, Florida. He says, "Ocean5 works with a skilled... more

Don't boat yard managers have enough to worry about without having customers in the yard who want to work on their own boats? This week will be the beginning of a three part series on DIY on ProBoat Radio. This week, Jim... more

This week, Ray Toth of Swiftsure Marine Surveyors (Ontario, Canada) joins our surveyors to discuss the finer points of conducting a marine-electrical systems survey and writing up the report. Toth says he uses Force 5 software, and... more

Our ProBoat Radio WEST host Ann Avary has been out checking on new developments in the marine industry at the Seattle Boat Show, and new composite materials and methods at the ACMA conference in Las Vegas. She'll... more

On a previous show, Dwight Escalera (Executive Marine Services) gave us a primer on some of the new battery technologies that are entering the marine market, and explained how they differ from lead-acid batteries. On this show,... more

This episode is a replay of a 2010 interview with Rob Kaidy (Ocean5 Naval Architects Inc., Stuart, Florida). In a few weeks, we'll have Rob return to tell us what has changed since then in terms of the state of the Naval Architecture... more

One of our most popular shows to date has been about surveying fiberglass boats. This week, we'll go in a little deeper to define what the marine surveyor can really do, in the field, when looking at an older fiberglass boat. Chances are,... more
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