Current issue highlights: Ericson 34 review, Rhodes 22 review, Chris-Craft 35 refit.
Speaking seriously: Boarding Ladders 101, Keel evolution by Rob Mazza, Progress through procrastination, When halyard sheaves go bad, Anchoring when solo, Part 2, Cruising in the Bay of Islands, Marine electrical soldering, A bowsprit for its own sake, Engine-saving alarm.
Lighter fare: A gentlemen's raft, Late-season challenge, Reflections: Stop! Hey, what's that sound?, Simple solutions: Transom platform, Quick and Easys: Multi-purpose cushions and An inexpensive dock cleat, The view from here: Pardey time.
What's New At Good Old Boat
Did we mention
New Zealand yet?
Karen and Jerry have returned from a terrific trip to New Zealand in which they chartered a Beneteau Oceanis 405 for 10 days in the Bay of Islands. Their blog tells all about it: https://goodoldboat.wordpress.com/. Come share the journey with them.
Brand New ebook
Marcie Connelly Lynn has published her second ebook on the Good Old Boat downloads site: AudioSeaStories.com. Called 365 Days of Celebrations, Marcie knows every day is a reason to celebrate and she tells you how. Her new book, downloadable in PDF format, is available for $2.99 along with two more ebooks she and husband David have written: Nine of Cups Guide to Anchors and Anchoring by David Lynn and Nine of Cups Caribbean Stories by Marcie.
Download David's Anchoring book while you're there. He and Marcie have learned much about anchoring in the 14 years they've spent wandering the world under sail. Along the way they've talked to other cruisers, voyagers, yachties, and fishermen about their anchoring techniques and are sharing that accumulated wisdom in their second downloadable eBook.
Good Old Boat subscribers and crew had a gala weekend surrounding the launch of the editors' 11-year refit of a Mega 30. More details here.
Facebook Following Grows!
Good Old Boat has more than 4,000 Facebook friends, fans, and followers … and the list is growing every day. Thanks for "liking us," as they say!
Blue and yellow
Tom Wells can't help writing and singing songs about sailing. The song he wrote for the editors about their two-boat dilemma (or is it a blessing?) is a particular favorite of ours. Karen writes about the song in her March 2015 editorial, The View From Here. Listen to the song for yourself. You may identify with her mixed feelings when she says this song always makes her cry.
As the seasons change, so should your sailing wardrobe. Zip up a new Good Old Boat logo zip-front hooded sweatshirt in red, royal blue, or black for just $45 and sail when the spring breezes bite.
To the Big Logo T-shirt line we've added a Maroon short-sleeved shirt and a Gray Heather one as well. There's a Navy Big Logo T-shirt with a front pocket as well. People will catch the message on these . . . loud and clear with the big logo on the back! To order any of these T-shirts, or our logo ball cap, denim shirt, and sweatshirt, please visit our online Books and Gear page.
We also have individual copies (paper or digital) available. Back issues too (single copies or by the year)! That pretty much covers the waterfront, we think. And speaking of the waterfront, let's all go sailing!