The May issue is busy-busy (like your intrepid, inspired, and somewhat breathless editors). Boats include a Newport 30, the San Francisco Pelican, a Fairey Atalanta 26 (no ordinary boat!), and a refit of a Scorpio 35. We tell the history of the Pacific Seacraft Company and then go on to these subjects: reducing the weight of the hardware on that flogging headsail, Hal Roth’s propeller improvement on his Spencer 35, the secrets of the universe (really), building an onboard greenhouse, salad substitutes in case you don’t make the greenhouse, Nautical Time 101, building a hard dodger, confessions of a bottom feeder, a crack on the noggin (but in your best interests — we’re not kidding), and a center spread with scenes from a sailboat. Quick and Easy articles include using tires as fenders (but classy), spreader chafe guards, and the SplicingNut. Simple Solutions include a do-it-yourself sun cover for a roller-furling jib and the admiralty hitch. We added a new products page this issue also. Just reading this list exhausts us all over again. Have a look at the real copy. You’ll see.
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