April 2006

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April 3, 2006

edited by Elaine Lembo
The San Juan Islands’ Pig War, requiem for a watering hole, boat-systems seminars, Suwarrow then and now, good bunk-time reading, and more

It’s the People You Meet
On Watch by Cap’n Fatty Goodlander
Of all his memories from a life lived on boats, those of the wonderful waterfront wackos stand out the most

Crossing Tacks with the Iron Man of the Bermuda Race
Point of View by Bob Muggleston
Jim Mertz, the Iron Man of the Newport-Bermuda Race, died in January at 94, and a former greenhorn recalls what it was like to sail with him


A Landscape Between Mars and Midnight
Passage Notes by Joyce Black
Cruisers along Mexico’s Baja California peninsula enjoy a landscape between Mars and midnight

From Storm to Sunday Feast
People and Food by Todd Scantlebury
A Bahamas encounter with the local Burial Society opens the door

Log of Ithaka by Bernadette Bernon
In the San Blas islands, these cruisers remember Waisaladup as the one particular harbor that stands out from all the others



In the Sea of Cortez
Photos by Billy Black
Story by Joyce Black
A few brilliant photos of this seemingly remote, yet surprisingly accessible, cruising ground in Mexico are indeed worth several thousand words

One-Way Is My Way
by Terence Smith
A charter from Guadeloupe to Antigua uses the trades to advantage and ends in the midst of a spectacular regatta of classic yachts


New Zealand, North to South
Destination by Beth A. Leonard
Four distinct cruising grounds-the Bay of Islands, the Hauraki Gulf, Cook Strait, and Fiordland and Stewart Island-await transoceanic voyagers who pay a visit

The Mighty Mights and a Queen of the Sea
Yacht Style by Ralph Naranjo
Their first boat was a Hallberg-Rassy 62, and their first outing was transatlantic. Are they nuts? Find out for yourself



The Awlgrip Topsides Job
Step-by-Step-Refit by Bruce Bingham
In the first of a two-part series, we explore the proven techniques behind a professional-quality Awlgrip application

A Crash Course for a Do-It-Yourselfer
Painting by Herb McCormick
Observe the mistakes this backyard warrior made when he painted his boat’s topsides so you can avoid the hidden hazards

A Good Ol’ Teak Revival
Maintenance by Ken Textor
There are dozens of methods for dealing with tired teak; the trick is in knowing when and how to use them

What’s My Line?
Rigging by Brion Toss
Choosing the right line for a specific task is the sign of a sailor who knows the ropes


From the Tempestuous Baltic
Boat Test by Jeremy McGeary
The Delphia 40, designed in Poland for that boisterous sea, will excel in U.S. waters, too

A Fast Cruising Alternative
Boat Test by Nim Marsh
The Hanse 461 can’t conceal its racing attributes. For performance cruisers, this is a good thing

A Legend Reborn
Boat Review by Ralph Naranjo
If you value speed more than sumptuous cruising comfort, the Columbia 30 may be for you

The Walker Bay Solution
Boat Review by Pierce Hoover
This builder of affordable hard dinghies diversifies with a line of innovative RIBs

Red Sails in the Twilight Years
Classic Plastic by Ginny Walters
The Stone Horse 23, a classic cutter-rigged pocket cruiser, can take you safely far afield


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