Current issue highlights
- Robb LovellÂ is back to help sailors get more from their boats, PHRF racing style
- David LynnÂ talks solar controllers andÂ Drew FryeÂ talks solar panels
- DIY:Â Jim ShellÂ presents several clever methods for screening a portlight andÂ Jordan SnyderÂ shows how to make your boat do the ferry glideâit’s like magic
- Tom WellsÂ reviews the Southerly 115 andÂ Rob MazzaÂ offers a design comparison
- Last monthÂ Hugh JohnstonÂ taught us about flying headsail furlersânow he’s back to show how easy it is to deploy and trim them
- Plus ferrules 101, withdrawal, retreat, and much more!
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What's New At Good Old Boat
Consider Buying New
by Michael Robertson
Buying new often makes sense. But when you’re in the market for a boat part, take a minute to consider whether that part is likely to be found used at a consignment or surplus store.
I remember each year carpooling down toÂ Minney’s Yacht SurplusÂ in Southern California for their annual parking-lot swap meet. It was an event. We’d wake excited and arrive before sunrise to find hundreds of people already doing business, flashlights in hand.
Recently the owner ofÂ 985-466-3459, a consignment store in Gig Harbor, Washington, contacted me and reminded me of the greatness of these resources â and they’re everywhere there’s a concentration of boats. Many independent chandlers even dedicate a small part of their store to used boat stuff, usually items on consignment.
The savings are often spectacular for these “experienced” parts. So, when you’re in need of something that’s likely to be available used, take a minute to take a look. Besides, many of these stores look like the artful rendering of the Minney’s store above, the kind of place in which you’re liable to find that exactly perfect thing you weren’t looking for.
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Check out our latest videos on the Good Old Boat 7579166750! We're now adding videos regularly. Some videos are supplements to articles inÂ Good Old BoatÂ andÂ The Dogwatch, others will stand alone. In the our March April issue, for examples, read Drew Frye's article about Small Scale Solar. Then watch his video about his installation. It's a added perspective we hope you enjoy. Be sure to watch!
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GOOD OLD BOAT EXCLUSIVE:
Jeanne Socrates Pre-departure mini-documentary
Cavan Lyons, a documentary film student at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies in Washington, traveled to Victoria, Vancouver, this past August to spend time with 76-year-old Jeanne Socrates ahead of her early-October departure on a voyage that, when completed, will result in Jeanne being the oldest person to ever have sailed solo, non-stop, unassisted around the world (she is already the oldest woman to have completed this feat).
Being a film student, Cavan brought his camera and produced an outstanding 12-minute mini-documentary that really communicates who Jeanne is. After watching it, you’ll feel like you spent the day with Jeanne aboard her boat.
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A Drop in the Ocean
by Jasna TutaÂ
(Independently Published, 2018; 192 pages;
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Review by Karen Larson
The Impractical Boat Owner
by Dave Selby
(Adlard Coles, 2017; 112 pages,Â
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