16 Bill Biewenga
Passing the Baton
Preparation will help you avoid emergencies and turn them instead into adventures. And the lessons learned through these experiences are worth sharing with others.

20 Capt. John Jamieson
Seven Tips for Nighttime Navigation
Sharpen your piloting skills to make you more comfortable with where you are and to keep your boat out of danger after dark

24 World Cruising
An Ionian Passage
A cruising dream realized in the wake of Odysseus
by Edmund J. Hull

32 Cruising Life
The Rich Coast Unraveled: Sailing Costa Rica’s Pacific Side
Surf, sand and sailing in Central America’s jungle playground
by Heather Francis

38 Living Aboard
Plan and Go
A three year plan to get you prepared for an extended offshore cruise
by John Neal

42 Fitting Out
42 Paint It Black
47 Stop Galvanic Corrosion
48 Prop Shaft Line Cutters
50 Dry Suits for Cruisers

52 Boatswain’s Locker
The Cold Hard Truths About Refrigeration and Batteries
Switching out our old holding plate system for a modern and efficient evaporator plate unit
by Pete Dubler

58 Blue Water Boat
Bavaria Cruiser 46
The new family cruiser from the well known German builder offers a huge amount of living space in a Farr-designed hull that sails very well
by George Day


Author: Blue Water Sailing