The Modern Cruising Sailboat: A Complete Guide to Its Design, Construction, and Outfitting (Hardcover)
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.
About the Author
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