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Power & Motoryacht Magazine
June 2002 issue

COVER STORY
A Legend Reborn
Chris-Craft returns with a beauty that's a little old and a lot new.
By George L. Petrie • Photography by Robert Holland

Lead Line
Under Attack?

FYI
To Catch a Thief, Wakeboardin' USA, and more

Spectator
Fexas loses sleep over messing with a boating icon

Maintenance Q&A
The proper way to clean a flame arrestor, testing a thermostat out of an engine, and more

Electronics
The U.S. Navy has seen the future, and it involves paperless charts

At Sea
The inside story on a rumored partnership between two of the biggest names in marine engines

Offshore Romp By Capt. Bill Pike
Rousing seas prove the Cranchi Mediterraneé 50 is made for wave-chomping, bluewater-stomping fun.

Thrills & Chills By Tim Clark
Below-freezing temperatures and gusts exceeding 30 mph can't dampen this editor's enthusiasm for the Sunseeker Predator 61.

Kiwi 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.

Brains and Beauty, Too By Diane M. Byrne
The "brains" of the Crescent 120's operating systems are as exquisitely designed as her saloon, staterooms, and other gathering spaces.

Intracoastal 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.

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE SECTION
Zoom Zoom By Capt. Ken Kreisler
A look inside Mercury High Performance, whose race engines and gear often find their way into consumers' hands.

Gar Wood By Tim Clark
The legendary racer from the early part of the last century gave new meaning to the word competitor.

Get It Right! By Capt. Bill Pike
Trim tabs can do a lot more to improve your boat's handling than just eliminating a list.

Top Knots By George L. Petrie
It takes a lot more than high-horsepower engines to push a boat to mind-boggling speeds.

Adding Horses By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
How engineers extracted more horsepower from a diesel engine without making it bigger or heavier.

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

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