In this Issue: June 2011

Multihulls are featured in this issue, everything from cruising couples to building them from the ground up.

May 10, 2011
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French Lessons in Cat Building
ThreeFrench cat builders mix materials, components, and savvy cconstruction techniques to make comfortable cruising boats


by Bill Springer

Catamarans by the Numbers

A Guide to Builders


Beginner’s Luck
Newlywed neophyte cruisers on a new Catana 50 learn as they go across the Med and the Atlantic. Yes, there are bumps

by Ted Halstead

Doublehanding Dilemmas No More
A husbnad and wife devise a watch system on their Atlantic 48 cat to relish two months at sea


by Philip Zhivago

Discovery Luxury
To sail around the world, John and Caroline Charnley had to build the Discovery 50 Catmaran – and a boatbuilding company- first

Yachtsyle by Bill Springer



On Watch by Cap’n Fatty Goodlander
Shoreline edited by Elaine Lembo
Off Watch by Wendy Mitman Clarke

Sailing Life

Passage Notes by Daria Blackwell
Underway by Neville Hockley
Onboard Living by Ear MacKenzie
People & Food by Anne E. Mott

Hands-On Sailor

Turning Heads
Systems: Choose your head upgrade from amont four types: manual, electric, vacuum, and composting

by Jen Brett

Trimming a Cat’s Mighty Main
Seamanship: Use the traveler to harness the modern cat’s powerful mainsail

by Herb McCormick

Alarms Will Sound
Monthly Maintenance: Make sure that our engine’s oil and overheat alarms will do their jobs

by Steve D’Antonio


Foulies to Keep You Dry
Gear Roundup: It can be cold and wet out there. Select you foul-weather gear with a close eye on comfort and price

by Elaine Lembo

Lagoon 450
Boat Review: While the popular Lagoon 440 cat is a tough act to follow, the new 450 proves a very worthy successor

by Herb McCormick

Matrix Vision 450
Boat Review: This 45-foot South African-built catamaran maintains the builder’s lofty reputation

by Herb McCormick

Hunter Legend 37
Classic Plastic: With the Legend 37, Hunter pursued luxury at a low price

by Gregg Nestor


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