Cruising Helmsman > October 2011

SYNOPSIS:

Features:

HIGH SEAS - DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO
Pammy Penny believes age is no barrier to setting new goals.

AMBLING INTO COFFS
Jane Campbell took the easy way to get to Coffs Harbour, but still finds plenty to enjoy once she reaches port.

A KIMBERLEY CAPER
Cherylle Stone and husband Geoff explore one of northern Australia’s iconic cruising destinations, the Kimberley.

CRUISING WITH THE ELEPHANTS
Richard Arnot enjoys a holiday with a difference when he decides to go cruising with the
elephants in Africa.

AT THE CLUB - SUNSHINE COAST YACHT CLUB
Find out why Mooloolaba’s Sunshine Coast Yacht Club is a popular port of call for sailors.

Practicals:

IDEAS LOCKER
Petrea Heathwood shares the case for and against lifelines, a cheap and simple way to make your boathook float, and a custom-made pawl to take the hard yakka out of raising the anchor.

MY BOAT ISIS
Karen Harper and Hamish Smith traded up to a Lipari 41 catamaran and are making the most of all that extra space.

HEAD TO HEAD OF THE ANCHORS
Tired of less than comprehensive overseas tests, Jon Neeves decided to organise his own tests and put a batch of old favourites and new-generation anchors through their paces, with some surprising results.

A PROPER PATCH JOB
Jill Knight tackles a long-standing problem and gives her much loved Cooee “a proper patch job”.

SLOW BUT SURE
Niki Perryman and Jamie Morrison explain how even the trickiest berthing problem can be overcome with patience and planning.

SAIL TRIM FOR CRUISERS - TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Guy Waddilove looks at 10 ways to improve your performance.

DROP ZONE
Is your boat balanced? Ralph Chant gives some tips to help you recognise and fix any issues.

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