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Title:
Optimize your cruising sailboat : 101 ways to make your sailboat better
Author:
Roberts, John, 1938-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Camden, ME : International Marine/McGraw-Hill, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
ix, 162 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780071341141
Format :
Book

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Central Library VM351 .R6324 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

A guide for improving a cruising sailboat and tailoring it to the owner's preferences. Its central feature is an interactive questionnaire which clarifies for the reader the nature of priority improvements and points to the appropriate spot in solution chapters.


Author Notes

John Roberts has been sailing and writing about sailing for more than two decades. He finished his 36-foot cruising sailboat, Sea Sparrow, from a bare hull, and has cruised her more than 25,000 miles. His articles have appeared in SAIL, Yachting, and Sailing World.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
1 Make Your Boat Better The Practical Alternativep. 1
2 Make Your Boat More Comfortablep. 5
Livability
Seakindliness
Security
3 Make Your Boat Easier to Handlep. 37
Anchoring
Docking
Fuel System
Headsails
Removable Inner Forestays
Lifting
Mainsails
Piloting
Sail Handling
Steering
Taking on Fuel and Water
4 Make Your Boat More Seaworthyp. 69
Guarding against Collision
Keeping Crew on the Boat
Keeping Crew Safe below Deck
Keeping the Ocean outside the Boat
Preparing for Foul Weather
Protecting Rig and Propeller
5 Make Your Boat Sail Fasterp. 119
Taking Off Weight
Below the Waterline
Above the Waterline
6 Make Your Boat Look Betterp. 133
Dressing Up Your Boat
Making Your Boat Saltier
Making Your Boat Look More Substantial
Appendix Marine Vendorsp. 149
Metric Conversion Tablep. 157
Indexp. 159

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