April 2020 Archives - Small Boats Magazine

Our April-issue Boat Profiles take a close look at the Vermont Dory, a double-ended rowboat from Adirondack Guideboats, and the Carolinian Carolina Skiff, an easy-to-build boat for outboard power from Spira International. Tom Pamperin brings us along on another sail-and-oar cruise, this time to Ontario’s islet-dappled Lake of the Woods. Krenov-style saw horses and variations on the type are our do-it-yourself project this month. The dual-fuel GasOne Mini cannister stove and the NRS Odyssey PFD, with its many pockets for essential gear, are the subjects of our equipment reviews and could be worthwhile additions to your camp-cruising kit. Martin Casey named the Caledonia Yawl he built AUDREY/JAMES, a combination of the first names of his parents and he shares with us the story of his boat and its connection with his dad, a decorated WWII veteran, and his mom, a mother of 10 children. In Seattle, the governor’s state-wide stay-home order allows for outdoor exercise, so our editor practiced social distancing by going rowing.