An Outboard Made of Spruce?

  We’ve decided that we’re dumping the outboard. We don’t like the smell, or the sound, or the risks (i.e. gasoline) that come with internal combustion on the back of the tender. There are also maintenance costs, extra weight and the inherent...

A Dinghy Is (re)Born

  A good friend and fellow boat man, Steve Clark, once asked me “How many boats does a man need?” His grin grew as I couldn’t come up with the answer to the joke, and after a time, he laid out the punchline: “Just one more.” And so, with Steve’s advice in mind,...

Tender Thoughts…Will My Dinghy Work In Mexico?

We have a conundrum. We have two big tenders and only one little sailboat.  The tender, or dinghy if you will, is the workhorse on a cruising boat.  We’ll fish from her, shuttle provisions in her, and explore the coastlines and shallows in her, so we want her to...