The January 2004 issue features the O’Day 23 as our trailersailer and the Ericson 29 as our feature boat. We’ve got a refit on an Alden Challenger, and we tell the history of Yacht Constructors, the builders of the Cascade Yachts. Speaking seriously, we add the saga of building a skipjack by Alan Lucas and present two points of view about what’s important to have aboard while cruising by Dave Martin and by Cathy McIntire. Don Launer shares his fascination with magnets and the poles, and he also offers a 101-series article on diesel engines. Homer Shannon tells about the Dutchman system he put on his Bristol 29.9. For fun, we offer a venerable Air Force wives sailing group in Hawaii, a beautiful center spread by Alan Eddy, a profile of circumnavigator Karen Thorndike, and two cruising memories about finding a sailboat. Then Don Launer vents his frustration at banging halyards in the Reflections piece. And furthermore? Well, Simple Solutions focus on armored portlights and a creative way to deal with hatchboards when the hatch isn’t closed. Our Quick and Easy articles add an interlocking toolkit by Link Tools and a modern LED light modification of an old oil-burning lamp.
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