Last February saw the thirteenth running of Hobart's wooden boat festival. It is always a feast for the eyes and this month we present a large pictorial spread of a small proportion of what is available.

There is plenty to see, plenty to do, plenty to eat and plenty of interesting people to meet every two years during this world renowned boat festival.

But there is still good practical articles to help you finesse your yacht, from small projects any yacht owner can implement to a useful story on one family's charter of a yacht in the Whitsunday. Are they ready to become a live-aboaard family/

We test the Seawind 1600. This daggerboard multihull is a step away from this Australian company's usual production line. Is it a step too far?

Andrew Norton also presents part two of his look at outboard engines. Last month he presented a detailed look at oils, this month he focusses on fuels.

Plus, as usual, there is plenty more for you to digest.

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