Our boats include a review of the Ericson 35 and a Columbia 28 feature. There’s a refit of a Bayfield 25 also. On the technical side of things we’ve got a low-tech customized circuit panel, the salvage of a Hinckley Pilot 35, and how to prepare your boat for sale. Roger Ross tells about preparing a boat for Baja cruising, and Ted Brewer discusses cruising rigs. We’ve got Part 3 from the cruising chef, Michael Greenwald, and a five-year plan for bringing one back from the edge of the grave by Bill Sandifer. We’ve also got a profile of well-known designer Thomas Gillmer by Steve Mitchell and a lovely art spread by John Karklins. Also just for fun is a neat piece on the reasons for sailing a small boat and a thoughtful reflection by Peter Bonsey as he prepares to cross the Atlantic. Simple solutions include single-line docking and checking deck vents. Quick and Easy projects include chock-keepers for trailersailers, nearly foul-proof cleats, insight from Lin Pardey on white sails, a drogue for your tender, and a shorepower cable cover. There are book reviews and much more, of course.
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