The Modern Cruising Sailboat
A Complete Guide to Its Design, Construction, and OutfittingBook - 2010
A detailed overview of cruising sailboat design, including the theory of design, keel shape and berth configuration, the pros and cons of different construction methods and materials, and featuring an illustrated gallery of 40 boats. 10,000 first printing.
Presents an overview on cruising sailboat design, focusing on the benefits and disadvantages of using particular construction methods, materials, and layouts on each part of the boat.
A comprehensive guide to help you identify and equip the boat that best suits your needs
Well-known boating writer Charles Doane unravelsthe complexity of cruising sailboat design and explains the fundamentals and the ramifications of each design decision. In easy-to-understand terms, Doane explains theoreticalaspects of design, pragmatic issues like keel shapeand berth configuration, pros and cons of variousconstruction methods and materials, outfitting, propulsion,rigging and much more.