April 23, 2014

To: WoodenBoat Devotees

Some of our least boaty items are a couple of books still plenty worth your while. A new one is EB White on Dogs, compiled by his granddaughter Martha White, and the other was first pub'd over 70 years ago, the timeless One Man's Meat. Good reads, both.

If looking at boat designs is near the top of your list for time well spent, consider our digital downloads of Designs to Inspire: Sailing and Power. Each features 90-plus pages of designs from The Rudder magazine, culled by Maynard and Ann Bray. Back in 2000, we published the print book version Designs to Inspire. And while we've kept the book in-print, we thought you might like the instant download options at just $8.95 each.

Semi-burning question of late: how do you remember all of those passwords? We're finding a resurgence in popularity of our "little black book", and we think it's because folks find it perfect for keeping track of their oh-so many passwords/accounts. Since you really don't want to store passwords on your computer or phone (or tablet)... and many of those accounts will need to be shared with your significant other, the Address Book is indeed a handy solution.

If you are new to ordering on-line, or using PayPal, you might want to take a look at our Ordering Info section. Last week we added links to a series of step-by-step "how-to" screenshots.

Just posted on the WoodenBoat site is another Whiskey Plank submission, this by regular contributor to WoodenBoat, Bruce Halabisky. It's about cruising with kids. The Whiskey Plank section of the site is devoted to new material not previously published in WoodenBoat.

And lastly, we are grateful for the safe return home of one of our WoodenBoat Forum members. He was picked-up by the Coast Guard after a couple of knock-downs, near Port Townsend. An accomplished builder and sailor, James McMullen took time soon after the event, to reflect to the group. His comments begin at post #28. Click Rowan.

-Scot & Crew

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