Boats in this issue include the Cape Dory 25D in John Vigor’s series; James Baldwin’s Pearson Triton, which has circumnavigated twice; the last Cheoy Lee Offshore 40 to be built as the feature boat; a Chris-Craft Capri 30 refit; a rudder refit for a Spencer 35; and a stiffer toerail for a Cal 48 yawl. Dave Gerr tells us about the Metal Boat Society, Michelle Potter offers profiles of three sailors, Bob Wood tells us that early spring and late fall are meant for sailing, and Jerry Hickson reminds us not to get hung up on electronic gadgets. We’ve got a fictional piece by Don Davies, humor from Bill Martin, and beauty (in sailing photos) by Gail Scott. Wes Farmer talks about the history of auxiliary engines, Ron Chappell tells how to step a mast alone and without fear, Bill Sandifer reminds us to care for our rudder tubes, Scott Rosenthal tells how to avoid low-voltage problems when starting the engine, and we have the usual Quick and Easy projects: a fiddle rope, a leaky mast fix, a light-air tip, and a brass sea rail. There are book reviews and more, even a great spring cartoon by Mike Malzone.
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