Current Issue of WoodenBoat Magazine

WoodenBoat 253, November/December 2016

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  • Restoring CLEARWATER — A community pulls together once more by Betsy Garthwaite
  • The Saturday Cove Skiff —  A life at the oars began with a good boat by David D. Platt
  • An Elegant Jumpstick — A simple shop-made tool for accurate marking by Harry Bryan
  • Never Say Die — The Abaco tradition by Randall Peffer
  • SEA BELL — An Abaco treasure by Brad Miller
  • A Simple Change of Hat — Bowler is a good fit for weekend adventuring by Tom Jackson
  • Piners’ Punts — The working skiffs of Tasmania’s South West Wilderness by Bruce Stannard
  • An American at Home Abroad — A visit with the director of Skol ar Mor by Nic Compton
  • Getting Started in Boats: Local Genius—Part 1: Ancestors and Heirs — Tear-out supplement by Jan Adkins

Cover: With much of her crew clustered to windward on a board called a “pry,” the Class A Bahamian sloop ABACO RAGE charges along in the Sea of Abaco. The boat is an icon of the movement to preserve the Bahamian wooden-boat tradition. Photograph by Jay Fleming.

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