A beach-cruising centerboard yawl
The Navigator started out as a sailing club’s racing trainer, but it became John Welsford's most popular design after he turned it into a long-range cruising dinghy.
Sam Devlin’s Honker can be pressed into service as an open boat for fishing, a floating blind for waterfowling, or a cold-weather coastal cruiser with a removable pilothouse and cabin.
From the Grand Canyon to the Whanganui River
When a New Zealand guide wanted to offer his clients better boats for rowing the revered Whanganui River, he had two American boatbuilders set up shop in a sheep shed and build a pair of Grand Canyon dories.
Stronger than steel
If your boat has standing rigging, stainless-steel wire and the special tools it requires aren’t your only option. John Marples introduces us to high-strength Dyneema rope. It’s every bit as strong as steel and you can install all the fittings by yourself.
Signal horns for small boats
Coast Guard regulations and common sense both dictate that we carry a sound signal aboard our small boats. We take a look at five horns that you can use to make yourself heard.
Hand-forged Swedish steel
A hatchet is a useful tool for setting up camp and building campfires. Hand-made Gränsfors Bruk hatchets are a pleasure to use and uncommonly beautiful.
A canoe to live for
An Illinois man given a second chance at life decided to recreate some of the best times of his youth by building a canoe. Working side-by-side with his 82-year-old father, he created a vessel for the future he almost lost.