The July 2005 issue’s a big hit. Boats include a review of the Drascombe Lugger and a feature about a family with a Bristol 29.9. We tell the history of the Island Packet Company also. Seriously speaking, Ted Brewer discusses surviving capsize, Durkee Richards tells what biodiesel can do for your boat and to your boat, Dave Martin reminisces about his world wanderings, John Butler puts a boom gallows on his catboat, Larry Zeitlin presents a contrarian opinion about binoculars, and Don Launer writes Radar 101. We’ve added these just for fun: memories inspired by an old chart, a profile of the Bingham Boat Works company, a center spread on tall ships, a profile of Lin and Larry Pardey, and what happens when you decide to get a trawler. Reflections includes ruminations on why a boat is not an “it.” What’s more? Quick and Easy includes creating extra storage, building a knife block, drilling concentric holes, a double fendering system that works in tides, and adding a pushpit rail to hold a motor mount. Simple Solutions includes quick quillows and adding a compression brace.
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