-Finding and installing the right sound system for your boat will bring endless hours of pleasure, says Tom Dove.
Party Animal-Jack Hornor tells us about the Rinker 300 Fiesta Vee, a 30-foot mid-cabin sportcruiser with an aptitude for fun.
Sure it's Waterproof . . . I Think-Frank Lanier gives us the inside track on how to read a manufacturer's spec sheet to determine whether or not a piece of gear is waterproof.
So Near Yet So Far-Spring Cove Marina in Solomons, Md., offers a pleasant oasis in a crowded harbor. By executive editor Wendy Mitman Clarke
The Trouble with Alison-Nothing strikes terror in Jerry Renninger's heart like children. But when he actually has to confront his demon, he finds her as willing a sailor as anyone could hope for.
Cruise of the Month
Aquariums and More-A tour of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science across the river from Yorktown, Va., gave Katherine Brown and her family plenty to do and see on their York River cruise.
Me & My Boat
Grand Old Boat, Brand New Mission-Virginia W, part of the original skipjack fleet, undergoes a face-lift at the hands of the Port Kinsale Foundation on the Yeocomico River in Virginia. By Martin Miller
Bounty Hunters-Begun in 1958, the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament is one of the grandfather tourneys on the Bay. John Page Williams says it's still going strong.
Hearing Voices-Sound travels across the water, and never so clearly as when we think no one's listening. Katherine Brown does a bit of accidental eavesdropping one quiet night at anchor.
On the cover:
A 1997 Chaparral rides off Chesapeake beach.
Photograph by Jack Mills.