In this issue we start our regular reviews of a trailerable boat (the San Juan 21 leads off) in addition to our review of a larger one (the Contessa 32) and our feature boat (the Bristol 24 is featured this time). We review the history of the Chris-Craft sailboats (it was brief, but significant nonetheless). Getting technical, Aussie Bray talks about propellers, Ted Brewer talks about twin-fin sailboats, Phillip Reid replaces his portlights, Gord May discusses Ohm’s law, John Karklins looks at a successful sheathing project done in the 1970s and still going strong, and Gregg Nestor reminds trailer sailors about the importance of the trailer. Just for fun we’ve got a profile of marine author John Vigor, an essay about lessons learned while sailing single-handed by Jill Knight, a fireside chat with Ted Brewer about his days at the Luders’ Yard, gorgeous photos by Michael Kahn, winter sailing by Butch Evans, great humor by Sally Cole, and Reflections on The Shipwright Principle by Dan McDougal. Simple Solutions include advanced swigging and also ventilation. Quick and Easy projects include a couple of ditch kits and a look at soda blasting to remove bottom paint.
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