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

 

  • WB No. 241: The Sound Interclub is a beautiful design, and is typical of many daysailers of 90 years ago, but they can require a lot of upkeep today. A modern take on this classic should be of modern wooden construction, have one-design class possibilities, be designed with the option of kit construction in mind (to be finished either by professionals or amateurs), but most of all be a delight to...
  • WB No. 240 features an article on the geometry of rowing craft, and includes a formula for determining the ideal length of oars for your boat. Click here to view a PDF of a list of boat examples and their dimensions .
  • For our 40th anniversary issue of WoodenBoat , we asked the magazine’s founder, Jon Wilson, to specify his current dream boat. He responded with specifications for an amphibious houseboat—one “with a measure of grace and more than a modicum of seaworthiness.” It was a challenging assignment, for the boat had to be liveable both on land and in the water—with ample storage, comfortable seating, and...
  • WB No. 239: Sketchbook is a department introduced in the July/August issue of WoodenBoat. The idea behind it is simple: Readers send us their requirements for a new and unique boat. If their letter is chosen, our Sketchbook designers, Laurie McGowan and Michael Schacht, will develop the design and present it on the pages of WoodenBoat, and on this web site —Eds. For our inaugural installment,...
  • WB No. 233: Lessons of the BOUNTY — We’ve received numerous requests for reprints of Capt. Andy Chase’s article “Lessons of the BOUNTY: Drawing experience from tragedy.” That article recounts the sinking of the replica vessel BOUNTY during Superstorm Sandy on October 29, 2012. Many readers have found Capt. Chase’s summary of the lessons of that catastrophe to be invaluable to their own vessel...
  • WB No. 231: Herreshoff Stock Anchors — In WoodenBoat No. 231, Maynard Bray describes the virtues of the three-piece stock anchors first made by the Herreshoff Mfg. Co. over a century ago. For those seeking a deeper understanding of these anchors, we present here Jim Giblin’s original research paper, The Herrehsoff Manufacturing Company Three-Piece Stock Anchor—the work from which Maynard’s...
  • In Getting Started in Boats No. 38, which was bound into WB No. 230, we discussed how to choose a proper dinghy. In that article, we made reference to choosing oars of the proper length for your boat. Here’s a handy formula shared by the well-known wooden oar makers Shaw & Tenney of Orono, Maine ( www.shawandtenney.com ). —Eds. Shaw & Tenney Oar Length Formula for Correctly Fitted Oars...
  • WB No. 230: Stitching a Set of Oar Leathers — This article originally appeared in WB No. 127 (November/December 1995). We present it again here to augment our coverage of dinghies in the Getting Started in Boats supplement bound into WB No. 230. –Eds. Sewn-on oar leathers are a simple and elegant way to protect fine wooden oars from chafing in their oarlocks. Sewn leather can be easily removed to...
  • Our profile of yacht designer Paul Gartside in WB No. 230 included a number of design terms that space and style restrictions kept us from defining in the article. For those readers seeking a deeper understanding of the elements of design, here are the definitions of those terms—along with a few additional ones that were not listed in the article. — Robin Jettinghoff, Assistant Editor Area of...
  • WB No. 229: — In the Getting Started in Boats supplement, we presented basic instructions on varnishing. That article included a discussion of varnish brush care, which inspired contributing editor Maynard Bray to tell us about a simple technique he’s used for years for maintaining badger-hair brushes. In the following words and photos, Maynard shares that technique. —Eds. Over many years, I’ve...