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c o n t e n t s WATER CRAFT w134 March/April 2019

9 The Gribble No Beale better than a bad Beale?

10 Spring Shakedown

Sail Caledonia, the 'Scottish Raid' guarantees a bracing start to the season, says Kathy Mansfield 14 In Pursuit of Perfection

Simon and Cat Holman's series on wooden boatbuilders takes them to the 'Six Metre Man', Tom Owen. 19 A Boatbuilder's Log

Master boatbuilder Colin Henwood on restoration or reinvention.

22 Build Your Own

45' (14m) Cruising Cutter To sail away from it all you'll need to build yourself a serious seagoing yacht, says designer Paul Gartside.

30 The Picnic Class

Robbie Wightman introduces a new class from the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association... And...

Above: The Six-Metre Man – page14 Below: The Wooden Yacht Man - page 36

33 Designing & Building Daylight

... especially for the SCRA class, Topher Dawson creates his own innovative rowing catamaran.

36 Building A Wooden Cruising Yacht

Amateur Jerry Eardley explains how he did it – and why you shouldn't.

40 Scantlings for Modern Wooden Boatbuilding

Before building his own pocket cruiser, retired naval architect Julian Wolfram did some informative research.

50 Adventures with Dinghy

In foreign anchorages, Ellen Massey Leonard likes to take to the tender.

52 Reviews

Books and boat gear, tools and technology... our regular series of informed impartial assessments.

46 What's the Point of Hydrofoils?

They're the next big thing on small boats, writes Andrew Wolstenholme.

56 Grand Designs

From Chesapeake Marine Design,, Karl Stambaugh sends details of a little motor cruiser for home builders.s.

58 Design Your Own Boat Naval architect Ian Nicolson fends off.

60 Join The Club News from the active associations

64 Beautiful Peagreen Boats

Thames boats are invited to a grand festival of rivercraft at Orléans.

66 2019 Calendar What's happening and alas, what isn't.

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