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  • WB No. 249: SERENA is meant to keep the good aspects of the 30′2″ Shields-class one design, but in a boat that’s 25′ long. The new boat’s rig makes good use of the “flipping topsail” arrangement developed by Maine schoonerman Havilah Hawkins. Although inspired by a larger, longer-ended sloop, SERENA has relatively short overhangs in order to maximize her...
  • In WoodenBoat Nos. 249 and 250, author Patrick Beautement describes in detail how the A.K. Ilen School of Wooden Boat Building in Limerick, Ireland, built four boats known as “gandelows.” The gandelow is a general-purpose type of rowing craft once common in the River Shannon Estuary. These boats are hard-chined, with a rounded bottom to make them easier to work free from the mud after...
  • WB No. 248: The 22′ power catamaran SEAHORSE is meant to carry six people—and their kayaks—on excursions to distant paddling grounds. She’s also adaptable to other uses, such as a support boat for waterfront parks or a power launch for rowing clubs. In flat water and lightly loaded, SEAHORSE will reach her cruising speed of 5 knots with just 10 hp. But because the boat...
  • In WB No. 247 Greg Rössel, contributing editor of WoodenBoat magazine, reviewed the Elco 9.9-hp Electric Outboard Motor.
  • WB No. 247: The design employs two H2Pro-Ped units, which have transom-mounted drives—outboard-motor style. Spinning the propellers in opposite directions will turn the boat in its own length, and one unit may be removed to allow for solo pedaling. MISS BEHAVIN’ Particulars: Length: 20′ (6.1m) Beam: 30″ (0.76m) Boat weight: 71 lbs (32kg) Block coefficient: 0.44 Prismatic...
  • WB No. 246: CHIMAERA —a cruising ketch that takes inspiration from a variety of existing designs. She’s a simple, rugged, and good-looking boat that’s equally at home at sea and in shallow coastal waters. CHIMAERA’s twin bilge keels will be very effective. As the boat heels, the leeward board is pressed deeper into the water, increasing lateral resistance; the windward board meanwhile...
  • WB No. 245: The Muskoka motoryacht RAMBLER’s ingenious lifting cradle that’s built into the boathouse; the cradle rises, via a ratcheting mechanism, on a series of threaded vertical posts. See more in WoodenBoat issue 245 .
  • WB No. 245: EUREKA is a 20′ (6.1m) demountable (“take-apartable”) trimaran suitable for long-distance coastal cruising and adventure racing for one or two. Empty weight is approximately 500 lbs (230 kg), with a payload of up to 600 lbs (270 kg). We have drawn the boat with an aft “pedaling” cockpit, and a small cabin centered between the akas (crossbeams). Both have...
  • In 2006, a crew of six Basque volunteers led by Xabier Agote (profiled in WB No, 244) made a voyage in a traditional Basque boat. They journeyed from Ottawa to Québec to the Gaspé Peninsula to Labrador and Newfoundland, retracing similar passages by their forebears down the St. Lawrence River to the Atlantic in search of cod and whales. The crew often rowed ten hours at a stretch, and sailed in...
  • WB No. 244: LOON is a 24′ efficient trailerable cruiser for two, with room for an occasional overnight guest, or several more for day trips. The lightweight wood-epoxy construction and narrow 6′5″ beam permit excellent performance from a 40-hp, four-stroke outboard motor. Expect 11 knots at cruise, requiring only 22 hp of power, and a top speed of over 15 knots (for dodging those river barges)...