Current issue highlights: Beneteau First 32s5 review, Freedom 28 review and O"Day Mariner refit.
Speaking seriously: Marine Electrical Wire 101, Seakindliness by Rob Mazza, Roadside seductions, A wooden wheel, Levity's new rudder, The blister question, Tackling blisters one by one, and Lifeline security.
Lighter fare: Sextant reflections, My dad, the boatbuilder, Reflections: Cruising on shoe leather, Simple solutions: Lanyards: the sailor's keepsafes, Quick and Easys: Forehatch skylight, Outboard on wheels, The view from here: Defensive sailing.
What's New At Good Old Boat
Good Old Boat subscribers and crew had a gala weekend surrounding the launch of the editors' 11-year refit of a Mega 30. More details here.
A sailor's songs
The official Good Old Boat Troubadour, Tom Wells, has produced two CDs with his sailing songs. Each CD has 12 of Tom's sailing songs . . . all original music and lyrics. Song of the Sailor is best described as his serious and philosophical album. The second is a collection of his more light-hearted and humorous songs called Fun on the Foam. They're available from www.AudioSeaStories.com for $9.95 each. While we were at it, we posted several free sample songs for you. We think you'll recognize yourself in some of Tom's music about the sailors and the lifestyle he knows.
New article collections
We've added another new Archive eXtraction to the downloadable collections of articles published in Good Old Boat. This time it's Boat Reviews 31- to 36-Footers. It extends our Boat Reviews of 25-27 and 28-30 footers, and accompanies the Boatbuilders (about the companies that built our good old boats) and Boat Designers (about the people who designed our good old sailboats). Archive eXtractions are available at www.audioseastories.com, our downloads site.
Facebook Following Grows!
Good Old Boat has more than 3,000 Facebook friends, fans, and followers … and the list is growing every day. Thanks for "liking us," as they say!
Marcie Connelly-Lynn has just posted the first of a series of cruising tales on www.AudioSeaStories.com. Nine of Cups Caribbean Stories tells of the first destination Marcie and David Lynn explored in what has since then become a 70,000-nautical-mile tour of 30 countries on five continents since they sold up and sailed off in 2000. You can guess that many more ebooks will follow. Dave and Marcie cruise aboard their Liberty 458 cutter, Nine of Cups. This first ebook is available for download for only $3.99.
Our newest ball cap is a nice dark blue. That way the occasional grease spot, some dirt, and the hard-earned sweat stains won't show as much. Besides, we think it would look good on you! It's $18 and available online.
And even more styles of T-shirts. To the Big Logo T-shirt line we've added a Maroon short-sleeved one and a Grey Heather one. You can catch the message on these … even at a distance! This goes with the Hunter Green big-logo short-sleeve, the navy short-sleeved pocket tee, and a long-sleeved white shirt (Think: sun protection!) with a huge red and blue logo on the back.
To order any of these shirts, or our logo ball cap and denim shirt, please visit our online Books and Gear page.
We also have individual copies (paper or digital) available. Back issues too (single copies or by the year)! That pretty much covers the waterfront, we think. And speaking of the waterfront, let's all go sailing!