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Design Bibliography


 

American Yacht Review

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Issue 109. September 2000

Truth is featured pp. 65-71

and mentioned on pages 4 and 10

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The Boatman

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Issue #21 Jan./Feb. 1995

In the “Of Dreams and Designs” column

I wrote about the Arthur H. Davies, Davies 18 and Phocena

designs inspired by The Riddle of the Sands. pp. 78-83

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Boat Design Quarterly

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Issue #8

Beach Point 18 on the Cover

and pp. 5-7

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Issue #13

Galena pages 11-13

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Issue #17

17’ Touring Kayaks pages 8, 9

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Maine Boats & Harbors

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Issue # 60. July 2000

Harrier is featured in Art Paine’s article,

“Designs for the Maine Island Trail”, pp. 74,75

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Issue # 78. January 2004

The Arey’s Pond Daysailer is featured in the

“Boats of the Year 2003” article on page 40.

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Sailing

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January 2000

Truth was reviewed by Robert Perry on page 36

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June 2000

Small was reviewed by Robert Perry on page 47

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June 2001

Small is pictured on page 2

and featured in Brian Hancock’s “Boat Test” on page 47

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June 2004

The Arey’s Pond Daysailer is reviewed

by Robert Perry on page 45.

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Soundings

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April 2004

The Arey’s Pond Daysailer is featured in “The Arey’s Pond Fleet”

on pp. 6,7 of the Home Waters Section

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Water Craft

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Issue #2 March/April 1997

I wrote about the Brigadier and Commodore designs

in the “Grand Designs” column pp. 54, 55

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Issue #6 Nov./Dec. 1997

I wrote about Marsh Hawk

in the “Grand Designs” column pp. 52, 53

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Issue #9 May/June 1998

Dick Phillips began the “Build your own Boat” Series

on Marsh Hawk on pp. 48-52

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Issue #10 July/Aug. 1998

Dick Phillips continues

the Marsh Hawk series pp. 45-48

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Issue  #11 Sept./Oct. 1998

Dick Phillips continues

the Marsh Hawk series pp. 44-47

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Issue #12 Nov./Dec. 1998

Marsh Hawk series pp. 48-51

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Issue #13 Jan./Feb. 1999

Pete Greenfield reviewed

Designer & Client on page 31

Dick Phillips completes the “Build…” series

on Marsh Hawk on pp. 50-53

Judy Brickhill does a Sail trial

of Marsh Hawk on pp. 54-55

I write about the Schooner S. & S. Hammond

on pp. 56, 57,

and “A boat for the Gribble“ on pp. 58-59

in the “Grand Designs” column

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Issue $ 21 May/June 2000

I wrote about Buck

in “Grand Designs,” pp. 56,57

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Issue # 32 March/April 2002

BitterSweet is on the Cover,

and featured in Kathy Mansfield’s Sail Trial,

“Sailing Like a Witch.” pp. 11-15

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Issue # 37 Jan./Feb. 2003

I wrote about the Arey’s Pond Daysailer

in “Grand Designs,” pp. 54,55

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Issue # 46 July/Aug. 2004

“More Nimble than a Cat” Kathy Mansfield’s Sail Trial

of the Arey’s Pond Daysailer, Nimble on pp. 12-15

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WoodenBoat

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Issue #124, May/June 1995

Pete Spectre mentions my inclusion

in Boat Design Quarterly # 8 of the Beach Point 18,

and in The Boatman #21 Jan./Feb. issue. Page 26, first and second column

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Issue #127 Nov./Dec. 1995

I reviewed the book

Australian Wooden Boats pages 97- 99

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Issue #128 Jan./Feb. 1996

Mike O’Brien awards my Orca Ten

an Honorable Mention

in the “Ideal Trainer Competition” coverage on page 82

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Issue #132 Sept./Oct. 1996

Joel White reviewed Annabelle Two,

now BitterSweet, on pp. 92-94.

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Issue #135 March/April 1997

Mike O’Brien includes a photo

of the Beach Point 18 in “Launchings…” page 97

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Issue #140 Jan./Feb. 1998

Mike O’Brien included the 23’ Indian Header

in “Designs ‘97” page 79

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Issue #141 March/April 1998

Pete Spectre mentions Bill Clements building Small,

Jenny Bennett’s design from Designer & Client on page 26

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Issue # 149 July/August 1999

Small appears in “Launchings…” on page 99

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Issue # 156 Sept./Oct. 2000

Tautog is illustrated on page 2

and featured on pp. 77-79

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Issue # 186 Sept./Oct. 2005

Arey’s Pond Daysailer featured.

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Yachting

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December 1999

Dennis Caprio reviewed Castle Hill on page 48

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October 2000

Dennis Caprio reviewed Thermopylae on page 78