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

 

  • 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...
  • In WB No. 229, Geoff Kerr presented the first part of a two-part article on building the Kaholo Standup Paddleboard from Chesapeake Light Craft. His manuscript included an impressively detailed list of tools and supplies that we simply couldn’t fit onto our pages, what with all of the detailed drawings and step-by-step images we included for the project. Geoff tells us “I’ve added and subtracted...
  • WB No. 228: K. Aage Nielsen Table — Kevin Porter explains how to make an elegant folding table for a small cruising boat in WoodenBoat No. 228. In this video, he explains how the table operates.
  • In WB No. 228, David Soule describes how he sheathed the hull of his severely deteriorated ketch, using a method developed by Alan Vaitses in the 1960s. In this web-only photoessay, boatbuilder and WoodenBoat School instructor Eric Blake describes another sheathing method, which uses two layers of wood veneer to add integrity to an age-weakened hull. —Eds. Racing these keelboats hit the...
  • WB No. 228: Hole Guide Video — In this video, WoodenBoat author Kevin Porter explains how he used a shop-made drilling guide to accurately drill a long hole through a table leaf’s width.
  • WB No. 226: Life of a Clam Digger Video — WB No. 226 includes an article on the restoration of the clam tonging boat NATIVE SON from Great South Bay, New York. The clamming industry in this region is now gone, but you can view rare footage of its 1970s heyday in this film shot by Tom Seerveld when he was in high school, and edited by his son Chris.
  • WB No. 224: Wee Pup — Read the original 1906 The Rudder magazine article (PDF 3.6MB) about this small, high-capacity dinghy.