contents WATER CRAFT w152 March/April 2022

9 The Gribble What we do in the shallows.

10 By The Riverside

Way down yonder in old Orleans. Kathy Mansfield and friends return for the great 2021 Loire Festival of traditional working rivercraft. 15 Pulling Together It's not just in France that ancient

craft have survived; Cat Holman finds Irish currachs – in the USA.

21 A Fitting Legacy Marc Fovargue-Davies on the long

history of the UK's best known traditional chandlers, Davey & Co

25 Build Your Own

30' (9.15m) Motor Sailer Paul Gartside send full plans for an economical and robust cruising boat.

32 On The Right Lines WBTA chairman Colin Henwood on

the joy of the 'suent curve'.

44 Another Boat – 6 In Tasmania, there's still more work to

do on Penny Morton's Weekender


47 Building A Wooden

Cruising Yacht In the final article of his series, Jerry

Eardley reflects on Sea Thrift's upkeep over 5 years of extensive cruising. . 52 James Wharram Simon Holman says his and our

farewells to the leading designer and proponent of affordable boating

54 Design Your Own Boat

Naval architect Ian Nicolson offers cures for your rudder maladies.

56 The Shock Of The Old

Moray MacPhail's series on refining traditional rigs is on the wire.

34 Building A Boat... ... can take longer than you think,

writes amateur Mike Breewood but his Oughtred Elf repaid all his time.

59 Grand Designs Cat Holman reviews nesting dinghy

designs for the cruising sailor – and that empty corner of the garage.

40 Building The Lili

In France, Jean-Yves Poirier's raid boat is almost ready to launch; she just needs some soft furnishings. .

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