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

 

  • 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,...
  • 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...