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Power & Motoryacht Magazine
July 2004 issue • Click here for June 2004ISSUE ARCHIVE

COVER STORY
Hip, Slick, and Cool
Exclusive:
The 51 Dolphin is, in many ways, a traditional lobsteryacht, but with a distinctly Italian twist, thanks to Mochi Craft.
By Capt. Bill Pike • Photography by Carlo Borlenghi

Lead Line
One-Stop Satisfaction

FYI
Killer Whale of a Problem, Things We Like, And the Winner Is... and more

Latest & Greatest
Dubarry women’s boat shoes, Fisherman’s Coast: An Angler’s Guide to Marine Warm-Water Gamefish and Their Habitats, and Garelick EEz-In II ladder system

Maintenance Q&A
A possible cause for fuel starvation, diagnosing a spark-plug deposit, and more

Electronics
Garmin unveils a multistation system aimed squarely at larger boats, plus EPIRB/PLB Update, Garmin 60C, Garmin iQue, Raymarine RC400, and ACR AquaFix PLBs

Sportfishing Digest
A pelagic paradise—in February, believe it or not

SPECIAL PASSAGEMAKING SECTION
Love Story
By Elizabeth Ginns Britten
What would possess a person with no boating experience to buy a mooring, then months later help refit an intrepid trawler and buy her, too?

Slow Down, in Style By Kim Kavin
Trawler charters are more affordable than you might expect—and available in places you might not. Here are four destinations and brokers to get you started.

On the Level By George L. Petrie
Here’s how recent technological advances have nearly eliminated most roll motions, whether sitting at anchor or cruising at speed.

Risky Business By Mike Smith
Despite rumors of a marine-insurance crisis, you can still get coverage—but be prepared to pay a lot more.

FEATURES
One Cushy Cruiser By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
Exclusive: Carver borrows from its 570 Voyager to create a slightly smaller sistership, but with no less room or amenities for the cruising family.

Tough Stuff By Capt. Ken Kreisler
Exclusive: To say that our test of the Hampton 680 occurred in less-than-favorable conditions is an understatement—but so is saying the yacht displayed determination.

Sea Wolf By Capt. Bill Pike
Exclusive: Since she’s built for blue water, we took the Marlow Explorer 78 out into the open Atlantic—and wait ‘til you read how she handled the ten- to 12-footers.

This article originally appeared in the July 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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