It seems that we can never get enough boats. This issue features the sister of Finisterre, the Irwin Citation 31, the Tanzer 7.5, the refit of a Chrysler 22, and profiles Catalina 22 legend Beattie Purcell. When thoughts turn to serious matters, they include: avoiding engine failure in rough seas, Ted Brewer on the four basic elements of yacht design, a neat cabin modification, Lin Pardey on raincatchers, Standing Rigging 101, rope-to-chain splices, and an extensive fiberglass repair. For fun we discuss the matter of involving women in our sailing activities, profile Samson Ropes, discuss smart boat-buying, and wait impatiently for spring. There’s more. Quick and Easy articles about a new stopper knot, Toofypegs, and rust-free tools and Simple Solutions focusing on making lifeline cushions and restoring luster to the deck.
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