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March 2012

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39 A Young Man's Masterpiece

At just 33, Ashley Butler is creating a new class of boat that
rises to the level of treasured works of art

46 Bewitching Baja

A cruising couple is spellbound by the beauty of Mexico's
Sea of Cortez, even as the place John Steinbeck
immortalized slowly disappears

61 DIY Fitting Out

10 fitting out projects you can do yourself

Boats & Gear

24 Boat Test

Beneteau Sense 43

30 Gear

Topside paints

33 Boat Doctor

De-tensioning the rig when the boat is on the hard

34 Technique

Steering system tuneup

36 Perry on Design

Xp 50, Hallberg-Rassy 412, S&S 30


7 For Openers

8 Full and By

Immersed in weather and we're all experts (expert guessers)

10 Letters

11 On the Wind

You don't need a marketing guru to tell you sailing is the great escape

12 Splashes

Hitchhiking to Abu Dhabi with the Volvo Ocean Race

20 Nautical Library

Seadogs of the Caribbean

58 Sailors Among Us

Taking the express lane to sailing

66 Launchings

New Boat: Seaward 46RK

67 The Wharf

Brokerage, charters and other sailing-related products
and services