August 2023 Archives - Small Boats Magazine

A simple plywood solo canoe and a sophisticated cold-molded shoal-draft camp-cruiser are the subjects of this issue’s Boat Profiles; our gear reviews feature a pair of exceptionally loud fog horns and an easy-to-operate tiller tender. Reid Schwartz took a strong interest in birchbark canoes but when he decided to build one for himself, he had to find a way to make one without the bark. Our editor found the bark of birch and cedar trees is wonderful material making thing other than canoes. While most oarlock sockets are cast, there is a way to make them in a modestly equipped home workshop. Our Reader Built Boat comes from a boy with an affection for boats and a penchant for making things.