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

 

  • 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)...
  • WB No. 243: MINI MOCHA is a high-performance sport boat meant to be accessible to all sailors—including those with severe physical impairments. The canting keel provides good stability in the vertical position, and exceptional stability when swung to windward. Mini Mocha’s hull form is based on high-performance ocean racers. Because of her wide beam at the transom, she is steered by twin rudders...
  • WB No. 242: STELLA MARIS sleeping quarters include a master stateroom forward with an “island” double berth. Aft of this, tucked beneath the wheelhouse, is a stateroom featuring two stacked berths to starboard, and a head to port. The head is cleverly located under the pilothouse berth. STELLA will cruise efficiently at about 8 knots, burning just 3 gallons per hour at that speed. Considerable...
  • 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,...