Cruising Sailboats

More Cruising Sailboats

  • Hand Laid in the USA
     Subscribers OnlyWorkers at Pacific Seacraft laminate these hulls by hand, using vinylester resin and layers of biaxial fiberglass...
  • The Catalina 34, 30 Years Later
    American sailboat manufacturers have had their highs and lows, and many have dropped right off the map, but Catalina...
  • Timeless Tartan 37
     Subscribers OnlyThe Tartan 37 is a moderately high performance, shoal-draft cruiser built between 1967 and 1988 by Tartan Marine, a...
  • Dissecting the CSY 37
     Subscribers OnlyDesigned by Peter Schmitt, the CSY 37 is the mid-sized boat in the CSY line. Eighty-seven of these raised-deck...
  • Heavy-duty Hull Gets High Praise
     Subscribers OnlyWith more than three decades of hard use behind it—first in the charter trade and later in private...
  • Cruising the Com-Pac 35
     Subscribers OnlyCom-Pac Yachts is a Florida boat builder with a particularly interesting history. The company was formed in 1957 by...
  • Cheoy Lee Clipper 36 & 42
     Subscribers OnlyCheoy Lee Shipyards of Hong Kong has been a commercial builder since the early 1900s and is one of the first molders...
  • Owners Say Beauty, Solid Hull Outweigh Clipper’s Flaws
     Subscribers OnlyWe spoke with several owners of Cheoy Lee 42s and 36s for this article, and among the most seasoned was Kieron...
  • Cabo Rico’s Classic Cutter
     Subscribers OnlyStill going strong after more than 35 years, the Bill Crealock-designed Cabo Rico 38 is much admired for its...
  • Former Marketing Director, CR38 Owner Offers His 2 Cents
     Subscribers OnlyPractical Sailor reader Allen Taylor so loved his Cabo Rico 38 that he eventually started working for the company as...

Reader Questionnaire

Which of the following best describes your approach to bottom paint?
I choose my own paint, but I let a professional apply (521 votes)

19%

I let a professional apply the paint that he (or boatyard) recommends. (329 votes)

12%

I choose my own paint and I apply it. (1639 votes)

60%

I apply paint that a local professional or boatyard recommends. (254 votes)

9%