February 2023 Archives - Small Boats Magazine

Our Boat Profiles hit the beach with the famed Hobie 16, fast sailing cat and the Fine, a sliding-seat strip-built wherry. Editor Christopher Cunningham recounts rowing the Lower Mississippi River, the second leg of his 2,400-mile winter adventure, and looks back at his unlikely path to Small Boats, which began with a bicycle accident.  A DIY boat hoist with tracks and trollies works in garages with overhead sliding doors. A flexible epoxy and a pair of spruce spoon-blade oars get put to the test and a Scottish ferry worker makes a one-sheet outboard runabout for a race against his shipmates.