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Onsite demonstrations, new exhibits, workshops and lectures planned as part of new initiative

RYE, NH—Piper Boatworks of Rye, New Hampshire has partnered with Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hamp- shire to launch a pilot project to create The Boatshop at Strawbery Banke. Located on the grounds of the historic museum, The Boatshop will provide expanded maritime history-related exhibits and demonstrations, as well as workshops and programs focused on maritime related topics and skills. “Strawbery Banke Museum interprets the 300-plus year history of the people of Portsmouth whose lives were intertwined with the river and ocean, the boats that harbored here, and the economies that were derived from it,” said Nate Piper, of Piper Boatworks. “The Boatshop at Strawbery Banke is an opportunity to reconnect to this region’s rich maritime history and to provide a place where modern day sailors, boaters and maritime enthusiasts can gather and learn.”

The fi rst phase of The Boatshop at

Strawbery Banke will focus on the ex- pansion of one of the existing buildings to accommodate a new workshop and demon- stration space. Businesses and individuals passionate about growing this aspect of the Museum’s visitor experience are invited to contact the Strawbery Banke Development Offi ce to learn more about underwriting these efforts.

The second phase of The Boatshop at Strawbery Banke will focus on developing a series of programs on modern and historical maritime topics and skills, and the creation of an onsite exhibit. Volunteers interested in assisting with maritime-related exhibit set- up, on-site demonstrations and construction of the new Boatshop building can contact Nate Piper at boatshop@strawberybanke. org.

“Over time, Strawbery Banke interpret- ed the rich maritime history of Portsmouth in a variety of ways,” noted Lawrence Yerdon, President and CEO of Strawbery Banke. “This new partnership with Piper Boatworks is an exciting opportunity to expand the museum’s exploration of this history while

providing new program offerings for daily visitors, museum members and the commu- nity at-large.”

Piper Boatworks is based in Rye, New Hampshire and is owned and operated by Nate Piper. Piper Boatworks repairs, maintains and builds boats of all sizes and designs. Piper Boatworks is also the only au- thorized builder of new MerryMac sailboats and replacement parts. For more informa- tion, please visit Strawbery Banke Museum (www., is a 501c3 non-profi t founded in 1958 to save a 10-acre site and the historic downtown core of Portsmouth, New Hampshire from urban renewal. The authentic 10-acre outdoor history museum is dedicated to bringing 300 years of American history to life. The Museum is a place for children, adults, multigenerational families and groups to gather to explore heritage gardens, historic buildings and crafts, pres- ervation programs, hands-on activities, the stories told by costumed role-players and the changing exhibits that offer hours of fun and discovery.

(L) Lawrence J. Yerdon, President of Strawbery Banke Museum and (R) Nate Piper, Owner of Piper Boatworks.

Lyman-Morse Manufactures Aerospace Composite Componet

THOMASTON – Lyman-Morse Technol- ogies (LMT), a division of Lyman-Morse has recently manufactured a composite aerospace component for a well-known manufacturer of advanced jet aircraft. The component manufactured is a prototype Radome, a thin fi berglass dome that protects and provides aerodynamic fairing over the aircraft’s primary radar usually located in the nose of the aircraft. The LMT Radome was manufactured to extremely rigorous manufacturing standards and tolerances. Long committed and known for taking the high-tech path of production, Lyman-Morse Technologies designed and manufactured the pattern, mold tooling, and fi xtures all in-house with existing staff and equipment. The pattern for the composite mold was machined by Lyman-Morse’s Haas GR 712 precision CNC router. The pattern was machined from stacked and bonded epoxy tooling board which is geometrically stable at the curing temperature of the fi berglass epoxy pre-preg system. The pattern was

designed to compensate for thermal growth of the epoxy board as well as the cross link shrinkage of the tooling system. The Haas GR 712 router machined the pattern with minimal offset to compensate for hand fi nishing. When all was said and done, the pattern was measured to within .001” of the design target, a challenging task for a 19” diameter article. Cytec’s LTM-16 Fiberglass tooling system was selected to fabricate the all composite mold tool. LTM-16 was selected for its low initial cure temperature of 140°F and its ability to remain dimensionally stable at the 280°F(the processing temperature of Park Electro-Chemical’s E-765 7781 fi ber- glass prepreg system.) E-765 7781 fi berglass prepreg is qual-

ifi ed under AGATE Aerospace Material Qualifi cation Standards for both primary and secondary fl ight structure components via the FAA. The fi berglass prepreg was laid up in the mold tool utilizing ply patterns and overlaps developed by LMT and approved by the customer. LMT’s laser placement guide was used to ensure all 40 individual plies were placed in exact sequence and po- sition. Environment conditions were mon- itored and t racked electronically to ensure both temperature and humidity were within prescribed guidelines.

The layup was then cured for 14 hours per the prepreg manufacturer’s recom- mendations. During that time 4 locations on the part and mold tool were tracked and electronically recorded along with the


vacuum within the vacuum bag with LMT custom-built temperature/vacuum data recorder. This step was necessary to ensure processing parameters were meet for the AGATE qualifi ed fi berglass prepreg. The cured part was machined and drilled to the customer’s specifi cations, with tolerances of +.005”/-.000”. Final quality checks were completed and found within the customer’s requirements. The part was then painted using Aerospace Certifi ed Paints and Primers.

The client will use the prototype as a



Film to Screen as Part of the Festival’s True Grit Award Competition For Best Colorado Produced Film

DENVER, CO - The Boat Builder will make its Colorado Premiere at the 38th Denver Film Festival on Friday, Novem- ber 13, 6:30pm at the UA Denver Pavil- ions. In competition for the Festival’s True Grit award for Best Colorado Produced Film, The Boat Builder will also screen on Saturday, November 14, 11:00am at the UA Denver Pavilions.

Christopher Lloyd stars as Abner, an embittered old mariner and widower living a solitary life. Withdrawn from his family and the tight-knit community of his small marine town, he is a grumpy and unsociable man who seems to live in the past - only fi nding comfort in the countless hours spent build- ing a sailboat in his yard. When neglected young orphan Rick (Tekola Cornetet) wan- ders onto Abner’s property hiding from local bullies, the two fi nd common ground and form an unlikely bond which changes their lives in unexpected ways. Written and directed by Arnold Gross-

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man, a published novelist and nonfi ction author, The Boat Builder is a story “about the building of a dream.” Produced by Rich- ard J. Bosner (Fruitvale Station, The Wan- nabe), the fi lm also stars Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle) and David Lascher (Hey Dude, Sabrina the Teenage Witch). The Boat Builder marks Arnold

Grossman’s directorial debut on a narrative feature. Starting his journey as an indie fi lmmaker later in life “is the culmination of lessons learned from my life experiences and a long career in various creative fi elds,” he stated. “With this fi lm, I was interested in exploring the story of two people at opposite ends of life, who fi nd a bond in a shared dream” continued Grossman. “A key element in the fi lm is the unfolding of a character-driven story layer by layer, as the two principal characters gradually grow closer while working together.”

“Denver has inspired the project in many ways” said longtime resident, Gross- man, “from the genesis of the story, to the casting of young Tekola Cornetet” he con- tinued, “I am honored to share the fi lm with the Denver audiences - here where it was born and where it came to life.”

basis for design and manufacturing refi ne- ments. Prototypes for such clients as the De- partment of Defense and other government and private sector businesses has become an increasingly import segment of the LM business plan. “We have the know-how and experience with the materials, the manu- facturing procedures, the brainpower to trouble shoot and problem solve with these companies. A truly satisfying endeavor for all involved,” said Drew Lyman, President of Lyman-Morse.

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