The September issue is always a hard reminder for us that fall is coming. Why (we wonder) does it continue to be such a surprise each year? (But there it is: it's fall again.) The boats in this issue include the Whitby 42, the Yankee Dolphin (and her close relatives), the Cabot 36, the Pearson 28-2, and a refit of a Nicholson 31.
For the serious at heart, there's fixing a mast which is corroded at the mast step, by Phillip Reid; low-cost outfitting, by Gerry McGowan; a new mahogany-and-holly sole, by Mark Abramski; LED projects, by Cade Johnson; and marine corrosion, by Gregg Nestor.
For the light at heart, we include prayers over a Princess stove (got alcohol?), by Joseph O'Connor; living and working aboard while fixing your boat, by Niki Perryman; and a look at the Swiftsure Classics race, by Eric Manchester. There's the center spread of the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior, Lin and Larry Pardey talk about actions you can take when your engine quits (at the worst possible times, of course), and a piece about how to help the Coast Guard watch for terrorists. Our Reflections column talks about the peace of mind which comes just outside the breakwater.
And furthermore there are fixes for the cigarette connector we all love to hate, a way to give your trailerable boat an extra oomp when hauling it out, how to cure the rattle in your mast, and a plan for storing spare towels and blankets in sight but out of mind.
Download PDF file (GOB44Sept05.pdf): about 17 megabytes.