The January/February issue is jam-packed. This one includes the C&C Redwing 30 as the feature boat and the International Folkboat as the review boat. Don Casey winds up his repowering article on replacing a diesel with a new diesel (yes, some of us are doing THAT already)! We cover bottom paints, riding sails, consignment shops, sailing women who are role models, whisker poles, heating and cooling your boat, and the restoration of an Alberg 30. We couldn’t resist the millennium and added a look at calendars and time. We also have feature shots of ice boats, building a dinghy in a matter of hours, our usual Reflections piece, and a fun article on the Git-Rot boat.
The March/April issue features the Tanzer 22, offers a review of the Pacific Seacraft 25, provides an interior refit of an Allied Seabreeze, and takes a look at these classics: Tahiti ketch and the Tahitiana. It reviews the wide variety of sealants, offers a look at stability by Ted Brewer, tests a new swageless fitting, tells you everything you ever wanted to know about fiberglass by Dave Gerr, tells how to customize your own stitch-and-glue dinghy, and takes an in-depth look at stove fuels. David Large’s art decorates the cover and center spread, Cathy Haupert tells how she bakes on the stove-top, Frank Johnston pokes fun at the reality of buying a used boat, Ken and Pat O’Driscoll reflect on growing old as sailors, and Reese Palley tells how sailors are more in touch with the resources available to them.
The May/June issue focuses on the Morgan 38 and the Pearson Triton as its feature and review boats, takes a look at the positive aspects of having a wooden boat, and discusses the pros and cons of traditional and inflatable dinghies. Ted Brewer discusses the rating rules that have affected the design of our good old boats, Ken Textor adds varnishing tips, and Dave Reiss tells of his Pearson 26 refit. This issue has several “Reese’s pieces” from Reese Palley — a poem about the colors of sailing, accompanied by photos by Pat Vojtech, and a look at three boats Reese selects as “classic American sailboats:” a Hinckley Bermuda 40, the Valiant 40, and the Cherubini 44. Bristol Bronze is featured as a “good old vendor.” Mary Jane Hayes tells of being a reluctant sailor and how she got beyond that. Jerry Powlas questions whether we should look at buying a sailboat as an investment, and Bill Sandifer discusses sailing with the transmission in or out of gear, which is better? There’s a short profile of Tami Ashcraft, author of Red Sky in Mourning, a number of book reviews, and more.
The July/August issue showcases the Southern Cross 31 as the review boat and the West Wight Potter as the feature boat. Kate Godfrey-DeMay discusses the history of the Cheoy Lee Company, and Andy Shanks restores his San Juan 24. Dan Spurr’s new book, Heart of Glass, is featured with an excerpt. Theresa Fort tells how her liveaboard family conserves water, Bill Sandifer reviews the steps he went through when buying a new furling headsail, and Ted Brewer discusses keel design. Norman Ralph installs an anchor windlass on his good old boat, John Geisheker tells of a classic sailboat race in New Zealand as part of the America’s Cup festivities (in which John gets a chance to sail with Lin and Larry Pardey), and Gordon Group tells how he learned it was time to cruise, rather than race. Lorne Shantz is our featured artist, and Reese Palley and Pepper Tharp bring the Reflections page to life. A new section called “Quick and Easy” projects features Brian Engelke on building windscoops, Glyn Judson on creating a freshwater rinse for his saltwater engine, and Jerry Powlas (who really can’t do anything quickly or easily) tells of the simple whisker pole chocks you can build now that he’s done it the hard way.
The September/October issue includes the Westsail 32 as the review boat and the Allied Seabreeze as the feature boat. Charles Kanter tells what you might find and expect to pay if you were looking for a good old (10 years old and older) multihull. We have a three-part group of articles on moving your boat by truck, by delivery service (including how to be a delivery captain yourself), and by modifying a trailer for transport to and storage at home. We offer a look at the Dutch Boeier boats, tell of sail camping on a Newport 16, and have a delightful look at the Thunderbird races in Port Townsend summer of 2000. Lighthouses shine on our art spread, Mary Jane Hayes tells and shows how she gets gorgeous photos of boats and seascape. Mark Smaalders tells how wooden boats are constructed (various techniques), and Ron Chappell offers a refit of a Com-Pac 23. We continue the quick and easy projects with directions for building a cockpit awning, restoring a rusty anchor, and building a gorgeous dinette table. There’s more of course. Our letters to the editor are always popular, and we always have a couple of short Reflections and Last Tack pieces that readers say they turn to first.
The November/December issue offers a review of the Alberg 30 and features the Ericson 36C as well as memories of Seven Bells, a one-of-a-kind wooden boat designed by William Roue, the designer of Canada’s famous Bluenose. We also have a Cape Dory Typhoon refit and a look at club-footed jibs and the advantages of the staysail rig. Ted Brewer discusses beautiful design characteristics, and John Vigor discusses the unthinkable: capsize (what if your floating home were inverted?). We have an unusual solution to the dinghy compromise and two articles on photography (one about photo composition and boating photos in particular the other about shooting technical photos for publications such as Good Old Boat). We take a look at how to trailer boats and why you might want to. There’s a piece about musical instruments that work well on boats and the friendships they create. We never forget to include a gorgeous art spread (and a little poetry, too, this time.) There’s the quick and easy section with a focus on hatches. And book reviews, the Last Tack, and Reflections, of course.Download Zip file (2000.zip): about 100 megabytes.