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c o n t e n t s WATER CRAFT No 95: September/ October 2012
Above: The new finely-finished gaff cutter from Sam Heard – see page 41 Below: V4 cordless power propels Velociraptor to victory – see page 24
9 The Gribble Retail or theatre? What makes a good boat show – apart from a beer tent?
10Beale Park Boat Show More browsing, less selling. Is the economic crisis turning Beale Park into a festival, not a show?
14Water Craft Makita's Cordless Canoes Some wacky, some wonderful; Moray McPhail reports on the variety of vessels powered solely by cordless power tools in this year's condensed Challenge at the Beale Park show.
20Something Fishy Acknowledged winner in the CCC's wackiness stakes, Dave Smith's strange submarine had us asking: But how will we know if he's won?
24One Boat Fits All Velociraptor beat the CCC fleet in both speed and engineering invention; Joe Rutland explains how he converted pedal power to 'V4' propulsion. 28All In This Together We had more boats than ever in this year's annual Amateur Boat Building Awards at Beale.
33Build Your Own Steam Canoe Full plans from Paul Gartside for a sleek double-ender inspired by the North American canoe.
41Meet The New Gaffer The new gaffer at Gaffers & Luggers is Sam Heard. It's also his Heard 25 gaff cutter. Peter Goad goes sailing with both.
45Reviews Impartial assessments of boat gear and books, tools and technology. 48Sailing Shoal Waters ... and bow-hauling and quanting; Tony Smith takes his pocket cruiser down the Essex backwaters and past the Olympic stadium on an almost forgotten route to the sea
53Join The Club The Dinghy Cruisers, the Old Gaffers and the Electric Boaters enjoy their own ways of boating. 57Grand Designs From Australia, designer Ross Lillistone introduces our cover boat, Phoenix III, a beach-cruiser for sail, oar or small outboard.
61Design Your Own Motor Boat Naval architect Ian Nicholson on how intelligent boat design can prolong the life of its engine.
62Jubilation Kathy Mansfield photographs the smaller craft in the Royal River Pageant to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. 64Beautiful Peagreen Boats What's in a name? Plus secret electric propulsion, launchings at Lyme and better luck at Southampton?
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