May 2023 Archives - Small Boats Magazine

Our Boat Profiles highlight the Didi 23, a Dudley Dix trailer-sailer, and the Rhode Runner, a 14′9″ Chesapeake Light Craft runabout. Dave Zumwalt takes us along on the sun-drenched Texas 200 and a hybrid foam/inflatable PFD and a handy adjustable trailer step get a close look in our gear reviews. While soft shackles are popular among high-tech, high-performance sailors, inexpensive homemade versions in ordinary cord can be useful on more modest small boats. Our Reader Built Boat is a Cosine Wherry built in Cleveland, trailered to the West Coast, and raced in Puget Sound. On a recent canoe outing, our editor traded paddling for staring up at the sky.