Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia, has released the design for a 52-foot, all-electric, aluminum pilot boat with a top speed of 20 knots and a range of 5 nautical miles. The boat is powered by twin 720-volt, 500-kW electric motors.
If you’ve ever examined the complex, curvy shapes of the planks that make up a wooden boat’s hull, you might have wondered, “How do they get straight pieces of wood to bend that way?” Steam is part of the answer, brute force is the other.
If your vessel has an EPIRB, you’re not alone in an emergency. Distress signals can be received and acted upon within minutes, typically taking less than an hour for your position to be known to within 3 miles. That’s almost a miracle for a $500 purchase.
The size of battery-charging equipment has grown to keep pace with larger and more sophisticated batteries.
Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institute captains.com
We worked our way south during the Goldwater family cruise, our 138-foot Herreshoff schooner Janeen reveling in the brisk trade winds.
It’s not uncommon for me to be asked, “Of all the designs you have done, which is your favorite?”
Getting an impeller back into its housing with all the vanes aiming in the proper direction can be a challenge. This tip from Soundings reader David J. Mahler should make life a lot easier and get you to lunch much faster. READ
Launched on April 28 this year, Russia’s 474-foot long Akademik Lomonosovis the world’s first floating nuclear power plant. Capable of producing 70 megawatts of power, the ship is currently making its way across the Arctic Ocean to Eastern Russia.
For the past year, former US Coast Guard rescue swimmer Mario Vittone has been teaching Soundings readers how to be safer on the water through his “Lifelines: Safety And Rescue At Sea” blog. He will continue to educate us, but first, he wants to hear from you. READ MORE.
With masts reaching high into the sky and carrying more canvas than any boat their size should, Chesapeake Bay log canoes require a hefty crew perched outboard on long boards to keep them balanced and upright. Watching crews manhandle these graceful, overpowered vessels is a summer Eastern Shore tradition.
Autotether is the easiest to use man overboard alert and engine cutoff system on the market today.