In the Gweek midwinter, the editor can do little backyard boatbuilding. Hence the springy March/April issue, in the mail to subscribers around the world from 19 February; in stores from the 25th

PLUS… Moray MacPhail on the engineering of mast stays • In Alaska,Ellen Massey-forgets the bear essentials • Ian Nicolson sheds light on boat windows • Colin Henwood on wooden boat ailments and how to cure them • And in Grand Designs, Paul Fisher presents a dayboat with a great backstory…