14 High Seas — The Uncle Tom Award
John and Janet Read share some water-related “dumb” moments, with names abbreviated to preserve the dignity of those involved. See if you can beat them for hilarity and win a cap!
22 T wo Aussies in the ice
Chris Bray and girlfriend Jess Taunton take on the Arctic’s infamous Northwest Passage.
32 Turkish delight
Cruising Turkey turns out to be a real case of “Turkish Delight” for Christina Gillgren and her husband Bjorn.
46 My Favourite Spots — Garibaldi’s island
Jack Finlay visits one of his favourite spots, Three Hummock Island (Garibaldi’s island) in Bass Strait.
60 T he battle for the overseas cruising dollar
Jackie Parry believes Australia is lagging behind New Zealand in the quest for the overseas cruising yacht dollar.
64 At the Marina — Marlin Marina, Cairns
Liz Coleman profiles one of FNQ’s most popular marinas, the Marlin Marina in Cairns.
16 Ideas Locker
Petrea Heathwood looks at the pros and cons of different types of sailing gloves, troubleshoots common outboard problems and puts the SunRocket solar kettle to the test.
20 My Boat — Solitude
Laurie Kobler and his wife trade up to a catamaran for coastal cruising with mixed results.
28 Servicing & re-building a wind generator
Pammy Penny explains how to service your wind generator and rebuild it when the worst-case scenario comes to pass.
38 Production boats 45ft plus
We check out the latest cruisers 45ft plus to roll off the production line.
56 Living with seasickness
Livaboard sufferer Trish Comer tells how she prevents and manages seasickness and leads the way through the maze of products on the market.
63 Drop Zone — Making a towing A-frame
Ralph Chant tells how to make a handy A-frame for your dinghy that solves some common towing problems.
65 Skippers’ Checklist — Abandoning ship
Should you ever have to abandon ship, the completeness of your survival kit could be vital, writes Tor Pinney.
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