Optimize Your Cruising Sailboat

  • Filename: optimize-your-cruising-sailboat.
  • ISBN: 007143643X
  • Release Date: 2003-09-22
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: John Roberts
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Comparable to a homeowner's remodeling guide, Optimize Your Cruising Sailboat offers scores of ideas to make a cruising sailboat faster, more comfortable, more seaworthy, easier to handle, and better looking. With more than 175 detailed illustrations and technical drawings, it walks readers through projects for: Improving comfort, handling, seaworthiness, performance, and dockside appeal Adding such attractive features as a deck wash down system, tandem headsails, a pass-through porthole between galley and cockpit, and many more

London Goes to Sea

  • Filename: london-goes-to-sea.
  • ISBN: 1574091751
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author: Peter J. Baumgartner
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

London Goes To Sea is Peter J. Baumgartner's candid and captivating account of restoring an ageing fibreglass sailing boat over the course of four years and then introducing it to his native New England waters. His precise records illustrate every trial and triumph of the restoration process, and his careful attention to errors made along the way provides crucial insight for anyone considering a similar project. His writing combines the best elements of a brisk, entertaining narrative and a thoroughly practical handbook, making for a truly unique story that embraces every experience of the coastal sailor. His unflagging joy and enthusiasm for his old Cape Dory shine through on every page.

Bluewater Sailing on a Budget

  • Filename: bluewater-sailing-on-a-budget.
  • ISBN: 9780071808040
  • Release Date: 2014-12-05
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: James Elfers
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Expert advice on how to find (and purchase and outfit) that safe, affordable, and responsive sailboat to take readers around the world, or around the bay Unlike other books that go into fundamentals about rudder designs, etc., Bluewater Sailing for Any Budget concentrates on specific advice about the search process, the buying process, and final outfitting. The centerpiece of the book is yacht delivery captain and marina owner James Elfer's analysis of 20 offshore-capable sailboats available for under $50,000. This one-of-a-kind list of boats is based on an exhaustive survey of industry professionals, and the boats are readily available for purchase in most regions. Unique, well researched and well-founded list of capable boats Includes first-person accounts from owners Table of data for each boat, including important capsize number (an indicator of stability) Multiple photos and lines plans

Spurr s Boatbook

  • Filename: spurr-s-boatbook.
  • ISBN: 0070605548
  • Release Date: 1993-08
  • Number of pages: 340
  • Author: Daniel Spurr
  • Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press

Now in its second edition, completely revised and updated, Spurr's Boatbook remains the best single source for understanding and improving your boat. You need not live with a dark or dank cabin, insufficient space for stowage or chartwork, or sheet winches, halyards, and reefing arrangements so inconvenient that you often find yourself motoring when you'd rather be sailing. Somewhere beneath your boat's crazed gelcoat, untamed rig, patchwork electrical system, and stubborn steering lies the boat of your dreams. This book will enable you to envision that boat in detail--how its deck hardware is laid out, what the rig looks like, where its hull and decks are reinforced, and how its cabin arrangements are altered to fit your needs. And the book will help you translate that vision into reality by showing you what work should be done and in what order, which projects you can do yourself and which you should probably hire out, and how much time or money might be involved. Along the way, Dan Spurr gives step-by-step instructions, supported by Bruce Bingham's beautifully clear drawings, for many useful projects any do-it-yourselfer can tackle, including autopilot installation, deck hardware modifications, and electrical system upgrades.The gear, equipment, design, and construction standards cited in this book--often in very specific detail with brand-name recommendations--are as useful for evaluating a new boat as they are for buying a used boat or improving the boat you already own.


  • Filename: bpr.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105111050477
  • Release Date: 2000-07
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The Best of Sail Trim

  • Filename: the-best-of-sail-trim.
  • ISBN: 1574091190
  • Release Date: 2000-07-01
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Charles Mason
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

An anthology of authoritative articles from SAIL magazine--one of the world's major sailing magazines.

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