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Volume 4, Issue 4
December 20
Inside This Issue
Volume 4, Issue 4
Two Alumni Designs Win
Cruising World
Awards Pg. 1
Westlawn at METS 2010 Pg. 2
Westlawn at IBEX 2010 Pg. 3
Message from ABYC Pres. Pg. 4
On the Drawing Board Pg. 6
Know It All Answer
Pg. 7
Splashes
Pg. 8
Profile of David Pugh Pg. 10
Two Alumni Help Create
Award Winning Fire Boat Pg. 12
News and Views
Pg. 15
Controlling Corrosion Pg. 16
Book of Dave Martin Pg. 20
Book Sale
Pg. 24
Continuing Education Pg. 25
Training Links & Events Pg. 26
Know It All Question Pg. 27
Archives
Pg. 28
Westlawn Information Pg. 28
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Continuing decades of success in design competitions by Westlawn students an
alumni, Gerry Douglas, president and chief naval architect of Catalina Yachts an
Rodger Martin, of Rodger Martin Design, both had designs selected for 2010
awards by
Cruising World
magazine.
The
Catalina 355
Designed and produced under Douglas’s
watchful eye, the
Catalina 355
, was recog-
nized by
Cruising World
judges, in a cate-
gory where all boats were designed to be
comfortable and easy to sail.
“The interior layout works, and this is
the kind of boat that people who love
sailing will enjoy.”
The judges spent much time debating all
the boats entered, but, when it came time
to pick the one that stood above the rest, it
was the
Catalina 355
. In 9- to 11-knots
wind, boat speed was in the 5-knot range.
The judges found the vessel’s handling for-
giving and responsive, with predictable up-
wind tacking and a nice extra turn of speed
off the wind using the cruising gennaker
tacked to the removable bowsprit.
The integrity of the construction also im-
pressed the judges, and they felt that Doug-
las did an excellent job of creating an inte-
rior space that seems bigger than found on most 35-footers, including a large ga
with excellent storage and even a powered adjustable bunk in the main cabin fo
ward, which tilts up to make it more comfortable to read in bed.
Gerry Douglas’s
Catalina 355
Is Domestic Boat of t
Year. Rodger Martin’s
Presto 30
Takes the Cruisin
Spirit Award.
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Catalina 355