The July issue ought to keep sailors busy reading at anchor in coves everywhere. The boats reviewed are the Precision 23 and the Nimble 24, along with a look at the Willard Horizon 30 motorsailer. We also offer the history of the 220-year-old Camper & Nicholsons Company (Yes, 220 years! Imagine.) Speaking seriously (and technically), Gerry McGowan writes about replacing the cabin sole, Ted Brewer explains how to figure out how much power a sailboat’s auxiliary engine should have, Theresa Fort tells how to choose fabric for use on interior cushions, and Gregg Nestor tells how to cook in a trailerable-size galley. We’ve also got an article about adding red LEDs to an existing cabin light, a look at two-stroke versus four-stroke outboards, Fiberglass 101, a method for sorting out tricky electrical shorts, and a look at fighting (or, better yet, preventing) fire aboard. Lighter fare includes a profile of designer Bill Lee, a look at overcoming his fear of sailing by Dave Martin, a review of boating superstitions by John Vigor, a New York City photo spread, and a lovely cruising memory article by Stiv Wilson. Garry Prater’s Reflections article will make you think also. What’s more? Tor Pinney tells us how to spring the rode for a quieter ride at anchor, Alan Lucas has some great electrical tips, Harry Brunken fixes his leaky ports, and Gregg Nestor builds his own trailer tongue extender. That’s it for Simple Solutions. The Quick and Easy articles include one about dripless ice and another about a neat hanging system for a gimbaled lamp.
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