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April 2012

2012 April 2


32 Freshwater Delights

Saltwater sailors discover great sailing, friendly folksand oh-so-wonderful fresh water on a northernLake Michigan Cruise

39 Cruising Through the Old Stomping Grounds

A long-weekend getaway to nearby cruising waters offMartha's Vineyard provides the perfect antidote tobusy schedules

58 Catting Around the Chesapeake Bay

A Maryland native son takes a group of friends throughhis old sailing haunts on a late-season charter

66 The Love Boat

True love blossoms on Lake Michigan daysails, but asthe captain says, 'Always ask her on the way in'

Boats & Gear

24 Gear

Electric winches

26 Technique

Docking systems made easy

28 Perry On Design

Aquila RP45; Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44DS; Mystery 43

31 The Boat Doctor

Replacing rigging


5 For Openers

6 Full and By

After 82 years, a prodigy's design still drives sailors crazy

8 Letters

9 On the Wind

Go ahead, give that boat a love tap; it's a sailorly thing to do

10 Splashes

45 years of sailing weeks and going native

18 Sailors Among Us

Loving life in land and water

21 Nautical Library

Black Fish

68 Launchings

America's Cup on NBC

67 The Wharf

Brokerage, charters and other sailing-related products and services