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WoodenBoat issue 235WoodenBoat 235, November/December 2013

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  • VA Trumpy Fit for James Bond — A secret CIA semi-submersible is now a museum piece by Dirk A.D. Smith
  • Wood in the Rigging — Making simple fittings for a traditional boat by Tom Jackson
  • Ironwoods — Useful hardwoods for boat fittings by Ken Textor
  • Will Stirling — In Nelson’s wake by Nic Compton
  • The Canoes of Haida Gwaii — A legacy renewed by Bruce Kemp
  • A Canvas Backrest — Comfort in a small cabin by Harry Bryan
  • AMYCITA — A knock-down frame kit boat approaches the century mark by Eric L. Baxter
  • The Jeweler as Modelmaker — The miniature yachts of Rob Eddy by Maria Simpson
  • In Search of a 100-Year Rig — The logic of galvanized wire for a gaff cutter’s standing rigging by Bruce Halabisky
  • The Floating Farmer’s Market — A New Haven sharpie brings food from field to islands by Randall Peffer

Cover: The rigging for the 18′ No Mans Land boat FAR & AWAY, built by Senior Editor Tom Jackson, relies heavily on shop-made hardwood fittings. Photograph by Benjamin Mendlowitz.

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  • A Sailing Blade by Jan Adkins

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WoodenBoat issue 234WoodenBoat 234, September/October 2013

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  • VIRGINIA PARK — From imagination to reality by Matthew P. Murphy
  • Repowering VAGABOND — Electric power for a classic boat by David Gillespie
  • The Japanese Handsaw — An essential boatbuilding tool by Douglas Brooks
  • Flotation Models — Using scaled-down boats to predict stability and performance by Harry Bryan
  • A Higher Education — F. Jay Smith’s immersion into Scandinavian boatbuilding by Tom Jackson
  • Aboard EROS — A guided tour of a 1939 staysail schooner by John Tuma
  • The Survivors — Among the Chesapeake’s working skipjacks by Randall Peffer
  • A Time For Every Purpose — For schooner owners, maintenance is as much a lifestyle as sailing by Maria Simpson

Cover: Holland, Michigan, boatbuilder Reff Reinhart designed and built the 17′2″ launch VIRGINIA PARK for outings on Lakes Macataw and Michigan—and for trailering expeditions farther afield.

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  • Rules of the Road — by John Pogorelskin

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WoodenBoat issue 233WoodenBoat 233, July/August 2013

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  • Screw Drives — Variations on a theme by Harry Bryan
  • The Everglades Challenge in a Wooden Boat — 300 miles of racing and adventure by Tom Pamperin
  • Hemingway’s PILAR — For a fi lm-double, details help to “get it right” by Hilary Hemingway
  • Lessons of the BOUNTY — Drawing experience from tragedy by G. Anderson Chase
  • The Boat That Beat Hitler — How nine young Americans won gold in 1936 by Daniel James Brown
  • PISCATAQUA — A new gundalow for New Hampshire by Jenny Bennett
  • Chautauqua Lake’s Great White Fleet — A fabled destination’s wooden steamships by Norman Ward

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  • Compasses — Installation and Use by John Pogorelskin

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WoodenBoat 232, May/June 2013

WoodenBoat issue 232FEATURES

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  • A Holdfast for the Workbench — Ten bucks and two hours yield a versatile clamping device by Harry Bryan
  • Fitting Trailboards — Making a laminated mirror-image carving blank by Bart Chapin
  • Rack of Eye — Boatbuilding in the St. Mary’s County tradition    Richard Dodds, A new Lawrence skiff by Ed Kobrinski
  • A Singular 12 — Charley Morgan’s HERITAGE was the last wooden 12-Meter built in the U.S. by Dan Spurr
  • Reviving MAKOTO — An imagined muse guides the restoration of a classic cruiser by Scott Andrews
  • MADNESS — A proa for modern times by Geoff Kerr
  • Peter Chase — Lessons of a Boatbuilder by Bill Mayher
  • Istanbul’s Rahmi M. Koc Museum — Preserving the past in a city of connection by Peter Neill
  • Many Hands, Light Work — Sharing a commitment to the schooner ADVENTURESS by Tom Jackson

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  • Getting Started Stories — How Six People Got Their Starts in Boats by Maria Simpson

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WoodenBoat 231, March/April 2013

WoodenBoat issue 231Highlights

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  • Western Handsaws — Traditional tools with a wealth of virtues by Jim Tolpin
  • Great Lakes Wooden Steam Barges — Building a young nation by George D. Jepson
  • The Herreshoff Anchor — A circa-1870 innovation still earns respect by Maynard Bray with Jim Giblin
  • Born Again on the Bay — The unlikely survival of the buyboat THOMAS J by Randall Peffer
  • Aboard PAT PENDING — A guided tour of a 1929 Geary-designed motoryacht by Abner Kingman
  • Glued-Edge Carvel Planking — Bucking convention at Artisan Boatworks by Matthew P. Murphy
  • The Old Man and the Sea — In Tasmania, the last of the trading ketches makes one final voyage by Bruce Stannard
  • Wooden Boatworks — How Donn Costanzo and Bruce Wahl have mastered the art of preserving the classics by Pat Mundus
  • Encountering ALBATROSS — A beautifully preserved catboat and the power of patina by Maynard Bray

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  • Sawhorses — A Gallery of Boatbuilders’ Favorites by Damian McLaughlin, Tom Jackson, Harry Bryan, John Brooks, and Jim Tolpin

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WoodenBoat 230, January/February 2013

WoodenBoat 230 January/February 2013Highlights

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  • The Ohio Pound-Net Boat — A rugged tool for Lake Erie’s fishermen by William John Kohler.
  • Revisiting the Classics — The Sea Bright skiffs by Reuel B. Parker.
    Some time in the second quarter of the 19th century, a unique form of small boat appeared on the beaches of the New Jersey shore. While small in size—around 15′—the type was remarkably seaworthy and could be launched and retrieved through breaking surf. After these early boats proved their worth, they rapidly evolved into different models adapted to different purposes, including pound-net fishing, lifesaving, and recreation. In the January/February issue, we look at the early type and its descendants.
  • Build a Standup Paddleboard, Part 2 — “Why are Stand-Up Paddleboards all the rage?” ask the folks at Chesapeake Light Craft. “Because they’re ridiculously fun, like walking on water.”  In the November issue’s first installment of a two-part how-to-build piece, Geoff Kerr walks us through the initial steps of scratch-building CLC’s plywood Kaholo design.
  • Still Fishing — The dragger RICHARD & ARNOLD at age 89 by Randall Peffer.
    RICHARD & ARNOLD is one of the oldest remaining Eastern-rig draggers still fishing—and one of the last still in existence outside a museum. She’s also one of the last of the family-owned-and-operated fishing boats that once dominated the New England fisheries during much of the 20th century. In the January/February issue, we tell this boat’s story—and tell of the economic and ecological challenges of the New England fisheries. 
  • Paul Gartside and the Design Spiral — Creating new boats of timeless beauty by Michael Higgins.
  • Legends of the Rips — In search of the New England bassboat by Stan Grayson.
    Like a Maine lobsterboat, a Florida flats boat, a Jersey sea skiff, or others intended to pursue specific fish in specific waters, the real New England bassboat was developed to meet the specialized needs of the professional striped-bass fishing guide working the shallow, seaweed-covered rocks around Cuttyhunk Island. While a variety of powerboats were initially used for bass fishing, quite specialized versions began emerging during the late 1940s—boats born of their unique environment and the habits of their quarry. Despite their specialized nature, three boats have also proven to be ideal family runabouts and no-frills cruisers. Read about them in the January/February issue of WoodenBoat.
  • Building a Vertue Cutter — FLYING FISH is a small cruiser with a long reach by Jack Bassett.
  • Woodstoves for Wooden Boats — Comfortable heat for cold-weather cruising by Brendan Riordan.

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