So why is the Folkboat such a popular type? Classic Boat examines the question

  Why the Folkboat is the most popular cabin yacht of all time: a design analysis Well, the Folkboat has Classic Boat’s Theo Rye convinced: ‘The freeboard looks perilously low, especially on the Nordic version, but the boat is remarkably dry even when pushed hard. The flare in the sections means the waterline beam when … Continue reading “So why is the Folkboat such a popular type? Classic Boat examines the question”

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How mistress of cruising Carol Hasse sets up her Folkboat

Classic Boat picked this up first, but I think it’s worth repeating. Carol Hasse has her boat worked out seriously well, andĀ forĀ boat users there’s always something to learn – or at least to understand even if we don’t adopt the same methods. And then there’s this: Port Townsend Sails: A Woman, A Place, A Passion … Continue reading “How mistress of cruising Carol Hasse sets up her Folkboat”

An Islay skiff, a stripper canoe and a model Folkboat – three more summer BBA launches

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] The final three boats launched by Boat Building Academy students this year are a 16ft 5in Selway Fisher-designed Islay skiff built by Martin McMahon, a 14ft 3in Canadian canoe built by James Downs, and a 1m remote controlled model Nordic Folkboat made by Tim Price. After 40 years of sales and marketing, the … Continue reading “An Islay skiff, a stripper canoe and a model Folkboat – three more summer BBA launches”