2008 Good Old Boat Back Issues

Boats include the C&C 27, the Herreshoff America catboat, the Pearson 28-1, the Nightwind 35, and a history of the Clark Boat Company, builders of the San Juans.

Technical articles include EPIRBS, PLBs, and SARTs 101; sailing off the anchor; the Big Boat Rule; vacuum bagging; insulating the hull; and an instrument panel that was half full of water (no joke) and still working.

For fun? Wooden boat revival, part 2; Into the Light book excerpt; getting into sailing late in life; simplifying your sailing; a world cruising photo spread; and the "lantern ritual."

What's more: nitro-meals, measuring small bits of epoxy, muffin fans, and no-sew drapes.

Boats in this issue include the J/40, Monsun 31, and Chris-Craft Capri 31.

Getting technical, we include how to clean your winches, inspect your rigging, convert a quarter berth to a cockpit locker, choose the right antifoulant, find the coolant leak, and tame your boom with a vang/preventer. We profile the Hilmark Boats company of British Columbia and offer Fume Detectors 101.

On a less-serious note, there's a cautionary tale about buying ever-larger boats, Neptune's revenge, a photo spread of lovely dinghies, and an excerpt from the classic book, A Year in A Yawl.

What's more: matching new wood to old, a clever sailtrack lubricator invention, a plastic razor blade, and a chain hook to keep the strain off your windlass.

Issue highlights: Davits and other dinghy stowage solutions, avoiding steering problems, revamping your electrical system, Clarke Ryder profile, Seafarer 34, and Island Packet 27.

Lighter fare includes: buying a boat while overseas, building a wooden boat on a hill above the bay, cruising with a camera, riding the wind, and the value of keeping a sketchbook nearby.

There's much, much more . . . something exactly right for you and your good old boat.

Not just any issue, the July 2008 issue celebrates our 10-year anniversary!

Issue highlights: Making it your boat, John Guzzwell's Trekka and Dolly, S2 8.6, Bronze & Brass 101, what to do with small scraps of horribly expensive wood, and much on the making of Good Old Boat magazine (who we are, how we do it, and why).

Lighter fare: What makes my old boat good, make-and-mend days, remembering Gwendoline, life and a little red boat, and humble beginnings.

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2008 Issue highlights: Save thousands of dollars by painting your boat yourself, learn how to construct stern-rail seats, Inverters 101, programs around the country that make it possible for disabled sailors to pursue the sport they love, and reviews of three boats: the D&M 22, the Ericson 27, and the Tanzer 31.

Lighter fare: Learn to relax when your anchor is buried in the mud (and how to free the darn thing easily), and cruising memories of a Cajun captain who saved a boat in distress.

Issue highlights: Make a fishfinder double as a depth sounder, protect your dinghy with step-by-step instructions, and simplify cruising with our guide to life without a fridge. We'll have you picking up buoys. We review the Cal 36 and Hughes 31 and illuminate your awareness of anchor lights in Anchor Lights 101.

Lighter fare: Keep your eyeglasses from falling overboard with our quick-and-easy eyeglasses holder, use bungee cords for easy furling, and read how one sailor discovered the spirit of Christmas far from home.

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