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.
Reader Built Boat
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.
Signal horns for small boats
We take a look at five horns that you can use to make yourself heard.
Hand-forged Swedish steel
Hand-made Gränsfors Bruk hatchets are a pleasure to use and uncommonly beautiful.
News and Curiosities
Kent and Audrey Lewis of Small Boat Restoration in Navarre, Florida, were asked by Beauvoir, home of Jefferson Davis and now a museum, to restore BARBASHELA, an 1880s bateau that had been built for and used by Davis's daughter.
Voices Across the Water
Four traditional indigenous watercraft including a Spruce Dug Out Canoe, a Birch Bark Canoe, An Inuit Skin Kayak and a Moose Skin Boat.