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

 

  • 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.
  • Save a Classic WoodenBoat 257, July/August 2017 ODYSSEA, a classic houseboat launched in 1926, graces the last page of our July/August issue, WB No. 257. The Wildey family of Seaford, Virginia, designed, built, and lived aboard her for 40 years. She has had just a few owners since then, with someone always living aboard since she was first launched. At 75′ overall and 19′ wide, she...
  • 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...