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Title:
Cruising sailboat kinetics : the art, science & magic of cruising boat design
Author:
Greene, Danny, 1949-
Personal Author:
Edition:
1997 edition.
Publication Information:
St. Michaels, MD : Tiller Pub., 1997.
Physical Description:
xiv, 237 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Uniform Title:
Cruising world.
ISBN:
9781888671087
Format :
Book

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Central Library VM351 .G695 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

Summary

A boat-design handbook written for the everyday, nonprofessional sailor, it demystifies boat-design terminology and concepts and opens up for recreational sailors a new world of understanding why sailboats act the way they do. It explains how boat designers transform sailing dreams and abstract design criteria into today's sleek, functional, three-dimensional craft. The first half of the book is a primer, a beginner's guide to design terminology and concepts, laced with photos and clear, nontechnical illustrations, while the second half of the book is a heavily illustrated showcase of the best cruising-sailboat designs, including a lengthy explanation of what makes each design special.


Author Notes

Danny Greene is a practicing naval architect and was the technical editor on the staff of Cruising World magazine, where he edited the "Designs" column for many years. Green lives aboard Brazen, a 32-foot cruising sailboat built to his own design, and has logged more than 50,000 cruising miles on a variety of boats, often sailing singlehanded.


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