The January issue is full of boats from a review of the Canadian Sailcraft 36 by Bill Sandifer to a feature boat article on the Cheoy Lee 32 by Don Casey. There are two refit articles: on a MacGregor Venture 222 and a Cheoy Lee Pedrick 41. While we were at it, we threw in a profile of the Com-Pac Yacht company.
More seriously, we came up with articles about splicing and whipping, with a focus on double-braid and three-stranded line. Dave Martin tells what he did to make his Cal 25 a world cruiser, and Michael Batham discusses the work involved in re-rigging his 47-foot steel ketch. While we were at it, Steven Alexander tells about repairing corrosion damage on a painted aluminum mast, Don Launer gives us Shaft Log 101 as part of his ongoing series, and we take a look at alternative dinghies. Ken Textor suggests that there are other woods in the marine world besides teak (and he was not struck down on the spot!), and John Butler tells about the benefits of having a signal mirror aboard.
Just for fun we added a couple of Cruising Memories pieces about saving an injured tern and enjoying the strong winds of Buzzards Bay in a Cape Dory 27, Karen Larson tells how to get women involved in sailing (and enjoying it!), and Fritz Seegers will delight anyone's eye with his whimsical center spread illustrations.
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