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The Sailboat Cruiser ~ Issue #38
December 31, 2017

The Sailboat Cruiser

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Newsletter #37 - May 2017

What's in This Issue:

Soft Shackles


Fishing with Circle Hooks

circle hooks, threadfin herring story

Pantaenius On Board!

Article 5

Mystery Boat

There were several different suggestions for the identity of last month's mystery boat, including a Hinckley Sou'wester 42, a Hinckley 43 and a Bristol 39/40.

Thanks to all of you for your replies, but my money is on it being a cutter-rigged version of the Hinckley Sou'wester 42 Mk2 introduced in 1995.

Meanwhile here's this month's mystery boat...

A heavy displacement, canoe-sterned cutter preparing to drop the hook in Five Islands Bay, Antigua.

Any ideas anyone?

Used Sailing Gear & Equipment

It's always worth taking a look at what visitors to are getting rid of. Remember that one man's junk is another man's gold!

Among other items this month, we have:

A pair of Barient 27 Two-Speed Self-Tailing Aluminium Winches;

Various items items for an Ericson 35.

Take a look at this and all the other stuff at used cruising gear for sale...

Cruising Boats for Sale

If you're thinking of selling your cruising boat - or know someone who is - remember you can advertise it entirely free of charge on - which is what the owners of these boats have done...

'Thetis', a Tropic 12 Catamaran

'Apollo of Brough', an Ohlson 38

'Surgiamo', a Beneteau 500

'Sea Symphony', Formosa 51

'Leonotis', an Arthur Robb 35

'Onward', a Taswell 43

'Hakuna Matata', a 65' Custom Design

Want to check out a whole load more? Then take a look at the full list secondhand cruising boats for sale...

Don't forget...

If you're thinking of looking at a secondhand sailboat, or just want to be aware of what to look for - and when to walk away no matter what - then you really ought to take a look at Andrew Simpson's eBook Secrets of Buying Secondhand Boats...

It's full of sound advice from an acknowleged expert and could quite literally save you $$$$$thousands!

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Dick McClary

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