PassageMaker October 2016

PassageMaker Magazine (PMM) is the market leader covering the boats, people, gear, and destinations for the trawler and cruising-under-power lifestyle. Over the years it has evolved to connect the marine industry to consumers through print, digital, online, and in-person brands (Trawler Fest, Trawler Fest University, and Trawler Port)

United States
Active Interest Media
8 期號


1 分鐘
summer solstice

This shot was taken on the final day of the Nordhavn2AK Rendezvous which took place in Petersburg, Alaska, July 8th through 10th. The photo is of the downtown area and marina in Petersburg. Most of the 30 Nordhavns in attendance had already left and made their way to an anchorage north of town. As this photo proves, one of the great things about taking photos in Alaska during the summer is the long days. This was taken at 9:30 in the evening! San Clemente, California Love to shoot pictures? Want to share your adventures? Send us your favorite high-resolution photos with a short description, and we’ll showcase our favorites in Viewfinder. For consideration, email:…

2 分鐘
mad season

Determined boat buyers, bargain-hunters, gear heads, and tire-kickers have already begun their like-clockwork migration to boat show-hosting cities around the globe. In Europe, there are well-regarded events in Cannes, Genoa, Southampton, Amsterdam, and St. Petersburg. In the States, get aboard the carousel in the Northeast, starting in yachtsman’s darling, Newport, Rhode Island, and keep turning until you arrive in Annapolis, Fort Lauderdale, or Miami. Fort Lauderdale’s show is so big that an estimated value of the inventory lining the docks approaches $5 billion, while millions more are pumped into the local economy. In the west, Vancouver, Seattle and Southern California host multiple shows each year, and continuing farther around the Pacific Rim, two more in Australia combine with nascent efforts in Singapore and China to bookend the annual worldwide boatshow carnival. Throughout…

4 分鐘
q&a with dan streech, president and co-owner, nordhavn yachts

What was the impetus behind Pacific Asian Enterprises’ beginnings? Our earliest days at PAE involved used boats (brokerage) of all kinds, but typically sailboats. We then began importing CT sailboats and the Transpac 49 from Taiwan—about 75 boats in total. We were importers only, and didn’t design or develop those boats. In 1977, we commissioned Al Mason to design a 43-foot sailboat for us. Copying what a few others were doing in those early days of boat building in Taiwan, we owned that design outright and commissioned a Taiwan builder (Ta Shing Yacht Building Company) to build the molds, which we owned. By owning the molds we were able to “brand” the boats as ours and control the marketing, distribution, quality, and service. After the success of the Mason 43, Al designed…

3 分鐘
letters to the editor

COPPER CLARIFICATION I always look forward to reading Steve Zimmerman’s Troubleshooter articles in PassageMaker. Full of useful and accurate information, I have learned many things from him. I was surprised to read the drive train article in which Steve gives the composition of bronze as copper and zinc. That is the alloy for brass. Bronze is copper and tin, with a smattering of other components depending on the use. Brass is not suitable for underwater use such as props, shafts, screws, bolts, or anything else because of its propensity to lose the zinc from its alloy. I am sure Steve knows this and just mis-spoke. — Dave Wood Barnegat Light, New Jersey Dave, I wish it were that simple. There are so many variations of copper-based alloys that it becomes difficult to draw…

4 分鐘
a fresh new fleet, (some) just in time for show season.

NEW SABRE Downeast model to fill the gap between their successful 42-and 48-footers. Like all Sabre designs, the fully enclosed 45 Salon Express will ship standard with twin Volvo Penta IPS drives that they estimate will get the model to a performance cruising speed around 27 knots, but the top-end speed is only part of the story. Designed with copious drawer and hanging locker stowage, the 45 will also feature a utility space that pushes this model into the long-range coastal cruising category. Lying just forward of the engine room, accessed through a hatch in the sole, the utility space can house a number of optional gadgets. If you want to save your fresh catch for another day, throw in an extra fridge or freezer. If you prefer to reduce your rock…

9 分鐘
what to do when your engine won’t start (and it started yesterday)

After a good run, you shut down the engine for the day and settle into a nice anchorage. The following morning, cup of coffee in hand, you press the start button and the engine won’t start. “How can that be,” you wonder. “It ran fine yesterday.” If I were the unlucky skipper, I’d repeat the process. Assuming no imminent danger, I am better off if it still won’t start, because if it does eventually start, I’m likely facing an intermittent problem, one that will be far more difficult to solve with an engine that does start. The situation can be divided into two basic scenarios: The engine will not crank at all, or it cranks, but will not start. ENGINE WILL NOT CRANK Before doing any troubleshooting, check the shift lever position. Many…