2004 (#35) Mar/Apr


Issue #35, March/April 2004.

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The March issue is another big one! Boats include the Pacific Seacraft 25, the Sirius 21, and a couple of PDQ catamarans (the 32 and the 36). And there’s a restoration story of a MacGregor Venture of Newport 23.

Seriously speaking, we’ve got a formula for choosing a boat (and an Excel sheet you can download to use the formula for your own use), how to replace your boom, and a last-chance tripline in case you’re overboard and your boat is on its own. Ted Brewer reviews galley setups, and Gregg Nestor tells you how to keep that outboard running. We’ve got GPS 101, how to build a cockpit grate, and how Tom Young got two birds with one stone: improved engine access and an improved galley sink.

For fun, we add a profile of good old vendor Alpenglow Marine Lights, a profile of multihull designer Ian Farrier, how to enjoy doing the teak (it’s a matter of attitude, after all), a photo spread of Rhode Island, and two fun Cruising Memories: falling in love with a boat and also boat fairies (hallucinations) in the night. Furthermore, we add a deck delamination project (tackled from belowdecks), a new automatic fog horn blowing device, a caution about your propane grill, a thumbs up for Speedseal, how to get rid of scratches on plastic windows, and dousing the headsail with a downhaul. Then there’s Boatyard Fever, a poem we can all relate to as spring nears. Happy reading!

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Weight 7.2 oz
Dimensions 11 × 8 × .25 in

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