Mainsheet, August 2009
Sometime in 2000 or 2001, the Catalina 380 Mainsheet Tech Editor did the unthinkable: he purchased a different boat!! This apparently shocked me into raising my hand when the Commodore asked for a replacement editor. And so began my tenure, starting with one big article on our through-hull valves – this in the August 2001 issue.
Since then, I’ve been amply rewarded with plenty of help including all sorts of articles about upgrading our boats. Most of this came through our very active email chat group, formerly on Sailnet, now sponsored by Yahoo. There have also been many more technical articles – a few of these affecting boat – and also personal safety. I’d like to emphasize the safety aspect, encouraging all of you unhesitatingly bring up any related situation or aspect of our boats.
But it’s time to give another the opportunity, as Admiral Jeanne has
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