June 2020 Archives - Small Boats Magazine

In our June issue we have two takes on the Bella from Devlin Designing Boat Builders: sea trials and analysis in a review of the Bella 10 and the story of a Bella 12 built by two brothers with the help of their grandfather. Our second boat profile focuses on the John Dory, Iain Oughtred’s adaptation of the Swampscott dory for lightweight plywood construction. In last year’s March issue, David Hudson took us along to row down the Upper Mississippi River as far as St. Louis. This time he takes to the river again and rows to the river’s delta. For our gear reviews we look at three types of pilot drills as well as a device for extracting stripped and broken screws with minimal damage to the surrounding wood. The ever busy and resourceful Ben Fuller shares the construction of a simple take-apart cart for small boats and rough terrain.

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