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contents WATER CRAFT w147 May/June 2021

9 The Gribble Life up the creek.

11 Wooden Boat Weekend? Would a 'Green New Beale' help the wooden boat builders meet their supporters, asks Kathy Mansfield.

14 Always Another Boat From Tasmania, Penny Morton reflects on her long boating life.

19 Holly & Veracity Cat and Si Holman talk to boatbuilder

Holly Latham about finding her lugger and becoming a year-round liveaboard.

24 Build Your Own 16'

(4.9m) Cruising Dinghy Paul Gartside sends full plans with offsets for a boat for our times.

30 A Boatbuilder's Log What do Colin Henwood's fellow wooden boat builders do all day?


45 Building A Wooden

Cruising Yacht Having hauled his almost finished gaffer down south, Jerry Eardley can now fit the lead ballast keel. 49 The Shock of the Old Moray MacPhail continues his series on refining traditional rigs for today's leisure sailing with some 'hard sums'.

53 Adventures With Dinghy

Up in Alaska, Ellen Massey-Leonard remembers the bear essentials. 56 Grand Designs

Susanne Altenburger of Phil Bolger & Friends on a father-and-son build in Chile of their Seabird '89 design.

60 Design Your Own Boat

Naval architect Ian Nicolson explains where and how to site the winches.


34 Launching In Lockdown

Ian Duffill tells the story of an amateur build begun years ago and completed in lockdown. Almost.

40 Lug Rig Revival Designer Andrew Wolstenholme on the workboat rig which can bring out the fun in functionality.

62 Join The Club

What the dinghy cruisers and steam boaters have been doing in lockdown. 65 Subscribing to Water Craft

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