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Power & Motoryacht Magazine
March 2005 issue • Click here for February 2005ISSUE ARCHIVE

COVER STORY
Civil Engineering
Exclusive: To say the conditions while testing the Hatteras 68C were miserable is an understatement—but so is saying she handled them with aplomb.
By Richard Thiel
Photography by Hatteras Yachts

Lead Line
First Is Better

FYI
A Weighty Issue, High Seas, and more

Latest & Greatest
Vineyard Vines nautical clothing, plus Misters Unlimited misting jets and Farwell’s Rules of the Nautical Road

Maintenance Q&A
What causes cutlass-bearing wear, sticking gaskets, and more

Electronics
The differences between embedded and PC navigation have moved from black and white to many shades of gray, plus Q&A, and Northstar 972, Ocean View Waypoint, and Nobeltec IR2 Radar

Megayachts
A Yacht With Sizzle, Hot Topics, and Down the Ways

Sportfishing Digest
Meet Tred Barta, the controversial, conservation- and charity-minded angler

SPECIAL SPORTFISHING SECTION
Second to None By Capt. Bill Pike
Exclusive: Paul Mann’s custom 68 has a running surface that’s as slick as a porpoise and she maneuvers like a shark.

Fitting the Bill By Capt. Ken Kreisler
Riviera’s 33-foot convertible will please those seeking creature comforts as well as creatures from the deep.

Building a Contender By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
Can a 54-foot sportfisherman built in Turkey compete on the American tourney circuit? S&J Boatworks thinks this one can.

Through a Cat's Eye By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
Exclusive: Her catamaran design may make you look twice, but the Black Pearl 46’s efficient fuel burn and spacious layout will hold your attention.

The Call of the Wild By Elizabeth Ginns Britten
A city slicker heads to the frozen tundra of northern Minnesota for a lesson in ice fishing—and adventures in flying and driving along the way.

Fish On! By Capt. Patrick Sciacca
Would you believe there’s a captain who uses fly-fishing rods for bottom fish? Would you believe it really works?

Roosters in Dreamland By Richard Thiel
Visions of landing elusive game fish drew our editor-in-chief to Costa Rica—and memories of the exciting battle have him dreaming of going back.

SPECIAL SUMMER CHARTER SECTION
Quite the Character By Kim Kavin
With a quirkiness that appeals to those seeking the true spirit of the Chesapeake, the 60-foot Irony isn’t your typical charter yacht.

Made in the Med By Diane M. Byrne
Gargantuan owner’s suites may be the rage in new-builds, but plenty of charter yachts are set up to treat a handful of couples equally.

Bahamian Rhapsody By Kim Kavin
Nasty swells kept the Princess Marcie tied to the dock, but thanks to her chef’s cheesecake and stewardess’ dynamic dinner decorations, our charter editor didn’t mind.

FEATURES
E Is for...? By Ben Ellison
Raymarine’s new E Series of multifunction displays is E-xciting and full of extras.

This article originally appeared in the October 2002 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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