Cindy Purcell: Huckins Yacht Corporation

Air Date September 10, 2013 Cindy Purcell of Huckins Yacht Corporation joins us to talk about the company's new 45-ft sportfisherman, currently under construction in Jacksonville, Florida. Purcell has been personally involved in all aspects of the design process and will remain hands-on throughout the project, as the company celebrates its 85th year. Listen to the conversation now. She'll tell us why, from the builder's stand point, she likes this trend toward smaller boats with greater Read more [...]
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Surveying the America‘s Cup and Other Outlandish Tales

Air Date September 3, 2013 One of the questions coming out of San Francisco Bay this year is, “What’s going to happen to those $16 million boats after the America's Cup is all over?” And that got us wondering: What will happen? Will some surveyor get the call to hustle on over and write up the paperwork for a pre-purchase survey? That could be fun. For this show, we talk about what takes place when a marine surveyor is faced with preparing C&V or damage claims for vessels that just Read more [...]
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Alternative Power with Outback Power

Air Date August 27, 2013 In this week's ProBoat Radio WEST show, listen in as your host Ann Avary interviews John Webber from Outback Power. Based in Arlington, Washington, this company offers a line of marine-application mobile Inverters that are renowned for leading-edge reliability and durability with extremely high-power density. OutBack also has a family of sealed inverters designed to work in the harsh environments encountered by marine vessels. Join us for the details. See below for Read more [...]
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ProBoat Radio Readers Theatre: The Boatyard Zone

Air Date September 17, 2013 Yes, they're back. The intrepid crew of ProBoat Radio Readers Theatre, direct from IBEX 2013 in Louisville. This year's offering begins, "Imagine if you will, a time, a place, where men gathered together to lay glass cloth in a mold, slather it with resin, and – the greatest surprise of all – they actually made a living doing it. This noble band of brothers carried on the traditions begun centuries before. Many of them cannot even imagine any other life. And there’s Read more [...]
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Carbon Fiber Applications for the Marine Industry

Air Date August 20, 2012 Zoltek's VP of Engineering Technology Bill Regan joins us to discuss some of the carbon-fiber products that his company will be showcasing at IBEX 2013 in Louisville. You can listen this this week's show now. Based in St. Louis, the company has received accolades for its low-cost carbon fiber sheet molding compound (SMC) product for automotive applications, and for its work in the wind-energy industry. The company is also a key sponsor of The Spirit of Hungary Read more [...]
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Risk Management: The Good Company Defense

Air Date August 13, 2013 What are the most proactive risk-management steps that boatbuilders and marine OEMs should take prior to litigation? How can you reduce the risk of an adverse outcome at trial? In this conversation with attorney Pat Fowler (Snell & Wilmer), you'll find out about the importance of documenting and maintaining records throughout the design process as well as testing, outside certifications, and manufacturing quality control. Note: Click here to read an article Read more [...]
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Surveyors Roundtable: Sailing Rigs

Air Date August 6, 2013 At IBEX 2013, Jonathan Klopman will present a seminar on sailing rig surveying and common failures. (See below for full description.) In this episode of ProBoat Radio, our surveyors share their insights and aggravations about what can go wrong with masts and spars, and what surveyors need to include on their check lists and in their tool kits. Patricia "Pat" Kearns will moderate the discussion. If you have questions, please send them to her before the show. IBEX Read more [...]
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Composites Life Cycle

Air Date July 30, 2013 End of life options for composite waste: recycle, reuse, or dispose? Listen in now to this week's show. Composite life-cycle issues are taking center stage as research and development activities are on the rise, developing second life uses for composite waste material and functionally obsolete composite parts. As technology allows for the successful recycling of composite parts,  experts anticipate that industry will embrace the business opportunity of turning functionally Read more [...]
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John McKnight on EPA Diurnal Emissions Regulations

Air Date July 23, 2013 Listen to today's show as NMMA's John McKnight joins us with a status report on the U.S. E.P.A.'s "Control of Evaporative Emissions from Non Road Spark-Ignition Engines and Equipment" regulations, which include a final-phase compliance date of JULY 31, 2013. If you are a boatbuilder who managed to miss every single reminder, the penalties are high, says McKnight, and he urges manufacturers to take steps right now to remedy the situation. McKnight is NMMA's VP/Director Read more [...]
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Cores and More

Air Date July 16, 2013 Garry Jolliffe (Gurit) was the guest for Show 201. You can listen to our conversation here. We had expected Richard Downs-Honey to join us but he called in sick, so we'll catch up with him at a later date. Still we covered the three IBEX seminars they will be participating in this year. Topics included Garry's ideal core schedule, also known as "your purchasing agent's worst nightmare," Richard's fire-safety tips, and general advice for Kiwis thinking about moving to America. Read more [...]
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Marine Five-Star Dealership Certification

Air Date July 9, 2013 Listen in to this week's show as Larry Russo, Sr., discusses the Grow Boating Marine Five Star Dealer Certification initiative. Russo's company, Russo Marine (Medford, Massachusetts),  is regularly listed as one of the country's Top 10 dealerships, and the company's commitment to Grow Boating is key to that success. Russo will share the ins and outs of Marine Five Star Dealership Certification including how and why the program was launched, what Five-Star marine Read more [...]
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John Marples: Surveying Multihulls

Air Date: July 3, 2013 Our Surveyors Roundtable welcomes John Marples and Trimaran Jim Brown to discuss the peculiarities of the mulithull survey. Listen in now. Multihull pioneer John Marples has been a professional marine surveyor since 1970. He is also the author of numerous magazine articles about multihulls. At IBEX 2013, Marples will share his vast experience in assessing the structural integrity of seagoing pleasure and commercial power and sailing multihulls. Join us for this Read more [...]
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Silicone Antifoulants and Foul Releases

Airdate: June 25, 2013 For this month's ProBoat Radio WEST show, your host Ann Avary learns about silicone compounds now available in the marine market as foul release coatings. Ann interviews Brian Burkitt and Stephen Bohn from NuSil Silicone Technology, starting with a brief review of the differences between antifoulants and foul-release coatings. The company was founded in 1979 as a niche market, and moved from satellittes to health care to other specialty products. Within that market, a Read more [...]
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Josh Chiles and Social Media at IBEX 2013

Air Date: June 18, 2013 Social-media guru Josh Chiles of Start Engaging! joins us to discuss social networking before, during, and at IBEX 2013, with tips that will pay off for anyone who is making a presentation before a group and wants to maximize participation. To start, we talk about how to promote IBEX and the WoodenBoat Show. The speakers have plenty to think about just to get their presentations ready. When we say to them, “Oh, by the way, we’d also like you to be sending out social Read more [...]
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Lightning Protection

Air Date June 11, 2013 At IBEX 2012, Jim Coté (Coté Marine LLC, Coral Springs, Florida) will be sharing the latest information on lightning protection, including new thinking about placement of system grounding points, and he'll give you a fresh look at early streamer emission (ESE) devices and the level of their validity. During this week's ProBoat Radio show, we talked about what's on the shelf now for lightning protection, and what's on the horizon. You can listen in now. Read more [...]
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Surveyors Roundtable: Metal Boats

Air Date June 4, 2013 Jack Allinson and Dylan Bailey join us for a conversation about IBEX 2013 seminar on surveying metal boats with NDT. Join us to learn how these instruments work and find out differences between a spot radiometer, a thermal imager, and a radiometric infrared imager. For more information, visit the full seminar description posted on the IBEX website. Read more [...]
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The Landing School and the Flyfisher 22

At IBEX 2013, the Landing School will offer a free presentation on "The Evolution, Design, and Build of the Flyfisher 22" a cold-molded center-console boat built at the school. Listen to a discussion about this boat here. With input from the head product developer and head marketing staff at the LL Bean hunting and fishing division, as well as several flyfishing guides, The Landing School and Van Dam Custom Boats developed custom plans for this boat, which was constructed by students at the Read more [...]
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Erik Seither on SNAME

Air Date May 21, 2013 The Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME) members have published literally millions of pages of original research defining the state of the art and best practices in naval architecture and marine engineering. These same members have also overseen the building of countless marine craft and structures of all sizes and descriptions. Listen now to this week’s show, as SNAME Executive Director Erik Seither joins us to talk about the organization's Read more [...]
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Air Date May 14, 2013 Rich Difede (Gold Coast Yachts) says, "Talent is critical… so what do we do to manage its development?" Rich joins PBRadio hosts Barbara Jean Walsh and Ann Avary in discussing talent from a variety of viewpoints: mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, and professional. Ann Avary will also share some information from a recent wage and benefit survey conducted by the Northwest Center of Excellence and Washington State University. "It includes a lot of questions about Read more [...]
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Surveyors Roundtable: Meters

Airdate May 7, 2013 Surveyors and Multimeters, Ammeters, and Other Diagnostic Tools: Dwight Escalera joins the surveyors to preview his IBEX 2003 seminar for surveyors, boat inspectors, and marine electric technicians. When it comes to identifying and interpreting electrical faults, the most common diagnostic tools are multimeters, clamp-on ammeters, and the IDEAL SureTest circuit analyzer. We're going to talk about how to interpret the readings you’ll get from each diagnostic tool, whether Read more [...]
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