Our editor traces the history of a lapstrake canoe he built in 1988, while Tom Pamperin takes us on a short cruise on a Wisconsin Reservoir. In our Boat Profiles take a close look at a Hilary Russell skin-on-frame canoe and a lapstrake skiff for sail, oar, and outboard from François Vivier. We examine how you can use a very small cove or inlet for a peaceful anchorage by stretching a long line across it. Our reviews feature knee pads for sailing dinghies and tie-downs for cars that are built without them. And a couple from Brittany share their elegantly appointed Escargot Canal Cruiser.