September 2020 Archives - Small Boats Magazine

Our editor recalls Frank Prothero, a legendary Seattle boatbuiler who passed away in 1996 at the age of 91.  We take a close look at the 1938 Midget Flyer, a 10’ outboard runabout, and the 12’ Ultra-Light Solo Packboat, a Kevlar descendant of traditional Adirondack guide boats. Bruce Bateau takes us cruising on Washington’s South Salish Sea and Ben Fuller shows us some homemade tiller extensions. Our reviews focus on WEST System’s Special Clear Hardener and Mudders overboots for soft and sticky intertidal mud. And Joe Lanni, in spite of the lack of a shop and tools, built our Reader Built Boat, a 9’ sectional for oar and sail.

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