Extended Content

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

 

  • From WoodenBoat magazine No. 264, September/October 2018: QUICK and CLEAN are a pair of concept kayaks designed by the author to Alan Skinner’s Component Waveform Theory.
  • The Launchings section of WB No. 264 shows a 26′ Monomoy surf rescue boat recently launched in northern California.
  • From WoodenBoat magazine No. 263, July/August 2018: PICOTINE’s profile and lapstrake construction make her appear traditional, but she’s actually a contemporary expedition cruiser.
  • 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.
  • Gold leaf, as a material, comes to the consumer after a fascinating manufacturing process that you can watch below. The footage comes from British Pathé, an impressive and enthralling newsreel archive in London, England, that has converted many of their 85,000 short films to digital versions that are available free to the public through YouTube. This one here was filmed in 1959 at a manufacturer...
  • 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.