Issue 10 of Westlawn's Free Quarterly Newsletter Posted

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  1. dgerr
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    dgerr Senior Member

    Issue 10 of Westlawn’s free quarterly newsletter, The Masthead, has just been released.

    WIN A FREE COPY OF THE NEW BOOK, BOAT MECHANICAL SYSTEMS HANDBOOK
    Simply by clicking through to read the June 2009 Masthead by June 15, 2009, you will be automatically entered in the drawing for a free autographed copy of Boat Mechanical Systems Handbook. This 416 page book explains all of the aspects how to design, install, and recognize proper systems in boats.

    To read The Masthead, you must have the free ADOBE ACROBAT READER installed. (If The Masthead doesn’t load correctly, you probably need to download an up-to-date verion of Acrobat Reader. Go to: http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/ )

    Highlights in this edition:
    • Westlawn Interior Design Book Offered to the Marine Industry
    • Mystic Meet 2009
    • Yacht Racing
    • Reducing Educational Costs
    • Life on the Ocean Wave - Part 2
    • We Get Mail
    • Fin Keel Bending Moment - Learn the Know It All Solution
    • Westlawn/Profiles
    • News & Views
    • Technical Article: Marine Metals - Part 2
    • June Know It All Contest
    • Continuing Education for Designers, Boat Builders, & Techs
    • Training Links & Events
    • New Biography: Tracks On The Water, by Robert Harris
    • Back Issues of The Masthead

    An Excerpt from the Tech. Article - Copper & Nickel Alloys:
    "Keel bolts, for lead keels on fiberglass or wooden hulls, shouldn't be of stainless. Such bolts are (as we saw last issue) in exactly the worst environment for stainless underwater-in stagnant water (when any water gets in and it will). I once had a young engineer at a major keel manufacturer solemnly explain that bronze wasn't strong enough for keel bolts?! I managed not to laugh. Not only does bronze have nearly the same tensile strength as stainless, but bronze's corrosion resistance is infinitely superior in this application. Bronze keel bolts are the standard and have been for over 150 years.

    The best known silicon bronze is probably Everdur, a trademark bronze generally of 95% or higher copper, with about 3% silicon, and 1% manganese. Silicon bronze (Everdur) is about my all-around favorite marine metal. The top pick for most marine screws and bolts, it has a tensile strength of 90,000 psi in hard temper, and 55,000 psi in soft temper. It'll never corrode (unless you're foolish enough to fasten it directly to steel or aluminum, where it will cause corrosion in the aluminum or steel). It can be cast, welded, rolled, bent and otherwise formed without harm."

    Read the entire tech. article in this issue of The Masthead.

    Go to:

    http://www.westlawn.edu/news/WestlawnMasthead10_June09.pdf

    to read The Masthead (allow a few moments for the file to download), and be sure to click on the “Click Here To Subscribe” at the bottom of the first page to receive the next issue automatically.

    Dave Gerr
    Director, Westlawn Institute
    www.westlawn.edu
     
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    A lot of good reading as usual..
    Just one question about ABYC bookstore (that's where the Westlawn books are).. it doesn't qualify foreign adresses! Any advice?
     
  3. dgerr
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    ABYC definitely ships internationally. When using the ABYC Ships Store, select the item or items you want to purchase. Then, go to Checkout (click the "Checkout" link on upper right corner of the blue menu bar). Fill in your address/shipping information. Where it says State/Province, select "Outside US." Where it says Country, select your country. Do the same under the billing information. You'll be all set.

    Dave Gerr
    Director
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  4. TeddyDiver
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    Thanks Dave, but that's what I did and the "Outside US" part went red to state it's "not filled out correctly".
     
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    Now found out how to act... In case "Outside US" it needs to fill something (anything) to the next row as "another state or territory" :)
     
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    Great. Glad you were able to get it sorted out.

    Dave Gerr
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    Ike Senior Member

    Great issue Dave. Becasue of the subject, metal, I posted a link on the Metalboatbuilding.org and on MetalBoatSociety.org forums
     

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