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A Review of: January/February 2003
On the Cover: Artist Marshall White’s rendering of Star Gypsy
• Manta Catamarans Introduces New Model
• London Boat Show’s Design Contest Awards 1st Prize to New Zealand Designer
• Scimitar’s Windvane Self-Steering for Cats
• Taylor Made Introduces Rainbreaker Glass Treatment
• Folding Propeller Now Available in Four-Blade Version
• New, More Powerful Hatch-top AC is Introduced
• Edwards Enjoys MM, by Tom Edwards
• Mono-Minded, by Jess Berndt
• Close Call, by Walter Giger
Corinne’s Culinary Corner:
Meatloaf by Corinne Kanter
• 1-2-3 Meatloaf
• Crescent Meatloaf
• String Cheese Meatloaf
• Chili Meatloaf
• Meatloaf - Your Choice
Bird Messes On Board Driving You Crazy? ...You’re Not
Alone by Ava Burgess
What to do when those birds make a mess out of your anchored or moored boats.
Electrics: Heavy-Duty DC Circuit Components - Part II
by Kevin Jeffrey
Part II takes a look at the various heavy-duty battery switches currently
available and how best to use them.
Electric Propulsion on a Hobie Cat by
Kean W. Stimm
Stimm, with an eduction in engineering, designs an electric propulsion system to
avoid the high price and noise of an outboard engine.
ISO12217-2 by Nico Boon
What is it? A secret language?
For years there has been silence. But, all the time people have studied and
worked on an international standard for recreational craft. In ’02 the text of a
series of regulations became final on the subject: Small craft stability and
buoyancy assessment and categorization.
Tropical Low Island Adventures
by Jim Howard
Expectations and experience don’t prepare us for a lot of tropical venues where
islands protrude only barely above sea level and are often surrounded by reefs
lying just below the surface.
How to Fly by Keith
Out of Lisbon and heading to Cape Sao Vincente in the high summer with the
Portuguese Trades blowing straight from the north... Now that’s how to fly!
Want to Sail Someplace Else?
by Earl Beard
TI’ PUNCH takes a ride on Super Servant 3, a yacht transport vessel, as they
head for Newport.
Cruising the Coast of France
by Peter Nice
Tigger takes a summer cruise from Poole across the English Channel and then to
France for some coast hopping.
Going on Safari by
This boat LIKES to go fast. Totally in control! The engineering is superb, the
construction flawless ...all the right curves in the right places... Damn this
boat is something to drool over!
MALIHINI by Doug
MALIHINI, a 30-foot open bridgedeck catamaran, designed by John Shuttleworth and
built by Doug and Sharon Gibson in their backyard, performs with style and
Sailing Hawaii “Island Style”
by Richard Messina
Richard Messina and wife Connie do some daysailing and exploring in the
beautiful waters of Hawaii in their Moku, (boat) Star Gypsy.
About the Cover Artist, Marshall White
by Connie Rigdon
Connie gives a biography on the talented artist whose work is featured on the
By Accident and Design
by Chris Doyle
Chris Doyle takes us on the tour of his 42-foot catamaran that was designed to
be simple and spacious.
Unique Sailing Catamaran
by Alistair Wood
A radical cruising catamaran designed to provide wheelchair accessible hands-on
sailing for people of all abilities has recently started sea trials in the
The Windsurfing Catamaran
by Dr. Enrique Petrovich
The unique feature of this design is the shock dampening rig, which limits
slamming, plowing, and prevents capsizing.
A Designers Diary
by Derek Kelsall
A number of improvements in the de-tail of KSS have come about during the year.
A fund of ideas keep emerging from the workshops, helping to improve the lot of
the catamaran builder.
Schionning Designs develops a pre-cut KIT for a customer that wanted a bigger
boat for his growing family.
Horizon Catamarans c.c. Parlay 40
The Parlay 40 was designed by Alex Sim-onis and built by Horizon Catamarans. The
Parlay 40 is a durable, fast blue-water cruising cat. She combines high
performance, style, and comfort, and is well suited to private ownership or the
TOM (Twinboard Over Marine) is a floating concept of surfboards combined into
the structure of a cat.
The RACE Press Conference
A meeting held at the Paris International Boat Show to promote the upcoming 2004
Key Largo Steeplechase by Jill Nickerson
Through waves and mud this is no holds barred fight to the finish.
by Greg Tarjan
A brief discussion that illustrates the basic virtues and few drawbacks of
daggerboards on multis as well as their active and passive safety aspects
Ian Farrier Discusses an Anti-Capsizing