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contents WATER CRAFT w145 January/February 2021

Above: Paul's pretty double-ender - p20 Below: Nigel's svelte launches – pe 14.

9 The Gribble Before you begin.

28 From Lockdown to Launch Did the two home builds we featured last time get afloat before the end of the season? Kathy Mansfield reports. 34 Building The Lili – 18

Jean-Yves Poirier takes a high-tech approach to the rig of his raid boat.

37 Building A Wooden

Cruising Yacht While Jerry Eardley favours a more traditional rig for his cruising gaffer. 43 The Shock of the Old If you prefer the stick without all the string, crunch the numbers first. Moray MacPhail on unstayed masts.

47 Taking Off The Lines

With the boat laid up for the winter, it's a good time to create a scale drawing, says Andrew Wolstenholme. 51 Reviews & Reports The new Bosch is not the same as the old Bosch.

10 Encore? Covid has caused the cancellation of many boaty gatherings but Kathy Mansfield is optimistic for la Semaine.

14 Slippery Launches That's how designer Nigel Irens describes his sleek craft. Simon Holman has his – and their – story.

20 Build Your Own 14'

(4.3m) Sailing Skiff Paul Gartside sends full plans with offsets for Skraeling, an easy-onthe eye Scandi-style double-ender.

26 A Boatbuilder's Log Colin Henwood finds something nice in the woodpile: venerable 'Irish Sea Teak'.

54 Adventures With Dinghy

Ellen Massey-Leonard's new boat of two halves is easier to row and stow. 56 Grand Designs

Designer Andrew Wolstenholme creates another modern yet classic addition to Star Yachts' fleet of stylish launches. .

58 Design Your Own Boat

Naval architect Ian Nicolson makes sense of his mooring points. 60 Join The Club

Well, that was 2020, that was, for our three most active associations. No wonder they – and we – are looking forward so much to 2021

64 Beautiful Lockdown Boats It was a long, long time from June to

October and Launch Day for students of the Boat Building Academy. 67 Subscribing to Water Craft The more the merrier – and the better we'll ride out lockdown, Brexit...

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