August 29, 2018
To: WoodenBoat Devotees
A recent addition to our bookshelf is The Schooner Maggie B. Instead of regaling you with superlatives about the book, we thought you might want to read Aaron Porter's review. We're using the "share" function (you can share articles if you subscribe to the digital edition of WoodenBoat) allowing you to read the piece from the current issue. Click REVIEW.
Another new arrival is a guide book for our area which includes local history. Kayaking Through History is the first in a series by Dick Fleming, registered Maine Guide, and builder of several boats--including a skin-on-frame kayak he built here at our WoodenBoat School.
The September issue of Small Boats Monthly goes live next Monday (noon Pacific, 3pm Eastern). Editor Christopher Cunningham tells us the Techniques section will include five useful tips: detailing clay for imperfect paint and varnish jobs, cinch straps made of rope, saw horses for varnishing oars, farrier's rasps for woodworking, and a slotted deck for raising a mast. STAY TUNED.
Once a year we put ink on paper, and call it a catalog. It's now in the mail stream, so you should receive it semi-soon. At 40 pages, it doesn't show all we carry--for that, our woodenboatstore.com site is the be-all-end-all. Can't wait for the postpeeps to deliver? You can download a copy right now by clicking CATALOG DOWNLOAD.
And lastly, this "Offshore Passage in a Gartside Yawl" thread on our WoodenBoat Forum takes you on board the Paul Gartside designed yawl, La Vie En Rose (try saying that without the Edith Piaf vibrato) from WB #260. And, it's a two-fer day, as we are also sharing that WB article from our digital on-line issue. Click SHARING.
Scot & Crew
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