To continue my recap from this year’s Strictly Sail Show I’m going to share some tips I learned from Dan Bochnovic of Crowley’s Yacht Yard here in Chicago on Marine Plumbing Tips.
Before I get to his tips, here’s a little about Dan Bochnovic:
“Dan Bochnovic , Technology Manager, Crowley’s Yacht Yard
Much of the impressive carpentry and welded steel or aluminum improvements you see at Crowley’s Yacht Yard originated as abstract concepts from the mind of Dan Bochnovic.
These include over 1000 feet of floating dock on the west and north banks (most recently the new in/out service dock), the deck in front of the store, and our new displays for Strictly Sail (which drew praise from other vendors there and will be making an encore appearance at Yachtapalooza). Dan also added the new remote controlled racked mast picking system in the rigging department. In addition, Dan is CYY’s “go-to” guy for IT design and maintenance, and manages the docks and dockmasters.
From where did such a renaissance person come? How did he manage to end up at Crowley’s? With over thirty years in the recreational marine industry, Mr. Bochnovic started as a rigger in the days when rolling furlers were in their infancy. Experienced in all types of installation and fiberglass repair, he also studied industrial design at Northern Illinois University and business at DeVry, from which he earned a degree in computer science.
In his spare time, Dan enjoys woodworking and belongs to the Chicago Woodturners Club. He loves doing carpentry jobs around his house and has spent over fifteen years sailing Lakes Michigan and Huron and the North Channel.”
So Dan is a pretty handy guy to have around it sounds like. 😎