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  • Hand Laid in the USA
     Subscribers OnlyWorkers at Pacific Seacraft laminate these hulls by hand, using vinylester resin and layers of biaxial fiberglass...
  • The Catalina 34, 30 Years Later
    American sailboat manufacturers have had their highs and lows, and many have dropped right off the map, but Catalina...
  • Cost of Miscalculating Hatteras
    At the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis last fall, I paused at the newly launched $2.5-million Gunboat 55, Rainmaker,...
  • Rethinking Sailboat Structure
     Subscribers OnlyWhen it comes to describing a sailboat’s most valuable attribute, it’s surprising how varied opinions can...
  • Standards: Costly Hurdles or Vital Guidelines?
     Subscribers OnlyThe ISO 12215 standard gives designers and builders a detailed baseline for scantlings and specific guidance...
  • Timeless Tartan 37
     Subscribers OnlyThe Tartan 37 is a moderately high performance, shoal-draft cruiser built between 1967 and 1988 by Tartan Marine, a...
  • Dissecting the CSY 37
     Subscribers OnlyDesigned by Peter Schmitt, the CSY 37 is the mid-sized boat in the CSY line. Eighty-seven of these raised-deck...
  • Heavy-duty Hull Gets High Praise
     Subscribers OnlyWith more than three decades of hard use behind it—first in the charter trade and later in private...
  • Express 37 Nails Performance
     Subscribers OnlyFollowing graduation from California State Polytechnic University, naval architect Carl Schumacher spent four years...
  • A Herreshoff Legacy Lives On
     Subscribers OnlyIt took some time for the Stuart Knockabout, an L. Francis Herreshoff design, to take root and finally flourish. The...
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