Our Boat Profiles feature two powerboats: Nelson Zimmer’s Utility Launch and the B&B Outer Banks 26. Phil Boyer takes us canoeing in Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park and Eric Hvalsoe shows us how to make removable floorboards for lapstrake boats with steam-bent frames. Our gear reviews take a look at custom tie-down straps and a novel kind of boat fender. TRIO, our Reader Built Boat is a three-piece sectional boat built in a small living room and stored in a compact car. Our editor rows a creek that he passed by many times but never knew existed until he saw it on Google Earth.
Zimmer's "good, common-sense little boat"
Outer Banks 26
Cruising in comfort for two
Cruising Canoes in Algonquin Provincial Park
Removable panels to protect and preserve
Purpose-built straps for safe transport
Useful beyond the dock
Divide by three and conquer