September 2021 Archives - Small Boats Magazine

Coracles are made of twigs and twine, tiny and tippy, and yet have an appeal that has lasted millennia. Dynamite Payson’s Instant Catboat and John Brooks’ Ellen get a close look in our Boat Profiles and Tom Jackson looks back at the 15-year history of the Small Reach Regatta. Changing gears for rowing into a stiff headwind gets easier with a second snap-on oar collar. A take-apart cart for canoes and kayaks and stout water bags for ballast or flotation get reviewed. Patrick Blake, 11 years old, carries on a family tradition and builds his first boat.