Nov-Dec Water Craft magazine preview

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Water Craft’s latest issue marks the beginning of the boatbuilding season, which editor Pete Greenfield says begins when the sailing season ends.

It has pretty well ended here in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere, but I’m not so sure that the boat building starts quite yet. But I do think November and the run up to Christmas is a time when many of us get into some serious boat-dreaming and boat noodling – my name for the delicious process of thinking through what kind of boat we want, what we’re capable of building and what would use it for?

As usual, the latest Water Craft is full of interesting crumbs to feed our obsession.

Designer Paul Gartside presents the first of a series of complete plans, including offsets, for boats you can build; this time it’s a shapely double-ended 12ft  rowing boat for traditional carvel (or clinker) construction.

Fancy strip planking? Read how Nick Paull built the Canadian canoe that won him Water Craft’s special prize for the most professional-loooking home-built boat at the Beale Park Thames Boat Show.

More, Patrick Curry explains how he made hollow wooden spars for his traditional Dutch yacht, Bob Lloyd shows how to make a razee.

Pete  is still working on his Phil Bolger-designed Chebacco boat in the outdoors (brrr! – rather him than me!) and Dick Phillips has been sailing a Chebacco built by Connie Mense that many of us saw on show at Beale. (For an intheboatshed.net post on this boat click here.)

Jo Moran has been sailing another boat we saw at Beale, the electric day-sailer Cirrus and Kathy Mansfield has been to Portsoy’s Traditional Boat Festival.

Subscribe to Water Craft now – the drawings for that Gartside pulling  boat alone will make your investment worthwhile!

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More Blue Moon workshop photos from Cem Gür at Classic Boat Turkiye

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Blue Moon built by Cem Gür

 

Blue Moon built by Cem Gür and colleagues at Classic Boat Turkiye Blue Moon built by Cem Gür and colleagues at Classic Boat Turkiye Blue Moon built by Cem Gür and colleagues at Classic Boat Turkiye

 

Gillmer’s Blue Moon being built in Turkey. Click on the photo for a larger image

Boatbuilder Cem Gür sent use these pictures of the pair of Thomas Gillmer-designed Blue Moons he and colleagues at Classic Boats Turkiye are building, together with some conceptual drawings and some photos of the early build of a 29ft Bristol Channel cutter to plans drawn up by Paul Gartside.

Cem tells me he’s expecting to be able to send photos showing more boat building progress at the end of this month.

Thanks Cem!

Blue Moon internal arrangement concept Blue Moon internal arrangement concept Blue Moon internal arrangement concept

 

Classic Boat Turkiye Blue Moon internal layout

 

Bristol Channel pilot cutter built by Cem Gür and colleagues at Classic Boat Turkiye Bristol Channel pilot cutter built by Cem Gür and colleagues at Classic Boat Turkiye Bristol Channel pilot cutter built by Cem Gür and colleagues at Classic Boat Turkiye

 

Paul Gartside Bristol Channel pilot cutter

See Cem’s website at http://www.classicboats-turkiye.com .

For more on Thomas Gillmer’s Falmouth Quay punt design Blue Moon, click here.

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