Our boats are the salty Nor’Sea 27, and the well-traveled Cascade 29. We’ve got a nice refit article involving the conversion of a Catalina 36 for serious offshore work. One of the most popular articles in this one is how to make a hard dodger by Roger Ross, but Don Launer’s repowering (part 2) is a close contender. We’ve also got a great one on installing an outboard inside the boat and out of the way by James Baldwin, scantling rules by Ted Brewer, and provisioning by Janet Groene. John Harris sketches how to build a wooden forehatch, and Steve Henkel does a wonderful profile of Gary Mull, a designer who is much missed by those who knew him. Glen Smith tells of the sailor who mentored him, and Jill Knight tells of circumnavigating alone on her 37-foot 100-year-old wooden cutter. Roberto Picciotto tells what makes an old boat good, Jim Hawkins and Brooke Elgie speak of tracing seldom-used charts, Jim Daniels has a wonderful Reflections piece, and Lou Diamond is our “artiste du jour!” Simple Solutions include climbing the mast, finding extra space aboard, and lashing the tiller. Quick and Easy projects are a basketball engine jack, fender covers, the liberal use of “goo” aboard, and an easy way to replace the windows in a dodger.
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