October 2021 Archives - Small Boats Magazine

Our profiles feature the Rhodes 19, a daysailer that gained popularity only after George O’Day made the change from traditional to composite construction, and the Alamitos, a 15′ dory skiff from Spira International designed to take an outboard up to 75 hp. Bruce Bateau and some new friends explore the lower reaches of the Columbia river and Reuel Parker resurrects an aging fabric-covered kayak by giving it a new skin of plywood. For our gear reviews, we take a look at a packraft as a tender, a chef’s knife for the galley, and sunglasses that float. A tarp sewn by our editor more than pulled its own weight on his longest small-boat cruises and our Reader Built Boat feature is the story of a couple’s differing point of view and the hybrid hulls it led to.