November 8, 2017

To: WoodenBoat Devotees

Good things happen when you share articles of WoodenBoat magazine. Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality, so says the Dalai Lama. And we've made sharing (perhaps immortality...) easy when you're a subscriber to the digital version of WoodenBoat. Click Sting Ray V for an article on the cover boat in the new Nov/Dec issue. And, here's another share... it's the review of The Sea Is Not Full, also from the new issue. We're hoping you'll read that review and want to order, as we just stocked-up on the book. We're more than happy to send it to your mailbox. Simply click Order the Doane book and we'll oblige.

No Road, No Problem. We had a heckuva wind storm on the Monday, October 30th (claims of 70mph gusts) and our WoodenBoat road was completely blocked by fallen trees and downed power lines. By Wednesday afternoon a helicopter was scoping out our road situation. And Wednesday at 11:30pm we got the "all clear" email from Mr. Wilson. But we actually resumed shipping orders on Tuesday the 31st. We trucked packages to the edge of the property, then transported them through the woods by wheelbarrow to the neighbor's driveway. There, a waiting pick-up took them to the local post office. While this won't quite make legend status like Jon's phone nailed to the tree back in 1974, it certainly added some fun to the process.

A timely reminder: think about custom embroidery. Nothing says lovin' like something from the oven... or a WoodenBoat cap with a boat name on the back. While our favorite embroidery shop does great work, the holidays are especially busy, so consider getting your custom work done sooner rather than later. It's easy... order a cap, and then click the monogram cap item to tell us what you'd like it to say on the back.

Good News. Maybe even Great News! Small Boats Annual 2018 is now available directly from us, and it will be landing on the newsstands this week. If you're not familiar, it's a thick, lush, paper and ink "best of" Small Boats Monthly, our fabulous digital magazine. No bias here!

And lastly, a new exhibit will take place in Unity Maine, at Unity College. Art of the Homemade Boat is the exhibit that opens tomorrow and runs into December. WoodenBoat is a sponsor, and builder / teacher / author Greg Rossel (Building Small Boats) offered the exhibit a dugout canoe built at our WoodenBoat School by La Mosquitia Indians back in the 1980s, with Greg's help. See WB issue 88 for the rest of the story.

Scot & Crew

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