Current Issue of WoodenBoat Magazine

WoodenBoat 278, January/February 2021

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  • Softly, Softly — The creation of an Iain Oughtred–designed sharpie by Nic Compton
  • Iain Oughtred at 81 — A fertile mind and a growing design catalog by Nic Compton
  • A.C. Brown & Sons Shipyard — Sixty years of work—but never a Friday launching by Greg Rössel
  • The Wheeler 38 LEGEND — A new chapter in the saga of Ernest Hemingway’s PILAR — by Tom Jackson
  • In the Wake of a Black Dog — How Vineyard Haven became a mecca for classic wooden boats by Randall Peffer
  • Color, Style, and Sophistication — Documenting traditional canoes of Papua New Guinea by David Payne
  • Glued Lapstrake Plywood Plank Clamps — A simple solution for a bright, blemish-free interior by Geoff Henderson
  • Getting Started in Boats: Fastenings: An introduction to their uses and variety — Tear-out supplement by Jan Adkins

Cover: Inspired by PILAR, Ernest Hemingway’s sport-fishing boat of 1934, the revived Wheeler Yacht Company’s modernized version of the 38′ LWL yacht was launched at Brooklin Boat Yard in Maine in September 2020. She reached 34.5 mph in sea trials. Photograph by Benjamin Mendlowitz

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