The May issue cover blows us away. We think this kid is so cool! No halyard wraps for him! He\’s taking his job seriously and thinking critically. The rest of the issue\’s not bad either. In fact, we\’re rather proud of it. The boats this time include a review of the Aloha 32 by Gregg Nestor and a review of the Rhodes 22 by Don Launer along with the refit of a Morgan 34 by Fred Seisseger. The serious content includes a sailor\’s brightwork system by Tom Young, replacing ports by Chuck Fort and Kim Efishoff, everything you need to know about cordage (ropes for the rest of us, perhaps?) by Gregg Nestor, how to select a surveyor by Susan Peterson Gateley, replacing a damaged headliner by Gerry McGowan, Binoculars 101 by Don Launer, blister repair by Larry Zeitlin, and Ted Brewer on head design. (Think head arrangement doesn\’t matter? Think again!) Just for fun we offer a profile of Hal and Margaret Roth by Marianne Scott, Jill Knight on cruising with pets, and a couple of fun Cruising Memory articles by Chad Lawie and Geoffrey Toye. Mary Jane Hayes is the best of the boat photographers with photos of Boat Kids in the center spread. In the Reflections column, B. J. Armstrong says the daysail is every bit as important as a world cruise (cruising for the rest of us . . . ?). Simple Solutions is busy with a mast step refit and finding a boat in the digital marketplace. Quick and Easy tells how to build a traditional boathook and how to make a “special needs” boat card.
Download PDF file (GOB42May05.pdf): about 7.2 megabytes.