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

 

  • 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.
  • 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...