Contents (what's in this issue)
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The July issue is coming along nicely. Here's what you can expect to find there:
The review boat is the Southern Cross 31.
The feature boat is the West Wight Potter.
The history of the Cheoy Lee Company by Kate Godfrey-DeMay adds a focus on the review and feature boats.
A classic race in New Zealand offers equal doses of gorgeous classic sailboats with a portrait of Lin and Larry Pardey, who participated in the race, written by John Geisheker with photos by Bob Grieser.
Theresa Fort tells how her family conserves water aboard.
Ted Brewer focuses on keel shape.
Bill Sandifer discusses the process he used when selecting a sailmaker and ordering a new jib.
Norman Ralph installs an anchor windlass.
We reprint a chapter from Dan Spurr's new book, Heart of Glass.
Andy Shanks restores a San Juan 24.
Gordon Group tells how he was converted to cruising from racing.
Brian Engelke, Glyn Judson, and Jerry Powlas present the first of a new feature: Quick and easy projects. Brian builds a windscoop; Glyn creates a freshwater flushing system for his saltwater boat; and Jerry creates a customized set of spinnaker pole chocks.
We've got several book reviews (We love having our readers involved in this way -- if you told us you were interested in doing a review but have not heard from us yet, be patient. We got dozens of requests and are working our way through the list as review books arrive in our mailbox.).
Reese Palley has this issue's Reflection for us all, and Pepper Tharp illustrates the piece masterfully.
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Cumberland Foreside, Maine
New York, New York
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Brooklyn Center, Minn.
Choosing the right boat
Until three years ago, I had no interest in sailing. Then, while traveling in South America I got bit by (among other things) the sailing bug. When I returned from my trip, I started looking for my first sailboat. As if by magic, some neighbors had just decided that they wanted out of sailing and offered me their Snark Mach II (just like a 14' Sunfish) for $100. I took it to a nearby lake with no instruction and had a BLAST! Talk about a steep learning curve. After a few dips in May lake water you learn quickly how not to capsize and how to right your boat when you do. I've spent two summers on my Snark (Andiamo, Italian for "lets go") on city lakes and a larger lake up north. I think I'm ready for another boat.
William J. Staat,
Fox Point, Wisc.
Oak Harbor, Wash.
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Published June, 2000