The Cruising Multihull

Author: Chris White
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070698680
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 268
View: 1006
Long typecast as the hotrods of the sea--fast but dangerous--modern cruising multihulls actually are among the safest and most comfortable cruising sailboats available. Modern multihulls offer significant advantages over single-hull sailboats: They sail faster, have more living space, they're more comfortable, more stable, they can sail safely in much shallower water, and, because their stability comes from widely spaced hulls and not from tons of lead hung off the keel, they don't sink. Given the ultimate disaster, which would you choose: A capsized yet habitable boat, floating awash, or a self-righting boat sitting at the bottom of the ocean? And multihulls are fast. A typical weekend cruiser's circle of operations might double if he switches to a multihull. A transatlantic voyage might be cut by a third. No less an organization than the U.S. Navy decided that applications requiring an extremely steady platform at sea were best suited to, of all things, a catamaran. The Cruising Multihull supplies the reader with all the latest information about design, construction, rigs, seamanship, safety, and a point-by-point rebuttal of the "accepted wisdom" concerning multihull dangers. It will help you decide whether a multihull is right for you; which multihull--cat or tri--is best for your needs; whether you should build one yourself, have one built, or buy one off the rack. And, of course, The Cruising Multihull shows you how to get the most from your boat. "I don't know of a more thorough survey of modern cruising multihulls than this book. For strangers to these boats who want to know more about them, as well as for multihull sailors eager to learn from a capable, articulate designer and sailor with his own point of view, I enthusiastically recommend The Cruising Multihull."--John Rousmaniere "Finally, a multihull voice which does not proselytize. Instead, logic and information pack the pages of Chris White's . . . The Cruising Multihull."--WoodenBoat

Multihull Seamanship

An A-Z of skills for catamarans & trimarans / cruising & racing
Author: Gavin Le Sueur
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 191217765X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 148
View: 8546
This is an A-Z of seamanship skills for multihull sailors. There are many textbooks on the market which detail general seamanship principles. This is not one of them. Multihull Seamanship is about sea-going catamarans and trimarans and the skills needed to understand and enjoy them to their utmost. Both racing and cruising yachts are catered for, as are trailer-able multihulls. Seamanship is not a black and white skill. It is an evolution of knowledge, a building of information through experiment, thought and experience. There is no definitive word on an evolving skill. Multihull Seamanship started as Dr Gavin Le Sueur's personal index of ‘how-to’s. It has grown through experience and others sharing their knowledge. It should be on the book shelf of every catamaran and trimaran. This book is for people who are already multihull sailors, or for those who are contemplating multihull sailing. It has served this community for over 20 years and this second edition is fully updated. It is illustrated with delightful line drawings by Nigel Allison.


The Complete Guide for Cruising Sailors
Author: Gregor Tarjan
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071596220
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
View: 7814
The modern cruising catamaran has arrived The arguments are over and the verdict is in--cruising catamarans comprise a rapidly growing percentage of the cruising fleet worldwide. Their advantages of space, stability, speed, and handling under power are truly compelling, and modern cats are every bit as reliable as monohulls. This long overdue, in-depth guide will help you choose and cruise the right catamaran for your needs. “An authoritative guide for novices and experienced sailors; the best book written on the subjects since the early 1990s.”--“Trimaran” Jim Brown, renowned multihull designer “In Catamarans, Gregor Tarjan shares his enthusiasm for yachts with two hulls, based on years of sailing all types. An excellent introduction.”--Dick Newick, legendary catamaran and trimaran designer “If you are contemplating spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a cruising catamaran, the small price of this book is probably the best investment you could possibly start with.”--from the Foreword by Charles K. Chiodi, publisher of Multihulls Magazine

Multihull Voyaging

Author: Thomas Firth Jones
Publisher: Sheridan House Incorporated
ISBN: 9780924486562
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 202
View: 5703
A comprehensive guide to short- and long-distance voyaging in catamarans and trimarans.

The Case for the Cruising Trimaran

Author: Jim Brown
Publisher: Bookspecs Publishing
ISBN: 9780972146142
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 234
View: 9460
Multihull Pioneer Jim Brown Makes the Case for Cruising Trimarans With Personal Stories, Compelling Facts & Wide-Ranging Insight This classic book about cruising trimarans is now back in print! Well-known trimaran designer Jim Brown offers his unique experiences and insight into the design factors that make for safe, seaworthy, comfortable trimarans. Jim is always entertaining in his writing, and this book is no exception. He blends personal stories with technical information about these fast vessels, and shows why multihull pioneers in the 20th century were sometimes referred to as the "Hells Angels of the Sea." Much of the book is dedicated to the subject of "capsizing," and offers timeless wisdom on how it can be prevented. There is even a chapter about "self-rescue," and a technique for how a capsized vessel can be righted. This book is fully illustrated with original black and white photos and humorous illustrations by Jo Hudson. Multihullers in general (and trimaran lovers in particular) will discover Jim Brown's sailing philosophy and walk away with a thorough understanding of the features and benefits offered in well-designed and properly handled cruising trimarans.

Multihulls for Cruising & Racing

Author: Derek Harvey
Publisher: Adlard Coles
ISBN: 9780713664140
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 179
View: 1303
An analysis of the design, performance and handling of multihulls. Beginning with their evolution, how they are designed and their sailing performance, the author goes on to examine reasons for choosing a multihull.

Handbook of Offshore Cruising

The Dream and Reality of Modern Ocean Cruising
Author: Jim Howard,Charles J. Doane
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574090932
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 468
View: 4061
Jim Howard has cruised the great oceans of the world for over 25 years, often single-handed.

Cruising in Catamarans

Author: Charles E. Kanter
Publisher: Sailco Press
ISBN: 9780961840662
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 406
View: 8748
Learn about cruising catamaran virtues and vices. Read more historical information and actual facts and figures about production cruising catamarans and the industry that produces them. Peruse little publicized characteristics that inhibit the potential performance of these boats. Cruising in Catamarans provides a blueprint for realistic expectations and contains charts, diagrams and a unique methodology for assessing various boats. Learn the techniques of cruising catamaran sailing and handling. Learn when to reef, how to judge leeway; how to anchor light displacement boats including the techniques of bridling, how to take powerboat wakes, how to handle twin-screw cats. Learn about what characteristics are best for safe pleasant voyaging and which ones to shun like the plague.

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

Fourth Edition
Author: John Rousmaniere
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451650248
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 416
View: 3559
Completely revised and updated to address changes in technology, this new edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing. Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship has set the standard by which other books on sailing are measured. Used throughout America as a textbook in sailing schools and Power Squadrons, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship thoroughly and clearly covers the fundamental and advanced skills of modern sailing. This edition of Annapolis is a major overhaul. Over half the book has been revised; old topics and features have been updated, and many new ones have been introduced. The design has been modernized, and many color illustrations have been added. As big and detailed as Annapolis is, the wealth of technical information (including dozens of step-by-step instructions) is presented here in a way that is uniquely readable; it's both useful and easy to use. This is because John Rousmaniere and artist Mark Smith bring to Annapolis decades of experience both as sailors and as professional communicators. Annapolis emphasizes the standard skills and proven methods that eliminate error and confusion, ensure security in emergencies, and allow every sailor more time for enjoyment on the water. Much has changed on the water since 1983 when this book was originally published. Black buoys are now green, the Global Positioning Satellite navigation system (GPS) is almost universally used, new types of anchors and sails have appeared, safety skills and gear are vastly improved, many more women are commanding boats, and catamarans and trimarans are common where only monohulls used to sail. But for all these modern developments, the basic skills and spirit of sailing have not changed at all. Sail trimming, keeping up steerageway, maintaining the dead reckoning plot, heaving-to -- these fundamentals are as important now as ever and receive much attention here. Among the innovations in this edition are: * Basic skills in early chapters: Fundamental sailing and boat-handling skills and gear, which are introduced in chapters 1, 2, and 3. * "Hands On" segments: Three dozen special sections, each devoted to a particular seamanship problem and an expert solution. * More how-to tips: Additional rules of thumb that guide a crew quickly and successfully through seamanship problems. * New coverage of multihulls: Advice on evaluating, anchoring, and handling catamarans and trimarans under sail (including in storms). * More on emergencies: New material on emergencies, safety, and heavy-weather sailing, including a section on preparing a docked boat for a hurricane. * Equipment updates: Expanded coverage of the use and care of modern gear and hardware, including radar, GPS, rescue devices, and asymmetrical spinnakers. * Terminology: Full definition and illustration of major terms when they're first introduced, with alternative language provided in parentheses. * Gender: The use of feminine personal pronouns, which reflect the fact that more women are captaining and sailing boats than ever before. From navigation and seamanship to boat and gear maintenance, from pleasure cruising to heavy-weather sailing, here is the definitive, state-of-the-art guide that provides systematic step-by-step techniques to see you through every situation on deck and in the cockpit.


Every Sailor's Guide
Author: Gregor Tarjan
Publisher: Chiodi Advertising & Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781880465080
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 296
View: 2199

Boating Secrets: 127 Top Tips to Help You Buy and Enjoy Your Boat

Author: N.A
ISBN: 0983638144
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 230
View: 9508
Includes information on the following topics: Do's and don'ts when buying a boat ; Two little known tools surveyors use to determine a boat's age and condition ; Three surprising reasons why marinas require the insurance they do ; How you can still get a boat loan even if your credit score is less than 720 ; How a commercial emergency signaling technology has saved more than 25,000 lives since 1982 and is now available for pleasure boaters ; What to do when you get caught in a bad storm or heavy weather ; Why customizing your electrical and instrument panels makes sense ; How Digital Selective Calling and the Automated Identification System saves lives in a Search and Rescue operation ; The advantages and disadvantages of having a multihull craft over a monohull ; Three powerful strategies you can use to best prepare your boat for rentals ; What's changed to take sailing from an amateur sport to top of the game earning a decent living--publisher.

Sailor's Multihull Guide

The Best Cruising Catamarans and Trimarans
Author: Kevin Jeffrey,Nan Jeffrey
Publisher: Avalon House Pub
ISBN: 9780962756283
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 486
View: 5564
Loaded with how-to information on chartering, buying, building owning and sailing mulltihulls. Large-format 2-page boat layouts covering over 150 Boats. Exciting color photos of sail and power multihulls plus great gear and services.

A Sail of Two Idiots: 100+ Lessons and Laughs from a Non-Sailor Who Quit the Rat Race, Took the Helm, and Sailed to a New Life in the Caribbean

Author: Renee Petrillo
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007178246X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
View: 6658
“It was the best of dreams, it was the worst of dreams, it was an age of consulting the nautical experts, it was the age of landlubber foolishness, it was the epoch of determination, it was the epoch of despair, it was the season of hurricanes, it was a spring of beachcombing...” If you dream about chucking it all away and sailing toward an island life, read this first Renee and Michael didn’t have any boating experience and when their plans to remedy that fell through the two had to learn everything the hard way. Despite themselves they managed to get from Miami to Grenada, eventually dropping the anchor of their cruising catamaran at the island of their dreams. Determined to save future sailors from themselves, A Sail of Two Idiots includes lessons Renee and Michael learned and shares them with you as examples of what and what not to do. This a how-to guide wrapped in a funny story—kind of like getting your serving of vegetables from a slice of pizza. Read this and make your dream of sailing away a reality. Includes: “What Broke?” sections explores the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of a cruising multihull "Island” section provide assessments of the islands of the Caribbean

Among the Multihulls

Author: Jim Brown
Publisher: Bookspecs Publishing
ISBN: 9780972146166
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 234
View: 7908
"Jim Brown recounts the multihull milestones of the 1950s to the 70s (Volume One) and the 1970s into the new millennium (Volume Two). He highlights the pivotal multihull pioneers, and relates the controversial advent and eventual ascendance of multihulls today, with their implications for tomorrow."--Publisher description.

Cruising Fundamentals

Author: Harry Munns
Publisher: International Marine Publishing Company
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 127
View: 3867
Offers advice on sailing skills, safety equipment, the mechanical operation of the boat, navigation, emergency procedures, troubleshooting, and marine etiquette.

It's a Newick - Legendary Designer Brought Grace and Beauty to Multihulls

Author: Dick Newick,Alison Cotter
Publisher: Bookspecs Publishing
ISBN: 9780990327677
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
View: 2241
Dick Newick was possibly the 20th century's most influential multihull designer. Now aficionados of multihulls - including trimarans, catamarans and proas - can now enjoy reading his official biography. This book takes readers through his early years, including kayak building and sailing, and then traveling throughout Europe in the years following WW II. Then we get to follow Dick's move to the Caribbean to operate a successful charter business. It was here he began building and sailing multihulls for his own use ... and then clients who desired what were possibly, in their time, some of the most cutting-edge multi-hulled boats seen anywhere in the world. In these pages, Dick Newick provides a glimpse into his family life, shares many personal stories, and talks extensively about his own boat design philosophy and achievements in the world of multihulls.

Catamaran Sailing

Author: Derek Kelsall
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781852237080
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 128
View: 1396
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The Cruising Guide to the Virgin Islands

Author: Nancy Scott,Simon Scott
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780944428986
Category: Travel
Page: 419
View: 2001
Brand new completely redesigned and updated style, with more Virgin Island photography and full color detailed anchorage charts, these guides have been indispensable companions for sailors and visitors to these islands since 1982. Includes a free newly designed 17 x 27 inch color planning chart, with aerial photos of some of the anchorages. Covers the Virgin Islands including all the U.S. and British Virgin Islands! Also includes: -Anchoring and mooring information and fees -Customs, immigration and National Parks regulations -Particulars on marina facilities and the amenities they offer -Water sports - where to go and where to rent equipment -Shore-side facilities, restaurants, beach bars, shops, provisions, Internet connections -Directory of goods and services after every island section now including websites and Facebook URLs Everything you will need to help make your vacation an enjoyable and memorable experience in a concise easy-to-use format

Disasters at Sea

Author: Dag Pike
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472908341
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 192
View: 761
Dag Pike draws on his experience as merchant navy captain, fast boat navigator and boat safety tester for RNLI lifeboats to focus on a wide range of disasters at sea. He compiles a wide range of accounts of yachts, motorboats and commercial vessels running into difficulty as a result of poor navigation, fog, miscalculation, human error, weather conditions etc and analyses in a readable and entertaining fashion what caused the disaster, what went wrong, how it was dealt with and the lessons learned from it. Examples range from the Fastnet disaster, powerboat races, boats run down in the Channel, to trawlers pulled under by submarines, ferry accidents and tanker and cargo ship disasters. The incidents include grounding, collision, fire, sinking, ice and storms, and each chapter has an example from the Marine Accident Investigation Bureau who monitor incidents at sea. This book is a fascinating read for all who go afloat either for business or pleasure, and for anyone interested in just why disasters happen at sea.

Boat Girl

A Memoir of Youth, Love, and Fiberglass
Author: Melanie Neale
Publisher: Beating Windward Press
ISBN: 098382522X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 246
View: 2510
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the author's family lived aboard a 47-foot sailboat, spending their summers along the U.S. East Coast and their winters in the Bahamas. As an adult, she lived aboard her own 28-foot sailboat and had several relationships trying to find someone who wasn't intimidated by her stubborn independence and free-spirited lifestyle.