2011 Back Issues (Download only)


Get the collection of the Good Old Boat magazine 2011 issues. Available only as a download of PDF files.

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January issue highlights: We feature the Tartan 34C; review the Lancer 25 and Rawson Pilothouse 30; and offer engine cooling, Atomic 4 rejuvenation, dinghy conversion, spinnaker from a kit, and Robert Perry’s tribute to Phillip Rhodes.Speaking seriously: Displacement Hull Speed 101, Row/stow/tow, a new non-skid, a working vacation, maintenance on the run, and new product launchings. Lighter fare: A tug for Sara B, Stone Free, boat partnership, and the things we do for love. Simple Solutions: instrument covers. Quick and Easy: chart storage and anchor rode safety.


March issue highlights: Feature story about the Mariner 36; review of the Bristol 29.9; a new classic toerail, TekDek for a new deck, steel boats, solar panels mounts and Robert Perry’s column on decks.Speaking seriously: Watermakers 101, a cockpit table from scratch, consignment stores, re-use your shrinkwrap cover, companionway steps with storage, high-end heat on a budget and NuTeak cabin sole revival.Lighter fare: Sailing with autism, shooting Gazelle, seasons of our lives. Simple Solutions: another swinging solution, Quick and Easy: dual-purpose pillows and turnbuckle tethers, and the Princess Principle.
May/June issue highlights: Feature story about the Corbin 39; review of the S2 9.2 and the Ranger 33; Radar on the level, Grand entrance to your companionway, LPG in a box and Guarding hatches.  Speaking seriously: Water Tanks 101, Damper plate redo, Man overboard, Electric auxiliary conversion, and Robert Perry’s column on making old boats sail better. Lighter fare: Finding friends at sea, Our community of sailors, Simple Solutions: classy cable clamps and oil change in a jiffy, Quick and Easy: buckets of innovation and pain-free de-rigging, and Inching our way toward spring.


July 2011 issue highlights: Feature story about the Fuji 32; review of the Dufour Safari 27 and San Juan 24; Cooking without pressure and Creative storage solutions.  Speaking seriously: Mechanical Advantage 101, Managing seasickness, Boat noodling, The single-spreader rig, No rigger Part 2, Housing the chart plotter, A boat project for the bold, and Ted Brewer laments.  Lighter fare: Free anchors, Pop Pop’s cruise, From trash to treasure, Simple Solution: poor man’s anchor hoist, Quick and Easy: Dorade draft excluder, sandpaper bookends, and dockline holders, and The goodness of sailors.


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2011                        September 2011 issue highlights: Feature story about the Mistral 33; review of the Aloha 8.5 and Ranger 26; Restoring luster to a cabin sole and Galley improvisations.  Speaking seriously: Measuring Boat Speed 101, Zero-discharge solution, How to refloat a boat, Lessons in onboard laundering, Where there is no rigger, Anchor kellets, Nikki’s galley.  Lighter fare: Are you ok?, Mexico-bound in company, A pocket cruiser full of dreams, Simple Solution: banish holding-tank odor, Quick and Easy: how to fold a nautical chart, instrument covers and replacing a lost halyard, and Things that go bump in the basement.


November/December 2011 issue highlights: Feature story about the Luders 36; review of the Santana 2023; refit of an Alberg 30; and the enduring adaptable sharpie.  Speaking seriously: Icebox Insulation 101, five lessons in boat handling, a low-tide solution, the legacy of Bill Tripp, hatch lens replacement, inexpensive burglar alarms, non-skid renewal update, and to varnish or…not.  Lighter fare:Touch and the sailor, a cruise feeds the soul, is there life after sailing, sail into the holidays, midwinter frolic. Simple Solution: mini portable bench, Quick and Easy: propane storage, fender cleanser, two-timing table, and real sailors sew.

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