February 2009



Galapagos Tour through Time
A motorsail through Darwin’s islands yields fesh impressions of evolutionary truths
by John Burnham

Vanuatu: Explosive, Exotic, Exciting
Of all the alluring features of this South Pacific islands nation, its people are the best
By Alvah Simon


A Resonant Tune
Yacht Style: Designer Ted Fontain’s Friendship 53 is mesmerizing in appearance and magical in performance
by Herb McCormick


Edited by Elaine Lembo


On Watch
by Capn’ Fatty Goodlander

Short Story
by Melanie Neale

Under Way
by Richard King


Point of View
by Donna Lange

Sailing Life

Cruising Connections
by Beth A. Leonard


Makeovers and Refits
by Jennifer Portz

Passage Notes
by Herb McCormick

People and Food
by Pattie Bittel

Osprey’s Flight
by Wendy Mitman Clarke

Hands-On Sailor

All Bright and Shiny
Projects: These step-by-step secrets help keep a wooden Cheoy Lee looking her best
by Kylie Deacon

The Cure for Shopping
Backyard Warrior: From boat shows to catalogs and online buys, fitting out is a piecemeal process
by Ben Zartmen

Plan Ahead and Play it Safe
Monthly Maintenance: Choose the right device to alert you 24/7 to carbon monoxide
by Steve D’ Antonio

Setting Anchor for Sure
Seamanship Tip: With practice, you’ll know by tough if your boat’s secure
by Andrew Burton


Bavaria 34
Boat Review: The Bavaria is a compact yet sturdy sea rocket
by Andrew Burton

Beneteau First 45
Boat Review: The First 45 appeals to the cruiser who relishes performance and the racer who wants trophies and comfort
by Mark Pillsbury

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49i
Boat Review: With its eye-catching lines and tall mast, the 49i’s ready to romp
by Mark Pillsbury

LaFitte 44
Classic Plastic: If you can find one, this Robert H. Perry design will go anywhere
by Tim Bittel

The Art (and Science) of choosing LEDs
Gear Review: Liveaboards spend a winter trying out new LED reading lights
by Chris Hunt


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