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c o n t e n t s WATER CRAFT w116 March/April 2016

Clockwise from main picture: Sailing Tom's Viking longship – page 15.; Launching Kate's liveaboard – page 44; Paul's pocket gaffer plans – page 19.

9 The Gribble Dreaming of living aboard?

10 SeaFair

The Welsh equivalent to la Semaine du Golfe is just as much fun, writes Tony Langmead. 15 Sailing the Viking Boat Dick Phillips sails his ex-student Tom White's little longship 19 Build Your Own

Pocket Gaffer Keeping it simple is the theme for Paul Gartside's new set of free plans..

26 The Glorious 12½ Designed by Nathanael Herreshoff in 1914 and more popular than ever. Kathy Mansfield has her story.

29 How We Built Our

Haven 12½ A beautiful boat, built beautifully. C Daniel Smith and his sons' painstaking family project.

35 Building A Laurent

Giles Gaffer Better to build than buy secondhand, writes Nigel Martin.

41 ABBA 2016 Our Amateur Boat Building Awards are the highlight of the backyard boatbuilder's social calendar – well, they don't get out much and.... 42 The Outdoor Boat ... Neither does the editor.

44 Building Lively

Definitely not an amateur project, not least because WBTA member James Baker built a liveaboard in two years.

50 The Marlinspike Sailors Si and Cat Holman are on a roll.

52 Reviews Antifouling and sanding... Don't you just love 'em? . 54 Grand Designs Mark Smaalders introduces a simpler liveaboard and Paul Fisher presents two simpler pocket cruisers. 58 Design Your Own Boat More thoughts on comfortable cruising from naval architect Ian Nicolson. 60 Join The Club News from the active associations.

64 Calendar 2016 The season starts here..

65 Beautiful

Peagreen Boats High Water on Windermere and Launch Day at Lyme Regis.

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