Classic Plastic By Dorsey Beard

Easy on the eye, the Able Whistler 32 rewards attention with contentment When Able Marine founder Cro Fox set out to build the Whistler 32 in 1981, he enlisted Chuck Paine to develop a seakindly vessel that would comfortably accommodate a couple for local and extended cruising between Nova Scotia and the Bahamas. The boat had to have a shallow draft and be solidly built, easy to handle, and, perhaps above all, pleasing to the eye. Our Whistler, built in 1982, the third of the 17 built, was...

Health Under Way By Stephanie J Martin

A nasty infection leads an American couple to appreciate the quality and cost of care far from home When Tom Lane, my husband, and I decided to sell our business and home to sail our 50-foot Gulfstar, Mima, to the Caribbean, health care was one of our top concerns. All my life I'd been told that the United states had the best health care in the world. We thought getting sick outside the country would necessitate a quick plane ride stateside for proper treatment. A medical emergency we had in a...

Vector

Navigator Pro blends the looks of paper with the facility of bytes. THE MAGIC OF LAYERING MaxSea navigation software, distributed by Furuno, offers a flexible mix of navigation data are all there. Two versions, wide ( 260) and megawide ( 390), are offered. In addition to the charts, C-Map offers such online services as real-time updating and weather. On a weekly basis, sailors can download Notice to Mariners changes with a click of a button. Weather forecasts up to 10 days out can be overlayed...

Alerion Express

Pearson Composites, with a rig designed by Hoyt and 3DL sails from North. Ever the marketer, Hoyt says that the Alerion 38 is intended for Select Sailing, which he defines as sailing on terms and times that best suit your mood, your schedule, and the weather. Hoyt says, I'm in my 70s, and I don't want to go to a powerboat. As you get to my age, you're not as strong as you used to be, or as agile. You've got to get off the foredeck. And the Alerion 38 lets you do just that. Swept-back

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Notes longtime cruiser David Urbanic, can take advantage of the Veterans Administration clinics and hospitals in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. He's sailed the Caribbean with his wife, Judy, on Survival, a 1978 Bombay Explorer 45, for the past 15 years. Having worked as a nuclear-medicine technician in his pre-cruising life, he's spent a lot of time in hospitals. The V.A. services in the Caribbean are top quality and very affordable they're free for some, says Urbanic. The hospital in San...

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society * In early December 2005, a group of sailors from around the country joined Gary Jobson, America's Cup victor and chairman of The Leukemia Cup Regatta, to sail out of Antigua's posh Sunsail Club Colonna. These sailors put their greatest passions sailing and finding cures for cancer to the test. And won They are the top Regatta fundraisers, whose efforts helped advance The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's goal to find cures for blood cancers and improve the...

Meteorology By Ann Hoffner

Forecasting local conditions requires a mesoscale view of the world Oddly Enough, our Peterson 44, lies at anchor in Asau Harbour, on the northern coast of Savai'i, the westernmost island in Samoa. We're finished with provisioning finished, frankly, with Samoa. Most of the fleet that's still planning to go to New Zealand for cyclone season is in Tonga, waiting for weather, but our plans are to head north to the Gilberts. Our first stop will be the Iles Wallis, French islands 200 miles west of...

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Nautor's Mid-Atlantic salesman, Keith Yeoman, and a couple of workers from a local yard were on hand to help him unwrap the boat and bring her home. They arrived early, obtained ID cards, and were issued hardhats before heading aboard the freighter. There, five stories above the water, they spent a couple of hours putting things in place before the longshoremen told them it was time. Van says the workers were mostly Polish and that language was a problem. But eventually they...

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Before my mother died last June, she sent me a subscription to CW as a just because gift. Having noo-dled around on sailboats from Sunfis h to 40-foot Beneteaus and having completed one Port Huron-to-Mac race, I consider myself a pedestrian sailor. For the past 18 months, whenever a new issue hits my mailbox, I devour the articles, always come away with new insight and knowledge, and hope to remember them while I'm crewing on a Ron Holland Cal and, of course, when I own my own boat. The...

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New technology, boats, and gear for the cruising sailor For many sailors, the Island Packet 440 will fill the bill as a rugged, long-legged passagemaker Brand loyalty,an accountant will tell you, is an intangible asset, but around an Island Packet display at a boat show, it's palpable a living, breathing demonstration of how it can boost a company's balance sheet by contributing to the value of goodwill. Among owners of Island Packets, brand loyalty verges on the cultish. Island Packet owners...

Stepbystep Refit By Quinn Olson

Part II On a horse farm north of Seattle, a battered but able 40-year-old Cal 40 is magically transformed Last month, my cousin Mark Schrader began to discuss how we overhauled his ancient Cal 40 for last summer's running of the Transpac ocean race (see New Dance with an Old Partner, February 2006). This month, I'll get into more detail about how the big project unfolded. My first look at Dancing Bear came in late January 2004. She looked a wreck. The interior top coat appeared to be very old...

Mikelson Cutter

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Outfitting By Beth A Leonard

Cruisers equipped for the tropics will find they need new gear when they sail toward the poles Nearly any seaworthy blue-water sailboat is capable of cruising successfully in the high northern and southern latitudes. Alvah Simon, for instance, spent a year in the Chilean channels aboard Zenie P., his 31-foot plywood Golden Hind, and Willy Kerr took his production Contessa 32 to Baffin Island in the north For the most part, the question of what boat to take to these latitudes has more to do with...

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An anchorage from which dreams are made Aventura III makes a stop at Egmont Island, in the Chagos Archipelago. A postmortem on Aventura IIIs wide-ranging adventures the third time around hints at yet another voyage in the offing for the sheer love of it BY JIMMY CORNELL Reflecting on his eventful expedition to the Sea of Cortez, John Steinbeck wrote that a trip to an unknown region should be made twice once to make mistakes and once to correct them. Unfortunately, I only came across these words...

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By Mark Pillsbury Photos By Billy Black

A new line from Nautor refocuses attention on shorthanded, performance-driven cruisers Early one morning last July, Van Holston stood on the deck of a freighter in Baltimore just before boarding his new Swan 46, Fierce Pride. He and his crew had lifelines to attach and gear to be stowed before the sailboat could be hoisted and set over the side for her first taste of the Atlantic. Very different from the Swan 44 that he'd campaigned hard around the marks the past few seasons, Fierce Pride was...

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NAVIGATION FISHFINDERS COMMUNICATIONS INSTRUMENTS AUTOPILOTS FUEL MANAGEMENT Step aboard for another wild tale from the legendary Don Street, as well as a touch of reality, as Iolaire celebrates her 100th at the British Classic Yacht Regatta BY JEREMY McGEARY The summer of 2005 was full of landmarks for Don Street and his venerable 46-foot yawl, Iolaire. Don turned 75, 50 of those years spent as a member of the Royal Ocean Racing Club. Topping both, Iolaire reached her centenary. By way of...