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Exclusive: A stormy day reveals that the smart design of the Cranchi
Endurance 41 runs more than just skin deep.
By Capt. Ken Kreisler • Photography
by Jim Raycroft
Sonar Side Effect,
Promotion Commotion, and more
Chapman Piloting & Seamanship, Scarecrow sprinkler, Lewis elevating
platform, and Baja design-your-own-boat site
portlights, charging batteries, and more
The good and bad news about SARSAT, plus our boat show recap, BeaconSure
EPIRB testing service, McMurdo Pains Wessex Fastfind PLBs, Sea Marshall
rescue system, and Northstar 6000i displays (above)
New York legislators
want to take control of tournaments
SPECIAL ENGINE SECTION
Preview By Elizabeth Ginns Britten, Capt. Ken Kreisler, and
Capt. Patrick Sciacca
Rev it up: Here’s what the major manufacturers have in store for
It or Not! By Capt. Bill Pike
A boat powered
by nothing more than
salt and water? Yup, and we tested
Eye Into Your Engine By
No matter what
kind of a boat you have or how much you use her, engine oil analysis can
save you a lot of money and heartache.
Over, Men! By Eileen Mansfield
PMY’s managing editor learns that thanks to a female-friendly
sea school, more women are taking the helm with confidence.
Maine Ingredient By George L. Petrie
a host of features into the 42 Express to create a no-nonsense cruiser
true to her Downeast roots.
Beauty By Capt. Bill Pike
With apologies to Bogie, our boat tester thinks his day aboard the Beneteau
Swift Trawler 42 could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Prescription By George L. Petrie
62’s good turn of speed reveals one reason why some owners are practically
addicted to the yard’s offerings.
Express By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
from a landlocked state, the Rinker 390 Fiesta Vee is in demand—in
fact, there’s a two-year waiting list.
Man’s Fancy By Richard Thiel
One editor’s glowing report compels another editor to test the Rayburn
Assured By Diane M. Byrne
Buying a spec
yacht might be risky for some, but for the owners of Christensen’s
latest 150-footer, it was anything but.
Adventure By Kim Kavin
Our charter editor discovers the wonders of the Pacific Northwest
at both a wilderness lodge and onboard an intrepid 85-footer.