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c o n t e n t s WATER CRAFT w135 May/June 2019

52 Adventures with Dinghy

Leaving behind the mothership, Ellen Massey Leonard takes the dinghy searching for dolphins.

54 Reviews

New name, new cordless tools; our regular series of impartial assessments.

56 Grand Designs François Vivier, France's best known designer of 'modern traditional' boats, introduces his latest family dayboat.

Above: Oars de combat in Venice – page10 Right: Launch Day in Lyme Regis – page49

9 The Gribble Where do you get your articles?

10 Vogalonga

Part sporting event, part carnival; Kathy Mansfield revisits the great rowing race through Venice. 14 A Thirst For Knowledge

Cat and Si Holman meet wooden boatbuilder Amy Stringfellow. 19 Building A Boeier

How amateur Harmen Timmerman built a traditional Dutch yacht and taught himself to be a professional.

25 Build Your Own

24' (7.1m) Cruising Sloop Designer Paul Gartside sends full plans with offsets for a little yacht as pretty as she is practical.

32 A Boatbuilder's Log What happens after boatbuilding college? Colin Henwood on going it alone.

34 Building The Lili – 14

Son(deur) et Lumière: Jean-Yves Poirier's kit-built raid boat makes full use of modern electronics.

38 Building A Wooden

Cruising Yacht Today's techniques – 1: Amateur Jerry Eardley laminates the ring frames.

43 Building A Strip-Plank

Trailer Sailer Today's techniques - 2: Retired naval architect Julian Wolfram designs and builds a boat for his retirement.

49 Launchings at Lyme

Graduating BBA students show off their builds to the Great British Public – and Dick Phillips.

58 Design Your Own Boat Here be dragons! Naval architect Ian Nicolson on the appeal of 'hancings'.

60 Join The Club Old gaffers, dinghy cruisers, steamboaters... More news from the most active associations.

65 Subscribing to Water Craft Joining our own active supporters club.

66 Beautiful Peagreen Boats New:Mayflower in miniature New: Dutch Wooden Boat Festival. New: Windermere Jetty Museum. New: Electric Boat Plan for Venice.

68 Calendar What else is on. And sadly, what isn't.

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