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Yacht LETTERS Brokerage Santa Cruz 52 (1993). This beautiful fast cruiserlookslikenew.Stunningredtopsides, carbon rig, elect. main halyard, watermkr,

Maria, will start from San Diego on October 30. By the way, the Wanderer, who wouldn't miss serving as the volunteer Grand Poobah for his life, is getting a feeling that this might be the biggest Ha-Ha ever. "Ever since the last Ha-Ha ended, all kinds of people have been telling me they're going to do this year's Ha-Ha. For example, after we hired a guy to sheetrock our flood-damaged editorial offices, he said, "By the way, I'm doing the Ha-Ha this fall on my girlfriend's Freedom 44." We've heard stuff like that over and over."

Nordlund 65 (1995). Custom motor yacht designed for easy operation and comfortable living. Understated and tasteful accommodations in ex-

Alden 58. La Zuccherina is a classic expression of a long-range auxiliary cruising ketch. A very stable and easily driven hull shape with a consequently smooth and steady motion in a seaway. $325,000

Locura, a 92-ft aluminum world cruiser. Recently returned from a major refit in New Zealand, in perfect condition and ready to go again. $2,895,000

53' Tollycraft A 'sailor's motor yacht'. Astounding inventory of first-class equipment, including the spares! Cruise the West Coast & beyond. Asking $645,000

Crescent 96 (1998) Superb example of one of the Pacific NW finest builders. Immaculate condition with a recent refit. Priced reduced to $3,295,000

CHRIS CRINGLE

⇑⇓A TOPLESS CHRISTMAS CARD I thought you and your readers would enjoy seeing these 20 Christmas baubles. The photo was sent to me by one

To your health!

Oyster 48 Performance cruiser as well as a comfortable liveaboard. Large center cockpit, a spacious galley and second companionway from the deck to the owner's cabin. $299,000.

Oyster 53 A semi-custom yacht which includes numerous detailed appointments. Designed to be modern and coordinated, while remaining practical and durable at sea. $950,000. Cal 39 An immaculate two stateroom arrangement. Raymond Hunt design that is fully outfitted for comfort on the Bay or long distance cruising. Price: $120,000.

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of my old sailing pals who used to be a Northern California yacht dealer. I have no idea where the photo was taken. Jim Hill Northern California Jim — For some reason we get the feeling the photo wasn't taken in the Virgin Islands. Did you see the report that the New England Journal of Medicine published by a female German doctor? It said studies showed that it was very healthy for males to look at photos of women's bare breasts for about 15 minutes each day. According to the study, it increased heart rate, was as good as 20 minutes of exercising in the gym, and, on the average, added five to seven years to a man's life. Unfortunately, the report on the report was a fraud. No such article appeared in the NEJM. Of course, that theory hasn't been disproven either. ⇑⇓DRIVING AT NIGHT IN MEXICO Driving at night might be dangerous . . . if you wore a white hood while carrying a flaming cross down Martin Luther King Blvd. The world could be, might be, and oh my . . . lions, and tigers, and bears — oh my! Yes, at any time, at any place, the world may come to an end, so let us all hide behind our doors and live in fear of all things of mice and men. But as I said in my October letter, if you follow close enough behind a truck or bus, but far enough behind not to take a rock in your windshield, you shouldn't have any problems with livestock or tequila-ridden car-jackers waiting for you around every corner. I happen to know it is far more dangerous to drive in the United States, having done so for 16 years, than it is in Mexico. Having once again returned to the States via the free road,

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