Our July/August first-year anniversary issue looks at the advantages and disadvantages of aluminum and steel boats, focuses on when and why to buy new sails, talks about what the sailor’s medical bag should include and how to handle medical emergencies at sea, and includes a short how-to on building a mast. It includes a Cal 20 boat review and a Block Island 40 as the feature boat. Ted Brewer writes about the formulas used by yacht designers (a perennial favorite over the years to come), Don Casey gets sentimental about staying aboard during a gentle summer rain, artist Dave Chase tells of his “poor man’s windlass” in comic-book style, Roy Kiesling explains how GPS works, and John Vigor writes about a new $400 dinghy and allows us to reprint a couple of Vigor’s favorites: a ceremony for renaming your boat and what he calls the “Black Box Theory.” We also include a beautiful photo essay and a cruising memory that will bring a smile to your face.
This issue is no longer available in print, but is available as a downloadable PDF
Download PDF file (GOB7July99.pdf): about 16.1 megabytes.