Twenty Affordable Sailboats to Take You Anywhere

Author: Gregg Nestor
Publisher: Paradise Cay Publications
ISBN: 9780939837724
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In Twenty Affordable Sailboats to Take You Anywhere you will find in-depth reviews of twenty affordable, comfortable, and seaworthy sailboats. These boats range in size from 30-38 feet, an ideal size for the cruising couple, yet big enough to accommodate an occasional cruising hitchhiker or two. All of these boats were once prominent offerings, designed by some of the world s leading naval architects and produced by reputable manufacturers. These boats are still readily available in the used boat market."Gregg has done a fine research job here, one pleasingly devoid of flim-flam. It's a truly helpful tool for those of you wading with trepidation into the murky waters of boat-buying."John Vigor, Author, Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere"This book is a must for the boat shopper looking for an experienced vessel."Bob Bitchin - Founder/Editor, Latitudes and Attitudes

Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere

Author: John Vigor
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780939837328
Format: PDF, Mobi
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John Vigor turns the spotlight on twenty seaworthy sailboats that are at home on the ocean in all weather. These are old fiberglass boats, mostly of traditional design and strong construction. All are small, from 20 feet to 32 feet overall, but all have crossed oceans, and all are cheap.Choosing the right boat to take you across an ocean or around the world can be confusing and exasperating, particularly with a tight budget. Vigor sets out to remedy that in this book. He compares the designs and handling characteristics of 20 different boats whose secondhand market prices start at about $3,000. Interviews with experienced owners (featuring valuable tips about handling each boat in heavy weather) are interspersed with line drawings of hulls, sail plans, and accommodations. Vigor has unearthed the known weaknesses of each boat and explains how to deal with them. He rates their comparative seaworthiness, their speed, and the number of people they can carry in comfort.If you have ever dreamed the dream this book can help you turn it into reality.

A Field Guide to Sailboats of North America

Author: Richard M. Sherwood
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395652398
Format: PDF
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Describes 255 sailboats, provides statistical data, history, and identification features, and analyzes each boat's good and bad qualities

Used Boat Notebook

Author: John Kretschmer
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574091502
Format: PDF, ePub
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John Kretschmer is a professional delivery skipper with over 200,000 bluewater miles.

Inspecting the Aging Sailboat

Author: Don Casey
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071782486
Format: PDF, Kindle
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". . . the perfect place to begin, or continue, your education." --Sailing Whether you are shopping for a used fiberglass boat or prioritizing maintenance tasks on the one you already own, this book saves money--and perhaps even disaster. With clear step-by-step drawings and instructions, Don Casey explains how to recognize problems--both surface and hidden--and how to separate cosmetic flaws from serious faults.

Small Boat to Freedom

Author: John Vigor
Publisher: Sheridan House Incorporated
ISBN: 9781574093032
Format: PDF
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John Vigor is a writer and a former South African sailing champion. In 1987, John and his family began their new life in America. He now lives in Washington state.

How to Sail Around the World

Author: Hal Roth
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071778725
Format: PDF, ePub
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A new classic from one of the world's most respected sailing authors More than 35 years ago, Hal Roth quit his job as a journalist and went sailing. Since then, he's logged more than 200,000 sea miles. Along the way, Roth also has authored eight voyaging classics, including the 1978 bestseller After 50,000 Miles. Taking that book as its starting point, this handsome new volume incorporates the new technologies and discoveries of the last quarter century along with another 150,000 miles of experience. A compendium of mature, time-tested sea wisdom from one of the world's most respected sailing writers, How to Sail Around the World will tell the reader: How to choose and equip a sailboat for long-distance cruising, with an emphasis on simplicity and a modest budget How to plan and conduct a voyage anywhere in the world How to master the arts of navigation, anchoring, and daily life aboard in exotic places How to cope with storms at sea--the most complete and authoritative treatise on this critical topic ever published

Cost Conscious Cruiser

Author: Lin and Larry Pardey
Publisher: Lin and Larry Pardey
ISBN: 9781929214815
Format: PDF
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The pleasures and adventures of cruising under sail are amazingly affordable, say Lin and Larry Pardey. But to keep your dream on budget, you have to decide: Are you a cruiser or a consumer? In this book, a logical successor to their Self-Sufficient Sailor and Capable Cruiser, they discuss making your getaway plans, finding a truly affordable boat, keeping your outfitting costs and maintenance time under control, and learning to feel confident as you cruise farther afield. Their comparison of the gear considered necessary by many yachting experts and the gear carried by several cost-conscious cruisers will help you guage wheter you are buying the true necessities or overloading your boat with high-tech items that can break down and steal your sense of confidence offshore. The chapters on getting the most from your cruising funds, the attributes of successful long-term voyagers, how to upgrade your boat with your own hands, plus answers to the then questions most frequently asked by potential cruisers will help you prepare to explore under sail. as Lin and Larry explain, "The decisions you make now will determine if yu'll come back from your cruise feeling more empowered or more enslaved by today's consumer society."

Buehler s Backyard Boatbuilding

Author: George Buehler
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071817034
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Everybody has the dream: Build a boat in the backyard and sail off to join the happy campers off Pogo Pogo, right? But how? Assuming you aren't independently wealthy, if you want a boat that's really you, you gotta build it yourself. Backyard boatbuilding has its problems. Building in fiberglass is itchy, smelly, and yields a product that yachting maven L. Francis Herreshoff once called "frozen snot." Ferrocement, once all the rage, has pretty much sunk from favor, if you catch the drift. But there's still wood, right? Ah, wood. Nature's perfect material. You can build in the time-honored traditions of the Golden Age of Yachting, loving crafting intricate joints in rare tropical hardwoods, steaming swamp oak butts to sinuous shapes, holding the whole thing together with nonferrous fastenings that cost a buck or better each. Does that sound like boatbuilding for everyperson? What about the currently fashionable wood/epoxy boatbuilding? You butter regular old wood with Miracle Whip, stick it together in the shape of a boat, and off you go, right? Epoxy works, but They don't exactly give it away; nor is it exactly a benign substance. Suiting up like Homer Simpson heading for a fun-filled day at the nuclear power plant isn't exactly the aesthetic boatbuilding experience many of us are looking for. Where does that leave us? In the capable hands of George Buehler, who honors the timeless traditions of the sea all right, but those from the other side of the boatyard tracks. Buehler draws his inspiration from centuries of workboat construction, where semiskilled fishermen built rugged, economical boats from everyday materials in their own backyards, and went to sea in them in all kinds of weather, not just when it was pleasant. Buehler's boats sail on every ocean and perform every task, from long-term liveaboards in Norwegian fjords to a traveling doctor's office in Alaska. This book contains complete plans for seven cruising boats--from a 28-foot sailboat to a 55-foot power cruiser. All the information you need is here, including step-by-step instructions honed by nearly 20 years of supplying boat plans to backyard builders--and helping them out when they get into trouble. Buehler is anarchic, heretical, and occasionally profane; his book is West Coast counterculture meets traditional hardchine workboat construction, leavened with hardnosed common sense and penny-pinching economy. This book is for those who look around them and see that much of what is done in the world today--whether in yachting or politics or economics or interpersonal relationships--is based not on logic but on conforming and meeting other people's expectations. This book is most definitely NOT about either. It is about the realization of dreams. If you believe that everyone who wants a cruising boat can have one . . . If you see beauty beneath the fish scales and work scars of a commercial fishing boat . . . If you want to build a simple, rugged, economical, good-looking cruising boat--power or sail--using everyday lumberyard materials and few skills other than perseverance, this is the book for you. Buehler's Backyard Boatbuilding tells you how to build extraordinary boats using the most ordinary skills and materials, with complete plans, instructions, and specifications for seven real cruising boats ranging from a 28-foot sailboat to a 55-foot power cruiser. "Build wooden boats the Buehler way, which is to say inexpensively, yet like the proverbial brick outhouse."--WoodenBoat Richly flavored with personal advice and anecdotes as well as a wealth of valuable information."--American Sailing Association "Everyone will revere this book."--The Ensign

Cruising in Seraffyn

Author: Lin Pardey
Publisher: Lin and Larry Pardey
ISBN: 1929214502
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A fun and exciting guide to the world of living out at sea. This book will teach you what you need to know inorder to live safely, economically and cheaply when spending moths at sea. If nothing else, this book will send you chasing for your dreams, whether it be to take an adventure at sea or just about anyhting else. This is the first of a four-book series which begins on the journey that Lin and Larry Pardey began 34 years ago in their self-built 24-foot engineless cutter, Seraffyn. In this journey, we explore places such as Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and the Islands of the Atlantic ocean. Throughout the book, we learn about people and customs, we learn about the tricks of boating, we learn about surviaval. This 25th anniversary edition includes a new forward, new appendixes, and a color photo album showing Lin, Larry and the Serraffyn during those months at sea.