In the August issue, the Boat Profiles take a close look at Ken Bassett’s Firefly for sliding-seat rowing, and Cornish Crabber’s Shrimper 19 for coastal cruising. Two friends, each aboard his own canoe yawl, sailed from Chesapeake Bay up the Choptank River along a route once traveled by 19th-century cargo schooners. A folding outboard motor stand is our do-it-yourself project; hearing protectors with radio and Bluetooth and a marlinespike knife with built-in pliers are our gear reviews. Our Reader Built Boat is a sailing peapod built by a retired signmaker and his granddaughters and our editor cools off during a heat wave by recalling a kayaking adventure in Greenland.
A trailer sailer from Cornish Crabbers
Grace and ease in a quickly built hull
Two canoe yawls on the Choptank River
An easy, inexpensive shop project
Myerchin's rigger's knife with pliers
Hearing protection with radio and Bluetooth
A peapod built by family and friends