The Modern Cruising Sailboat: A Complete Guide to its Design, Construction, and Outfitting

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McGraw Hill Professional, Dec 6, 2009 - History - 400 pages

A comprehensive guide to help you identify and equip the boat that best suits your needs

Well-known boating writer Charles Doane unravels the complexity of cruising sailboat design and explains the fundamentals and the ramifications of each design decision. In easy-to-understand terms, Doane explains theoretical aspects of design, pragmatic issues like keel shape and berth configuration, pros and cons of various construction methods and materials, outfitting, propulsion, rigging and much more.

 

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Contents

A Boat to Cruise In
1
Chapter 1 The Evolution of Cruising Sailboats
5
Chapter 2 Cruising Sailboat Design
37
Chapter 3 Hull and Deck Construction
80
Chapter 4 Sails and Rigging
115
Chapter 5 Deck Gear and Layouts
167
Chapter 6 Living Accommodations
209
Chapter 7 Onboard Systems
231
Gallery of Cruising Sailboats
286
A Select Bibliography
368
Metric Conversion Tables
371
Acknowledgments
373
Index
374
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Charlie Doane, former senior editor of SAIL, is currently that magazine's editor at large. He has also worked on staff at Cruising World, and Offshore magazines, and written dozens of freelance articles for Blue Water Sailing, Ocean Navigator, Boatworks, and Yachting Monthly. The author of dozens of technical features and boat tests, he has served as a judge in SAIL's Top Ten competition. He lived aboard a cruising boat for two years, has sailed 30,000 offshore miles (including five transatlantic crossings) and innumerable coastal miles, and possesses a wide range of experience that includes skippering deliveries and captained charters, bareboats, and crewing. He has edited manuscripts for International Marine and was the revising author for a successful cruising book for Sheridan House

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