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Cruising Sailboat Kinetics
Cruising Sailboat Kinetics

Cruising Sailboat Kinetics

TRANSPORTATION

256 Pages, 8 1/2 x 11

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $32.95)

Publication Date: June 1997

ISBN 9781888671087

Rights: WOR

Tiller Publishing (Jun 1997)

Price: $29.95
 
 

Overview

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 Biography

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.