September 2023 Archives - Small Boats Magazine

This issue’s Boat Profiles feature two of the smaller small boats: the Portage Pram and the Summer Breeze skiff. Our narrative offers a view into the life of Jim Schroer, an extraordinary waterman who built innumerable boats, sailed across two oceans, and canoed countless rivers and streams. One of Jim’s canoe paddles earns well-deserved admiration from our editor. A Silva compass and two leak-patching tapes get a close look in our reviews and a trailer light bar is this month’s DIY project. This issue’s Reader Built Boat is a 24′ lapstrake sloop designed and built by retired sailmaker John Greiner of Toledo, Ohio.