The Cruising Multihull

Author: Chris White
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070698680
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 268
View: 7770
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: 6219
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: 4750
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: 2349
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: 7587
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: 1423
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.

Cruising in Catamarans

Author: Charles E. Kanter
Publisher: Sailco Press
ISBN: 9780961840662
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 406
View: 6236
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.

Catamaran Sailing

Author: Derek Kelsall
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781852237080
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 128
View: 5634
Catamaran SailKelsall

New Plywood Boats

And a Few Others
Author: Thomas Firth Jones
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574090963
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 200
View: 7428
Tom Jones is a professional boatbuilder, designer, and writer.


Every Sailor's Guide
Author: Gregor Tarjan
Publisher: Chiodi Advertising & Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781880465080
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 296
View: 5873

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

Fourth Edition
Author: John Rousmaniere
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451650248
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 416
View: 5138
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.

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: 9298
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.

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

Author: N.A
ISBN: 0983638144
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 230
View: 8398
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.

Multihull Cruising Fundamentals

Author: Rick White
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780070016330
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 119
View: 6170
Multihulls offer sailors expansive comfort, impressive speed, precise maneuverability, and, in the case of trailerables, easy storage and transportability. No wonder boat buyers and charter clients have begun migrating toward cats and tris in unprecedented numbers. Multihull Cruising Fundamentalstaps into the essence of multihull sailing and gives readers a clear and concise analysis of these largely unfamiliar boats. Chapters one through four provide the skills sailors need to get trailerable multihulls safely into the water, rigged and sailing. Larger, cruising catamarans and their unique sailing and handling needs are addressed in chapters five through eight. The material in this book was developed by the American Sailing Association's Multihull Committee for use in classes throughout North America. Students will learn quickly and efficiently fromMultihull Cruising Fundamentals' "no nonsense," step-by-step format. The knowledge and skills found in this text will prepare sailors to more fully enjoy the most forward-looking boats on today's pleasure boat market.

Yachtsman's Ten Language Dictionary

Author: Barbara Webb,Michael Manton
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574091885
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 224
View: 2334
This completely expanded and updated second edition collects and translates much of the most common and useful maritime vocabulary and technical terminology into English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, and Turkish. Entries are arranged by subject, and cover a comprehensive array of nautical categories.

The Catamaran Book

Catamaran Sailing From Start to Finish
Author: Tom Phipps,Brian Phipps
Publisher: Fernhurst Books
ISBN: 190991195X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 156
View: 7321
A well-rounded guide covering the techniques and skills needed to succeed in catamaran sailing, for those starting out through to those striving for championship wins. Whether you are a youngster choosing your first cat, a club sailor looking to improve your results, or a seasoned racer embarking on a higher performance model, expert advice from Tom & Brian Phipps will take your catamaran sailing to the next level. Beginning with key theory and seamanship skills, the Phipps take you through your early sailing experiences and caring for your catamaran. Developing your skills on all points of sailing, you will be introduced to trapezing, race tuning and racing itself. As your confidence grows you move onto advanced techniques and high performance catamarans. The final section gives you a glimpse of the cutting edge of catamaran sailing with foiling platforms and solid wings. 30 focussed chapters are packed with over 350 photographs showing you exactly how itÕs done, with diagrams illustrating key boat parts, the various points of sailing and complex on-the-water scenarios with clarity. Whatever your background, your current level or the extent of your ambition, this book gives you all the tools you need to get out on the water and improve your catamaran sailing.

Your First Sailboat

How to Find and Sail the Right Boat for You
Author: Daniel Spurr
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071778770
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
View: 1198
The Comprehensive Sailing Start-Up Resource Can a keelboat tip over? Can I take a centerboard boat onto open water? How can I determine what boat I want? Once I do, what’s a fair price to pay for it? Should I buy it new or used? How can I tell the difference between a used boat and one that’s used up? Now that I have it, how can I start sailing quickly and safely? Your First Sailboat is the first book to answer all your questions about selecting, buying, maintaining, and using your first boat. This user-friendly guide covers issues that other books ignore, including how to choose between a trailer sailer, daysailer, raceboat, cruiser, or multihull; what hull material is best for your first boat; whether to buy new or used; where to shop; how to judge quality and condition; where to keep your new boat; and what to do about gear, loans, insurance, and annual maintenance. Special features of this all-in-one handbook include: A descriptive buying guide to 75 recommended sailboats of all types and sizes, from daysailers to racers, cruisers, and multihulls A decision tree to guide you to your ideal starter boat Complete instructions on how to care for and sail your boat as well as how to acquire it Straightforward and fun, Your First Sailboat gives you just what you need to stop asking questions and start sailing. Everything else is optional. Save time. Save money. This book omits everything you don’t need to know.

Yacht Design Explained

A Sailor's Guide to the Principles and Practice of Design
Author: Steve Killing,Doug Hunter
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039304646X
Category: Transportation
Page: 256
View: 5498
The first guide to design aimed at every sailor, Yacht Design Explained uses state-of-the-art graphics, dynamic charts and photographs, and clear explanations to show what makes hulls, keels, ballast, rudders, foils, masts, and sails work. It reveals why certain designs perform well and others fail. The authors examine a range of boats, from a 14-foot dinghy to a 40-foot cruiser, from a catamaran to an offshore singlehander. They break through the often confusing physics of yacht design to provide an understanding that sailors can use to get the most out of their time afloat.

Ionian Cruising Companion

Author: Vanessa Bird
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9781904358275
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
View: 6082
The only guide you’ll ever need to cruising in the Ionian. Up-to-date and clear navigation, beautiful photography as well as local information, history, cuisine and culture. Covering the Ionian Islands from Corfu down to Zakinthos as well as the adjacent mainland coast of Greece from the Albanian border down to the South coast of the Peloponnese. The Ionian Cruising Companion is the essential pilot guide for anyone cruising the area. Drawing on the her local knowledge and expertise, Vanessa Bird provides clear pilotage directions to a variety of harbours and anchorages, as well as offers useful information on the facilities and shops available. Helpful suggestions of where to eat and what to do ashore along with some valuable insights into the history and culture of this beautiful part of the Eastern Mediterranean are also included. Incorporating superb photography and full colour harbour plans, the Ionian Cruising Companion is well presented and easy to use. Contents: Introduction Chapter One Corfu, Paxos, Antipaxos and the Diapondia Islands Chapter Two Epirus Coast from Pagania to Preveza, including the Amvrakikos Gulf Chapter Three Lefkada, Meganisi, Kalamos & Kastos Chapter Four The Etolo-Akarnanian Coast Chapter Five Approaches to the Corinth Canal Chapter Six Kefalonia and Ithaca Chapter Seven Zakynthos & the Peloponnese Glossary Index

West Aegean Cruising Companion

Author: Robert Buttress
Publisher: *Wiley Nautical
ISBN: 9781904358268
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
View: 5243
Navigation, culture, cuisine, history and helpful advice for anyone cruising in these glorious waters. Rob Buttress’ West Aegean Cruising Companion is an authoritative guide intended to help you make the most of your visit to this region. Covering the Gulf of Volos, the Sporades Islands and the Evian Gulf, the book provides comprehensive pilotage and nautical information as well as suggestions of where to eat and what to do ashore. Also incorporating some practical tips for your passage planning along with a valuable insight into the history and culture of the area, the book is enhanced with full colour charts and detailed photography, including many spectacular aerial shots. Contents: Introduction Distance tables Chart Symbols and lights Chapter One Gulf of Vólos Chapter Two Tríkeri & Oreí Channels Chapter Three Skiáthos & Skópelos Chapter Four The Outer Sporádes Chapter Five Skíros & Aegean Évia Chapter Six Pétali Gulf Chapter Seven The Évian Gulfs Glossary Index