The March issue is another winner! Boats include reviews of the C&C 33 and the American 23, a feature on the Truxalls who sail a Tayana 37, and a refit of a Marshall Sanderling catboat. We’ve also got a profile of designer/builder Charlie Morgan. Getting serious, we have possibly more than you want to know about the removal of a teak deck, thoughts on sail plans by Ted Brewer, and Don Casey adds a deck wash to his boat. Bill Sandifer conducts a memorable test of heat-shrink hose clamps, Tom Young creates more useable space with the addition of a dinette where a settee/bunk was, and Don Launer’s 101 series comes up with Chart Plotters 101. Just for fun is the addition of a comfortable recliner which fits in any size boat, solar cooking aboard, pitfalls in paradise, and a center spread showing our feathered (shoreside) friends. Reflections promises that spring will come: Soon, real soon! Simple Solutions features sound-proofing for the engine, a knot you can’t be without (the toggle hitch), and adding a gate and ladder in the stern pulpit. The Quick and Easy section focuses on a hatch bug screen and a great idea for a shower aboard.
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