The September issue proves that we haven’t been taking the summer off (although we never miss a chance to sail)! The boats in this issue include a review of the Corsair 24 by Ed Lawrence and a feature story by Marianne Scott about Jim Kellam and his winning Spencer 35, Haulback. Dan Spurr profiles designer Garry Hoyt also. But let’s get serious a moment. In the technical area we’ve got two articles about non-skid applications and another about a “little cabin sole problem” that led to a much bigger do-it-yourself project: casting lead ballast. And we offer some thoughts by world cruiser Dave Martin on eliminating major leaks as well as tiny drips. There’s Seacocks 101 by Don Launer, navigating in the fog by Suzanne Giesemann, and checklist upon checklist by Gregg Nestor. Just for fun we add a chapter (about finding a good old boat) right out of Hal Roth’s new book, love triangles by Ben Shaw, a stormy passage to San Diego by Henry Cordova, and memories of boats past by Geoffrey Toye. There’s a center spread, too, with art and poetry by Elisa Nelson and a final Reflections page about the last sail of summer by Silver Donald Cameron. What’s more: Quick and Easy cushion keepers and more about bolt ropes and tracks and how to save your vacuum from dust death along with simple solutions for a winter tarp, Concordia seatbacks and plastic nav tools you can make yourself.
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