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Power & Motoryacht Magazine
December 2004 issue • Click here for November 2004ISSUE ARCHIVE

COVER STORY
When Bigger Is Better
Exclusive: The Viking 74 was originally intended to be a 68- to 70-footer—but this convertible just wouldn’t have been the same in the smaller package.
Photography: Viking Yachts

Lead Line
Facing the Inevitable

FYI
Extra! Extra! Read All About It, Boater Seeks Boater, and more

Latest & Greatest
The Ship’s Log for Kids, Gloves in a Bottle, and Doggy Boat Ladder

Maintenance Q&A
How a fuel polisher works and what equalizing a battery entails

Megayachts
A Fitting(s) Partnership, Hot Topics, and Down the Ways

Electronics
How operator error can still occur with advanced electronics; updates on Canadian electronic chart rights and problems with GPS-equipped EPIRBs and PLBs; plus Q&A, JRC JHS-182 AIS, ColorLight UV/halogen searchlight, Cobra MR F75 VHF, KVH Tracphone F33, and Weems & Plath chronometer

At sea
Hunker down before reading this rant about the so-called weather reporters on TV.

FEATURES
Our Boats and Us
By the editors
Boats reveal a lot about their owners, and these profiles of our own pride and joys give you insight into why we write the things we do.

Double Vision
By Alan Harper
Exclusive: Two Azimut 116s prove that this builder is at home in both production and semicustom boatbuilding.

Adaptation
By Alan Harper
Exclusive: The Atlantis 55 shows how the use of Italian boatbuilding combines both style and substance.

The Lap of Luxury
By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
The Fairline 62’s performance caught the attention of the couple we met, but it was the yacht’s entertaining spaces that clinched the deal. Video Available!

Overnight Sensation
By Capt. Bill Pike
Ever heard of shipping a boat via overnight airmail? Neither had we until we watched one of the world’s largest cargo airplanes swallow a 60-foot Sea Ray.

This article originally appeared in the October 2002 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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