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 ever 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.
This issue is no longer available in print, but is available as a downloadable PDF
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