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Power & Motoryacht Magazine
December 2003 issue • Click here for November 2003ISSUE ARCHIVE

COVER STORY
Scion of Success
Exclusive: If it ain’t broke, then why “fix” Tiara’s 3100 Open by replacing it with the 3200 Open? The answers are intriguing.
By Capt. Ken Kreisler
Photography by Jody Dole

Lead Line
Lighter Jets, Faster Boats

FYI
Tilting at Windmills, A Word with...Capt. Dana Sinclair, and more

Latest & Greatest
Aqua Force swimsuit PFD, The Encyclopedia of Boating Tips DVD, and DryWave Air Dryer dehumidifier

Maintenance Q&A
Properly installing shaft zincs, checking engine belts, and more

Electronics
Is the truly integrated helm finally here? Plus Q&A, Standard Horizon HX470S VHF, TeleSea Blue Satellite Broadband, Nobeltec eChart, VEI Marci Marine Computer, Interphase 169cs Chart Master, and Little Monster Retrieval Magnet

SPECIAL SPOOF SECTION
Lead Balloon By Richard Thiel
Calling all stupid boaters! (No, not you—the other magazines’ subscribers!)

BUI By Brad Dunn
A Word With... Capt. Ahab, Brave New Boat Show, and more

Latest & Not-So-Greatest By Elizabeth A. Ginns
A handy way (literally) to catch catfish, plus other completely useless stuff

Maintenance DOA By Capt. Ken Kreisler
Defrosting the family pet, a compass conundrum, plus PMY Tries... Acme Edible Grease

Arkfully Archaic By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
Exclusive: We test Noah’s Ark! (Except we didn’t board two-by-two...)

Ego Trip By Diane M. Byrne
The preeminent designer Roberto Malo Gusto unleashes his creative genius (and his cape) aboard the world’s newest expedition yacht.

FEATURES
Great Scott! By Capt. Bill Pike
Exclusive: A commercial-fishboat-builder-turned-yachtbuilder introduces an 85-footer with engineering savvy.

Big Easy By Capt. Bill Pike
Exclusive: Ample interior volume and smooth handling make Meridian’s 459 Cockpit Motoryacht a worthy cruiser.

Natural Selection By Capt. Ken Kreisler
Sea Ray borrows from the success of previous sedan bridges to introduce a next-generation 42-footer.

Go-Fast Go-Fisher By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
Sunseeker’s entry into the center-console fishing boat market goes fast enough to air-dry your hair in a downpour.

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

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