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www.watercraft-magazine.com WATER CRAFT
No 87: May/June 2011
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40Workshop Ply may be practical but it isn't pretty. Mark Corke makes a laid deck for his Golant Gaffer.
Above: When the French built sailing oyster dredgers, the oysters didn't have chance – see p16. Left: Paul Gartside's decked pram is just right for young novice sailors – see p25..
10 The Gribble Boats in the Park
11Divide and Conquer...
Nestaway Boats offer sectional craft which sit on the back of your camper or the front of your yacht. Alice Driscoll meets Ian Thomson.
16Small Sea, Large Fleet In fact 8 fleets, over 800 craft in all, are expected at the great French festival which is la Semaine du Golfe du Morbihan. And Kathy Mansfield will be there too.
20Living with the Weekender In W82, Jeremy White described building his diminutive American-style pocket cruiser. Now he's had a season to sail her.
25Build Your Own Sailing Pram Dinghy Paul Gartside designed Spitfire to introduce youngsters to 'the textures and smells that will imprint the magic of wood and water'.
31The Story of the Lerret After building two Cornish pilot gigs, traditional boatbuilder Gail McGarva turns her talents to a clinker workboat from Chesil Beach in Dorset.
36The Baird Witch Project Still with the traditional working craft of Dorset, Ian Baird completes his careful replica of the original Witch of Worbarrow.
43The Jumbo Also Rises What goes down must come up... if you incorporate an ingenious selfinflating buoyancy system. Richard Shepherd meets traditional lugger builder Jonny Nance..
46Reviews Our impartial assessors evaluate trad varnish and modern epoxy, a finishing sander and a sliding bevel, a cunning screwdriver, a classic mahogany stain and the ultimate in cordless jigsaws.
Canoe Challenge Did someone mention cordless? Here, at last, are The CCC Rules.
52Join The Club Back on the Baltic with the dinghy cruisers; setting a solar record on the Thames; a steam engine from the archives; growing old gracefully... in a gaffer. 56Design Your Own Motor Boat Naval architect Ian Nicolson gets down with the diagonals. 58Grand Designs Gone fishin'! Sam Devlin, the USA's leading exponent of amateur-friendly stitch-and-glue plywood construction introduces a diminutive motor sailer.
61Subscribing to Water Craft Qui, je m'abonne au Water Craft, as they'll doubtless be saying in Morlaix...
62Calendar C'est vrai. Now there's another large French festival, just around the corner.
64The Beale Thing Our editor looks forward to the country boat show which makes boat craftsmanship cool.
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