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8 The Gribble The Curious Instance of the Boat Show in the Spring Time
9 A Wealth of Windfalls Iain Tolhurst's painstaking build of a cruising yacht from indigenous timbers nears completion, reports Kathy Mansfield. Photograph above by Jonathan Ager-Harris.
14French Leave – 1 Fête de la Mer et des Bateaux Even if you can't take your own boat, you can still enjoy the colour of Brittany's wonderful gatherings of traditional sail, writes Ian Prior.
18 French Leave – 2
Les Rendez-vous de l'Erdre Roger Barnes of the Dinghy Cruising Association trails his dayboat to the "most convivial" of all the French boat – and jazz – festivals.
22Fit-Out Having built his Coot dinghy from a pre-cut plywood kit, Graham Neil begins to rig her.
No 88: July/August 2011
26Building Your Own
Coastal Rowing Boat As open water rowing grows in popularity, Paul Gartside sends plans and offsets for a sleek single-hander.
33Epoxy Innovation Jamie Campbell discovers vacuum infusion technology being used by the builders of a modern one-off wooden Broads cruising yacht.
38When It Comes To The Crunch Disaster strikes Tim O'Connor while trailing a clinker ply double-ender to the 'Oughtraid' in the Netherlands.
Clinker Plywood When the Ullapool Coastal Rowing Club's St Ayles Skiff was badly holed in winter gales, Topher Dawson used epoxy to rebuild her.
44Workshop Chris Perkins gilds the lily – well, boat – by writing Ulla's name in gold leaf and Patrick Curry makes his own blocks for his trad Dutch yacht.
49Reviews Out of the boatshop and into the great outdoors with bug-proof clothing, sweet-running blocks, neat trailer tiedowns and a clever inflatable roofrack. Yet for the editor, it's more hard grind.
54Join The Club Young and old, everyone's welcome. 58Grand Designs Paul Fisher sends a sleek and sophisticated Thames slipper launch designed for simple stitch-and-glue plywood construction.
60Design Your Own Motor Boat The fatter the boat, the more power she'll need to drive her... So let's make her very skinny, says naval architect Ian Nicolson
62So What's The Thames
Trad Boat Rally About? Robin Ford and Kathy Mansfield have – nearly – all the answers.
67Calendar Not forgetting that other great festival at Portsoy in Scotland where you can see the St Ayles Skiffs in action.
68Subscribing to Water Craft Worth it just for Jo's latest build.
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