Boat Review By Ralph Naranjo

If cruising comforts take a backseat to practicality and high performance, the new Columbia 30 is worth a closer look Not only is the Columbia Yachts logo back in business Vince Valdes, the son of Columbia's founder, now heads the company, and his new boat is faster and more fun to sail than its predecessors. This boat is anything but your father's classic Columbia 34. Introduced at the 2004 U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland, the trailer-able Columbia 30 is a no-nonsense sportboat that...

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Careful preparation sets the stage for a new high-gloss finish in Part I of this two-part series While storms can bring on hull damage quickly, even routine wear and tear will cause a once-shining topsides to fade. But time's and Mother Nature's toll can be reversed and the old hull can glisten again thanks to coatings called aliphatic linear polyurethanes (ALPs). These exterior films are considered by most sailors and finishing experts to be the top of the line when it comes to giving your old...

Cs 40 Sailboat Review

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Boat Test By Nim Marsh

Innovation-filled, the Hanse 461 is sure to please the cruising iconoclast and pique the curiosity of traditionalists who like to go fast It didn't take long, that gray, blustery day last fall, for us to realize we had a greyhound by the tail. For a brief time after we'd raised the Hanse 461's sails, the near-plumb-stemmed vessel wal lowed unimpressively in the Chesapeake Bay cross chop. But as the full-battened main and self-tacking roller jib were trimmed, there was the distinct sense that...

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