The Complete Guide to Choosing a Cruising Sailboat

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The Complete Guide to Choosing a Cruising Sailboat
The Complete Guide to Choosing a Cruising Sailboat
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You can practically hear the ocean calling you, its sweet song and salty air carrying you along the waves. Many people spend their entire lives dreaming of an epic sea voyage, but never set foot on a boat. The Complete Guide to Choosing a Cruising Sailboat is your first step to making that dream a reality.

The most important tool on a seafaring sailing adventure is the sailboat. With so many brands, sizes and styles to choose from, it?s easy to get overwhelmed and either make a mistake or abandon your quest altogether.

World-renowned boat designer Roger Marshall has compiled the leading reference for buying a cruising sailboat. By the time you are done with this book, you?ll understand boat performance and seaworthiness, and which one best meets your needs both in terms of performance and comfort.

Throughout the book, he profiles and develops five sailboats, showing you how they differ and how small changes can make a big difference in performance. He creates a Weekender, Single-Hander, Voyager, Cruiser/Racer and Cruiser.

The book explains basic concepts like weekend versus long-term cruising, racing versus non-racing and the importance of hull shape. It?s all done in a clear simple-to-understand language that even a novice seafarer can understand. The cost of a boat goes beyond its asking price and includes maintenance, dock fees, etc. that many people over look? unless you?ve read this book.

Perhaps the best feature is the 12-page comparison table packed with about 130 production sailboats from all over the world. Each one includes specifications and information, so you can make an informed decision.

Anyone who harbors a dream of sailing needs The Complete Guide to Choosing a Cruising Sailboat for their nautical collection.


Subject: Choosing the Right Cruising Sailboat - how-to procedures book. ISBN-10: 0070419981 | ISBN-13: 9780070419988 | McGraw-Hill 19981

Specifications
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  • Author: Roger Marshall
  • Pages: 214 - Over 200 b&w photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket - 7.5 x 9.5 inches
  • ISBN: 978-0-07-041998-8
Table of Contents
Table of Contents List of Drawings | Acknowledgments | Introduction | Chapter 1: What Do You Want in a Cruising Boat? | Chapter 2: Hull Shapes | Chapter 3: Seaworthiness | Chapter 4: Comfort and Ease of Handling | Chapter 5: Performance and Efficiency | Chapter 6: Sails and Deck | Chapter 7: How Much Does It Really Cost? | Chapter 8: Ease of Maintenance | Chapter 9: Getting It Together | Index
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