This issue features these boats: the Stone Horse and the Cal 40. We've got a profile of Carl Alberg, the designer of oodles of good old boats. Don Casey tells us about painting the topsides, and Ted Brewer tells us how to interpret lines drawings. Cary Deringer compares drag devices (sea anchors and drogues), and Andrew "Aussie" Bray discusses holding tank installations. Theresa Fort tells how to dry food aboard. Don Frye reports on the Good Old Boat Regatta held in October in Annapolis. Don Launer tells us about deadeyes. Jerry Powlas will make you get out your calculator with his conversion from decimals to fractions. David Dean's The Boat Shop television show is profiled. Kai Sturmann breaks your heart with the sale of his first boat (or is it that darling daughter in the photo?). We've got a beautiful photo spread by Bob Chambers and poetry to accompany the photos by Jeffrey DeLotto. Simple solutions include making a hurricane-proof mooring, defeating the dreaded drips, and the joys of a dockside shop. There are Quick and Easy projects also and book reviews and our ever-popular classified ads and the Reflections piece and Last Tack and... you get the idea.
This issue earns an "editor's choice award" as one of the favorites of the editor (I know we're not supposed to HAVE favorites, but we do). Boats in the March issue are the Falmouth Cutter 22 and the Sea Sprite 34. Dan Spurr writes a great article on roller furling systems, Ted Brewer waxes eloquent on boat displacement, Don Casey paints the deck, and Bill Sandifer crawls into the bilge to adjust the stuffing box. John Fulweiler tells what to expect if the Coast Guard chooses to board your vessel, Don Launer discusses block maintenance, Barbara Theisen tells how to get those vinyl letters on the transom, and Michael Greenwald discusses the preparation of shrimp, crab, and lobster. Bill Coolidge brings back a memory of sailing at 16, Tom Lochhaas can't decide whether to go simple or to go safe when making a crossing, and Zoltan Gyurko chooses simple and makes a crossing in a Pearson Commander. The Simple Solutions and Quick and Easy projects, book reviews, art, reflections and so on contribute to the usual nice mix. Pour a cup of coffee, sit down, enjoy. See if you agree with the editor that this is a particularly good issue.
Another hit! This issue is big on history of our good old boats with a profile of George O'Day and the history of the Columbia Yacht Company. We review the Freedom 33 and feature the Sabre 30. Don Launer talks about preparing for a really big blow, and Mary Jane Hayes tells of the restoration of her boat after one such blow. Bill Sandifer talks about Cutless bearings, Aussie Bray describes the spares it's good to keep aboard. Simon Hill discusses head maintenance. Just for fun we have another of Ted Brewer's fireside chats, Tom Froncek's cruising memories, and a gorgeous center spread that makes you want to cruise the Pacific Northwest. Simple Solutions includes keeping the birds off your boat (good luck with that one!) and raising the waterline. Quick and Easy projects are a telltale for your cabin, an overboard ladder, and a rubrail insert. There are book reviews, the usual packed classified ad pages, and one last lovely Reflections piece.
Our boats include a review of the Ericson 35 and a Columbia 28 feature. There's a refit of a Bayfield 25 also. On the technical side of things we've got a low-tech customized circuit panel, the salvage of a Hinckley Pilot 35, and how to prepare your boat for sale. Roger Ross tells about preparing a boat for Baja cruising, and Ted Brewer discusses cruising rigs. We've got Part 3 from the cruising chef, Michael Greenwald, and a five-year plan for bringing one back from the edge of the grave by Bill Sandifer. We've also got a profile of well-known designer Thomas Gillmer by Steve Mitchell and a lovely art spread by John Karklins. Also just for fun is a neat piece on the reasons for sailing a small boat and a thoughtful reflection by Peter Bonsey as he prepares to cross the Atlantic. Simple solutions include single-line docking and checking deck vents. Quick and easy projects include chock-keepers for trailersailers, nearly foul-proof cleats, insight from Lin Pardey on white sails, a drogue for your tender, and a shorepower cable cover. There are book reviews and much more, of course.
Our boats in this issue are the Cheoy Lee 35 as a feature boat and the Frances 26 / Morris 26 as the review boat. A Pearson 26 is upgraded. We also offer the history of C&C Yachts. Don Launer begins a two-part series on repowering (he's replacing his diesel with another diesel), Ted Brewer is eloquent on the subject of rudders, skegs, and spades, and Roger Ross completes his two-part series on what you need to cruise the Baja (or other tropical destinations for that matter). Steve Mitchell profiles the Chesapeake Light Craft company as our good old vendor, Nathaniel Poole survives his midlife crisis love affair with a boat, and Barbara Theisen tells about learning to sail and becoming liveaboards with two small children. There's a beautiful art spread by Willard Bond, too, and another Reflection from "memory lane." Simple Solutions include an instant chart plotter, an anchor angel, rubbing strakes, and a review of Pocketmail, an email solution for cruisers. Quick and Easy projects include fenderboards and sail covers. There are book reviews, the Last Tack, lots of classified ads, and our ever-popular Mail Buoy.
Our boats are the salty Nor'Sea 27, and the well-traveled Cascade 29. We've got a nice refit article involving the conversion of a Catalina 36 for serious offshore work. One of the most popular articles in this one is how to make a hard dodger by Roger Ross, but Don Launer's repowering (part 2) is a close contender. We've also got a great one on installing an outboard inside and out of the way by James Baldwin, scantling rules by Ted Brewer, and provisioning by Janet Groene. John Harris sketches how to build a wooden forehatch, and Steve Henkel does a wonderful profile of Gary Mull, a designer who is much missed by those who knew him. Glen Smith tells of the sailor who mentored him, and Jill Knight tells of circumnavigating alone on her 37-foot 100-year-old wooden cutter. Roberto Picciotto tells what makes an old boat good, Jim Hawkins and Brooke Elgie speak of tracing seldom-used charts, Jim Daniels has a wonderful Reflections piece, and Lou Diamond is our "artiste du jour!" Simple Solutions include climbing the mast, finding extra space aboard, and lashing the tiller. Quick and Easy projects are a basketball engine jack, fender covers, the liberal use of "goo" aboard, and an easy way to replace the windows in a dodger.
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