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Power & Motoryacht Magazine
October 2003 issue • Click here for September 2003ISSUE ARCHIVE

COVER STORY
A Sure Thing
Exclusive: When this owner picked his fifth Viking, he wasn’t taking any chances.
By George L. Petrie • Photography by Michael Berman

Lead Line
Free Movies

FYI
The Mighty Ducks, Star Wars, and more

Latest & Greatest
SOS PFDs, Solartex protective sun clothing, and Kaenon polarized sunglasses

Maintenance Q&A
Outboard troubles, cleaning isinglass, and more

Electronics
How GPS and other technology is evolving, plus Electronics Q&A, Si-Tex GPS sensor, Deleo Universal portable GPS sensor, Maptech training chart, and C-Map software for PDAs (right)

Sportfishing Digest
One man chases one kind of fish—for 50 years

At Sea
Problems with swooping, looping—and pooping

SPECIAL CHARTER SECTION
Premier Cruise By Alan Harper
Spend a few days slipping (and sipping) through France’s famed Burgundy region at 4 knots.

Sweet and Suspenseful Surprises By Elizabeth A. Ginns
Swimming and kayaking in the Exumas was fun, but seeing how Leda had been refitted for charter made our editor’s adventure a bigger treat.

Who Knew? By Ben Ellison
This writer didn’t—until he cruised America’s heartland aboard a sleek Ferretti.

Setting the Scene By Kim Kavin
A classic Burger charms her guests in New York and New England with good fun, a good crew—and a good price.

Trading Places By Charlie Doane and Elizabeth A. Ginns
Can a sailor learn to love powerboats, and vice versa? The results of our experiment may surprise you.

The Next Horizon By Kim Kavin
Why expedition yachts are becoming the hot ticket on the charter circuit.

Dream Destinations By Kim Kavin
Experienced captains and charter brokers reveal their all-time favorite charter spots.

Top of the Line By Capt. Bill Pike
Flashy fit, fine finish, and solid engineering make the Formula 47 a stylish performer.

Giant By Capt. Bill Pike
Nordic Tugs used to be called cute, but the broad-shouldered 52 is anything but.

Out of the Ordinary By Capt. Ken Kreisler
Exclusive: Don’t let the nontraditional profile fool you. The Bluewater 6000 is an honest-to-goodness cruising boat.

Now, Voyager By Diane M. Byrne
An experienced duo teams up to create the Newcastle Voyager 125, an expedition yacht with a healthy dose of luxury.

This article originally appeared in the October 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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