April 2009


March 12, 2009


On the Hunt for Beer, Brats and Bars
Cruising World’s Senior editor goes island-hopping in Lake Superior’s Apostles
by Mark Pillsbury, Photos by Marianne Lee

Put into Tropical Time-Out
Chartering with a boatload of kids in the Bahamas calls for a youthful itinerary
by Dave Reed


The Honeymoonders of Phangnga Bay
The captian gets to know his newly minted son-in-law during the couple’s connubial cruise in Thailand
by Cap’n Fatty Goodlander


Shoreline edited by Elaine Lembo


Short Story by Melanie Neale

Under Way by Webb Chiles

Sailing Life


Cruising Connections by Barbara Marrett

Passage Notes by Elaine Lembo

People and Food by Barbara Gail Warden


Osprey’s Flight by Wendy Mitman Clarke

Hands-On Sailor

The Tuning of the Screw
Projects: Make sure your prop’s spinning true for best motoring performance
by Ken Textor

Sparky Takes Stock
Upgrades: Assess the older boat’s electrical system before you revamp
by Ed Sherman

The Hard Road to Convenient Sailhandling
Systems: Installing roller furling on a modest-sized boat makes for easy sailing
by Michael Lovett

Of Waffles and the Design Spiral
Backyard Warrior: The next step in building the Cape George 31 is an elusive one
by Ben Zartmen

Pick the Proper Hose
Monthly Maintenance: Choosing the wrong kind of hose can sink your boat
by Steve D’Antonio


Archambault A40RC, Santa Cruz 37, and X-34
Boat Review: We sail three cruiser/racers – or are they racer/cruisers?
Herb McCormick

Vancouver 42
Classic Plastic: This sturdy cruiser will take you places
by Bill Rohde

String Up Your Sails
New Products: Pull your chain, measure the wind, and shoot the sun
by Andrew Burton


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