PassageMaker May - June 2017

PassageMaker Magazine (PMM) is the market leader covering the boats, people, gear, and destinations for the trawler and cruising-under-power lifestyle. Over the years it has evolved to connect the marine industry to consumers through print, digital, online, and in-person brands (Trawler Fest, Trawler Fest University, and Trawler Port)

United States
Active Interest Media
8 期號


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fun and games

This young California sea lion just couldn’t get enough play time with this mooring buoy. He found great joy in grabbing the buoy and dragging it down as deep as he could before releasing it. When he released it, he would then race it back to the surface. This buoy seemed to provide him with endless entertainment as he showed off his skills to me. Photo taken off of the coast of Isla Partido in the Sea of Cortez with the X2 dive camera by Intova. Find John on Instagram: @johntguillote Love to shoot pictures? Want to share your adventures? Send us your favorite high-resolution photos and a short description, and we’ll showcase our favorites in our new section, Viewfinder. For consideration, email:…

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inspired beginnings

The year was 1978. My parents had just relocated us—my brother, 7, and me, 4—to Bainbridge Island, Washington, from Eugene, Oregon. They were both from the island originally, but we kids were born three hours from any self-respecting body of water. Prior to moving, the only water known to us was in the bathtub where plastic boats could reach supersonic speeds one minute only to succumb to a giant rubber squid the next. Perhaps buoyed by our new surroundings, perhaps inspired by our new island neighbors, we hoodwinked our parents into buying us our first boat. We will retroactively refer to her as SS Minnow, for her stay on earth was about as short-lived. Minnow was an inflatable canoe with the exact LOA of our bathtub. Once inflated, she was buoyant enough…

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MORE THOUGHTS ON BOB SMITH I was very sad to learn of the passing of Bob Smith. I first met Bob when I visited the Lehman facility in the company of John Newton in the mid-1960s. At the time, I was working at American Marine in Hong Kong and this was my first visit to the U.S. We used large numbers of Lehman engines in our boats and they were standard in the Grand Banks when they were introduced in 1963. I had been expecting a huge factory and was surprised to find a modest warehouse in which Lehman engines were being assembled by a handful of people using engines from Ford of Dagenham in the U.K., heat exchangers from Sendure, pumps from Jabsco, custom exhaust manifolds and other components from…

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q&a with tony bulpin,

Tony Bulpin has been working in the boating industry for the past 27 years. He has worked for Sea Hawk Premium Yacht Finishes for over a decade as the West Coast sales representative. Tony is also an active member in the Northwest boating community having served on multiple committees as well as on the board of the Northwest Marine Trade Association. He was involved in the NMTA’s work on legislation in Washington State to help boatyards meet the EPA Clean Water Act guidelines by phasing out the use of copper in bottom paint. As one of the only manufacturers involved in the legislative process, Tony helped the Sea Hawk family to be on the forefront of developing copper-free paints as well as low-copper paints that provide an environmentally friendly approach…

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trondheim 40 electric trawler

Rarely do you see green trawler designs that meet the standards of a passage making vessel, as well as keeping a rigid focus on green energy conservation. That, however, is not true about the new, space-age Trondheim 40 electric trawler concept designed by Max Zhivov. Zhivov is known for designing green and hybrid-boat systems that push the boundaries of classic yachting and focus attention on being as green as possible. His Trondheim 40 concept is a purpose-built passage making/ expedition yacht that utilizes all-electric propulsion. The Trondheim 40 is designed as much to handle illtempered weather as it is for longer passages. With two staterooms, a comfortable saloon, and roomy pilothouse, this boat looks to be at home on trips from the Great Loop or the Inside Passage. Her smaller electric…

11 分鐘
moisture meter mysteries

Someone once said that whether a glass is half-full or halfempty depends on whether you are serving or drinking. Similarly, whether or not you believe moisture meters work might depend on whether you’re buying or selling. We refer to them as moisture meters, but “deal killers” might be a more appropriate name. Mysterious, misused, and misunderstood, these devices can sink a boat sale faster than any other tool in a surveyor’s arsenal. In many cases, withdrawing from the purchase makes sense, and in other cases, it can lead to hasty decisions. Let’s take a brief look at how these instruments work. Moisture meters came onto the scene in the 1960s as a tool for the lumber industry. There are two types—with a pin and without a pin. For non-destructive testing on…