2012 Back Issues (Download only)


Get the collection of the Good Old Boat magazine 2012 issues. Available only as a download of PDF files.

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January/February highlights: Feature story about the Bristol 35.5, Sabre 32 and Hunter Vision 32 review, and a Sailstar Corinthian refit.Speaking seriously: Boat Refrigeration 101, CCA rules by Robert Perry, Tips for sailboat restorers, Fixing dysfunctional drawers, Bamboo for the sole, Coordinating coordinates, A new holding tank, LED lights revisited, Davits: their ups and downs, and Sigfrid’s boarding ladder.Lighter fare: Rode show, A law of the sea, New product launchings, Simple solution: A sonnet for hatch cloths, Quick and Easy: Instrument pod facelift and Rope in the soap, and The view from here: Prevailing winds.
March/April highlights: Feature story about the Morgan 42 Mk II, C&C 35 Mk II and Pearson 26 reviews, and an O’Day 23 refit.Speaking seriously: Hoses 101, Idiosyncrasies of the IOR by Robert Perry, Chameleon: a tender in two parts, Night vision, UV exposed, Boat — phone home, Do it right the first time, Holding tank essentials, and The boat painter’s apprentice.Lighter fare: Deferred maintenance meets microburst, Sabres and Scorpions, Good Old Boat has lost a friend, Simple solution: Scarfing made easy, Quick and Easy: Halyard replacement, Homemade clamps, Temporary diesel tank, and The view from here: A little relief from winter.MAY/JUNE 2012May/June highlights: Feature story about the Alberg 35, Cabo Rico 38 and Caliber 28 reviews, and a 1970 Hallberg Mistral 33 refit.Speaking seriously: Boom Vangs 101, Adhesive caulks put to the test, Boats are teachers, Cockpit mats for dogs, Finger Lakes Sailing Services, Landfalls with bull’s-eye precision, and Making your own — autopilot housing, deck prisms, and whisker pole.Lighter fare: Cruising in the golden years, Going nowhere, Voyages in Desperate Times, Simple solution: No longer a non-starter, Quick and Easy: Amazing transparent bags, Refinishing rack, Get a grip, New product launchings, and The view from here: Collecting stories.JULY/AUGUST 2012
July/August highlights: Feature story about the Mercer 44, Hunter Legend 37 review, and a 1970 Coronado 25 refit.

Speaking seriously: Outhauls 101, Origins of the keel/centerboard by Rob Mazza, Think before you shoot (Photographer’s perspective), Restore that faded gelcoat, A boat explodes, and Useful modifications — depth sounder without a hole, rain-defeating hatch hood, and installing a windlass.

Lighter fare: Stubborn determination, The beat of a different drum, Bill Hammond profile, A sea less sailed, Simple solution: Casual cockpit lights, Quick and Easy: Easy stovetop fiddles, Bungees to order, and Turnbuckle boots, and The view from here: Enticing the dreamers

September/October highlights: Feature story about a Pacific Seacraft 34, reviews of the Catalina 34 and Santana 27.

Speaking seriously: Gaff-Rigged Sail 101, Double-enders and canoe sterns by Rob Mazza, Installing a cabin heater, Hot water — warm boat, RIB wrap, sailor profile of Matt Rutherford, Fuel-polishing system, Do-it-yourself boat barn, and Companionway-hatch makeover.

Lighter fare: Working to share the dream, Moving aboard, Back where we belong, Simple solution: Head-turning horseshoe buoy, Quick and Easy: Two-way door latch, Easy-store winter frame, Anchor float on a rope, and The view from here: Out of the wilderness.

November/December highlights: Feature story about a Southern Cross 31, review of the Seafarer 24, history of Westsail yachts, and a Morgan 24 refit.

Speaking seriously: The Hand-Bearing Compass 101, What is a cutter? by Rob Mazza, Pocket cruisers and pocketknives, The joy(stick) of docking, Seizing slides and slug, and Corrosion monsters.

Lighter fare: Building boats, building kids, The way we were, Degrees of difficulty, Live in the moments?, Simple solutions: Window dressing, Bye-bye launch-ramp blues, Quick and easy: Rubbed the wrong way, Manicure for a zinc, and The view from here: Gripping times.

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