This issue earns an “editor’s choice award” as one of the favorites of the editor (I know we’re not supposed to have favorites, but we do). Boats in the March issue are the Falmouth Cutter 22 and the Sea Sprite 34. Dan Spurr writes a great article on roller furling systems, Ted Brewer waxes eloquent on boat displacement, Don Casey paints the deck, and Bill Sandifer crawls into the bilge to adjust the stuffing box. John Fulweiler tells what to expect if the Coast Guard chooses to board your vessel, Don Launer discusses block maintenance, Barbara Theisen tells how to get those vinyl letters on the transom, and Michael Greenwald discusses the preparation of shrimp, crab, and lobster. Bill Coolidge brings back a memory of sailing at 16, Tom Lochhaas can’t decide whether to go simple or to go safe when making a crossing, and Zoltan Gyurko chooses simple and makes a crossing in a Pearson Commander. The Simple Solutions and Quick and Easy projects, book reviews, art, Reflections and so on contribute to the usual nice mix. Pour a cup of coffee, sit down, enjoy. See if you agree with the editor that this is a particularly good issue.
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