In Getting Started in Boats No. 38, which was bound into WB No. 230, we discussed how to choose a proper dinghy. In that article, we made reference to choosing oars of the proper length for your boat. Here’s a handy formula shared by the well-known wooden oar makers Shaw & Tenney of Orono, Maine (www.shawandtenney.com).—Eds.
Small Boats 2013 features 21 small boats, including: A classic plywood runabout • A sail-and-oar beach cruiser • Sea Flea Hydroplane • A working-class skiff • A Gil Smith catboat, in miniature • ZEE K designed and built for Alaskan waters • The Lyman Runabout • A sailing canoe • A kit boat inspired by the Great Lakes Mackinaw • A svelte and versatile new kayak • A camp utility garvey