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Photext-Vannes-02 WATER CRAFT No 85: January/February 2011 c o n t e n t s
8 The Gribble The Cordless Canoe Challenge 11CommentYourletters:Clearing up one cause of confusion... before moving swiftly on to the next 12Restoring The Truant A Fife classic returns to Scotland for a thorough-going restoration, reports Kathy Mansfield.
15Build Your Own
Double-Ended Launch Paul Gartside sends complete plans and how-to-build notes for his 'cute as a button' motor launch.
21The Real Crabber 26 Peters Goad and Chesworth find Cornish Crabbers' new cruising yacht is as capable as she is commodious.
Safe Harbour 12 Inspired by a 1910 American 'knockabout' from the drawing board of B B Crowninshield, Craig Osler builds a sleek keelboat using modern wood construction.
30The Baird Witch Project At the Boat Building Academy in Lyme Regis, Ian Baird recreates a traditional 19th century sail-and oar workboat with a spooky resemblance to Dorset's Witch of Worbarrow,. .36Building a Norfolk Crab Boat Design her yourself or buy the plans? In another build inspired by a small British workboat, Nick Coppin creates a traditionally shaped double-ender in clinker plywood.
40Water Craft's Amateur
Boat Building Awards Can ABBA make a comeback with its new category for kit-built boats?
41Crinan Classics The ideal event for The Truant and many other traditional yachts and boats in Scotland, reports Kathy Mansfield
Paul Gartside's original Loopen, ready for launch in Sidney, BC. Photo: Peter London.
44Do You Know What I
Did Last Summer? Seafair Haven in Wales is the smaller, lower key equivalent of Brittany's Semaine du Golfe. Tony Langmead compares and contrasts two Celtic got-to-be-there gatherings for small boat sailors. 47ReviewsMoreeclectic than ever: epoxy repairs for GRP boats, a new glue for boatbuilding, custom boat covers, a camera you can safely take afloat and no less than seven Selway Fisher manuals for backyard boatbuilders. 52Design Your Own Motor Boat Naval architect Ian Nicolson advises on really cool fuel tanks and really really fair hull shapes.
54Grand Designs In the USA, Sam Devlin refreshes Nancy's China, his popular pocket cruiser and in Scotland Adam Way launches a family dayboat 59Join the Club Our year-end accounts from the most active clubs and associations.
Peagreen Boats News in brief and a look forward to the London Boat Show and other spring boat shows
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