Current Issue of WoodenBoat Magazine

WoodenBoat 255, March/April 2017

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  • WANDERER III — A half-century on longitude 96° W by Thies Matzen
  • “Their Vessels, Their Skills, and Their Stories” — Mike Vlahovich’s quest to preserve maritime cultures by Tom Jackson
  • LADONA Reborn — A 1922 schooner gets more than a facelift by David D. Platt
  • WESTWARD and the Way Forward A classic motoryacht earns her keep by Bruce Halabisky
  • Building a Tapered Sitka Spruce Spinnaker Pole Modern end fittings and bird’s-mouth joinery contribute to light weight by Peter Cassidy
  • The Return of a Legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston at SUHAILI’s helm once more by Nic Compton
  • Ten Things That Can Hurt Your Wooden Boat Well-intentioned practices that do more harm than good by Darin Carlucci
  • CHUCKLES A man mends a boat, the boat mends the man by Philip Schirmer
  • Getting Started in Boats: Bristol Fashion: Storing and Caring for Line — Tear-out supplement by Jan Adkins

Cover: Kicki Ericson takes in the beauty of the South Georgia Island coast from the companionway of WANDERER III. The 30′ sloop has sailed more than 300,000 miles in 65 years. Photograph by Thies Matzen.

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