March 2007 Table of Contents


February 14, 2007

Homing in on the east coast of Newfoundland, Maine’s new coastal preserve, inflation hits the Indian Ocean, test your sailing IQ, good books, and more

Booze, Boats, and a Modest Proposal
On Watch by Cap’n Fatty Goodlander
Here’s a sober plea from one who knows all to well how to party

A Successful Search
Letter from Aventura by Jimmy Cornell
Sardinia is the immovable beacon from which the captain charts skills accrued over time


Hydro Power to the People
Sailors Profile by Alvah Simon
A project to power an island village is electrified by a single-minded cruising couple

Peace Offering
Passage Notes by Dan Sehnal
The Med-Red Rally floats the message of peace and brotherhood in the Middle East

A Halfway Hallmark
People and Food by Geraldine Foley
This crew toasted the 4,000 miles still to go with champagne and Equator Trifle


The Black Squall
Log of Ithaka by Bernadete Bernon
Heading north along Florida’s eastern coast, Ithaka sails toward home. Then the worst storm of the six-year voyage strikes


Navigation in a Digital World
Sail away with eight software programs
by Tony Bessinger


Tools for Staying Connected
Keep in touch with new radio technologies
by Ralph Naranjo

Stop Tooting Your Own Horn
New Products by Andrew Burton
An automatic foghorn, weather receivers, a high-def display, and more



Cruising America’s Other Waterway
Culture, wilderness, and history await sailors along the Gulf Coast
by J. William Howell

Passing Through
A son inherits his dad’s passion on the Florida coast
by Pierce Hoover

The Cruise of Corryvreckan
Yacht Style by Bruce Stannard
A crewed charter on Scotland’s west coast serves up heartwarming riches in chilly conditions


Hawk is Good to Go
Refit by Evans Starzinger
After 50,000 miles, this 47-foot world cruiser gets a makeover

Don’t Underestimate the Humble Conch
Living Aboard by Douglas Bernon
Cleaned and ground up, this mollusk makes a fine fritter

Fueling Confusion Across the Pond
Systems by Joe Minick
When you cruise in Europe, you’ll find that gas, tanks, and fittings look different

Power Up at the Dock
Projects by Ed Sherman
Installing a charger to match your battery bank will prolong its life

A Matter of Degrees
Monthly Maintenance by Steve D’Antonio
Is your engine too hot? Too cold? The thermostat will take care of that


The Beneteau 49, a Stylish New Flagship
Boat Review by Andrew Burton
Chic and comfortable, the new Beneteau begs for couples to go cruising

A Head Turner with Headroom
Boat Review by Mark Pillsbury
A daysailer in name only, the Morris M42 is sleek and suited for cruising

New Take on the Motorsailer
Boat Review by Alvah Simon
Island Packet’s SP Cruiser is designed to keep old salts on the water longer

Knockout Knockoff
Classic Plastic by Carol Baardsen
The Cheoy Lee Offshore 40 may owe its lineage to the Rhodes Reliant, but it remains a timeless beauty all on its own


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