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contents WATER CRAFT w153 May/June 2022


10 The Gribble The Henri the Painter Problem.

11 Lili on Lac Léman In France, Jean-Yves Poirier has built his raid boat using modern techniques. Now she's ready for her maiden cruise on Europe's largest lake. 16 Flat-Packed Fleet How do they make CNC-cut boat kits? Cat Holman goes to the Lake District to ask Fyne Boats.

21 Wooden Boat Gathering Colin Henwood. Chairman of the Wooden Boatbuilders Trade Assn. says: Come And Join Us!

23 Build Your Own 15'(4.5m) Outboard Runabout Paul Gartside has a zippy runabout you'll also be happy to dawdle along in –with the right passenger. 29 Building Traditionally Amateur Jonathan Sheldon has now built two Paul Gartside dinghy designs; Nigel Sharp has his story.


34 A Star To Sail Her By Wood sculptor and craftsman Nick Barberton builds a François Vivier Seil.

39 Another Boat – 7 In Tasmania, life's cruel interventions disrupt Penny Morton's Weekender build once again.

42 Adventures with Dinghy Voyager Ellen Massey Leonard on the delights of diving in the South Seas.

45 Scantlings for Modern Wood Consruction Naval architect Julian Wolfram offers formulae to get the sizes of your design's components right.

49 The Shock Of The Old Moray MacPhail's series on refining traditional rigs offers happy endings for your rigging wires.

53 Reviews & Reports Test driving the lightweight Kicker electric outboard and test glueing with WEST's flexible epoxy.

56 Grand Designs Two in lapstrake plywood: François Vivier describes the construction of his Seil pram and Dudley Dix introduces his new Cape Charles 32.

60 Design Your Own Boat Ian Nicolson advises on ways to prevent rot in wooden yachts.

62 Join The Club After a long hiatus, our most active associations are keen to get afloat.

67 Subscribing to WaterCraft

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Water Craft – ISSN1367-0895 – is published bi-monthly on the 4th Thursday of February, April, June, August & October and the 3rd Thursday of Pete Greenfield Publishing, Bridge Shop,

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