Boat Design Quarterly Vol #50

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Format: Digital
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April 2019... the Final Issue

With the publication of BDQ #50, Publisher Mike O'Brien has officially retired, hence this is his grand finale. And for his farewell, Mike has picked eight of his favorite designs from the last 28 years of Boat Design Quarterly,  and updated his original commentary. 

Table of Contents:

Nimbus An elegant 26' Tancook Whaler from Peter Van Dine

*Six-Hour Canoe A simple 15'4" double-paddle canoe by Mike O'Brien

The Catboat,  A 16' dailsailer and camp-cruiser by Phil Bolger

*The Ben Garveys: 15'9 19' Doug Hylan's outboard boats for work or pleasure...

*Sailing Skiff 15 A striking traditional daysailer from Karl Stambaugh

Black Skimmer A fast and able plywood sharpie by Phil Bolger

Night Heron A sleek 18' sheath-strip sea kayak by Nick Schade

*MacGregor A versatile lapstrake sailing canoe by Iain Oughtred

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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    * Plans ( book, in the Six Hour Canoe case) are available from The WoodenBoat Store. 

  • Customer Reviews

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    Bruce Morrison

    very good.

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