June 2002 issue
Chris-Craft returns with a beauty that's a little old and a lot
By George L.
Petrie • Photography by Robert Holland
To Catch a Thief,
Wakeboardin' USA, and more
Fexas loses sleep
over messing with a boating icon
The proper way
to clean a flame arrestor, testing a thermostat out of an engine, and
The U.S. Navy
has seen the future, and it involves paperless charts
The inside story
on a rumored partnership
between two of the biggest names in marine engines
Romp By Capt. Bill Pike
Rousing seas prove
the Cranchi Mediterraneé 50 is made for wave-chomping, bluewater-stomping
& Chills By Tim Clark
temperatures and gusts exceeding 30 mph can't dampen this editor's
enthusiasm for the Sunseeker Predator 61.
Magic By Richard Thiel
The New Zealanders
who built the Royal Pacific 540 Sport Fisher claim she can survive a two-story
drop. Judging by her construction, she probably could.
and Beauty, Too By Diane M. Byrne
of the Crescent 120's operating systems are as exquisitely designed
as her saloon, staterooms, and other gathering spaces.
Undertow By Tim Clark
If this astonishing--even
unnerving--series of photos knocks you off your feet, wait until
you find out how the events it depicts transpired.
Zoom By Capt. Ken Kreisler
A look inside
Mercury High Performance, whose race engines and gear often find their
way into consumers' hands.
Wood By Tim Clark
racer from the early part of the last century gave new meaning to the
It Right! By Capt. Bill Pike
Trim tabs can
do a lot more to improve your boat's handling than just eliminating
Knots By George L. Petrie
It takes a lot
more than high-horsepower engines to push a boat to mind-boggling
Horses By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
extracted more horsepower from a diesel engine without making
it bigger or heavier.