How to buy the best sailboat
Hearst Marine Books, Nov 1, 1991 - Sports & Recreation - 302 pages
The leading guide to the maze of boats, builders, and brokers that confronts every prospective sailboat buyer. This comprehensive manual covers every aspect of the boat-buying process, from material, design, negotiations, moorage, and insurance to the advantages and disadvantages of various rigging plans, hull designs, and other equipment. 85 photographs; 29 illustrations.
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