Building a permanent icebox into my Lindenberg 26. No more portable coolers. No more warm beer at the end of a 200-mile race. —M. Howell
Installing a 36-volt electric marine propulsion system in my ’77 Pacific Seacraft 25MKII Cutter (that I built from a bare hull and deck). Almost done. Green by spring! —M. Littrell
As all cruisers eventually find out, the experience isn’t just beam reaches and sundowners; there are plenty of times when the “fun” is only realized after the fact. The tough patches, however, make days like this one sweeter.