December 2006 Table of Contents

From our December 2006 issue

Real sailors and real wind, Gambia River journey, waterproof backpacks, Fatty’s radio show loses a home, People and Food, and more
edited by Elaine Lembo

Slow Juice and the Buddha Tree
On Watch by Cap’n Fatty Goodlander
A day in the life of Fatty and Caolyn is something cruising can relate to

Cleaning Zoo
Short Story by Melanie Neale
Two sailor girls plus one filthy-dirty 28-footer with potential equals some lifelong dreams


A Safe Haven
Passage Notes by Vicky Jackson
Mar del Plata, Argentina, is a crossroads for cruisers exploring the Southern Hemisphere

In the Fullness of Time
Log of Ithaka by Douglas Bernon
On the threshold of the journey home, the crew looks forward while contemplating the past



A Unique Schooner from Nova Scotia
Yacht Style by Chris Museler
If you think “fusion” only applies to jazz and cuisine, check out the 63-foot Maggie B

5 Vacations from Culebra to Colonna
Presented with an array of charter-vacation options, one sailor reveals how she makes her choice
by Kitty Martin

You Can Still Find a Deal
If a winter escape slipped off the to-do list, here’s why you should put it back on
by Elaine Lembo


Antigua: A Journey, Not a Destination
With perfect winds and plentiful anchorages, no wonder it’s the birthplace of chartering
by Tom Zydler

Virgin Islands Retreats
For those who’ve done it al, a return to these popular spots presents pleasant surprises
by Don Street

Passage to Madeira
The award-winning author and his wife are initiated into the rites of offshore passagemaking
by Nathaniel Philbrick



Emergency-Steering Solutions
Safety at Sea by Evans Starzinger
Be ready with a rudder backup

Steering Lessons Learned
Safety at Sea by Don Street
Let me count the times we’ve improvised at the helm

Is Distance Cruising Safer Today?
Safety at Sea by Jimmy Cornell
After logging thousands of sea miles, a cruiser concludes that sailing’s a pretty safe way to see the world

Keep it Cool
Monthly Maintenance by Steve D’Antonio
Two vital pieces of gear keep your engine’s exhaust cool and seawater out


A Gem from Oyster
Boat Test by Kenny Wooton
The new 46– fast, modern, and roomy below– is designed to suit the needs of any far-ranging voyaging couple

Both Guns Blazing
Boat Review by Herb McCormick
Peter Johnstone’s Gunboat 48 is a hot-rod catamaran that offers silky performance for speedsters and families alike

Clean-Cut Clipper
Classic Plastic by Cynthia Hermans
The CSY 37 was built for casual charter roaming and proved capable of much more

Third Hand on Deck
Electronics by Captain Chris Kelly
WiFi steps aboard and into the world of handheld autopilot controls

Leave This Page Open on the Table
Gift Guide by Andrew Burton
Choose from among a radio-controlled model sloop, a desk calendar, a multitool, gold earrings, a mahogany-encased barograph, and more, and you’re likely to win any sailor’s heart


Editor’s Log


Chartering News

Holiday Gift Guide

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