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

 

  • From WoodenBoat magazine No. 262, May/June 2018: STRAY is a yacht tender dressed up as a Cape Cod catboat. The boat will move through the water with ease whether loaded or light. She’ll be a bit tippy initially, due to her U-shaped sections, but will firm up as she heels.
  • FUSION, an electric day boat, is designed to a new theory describing how boats move through water. Her propulsion is an electric outboard motor, which rests in a lifting box and allows for silent cruising. FUSION’s retro-classic look is based upon the slipper launches of the Thames River. A hard-mounted sun awning provides protection from the harsh Australian sun.
  • Photographer Tyler Fields wrote and photographed Applying Gold Leaf to Lettering: A modern method to achieve a classic look in WoodenBoat No. 261. He outlines the step-by-step process wherein professional sign-maker Joan Perkins applied tissue-thin sheets of pure gold to adorn the transom of THIMBLE, a Herreshoff 12½ sailboat. Gold leaf, as a material, comes to the consumer after a...
  • This article is a sidebar of Arista Holden’s article “The Last of the Vikings” about her experiences at Fosen Folk School in Rissa, Norway, published in WoodenBoat magazine No. 261, March/April 2018. For such a small country, Norway has a rich variety of traditional small boats—each one adapted to its particular region. And within those regions, there is further variety based upon...
  • From WoodenBoat magazine No. 260, January/February 2018: KAMCHATKA is a 27′ adaptation of the John Letcher—designed pocket cruiser ALEUTKA. The raised deck amidships offers about 5′ of headroom; a pop-top increases this to at least 6′3″. Particulars LOA: 26′10″ (8.18m) LWL: 24′41⁄2″ (7.43m) Beam: 8′4 1⁄2″ (2.55m) Draft: 3′0...
  • From WoodenBoat magazine No. 259, November/December 2017: BOXER carries a box-keel, somewhat like William Atkin’s Rescue Minor, below its scow-shaped hull. This distributes the volume better and provides a storage space for the motor—either diesel- or electric-powered. The wheelhouse has standing headroom, and the below-deck space has a small galley, a work bench doubling as a berth, and a head...
  • As we were researching for this iteration of Getting Started in Boats, we found that the only drill outlined in most boating books was Man Overboard. “Why not,” we asked, “create practice drills based on standard emergency procedures elsewhere on the boat?” A cool and calm first responder is an effective first responder. A confident crew mate, reacting with a well rehearsed emergency maneuver, might save your life one day.
  • In Volume 64 of Getting Started in Boats, our illustrated insert in WoodenBoat No. 258, Jan Adkins adapted a chart to help you anticipate wave heights with a given forecast or locally observed windspeed. We also had a two-page spread of the deck of a boat, with actionable pre-storm preparedness tasks and we’ve turned that into a handy checklist. Here’s a printable version of that for...
  • From WoodenBoat magazine No. 258, September/October 2017: LAURENTIA is a 13′ micro-cruiser meant for outings on northern lakes. She takes inspiration from two New England vernacular workboats: the dory and the catboat. As with a dory, stability improves as the boat heels, and as it’s immersed. She’s a small boat in which crew weight and location will greatly influence this. Wide beam in the...
  • PICKUP is a most unusual boat — essentially a mobile waterfront for youth sail training, with a large, near-water-level work platform aft and a midship elevated helm station with all-around visibility.