September 2019 Archives - Small Boats Magazine

In our September issue we invite you to settle in aboard a solar-power, strip-built launch for a quiet 240-mile cruise along Ontario’s Trent-Severn Waterway. We’ll take look at Campion’s Apple 16, a lug-rigged lapstrake plywood dayboat that can get up on a plane as well as Oughtred’s Auk, a lapstrake tender that can be stretched out to be an capable dinghy for oar and sail. Ben Fuller shows us pneumatic trailer-jack wheels that make it easy to move a boat trailer across your back yard and Kent Lewis adds a cyclone separator to his Shop-Vac to simplify dust collection in the shop. In Greenville, North Carolina, a high school found a way to keep a highly regarded English teacher from retiring: they built a shop for him and let him teach boatbuilding. Our editor tells about parting company with an important part of his past—a traditionally built Alaskan hunting kayak that has been with him for 40 years.