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.
Pretty in plywood
Bolger's adaptation of the Beetle Cat for tack-and-tape construction
Fifteen Years of the Small Reach Regatta
Snap-on oar sleeves for rowing into a headwind
An easily stowed cart for canoes and kayaks
Heavy-duty water bags for ballast or flotation
A boat for Bliss Creek