Current issue highlights: Mug Up, a 46-foot Bowman yawl feature, MacGregor 26D review.Speaking seriously: Mainsail Reefing 101, Anchor windlass remote, The ship's log, When a rudder needs replacing, Sailing for love and money, Sail-repair essentials, Rollaway square sail, Taming a hanked-on headsail.
Lighter fare: Loving Scarlett, Battery a la carte, Reflections: A eulogy to Johnson, Simple solutions: A portable vise, Quick and Easys: Dinghy doormat and A see-through hatchboard, The view from here: Sailing with ice.
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November 2015 issue
Print: Oct. 19-23
Digital: Oct. 21
Newsstands: Oct. 27
January 2016 issue
Print: Dec. 21-25
Digital: Dec. 23
Newsstands: Dec. 29
What's New At Good Old Boat
Our Facebook Grows!
Good Old Boat has almost 4,500 Facebook friends, fans, and followers and the list is growing every day . . . particularly while we're busily posting our long list of tips (with your help)! Thanks for "liking us," as they say and for being part of our community of sailors. Facebook.com/goodoldboat
100 Life Aboard Tips
It started out simply enough with a long list, compiled by world cruiser Marcie Lynn, of ideas for reusing pretty much everything aboard for new purposes. Recycling at its best! We could certainly identify with that. After all, what is a good old boat if not a sailboat that is being recycled by its current owners for many more years of great sailing?
We've been posting Life Aboard Tips on Facebook and Twitter with the goal of posting at least 100. The number grows each week as we add a few more from Marcie and from subscribers and other sailors. They don't need to be recycling tips although there's a clear emphasis in that direction. All life aboard tips will do . . . so long as we can explain the concept briefly on Facebook and even more briefly on Twitter. Have you ever tried to communicate an idea in just 140 characters?
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!
New Sailorisms . . .
T-shirts that tell the truth
"OFTEN WRONG . . . Always Confident" -- If this describes you or a sailor you know, now's the time to get the T-shirt declaring it boldly. These new shirts are available in sand and sky blue for $18.
"Navigo Ergo Sum. I Sail Therefore I Am" -- On the other hand, perhaps this one contains a nugget of truth. You be the judge. This shirt is also available in sand and sky blue for $18.
All new Good Old Boat T-shirts are 100 percent cotton. Get yours while supplies last!
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 autumn 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.