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September 2009

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Recession-proof Sailing
In the midst of a recession, Dave Steward left his corporate career to become a professional sailor

How Not to Buy (or Sell) a Boat
A boat owner learns the hard way about selling and buying boats without a broker

Small Contradictions
The rise of U.S. Mini sailing

2009 Sailboat Buyers Guide
We review five of our favorite boats from the past two years

For Better or Worse
These cruising couples have blended a love for each other with a love for the sea to form a lasting bond that withstands the rigors of the live-aboard life

The Long Goodbye
A 600-mile sail to Ireland is a bittersweet ending to one sailor's eight-year relationship with a classic wooden boat

Boats & Gear

Perry on Design
Taylor 68, Harbor 30, Oyster 575


Surviving sudden thunderstorms

Boat Doctor
Solving steering problems and saving cell phones


For Openers

Full &?By
Racing in a sea of data, tweeting all the way


On the Wind
A push of the button, and the cat is out of the bag

The 2009 Transpac ends with a clean sweep for Samba Pa Ti and a wedding aboard Medicine Man

Nautical Library
A tragic collision at sea, Slocum annotated and "Morning Light" on DVD

New Boat: Updated e33

The Wharf
Brokerage, charters and other sailing-related products and services