Another hit! This issue is big on history of our good old boats with a profile of George O’Day and the history of the Columbia Yacht Company. We review the Freedom 33 and feature the Sabre 30.
Don Launer talks about preparing for a really big blow, and Mary Jane Hayes tells of the restoration of her boat after one such blow. Bill Sandifer talks about Cutless bearings, Aussie Bray describes the spares it’s good to keep aboard. Simon Hill discusses head maintenance.
Just for fun we have another of Ted Brewer’s fireside chats, Tom Froncek’s cruising memories, and a gorgeous center spread that makes you want to cruise the Pacific Northwest. Simple Solutions includes keeping the birds off your boat (good luck with that one!) and raising the waterline. Quick and Easy projects are a telltale for your cabin, an overboard ladder, and a rubrail insert. There are book reviews, the usual packed classified ad pages, and one last lovely Reflections piece.
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