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Table of Contents:
Lichen, A 20' gaff-rigged scow for shoal-water sailing. This easily built little cruiser holds comfortable accommodations and a strong personality. With a trailer weight of 2,500 lbs (and her mast stepped in a tabernacle), she'll willingly follow us home for the winter. By Sam Devlin.
Promised Land, A 32' double-ended power cruiser based on the fishing trollers of the Pacific Northwest. When completed, this major building project will reward its skipper with comfortable passage along most any coast. For now, its fascinating lines will make for a grand half-hull model. From Paul Gartside.
Burgundy, A 28' ketch drawn to the same dimensions and purpose as Rozinante, but this striking boat will go together more easily. It will cost less than a third the price of the L.F. Herreshoff classic and it should sail faster in a breeze of wind. By Phil Bolger.
This 22' cutter, a healthy daysailer from a respected boatbuilder, is spectacularly beautiful.in a quiet way. The gaff-headed mainsail, topsail, plumb stem, and wineglass transom give a period look; but ample lateral plane and smart design result in contemporary performance. Cold-molded hull construction ensures that she'll live happily on a trailer. From Paul Gartside.
Ragtime, A fast new 20' 9" outboard runabout/cruiser that combines classic style with modern wood-epoxy construction. The efficient four-stroke outboard motor lives in a nicely camouflaged house.muffled, and out of sight. By Karl Stambaugh.
Jasper & Aunty Helen, Two sailing skiff's (14' 2" and 16' 8") from the archives. Long forgotten, but worthy of resurrection, this simple boat argues that we still can learn from the old fellows. From William Atkin
Mike O'Brien's Boat Design Quarterly magazine describes plans for paddle, oar, power, and sail.
The boats come from the boards of Atkin, Benford, Bolger, Chapelle, Gillmer, Stambaugh, Stephens, and other leading designers.
Each issue of BDQ includes:
Quality reproductions of the designers' original drawings
Complete hull lines for most boats
Full particulars, including calculated performance ratios
Designers' addresses and phone numbers
Succinct design commentary
For all the digital issues and digital issue sets, just go to the Categories sidebar and click Digital Publications. You'll see the Boat Design Quarterly section.
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