Written for boatbuilders, yards, designers and other professionals, PB is nevertheless useful to owners or would-be owners, as a guide to the latest boatbuilding and repair technology and the boatyards that use them. Particularly useful are articles on equipment installation, e.g. gensets, watermakers.
Building or buying a wooden boat? Here's a widely-supported set of forums on building/repair, designs/plans, people and places, and other wood-related topics. There is a lot of advice here, and the chance to ask your own questions. You can also search the back issues index by keyword, then order the issue or find it in your library.
A vendors extensive article on what features to look for in a high-quality cruising boat. Covers such things as "hand-laid," deck thickness, bulkhead attachment, engine noise, and more.
ABYC has been developing and updating the safety standards for boat building and repair for nearly 50 years. The ABYC offers courses in engines, electrical, refrigeration, corrosion, and other subjects.
Questions to ask when considering a sailboat for ocean passage making. One of the best definitions of the difference between the construction quality you need for voyaging and what will do for coastal or less demanding cruising.