Cruising Helmsman > August 2011

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Features:

SAILING TO SYDNEY
Tony Little and his wife Vicki enjoy a cruise south from the Gold Coast for a festive break
in Sydney.

STOLEN KISS IN EL SALVADOR
Cheryle Ainsworth and her husband Peter stop to smell the roses in El Salvador.

Practical:

IDEAS LOCKER
Petrea Heathwood shares a cheap fusebox solution to lunch out on, debates the pros and cons of inflatable versus fixed PFDs and details a recipe for a healthy smoothie.

MY BOAT - TRAILER TRASH
They say that the smaller a boat is the more likely it is to be used, which is proving true in the case of Eris Kennedy’s diminutive Cal 14 trailer-sailer.

HIGH SEAS - OLD CRUISERS NEVER DIE
Ever wonder what happens to cruisers after their travels? Long-time occasional contributor Brian Tucker gives an insight.

PERFECT PARTNERSHIPS
Making room for each other is just one way liveaboard couples keep their relationships intact, writes Rachel Robertson.

GO SMALL, GO NOW
Bigger is not always better where cruising boats are concerned, suggests Alan Lucas.

STRIDING HOME
Lindsay Wright leaves Queensland for New Zealand on the shoulder of cyclone season — and is glad he did after many boats were damaged or wrecked in the Queensland floods.

SETTING UP A SECONDHAND MAST & TUNING THE RIG
Rupert Holmes rescues an abandoned mast and rigs it up at a fraction of the cost of a new spar.

GENERATORS
Andrew Norton offers some expert advice on choosing a built-in generator.

TIME TO SAIL
CH checks out an equity-free boat membership program that has just opened a base on Lake Macquarie in NSW.

AT THE HEAD OF THE LIST
Suzanne Giesemann reflects on a topic that is top of many women’s list when it comes to sailing on boats — toilets!

WHAT'S IN A NAME
Jackie Parry takes a tongue-in-cheek look at what is involved in changing the name to satisfy officialdom and, of course, Neptune!

DROP ZONE
Marg Goddard shares some tips and tricks for using methylated-spirits stoves.

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