In the December issue we take a close look at two very different boats: a revival of a century-old Austrian lake-rowing boat and a modern take on a coastal cruising canoe yawl. Then Bruce Bateau takes us for a 350-mile solo sail-and-oar cruise along British Columbia’s Inside Passage. We put the Grayl Geopress water filter and the MaxxHaul trailer dolly to the test and our technique feature on Admiralty and West Country whippings offers secure and attractive ways to keep the ends of lines from unravelling—palm and needle not required. This issue’s Reader Built Boat is the first strip-built version of Chesapeake Light Craft’s Annapolis Wherry. With winter coming on, our editor looks back at some of his cold-weather boating experiences.