September 2008

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Features

A Bumpy Ride for America's Watery Highway
Special Report: The scenic coastal route is in jeopardy as funding for dredging gets thin
by Wendy Mitman Clarke

Natural Treasures of the Isthmus
Varied ecosystems and wildlife reward cruisers on Costa Rica's west coast
by Beth A. Leonard

Master of Deviation
For everyone from Caribbean 1500 crews to Parrotheads, Davis Murray is the man
by Herb McCormick

Catana 50: A Couple's Quest
Yacht Style: This cat marries performance and luxury in a really big way
by Mark Pillsbury

Columns

Shoreline
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, a favorite logbook, Cornell in Annapolis, pet rescue, Allied gam, and more
edited by Elaine Lembo

On Watch
Get your boats amps from the sun
by Cap'n Fatty Goodlander

Point of View
A captain's difficult decisions demands scrupulous objectivity
by Skyli McAfee

Under Way
An Island tradition enthralls a young sailor
by Tristan Bridge

The Sailing Life

Cruising Connections
This couple makes bluewater plans to do humanitarian work
by Tom Linskey

Makeovers and Refits
The right colors make small spaces seem big
by Bernadette Bernon

Passage Notes
The unofficial yacht club of Cape Horn is one of a kind
by Beth A. Leonard

People and Food
This meat-eating crew is surprised by the organic fare of Vanuatu
by Diana Simon

Osprey's Flight
Life Lessons emerge as each new project reveals itself
by Wendy Mitman Clarke

Hands-on Sailor

Pulling Barbs from the Thorny Path
Voyaging: A couple reaps the rewards of sailing to the Caribbean the hard way
by Kylie Deacon

Expand Your Kayaking Possibilities
Living Aboard: Pump up an inflatable
by Ellen Norris

Go Outboard to Go Faster
CW Hands-On Tip: Move your sheet lead
by Andrew Burton

S.S.B. Installation Tips
Systems: An Electronics expert offers advice
by Ed Sherman

Reviews

Southerly 42RST: Sail Inshore or Offshore
Boat Review: This new cruiser is in its element in both blue water and brown mud
by John Burnham

Beneteau 31: Big Things from a Little Sister
Boat Review: A family cruiser by Finot shares the styling and performance of its larger siblings
by Mark Pillsbury

Canoe-Stern Beauty
Classic Plastic: The Southern Cross 35 is a cutter that's sleek offshore and at home
by Rodney Glover

Better Bahamas E-Charts
Electronics: This latest software delivers
by Tony Bessinger

Enjoy a Full-Size Ride
New Products: A folding bike, a kayak, and a cabin fan catch our eye
by Andrew Burton

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