I thought that this journey would convince me I’d had enough sailing for a lifetime, or at least for a little while. But it soon turned out that I wanted to sail more and more often: Every day, before and after work, on the weekends and holidays. On my way to and from work, I was looking out the bus window and longing for the River Vistula in my native Poland. It’s always had a special place in my heart, although at the and of the day, I always somehow chose bigger reservoirs over it. But this time I decided my next boat would be built with river-sailing in mind. I dreamed of a vintage design, gaff-rigged and in a size suitable for these waters. It had to be big enough for weekend gateways with island camping, and small enough to single-handedly move it from the shallows. Then I came across the article about the P-7 Gig.
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Upgrading the Potter 15 Centerboard
When I bought my Potter 15, Blue Knot, in 2014, it already had more than 25 years on its clock.
REMEMBERING MY POTTER 19 TANBARK
In the mid-1980s, Joe Edwards flew me out to California to try out our new boat.
The Sea Trials of Minimus II
Since our first article about Minimus II, our minimalist, four-masted voyaging catamaran (SCA #117), we’ve taken her offshore for initial sea trials. On our second outing, we spent two days and a night offshore from the coast of Oregon.
The Importance of Capsize Testing
I was glad to see your recent article on the back page regarding one person’s experience with a capsized boat (Artful Sailor #122). I’m so glad he did this testing on his boat and I agree with his conclusions.
ESCAPE TO QUARANTINE SHORE THE TEXAS 200 IN 2020
It is almost dark. The sun has finally hit the horizon as I tack down Matagorda Bay towards Pass Cavallo.
SMALL BOAT CRUISE: Moosehead Lake, Maine
There’s adventure in leaving a place you know for a place you don’t know.
Sweet & Simple
Fred Shell shares some of what he has learned over nearly 40 years of designing, building, and sailing small boats
As the sailing season comes to an end on northern waters, I find myself pondering the modern sailing scene.
Boat Review: Salish Voyager
Gig Harbor Boat Works releases a new design aimed toward adventure
That’s odd, I said to myself. It hasn’t rained, yet there’s a cup of water in the bilge.