Cruising Helmsman > September 2011

SYNOPSIS:

Features:

HIGH SEAS - SAILING BLIND
Chris Kirkwood shares the inspirational story of a blind sailor.

WILL PORT HINCHINBROOK RISE FROM THE ASHES?
Chris Kleiss ponders the future of the cyclone-devastated marina.

A LETTER FROM JAPAN
Fenton Hamlin shares his experience of the tsunami from inside the country.

TWO BITES AT THE CHERRY
Jack Finlay tells what happens when four old surfers take a Hans Christian south.

GETTING AWAY TO GRAFTON
Sarah Steel falls in love with the Clarence River and small NSW town of Grafton.

Practical:

IDEAS LOCKER
Petrea Heathwood shares a design for a simple mainsail boom bag and lazyjacks system that really works, discusses different anchoring options when leaving your boat and tells you how to make a mandarin chicken to die for.

MY BOAT - SCOOCH
Melissa Farley wouldn’t let being a novice sailor in her late thirties get in the way — she just started small.

NEW BOAT - SALINA 48 EVOLUTION
CH checks out a luxury catamaran from the Fountaine Pajot stable.

FINISHING THE JOB
Ever wonder why that beautiful paint or varnish job you took so much pride in is fading and cracking so early? David Giddings explains all.

CHOOSING A HANDHELD GPS
John Tylor looks at some of the current crop
of handheld GPSs.

LIFT IT OR LOSE IT
Want to keep your dinghy? You’d better hoist it out, warns Tor Pinney.

SLEEPING ON THE WATER
Nigel Ridgway reflects on sleeping on the water.

ON YER BIKE
Jon Neeves takes some of the leg work out of buying a folding bicycle.

101 USES FOR PVC
John Connell shares some clever moneysaving alternative uses for PVC.

DROP ZONE - MAKING A SCRAP LOG
Ralph Chant tells how to plan your outing by making a preliminary log.

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