Big boats and small ones: this issue focuses on four very different dinghies, representing the range available with a review by Scott Thurston, John Vigor reviews the Bristol 27, Don Bodemann discusses Cherubini Hunters, Mary Drake writes of a cruising Catalina 22 and the people who love her, Peter Baumgartner finishes his Cape Dory 27 refit, and Wendy Higgins breaks your heart with a tale of a 30-foot S.S. Crocker boat which has been in the family twice. Ted Brewer describes rigs, Brooke Elgie tells about his love for a cabin heater, Ken Textor writes about the complicated system of jib names and numbers, and George Cooligan tells of a boat partnership gone awry. Dennis Boese writes about South Shore Yachts and the miracles they do for the owners of C&C sailboats (and others also), Don Launer puts handholds on a dodger, Robert Doty tells you how to go about purchasing your good old boat, and Dolores Hanon reflects on the sale of hers. The art spread looks at the commercial fleet (freighters and such) on the Great Lakes. Quick and Easy projects look at the problems associated with the sea chest, how to live with dockside air conditioning, a way to latch the ports, and anchoring tips if your boat doesn’t have a centerline cleat. There are book reviews, classified ads, and more.
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