Cruising World July 2004 Table of Contents

The Sailing Life

The Capricorns
On Watch by Steve Callahan
Astride the southern tropic, two sailors connect the midnight dots that lead voyagers of all ages to their destinations

Anchors . . . Away!
Special Report by Isaac Brown
Across Florida, local governments are trying to prevent boats from dropping their hooks and staying awhile

Reorienting in Oriental
Passage Notes by Jennifer Smart
Between Norfolk and Beaufort on the Intracoastal Waterway, the mud of one North Carolina town seems to hold boats much longer than their skippers ever imagined

A Taste of Oz
People and Food by Jacqueline Holt
After a six-month voyage from South America, their first tastes of Australian cuisine were a welcome treat

Fit and Refit
Log of Ithaka by Douglas Bernon
Arriving back home for a hiatus between voyages, one cruiser wonders who he'll be without the spearfishing and the passages and the landfalls

Features

Daddy's Stupid Wind
by John Kretschmer
A fall transit of eastern Long Island Sound with a pair of preteen daughters casts this well-traveled shoreline in an entirely new light

Polynesia's Fifth Archipelago
by Bruno Calle
At Panama, these westbound sailors chose the path less trodden--and discovered the riches of the Gambier islands along the way

The Secrets of Seward
by Ralph Naranjo
With a fleet of charter boats based in Seward, Resurrection Bay and the wilds of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula are more accessible than ever

Turning Your Sloop into a Cutter
by Brion Toss
Adding an inner forestay will give you plenty of sailhandling value, but follow these steps to ensure that it's amply supported

Hands-On Sailor

Exploring the Dangerous Archipelago
Voyaging by Tere Batham
If navigating the landfalls and passes of coral-fringed Pacific atolls is a curriculum of its own, the Tuamotus surely represent the final exam

Bringing Goose Home
Passagemaking by James Baldwin
When he accepted a transatlantic delivery job on an older sister to his own 28-foot Pearson Triton, the author had a few surprises in store

Building an Idiot-Proof Bilge Alarm
Systems by Michael M. Dietz
It's not difficult--three LED lights and a single three-way switch--but this project certainly pays off in peace of mind

Ryan Sails the South Pacific
Living Aboard by Scott Bannerot
When it comes to keeping kids on board safe, a commitment to constant vigilance is more important than any modification to the boat

Reviews

A Wide Appeal, an Appealing Ride
Boat Test by Ralph Naranjo
The Hunter 41 blends the volume of a second home with the increasingly notable performance tweaks of in-house design guru Glenn Henderson

A New Franco-Italian Alliance
Boat Review by Jeremy McGeary
Under new direction, Dufour hits this year's market with a new line and a sportier new look. We sailed the 44-foot queen of the fleet

Geared Up for Swamp Survival
New Products by Darrell Nicholson
Our senior editor tested an array of gear--sunglasses, jackets, and bug spray--on an epic trans-Everglades adventure

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