Extended Content

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


  • 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.
  • The following information detailing the mechanics of lightning ground systems is extracted from an article in WoodenBoat magazine No. 136, May/June 1997, and referenced in an article about lightning damage by Jonathan Klopman and Joshua Moore in WB No. 215, July/August 2010. Lightning damage involving wooden boats can run the gamut from merely a fried antenna to serious structural damage,...
  • WB No. 213: Video — Duke Besozzi discussing sustainable white-oak harvesting.
  • WB No. 210 & No. 211: Video — Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff–A Maine Coast classic redesigned for strip-planking.
  • WB No. 192: STAVANGER, a rescue boat is one of the last of her type in existence, and probably the most original. STAVANGER is one of the last Colin Archer rescue boats in existence, and probably the most original. See WoodenBoat No. 209, November 2009 for the full story. In Tom Jackson’s Currents column in WoodenBoat No. 246, Nic Compton reports on the uncertainty of STAVANGER’s...
  • WB No. 192 author Maynard Bray wrote about four of L. Francis Herreshoff's finest ketches. In this video Doug Hylan speaks of L. Francis Herreshoff and QUIET TUNE.