February 2021 Archives - Small Boats Magazine

Our editor recalls JFK’s declaration to go to the moon and sees in it a connection to the allure of boatbuilding. A 17’ catboat designed by Charles Wittholz and a Finnish sliding-seat double are the subjects of our Boat Profiles. Isabelle Heker of Germany tells the story of building her first boat, a skin-on-frame Greenland kayak, and we take a look at submersible LED replacements for trailer lights and at Harken’s small-boat jib roller furlers. Waxed canvas is no longer used as much as it was a century ago, but it is still a useful fabric and well suited to do-it-yourself sewing projects. Our Reader Built Boat is a plywood kayak kit given as a gift to a pastor by a grateful congregation.