|The Return of the Dana 24|
|"Roller furling main and jib, bowsprit with CQR type anchor and electric windlass, forced air heat, autopilot. Sounds like a big boat that's ready to go cruising. But instead of a 38-42-footer, we're talking about a 24-footer, the Dana 24.
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The Return of the Dana 24 Submitted by Noel Sat Mar 13, 2004 )
|Polishing the Silver|
|"Rolph Turnquist, 55, of Hamel, Minn., and John Gjerde, 54, of Delavan, Wis., the longest-running co-owners of a J/24 and founders of Fleet No. 1 (Minnesota’s Lake Minnetonka), follow up with one about the day they went to pick up their first boat from builder Tillotson-Pearson. " |
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Polishing the Silver Submitted by Noel Sat Mar 13, 2004 )
|A Ticket for Two to Anywhere|
|"The product of what is truly a family business in Ontario, the Gozzard 41 is the latest evolution of the popular Gozzard 36, introduced in 1984. Since leaving the now-defunct Bayfield Boat Yard in 1981, designer Ted Gozzard has been constantly refining his version of the ideal voyaging liveaboard. His son, Mike, the production manager at Gozzard, oversees the onboard-systems and construction details, where the semicustom 41 shines. The boat is also available in a pilothouse version.
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: A Ticket for Two to Anywhere Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 12, 2004 )
|A Fine Entry|
|"The Beneteau 393 is meant for just such days. A scaled-down version of the 473, which won the award for the Best Production Cruiser Over $200,000 in Cruising World’s 2001 Boat of the Year competition, this is the first completely new model to be built at Beneteau’s recently expanded facility in Marion, South Carolina.
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: A Fine Entry Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 12, 2004 )
|Something New from the Old Country|
|"Since it came from Germany, I should have expected to find an example of Germanic thoroughness once I was on board the Vilm 116 on its mooring in Annapolis harbor. It’s beautifully made, and it’s invested with the kind of detail usually found only on custom yachts. But along with the many great facets of the boat’s design were some features that look like oversights when compared with cruising-boat design as it’s practiced on the edges of the great oceans." |
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Something New from the Old Country Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 12, 2004 )
|Sorting Out Self-Steering Options|
|"Servo-pendulum vanes can be broken down into three main components: the sensor vane, the pendulum rudder, and the linkages. The sensor vane is the brains of the self-steering system, but it needs apparent wind to work. Downwind sailing in light air—when apparent wind may be only a whisper—is one of the biggest challenges for a windvane steering system." |
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Sorting Out Self-Steering Options Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 12, 2004 )
|A Sprightly Passagemaker|
|"A little genius in this boat shouldn’t be surprising, for it was designed by Sparkman & Stephens during the fertile era between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s, when the Swan 431, Swan 47, She 36, and Tartan 37 came off that firm’s boards." |
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: A Sprightly Passagemaker Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 12, 2004 )
|High-Performance Head Turner|
|"The Turner 56 Brigadoon VII is the latest in a series of boats owned by Bob Morton and his antecedents, and it reflects his desire to include some cruising comforts as adjuncts to the race-winning performance he’s known in all his family’s boats. Turner Yachts of Ontario, Canada, builds boats to meet these needs. " |
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: High-Performance Head Turner Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 12, 2004 )