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Hwyl
01-31-2014, 11:00 AM
For those that don't subscribe, you should try to get the latest issue.


The bilge pump article should be held up as a reference work. It galls me when I find nothing to disagree with, but search as I might I could find nothing.

The "Waterlines" articl showed how a guy who started out fairing J24 appendages, revitalized a facet of the industry.

The Fairey / Hot moulding article gave me lots of new information on a subject I thought I was well versed in..

Kudos guys.

rbgarr
01-31-2014, 03:06 PM
+1! The bilge pump article is a keeper.

Carl Cramer
01-31-2014, 03:40 PM
If you're unaware of it, Professional BoatBuilder is a free technical trade journal for professional boat builders, designers, repairers, etc. -- from the same company that publishes WoodenBoat.

Check it out at www.ProBoat.com (http://www.proboat.com). If you like it, click on the "Subscribe" button.

Thanks, Carl

J.Madison
02-18-2014, 04:42 PM
Is there any way to get the magazine for those of us who can't really claim that our primary income is in the industry? What if you have grand aspirations of getting out of the cubicle and building boats for a living instead of a hobby but it hasn't happened yet? Is there some kind of pay-for subscription like the regular magazine? Can I get individual digital issues?

Hugh Conway
02-18-2014, 06:01 PM
Paid subscriptions $35.95 a year.
https://www.pubservice.com/w3/profilePrint.aspx?PC=PB&FC=

Larks
02-18-2014, 07:45 PM
If you're unaware of it, Professional BoatBuilder is a free technical trade journal for professional boat builders, designers, repairers, etc. -- from the same company that publishes WoodenBoat.

Check it out at www.ProBoat.com (http://www.proboat.com). If you like it, click on the "Subscribe" button.

Thanks, Carl

Thanks Gareth and Carl, I wasn't aware of this.

mcdenny
02-19-2014, 04:51 PM
Carl did say 'free'.

I get it and it always has some interesting articles. I like how much more in depth they go on a particular subject.

Vince Brennan
03-06-2014, 08:08 PM
Ah.

Carl, is it that you must actually take adz to keelson to be considered "worthy" of being included in the magazine's subscribership?

"I'm not REALLY a boatbuilder, but I DO decorate their products on T.V."

Feckin' ridiculous amount of time to get either approved or dumped... They must be a minor subset of Wooden Boat and their office is obviously still isolated by the latest snowstorm.

Sorry if I sound a bit waspish, but it's that tired I am of encountering one-person (or shared-person) endeavours which do not announce themselves as such. While I have compassion for informational overload (after all, I DO work for an income tax concern) there ARE feckin' limits, d'ye ken?

At least I get back with actual replies.

Carl Cramer
03-07-2014, 08:11 AM
Uh, Vincent. Would you please pm me with your subscription problem? I'm afraid I have no idea what you're talking about.

Here's the link to the subscription form: http://www.proboat.com/subscribe/subscribe-to-mag.html

Thank you, Carl

Dannybb55
03-07-2014, 08:24 PM
It is a good read but it is heavy on frp and big, expensive boats. WOODENBOAT is closer to what we do.

slug
03-08-2014, 01:16 AM
Pro boat has a few good articles. Its a worthwhile publication for wooden boats people.

The publication also highlights what training a young guy needs to enter the marine industry . No marine industry company needs wooden boatbuilders, every marine company needs fitters, engineers, metal workers, composites guys, painters, electricians , system specialists......

PeterSibley
03-09-2014, 10:50 PM
If you're unaware of it, Professional BoatBuilder is a free technical trade journal for professional boat builders, designers, repairers, etc. -- from the same company that publishes WoodenBoat.

Check it out at www.ProBoat.com (http://www.proboat.com). If you like it, click on the "Subscribe" button.

Thanks, Carl


Paid subscriptions $35.95 a year.
https://www.pubservice.com/w3/profilePrint.aspx?PC=PB&FC=

Which is it ?

Carl Cramer
03-10-2014, 08:44 AM
If you're employed in the marine trades, it's free. If you aren't working in the marine industry, it's $35.95/year.

A bargain at either level.

Go to www.ProBoat.com (http://www.proboat.com), and click on "Sample Issue" in the left-hand column.

Tom Lathrop
03-13-2014, 01:17 PM
Pro boat has a few good articles. Its a worthwhile publication for wooden boats people.

The publication also highlights what training a young guy needs to enter the marine industry . No marine industry company needs wooden boatbuilders, every marine company needs fitters, engineers, metal workers, composites guys, painters, electricians , system specialists......

Not around here where many of the professional boats are built in wood. Local boatbuilding schools train in various forms of wooden construction as well as the other materials and knowledge that the industry is keen to hire when positions come up. I like WoodenBoat but the articles found there are usually pretty sparse in technical details, often frustratingly so. The ride of a featured boat in some sea condition may be described as "sweet and loping" and a sheer line as "sweet" instead of any meaningful description. Pro Boat is just the opposite where the devils hiding in the details are described in more precise terms. While most articles are about what is being done in the major part of the boating industry, there is much of general interest for those with any technical bent although I doubt that there are any articles on how to help Carl avoid chopping his foot with an adze.

Carl Cramer
03-13-2014, 01:57 PM
Nice, Tom. That's why I read both magazines.....

Bill Perkins
03-22-2014, 01:59 PM
I bought the download of the issue HWYL recommended for the bilge pump article . It's well worth the 5 bucks and change . I'm now looking for some 3 way panel switches with the "positive on " Manual feature mentioned . I've never liked the spring loaded return to Off on my current set . That is : my hand has to stay on the switch to run the pump and I can't look over the side to see if the unit's still pumping water or running dry .

Hwyl
11-17-2014, 12:36 PM
Another superb issue this month. The article on CLC boats, suitably edited, belongs in WB mag. The Dudley Dix article on his 9.50 rocks, and the common mistakes in installation article while not strictly Wood, is very relevant. Also news on the possible demise of Westlawn is relevant to WB fans.

rbgarr
11-17-2014, 12:54 PM
I didn't realize that Westlawn had 'moved' to the Maine Maritime Museum. I thought it was still at The Boat School in Eastport.

Dannybb55
11-29-2014, 12:24 PM
I give is a glance at work but I READ Woodenboat when it arrives.

David G
11-29-2014, 01:13 PM
I read both thoroughly. But then, I build in a variety of methods - including composite. The pro mag has some excellent articles on a wide variety of technical stuff. But, yes, the emphasis is on larger, more technologically advanced boats by larger yards... not a small operation like mine. But I still learn a good deal at times. I've been particularly appreciative of their effort to keep us current in electrical power developments.