December 2020 Archives - Small Boats Magazine

Tom Pamperin takes us along on a short Mississippi River cruise to explore Lake Pepin, part of Wisconsin’s “West Coast.” Our editor also rowed a bit of the Mississippi farther south back in 1985, and shares his recollections of spending the holidays while cruising. The Atlantic 17 dory, designed by Jon Persson, and the 13′ Good Little Skiff, designed by Pete Culler, are the focus of our Boat Profiles; and a battery-powered air inflator and a SOS-flashing rescue strobe get a close look in our gear reviews. A special Technique article features five practical tips for boat, trailer, and shop. Our Reader Built Boat comes from the River Thames, built to pass the time during a lockdown.