April 2021 Archives - Small Boats Magazine

In 1956 Hannes Lindemann made a daring crossing of the Atlantic in a folding kayak to test the role of the mind and attitude in survival. Bolger’s sailing Surf Crabskiff and B & B’s outboard skiff Marissa 18 are the subjects of our Boat Profiles and Japanese nata hatchets and battery tenders get a close look in our gear reviews. Christophe Matson and John Hartmann loop around the Fox Islands on the Maine coast. Leather strops are often used to remove the burr after sharpening, but with fine abrasive compounds applied, they can restore an edge better than sharpening stones. Our Reader Built Boat is a Down East workboat turned cruiser with the addition of a cabin and a wheelhouse.