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The videos, photographs, and articles posted here relate to specific issues of WoodenBoat.

 

  • Inspired by such magazines as The Rudder, Yachting, and Yachting Monthly, Tasmanians of the early 20th century were eager to adapt yacht design ideas from the outside world. Raised foredecks, whether original or later adaptations, were popular for sailboats in the region at the time. Raised foredecks, whether original or later adaptations, were popular for sailboats in the...
  • From WB No. 256, May/June 2017 : Featured in Design Sketchbook from WoodenBoat Magazine. BLACKTIP is a step up from cabinless camp-cruisers. With two small two-berths, sitting headroom, and a cookstove, the boat offers more comfort and convenience. The cat rig is lightweight and easy to handle. The bimini top offers ample protection from the harsh Australian sun. It must be easily and quickly...
  • The cover of WB No. 255 features Kicki Ericson aboard the diminutive sloop WANDERER III of the island of South Georgia in the southern Atlantic. Kicki’s husband, Thies Matzen, writes about WANDERER III in that issue, and together the couple published a book of photographs and essays of barren, beautiful South Georgia in 2014. Editor Matt Murphy’s review of that book (published in WB No. 248) Antarktische Wildnis Südgeorgie (Antarctic Wilderness South Georgia), is presented here.
  • In WoodenBoat No., 255, Peter Cassidy writes about the construction of a wooden spinnaker pole. To determine the dimensions of the staves that make up this pole, Peter consulted two online calculators provided by Duckworks Boatbuilders Supply . Duckworks has generously allowed us to reproduce those calculators here. Calculating the Basic Stave Dimensions: Given N, O.D. and I.D., calculate L, H...
  • WB No. 255, March/April 2017: Featured in Design Sketchbook from WoodenBoat Magazine: The diminutive powerboat UKPIK is meant for all-season exploration on Maine’s bays and rivers. Designer Laurie McGowan began sketching the UKPIK concept at 22′ LOA, but to keep the displacement under control he shrank the boat to a mere 15′. Design Sketchbook appears in every issue of...
  • WB No. 254, Jan/Feb 2017: SKIMMER is a light and fast houseboat, merges the idea of a livable Dutch motor barge with a fast and light Hickman Sea Sled. Motor barges are generally flat-water boats that maximize living space, and they can be found throughout Europe’s canal system. The Sea Sled, progenitor of the ubiquitous Boston Whaler, is fast and seaworthy. SKIMMER Particulars LOA: 37...
  • WB No. 253, Nov/Dec 2016: FLAIR is an update of the early 20th-century auto-boat type. Auto-boats took their styling cues from the fledgling car industry; they were the precursors to the later runabout. Particulars LOA: 29′ (8.84m) LWL: 27′9″ (8.47m) Beam: 6′9″ (2.06m) Beam WL: 5′9″ (1.76m) Draft: 22″ (0.56m) Displacement (half-load): 2,840 lbs (1...
  • WB No. 252, Sept/Oct 2016: The racing strategy for Class 40 boats involves running downwind, and PROTON’s freestanding cat-ketch rig, using carbon-fiber masts and wishbone booms, is designed to make the most of it, including stable wing-on-wing sailing. Steering is via dual rudders operated by a single tiller working through an Ackermann arm linkage. When heeled, PROTON’s center of flotation...
  • In WoodenBoat No. 252, Sept/Oct 2016, Editor Matt Murphy explores the work of Leslie Jones (1886–1967), a staff photographer for The Boston Herald Traveler from 1917 to 1956. Jones had a particular interest in yachting, and covered racing at Marblehead, 20 or so miles northeast of Boston, throughout his career. His 40,000 photographs, covering subjects ranging from sports to celebrities to crime to everyday life, are cared for by the Boston Public Library. Here we present links to the stunning images in our article so readers may explore them in greater detail than that allowed by the printed page.
  • WoodenBoat magazine No. 251 (July/August 2016): The 16′ scow “13” is meant to provide the same sporty experience as the ubiquitous Sunfish design, but to carry two or even three adults while doing so. The mandate was for a simple rig — a definition stretched by the designer as he explored this boat’s potential. The extra-wide beam allows easy movement around the boat...