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Water Craft

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Latest issue:

• BATTLE OF THE LUGGERS – The massive French bisquine la Cancalaise arrives in Cornwall to race against the local luggers. Click to see

• RYAN KEARLEY, TRADITIONAL BOATBUILDER - It’s still possible to make a living building boats the time-honoured way. Click to see. • BUILD YOUR OWN PRAM DINGHY: Paul Gartside offers full plans with offsets for two sizes of traditionally-built tenders. Click to see

• TOM’S VIKING BOAT: Superyacht builder Tom White makes more progress on his small-scale Viking longship. Click to see

• WHAT’S THE POINT OF TWO MASTS? : More spars, more stays, more string… mean more expense, so why add an extra stick? Click to see

• GRAND DESIGNS: Usually it takes less time to design the boat than to think of a name for it. Not in the case of Phil Swift’s Florin. Click to see

• PLUS BEALE PARK BOAT & OUTDOOR SHOW PREVIEW; Iain Oughtred’s revised Caledonia Yawl; Jamie Clay’s Guillemot; Simon Holman’s bucket.



Water Craft is the beautiful bi-monthly magazine that has much to offer fans of classic yachts and traditional boats as well as covering all aspects of boatbuilding from boat design to building individual boats.

The magazine is full of ideas for the practical boat owner and provides real inspiration for amateur boatbuilding, including sources of boat plans, but the professional boatbuilder is not forgotten: Water Craft regularly reports on new techniques, tools, materials and equipment and every issue includes informed and impartial boat tests of craft from canoes and dayboats through to cruising yachts.

In the trial issue Chris Perkins explains how his enthusiasm for the Scottish Coastal Rowing Project resulted in 5 weeks building the prototype and a craving for sponge puddings; Designer Paul Gartside continues his series with complete plans for a traditional round-stern workboat; and in The Workshop, Nick Coppin makes adjustable footrests for his sail and oar dinghy and Adrian Noyes assembles a professional’s steambox.

Also featured in this issue, New Zealand designer John Welsford takes inspiration for his capable ocean-going dayboat from a west country working boat; Continuing his series on designing an environmentally-friendly motor boat, naval architect Ian Nicolson develops the mid-section; and looking forward to a whole new boating season, checkout the latest events coming up in 2010.

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