The Cruising Multihull

Author: Chris White
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070698680
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 268
View: 5449
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

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

Fourth Edition
Author: John Rousmaniere
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451650248
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 416
View: 5536
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.


The Complete Guide for Cruising Sailors
Author: Gregor Tarjan
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071596220
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
View: 1097
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

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

Author: N.A
ISBN: 0983638144
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 230
View: 4424
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.

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: 352
View: 8264
Jim Howard has cruised the great oceans of the world for over 25 years, often single-handed.

The Pacific Crossing Guide 3rd edition

RCC Pilotage Foundation
Author: Kitty van Hagen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472935365
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
View: 5791
The Pacific Crossing Guide is a complete reference for anyone contemplating sailing the Pacific in their own boat. From ideal timing, suitable boats, routes, methods of communication, health and provisioning to seasonal weather, departure and arrival ports, facilities, likely costs and dangers, the comprehensiveness of this new edition will both inspire dreamers and instil confidence in those about to depart. This new edition has been completely restructured with Part 1 covering thorough preparation for a Pacific crossing and Part 2 covering Pacific weather patterns, major routes and landfall ports, with useful website links throughout. There are completely new sections on rallies, coral atolls and atoll navigation, the cyclone season and laying up, use of electronic charts, satellite phones versus HF radio, ongoing maintenance, and Pacific festivals. Completely updated, expanded and refreshed for the new generation of Pacific cruisers, this is the definitive reference, relied upon by many thousands of cruisers.

Disasters at Sea

Author: Dag Pike
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472908341
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 192
View: 3512
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.

The Nautical Prepper

How to Equip and Survive on Your Bug Out Boat
Author: William E. Simpson
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1612432557
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
View: 7720

Heavy Weather Tactics Using Sea Anchors & Drogues

Author: Earl R. Hinz
Publisher: Paradise Cay Publications
ISBN: 9780939837373
Category: Anchors, Sea
Page: 164
View: 4784

The Case for the Cruising Trimaran

Author: Jim Brown
Publisher: Bookspecs Publishing
ISBN: 9780972146142
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 234
View: 8806
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.

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: 9192
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.

Shaped by Wind & Wave

Author: Dudley Dix
ISBN: 0557470986
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 186
View: 9691
This book is a collection of random writings by a boat designer explaining boat design in layman's terms, explanations of various boatbuilding methods, how to loft the lines of a boat, how to turn the hull over and various other boating subjects that you will not find in other books about boat design. It includes a chapter on recommendations for sailing around the Cape of Good Hope and also one about the only circumnavigation ever in an open boat.

Knowing Your Multihull: Catamarans, Trimarans, Proas - Including Sailing Yachts, Luxury Boats, Cabin Cruisers, New & Used Boats, Boats for Sal

Author: John Marples
Publisher: Bookspecs Publishing
ISBN: 9780972146173
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 156
View: 3191
The Must-Know information about catamarans, trimarans & proas for every multihull owner or prospective buyer. This includes buying information and understanding the most important areas of boat maintenance for your vessel. Multihull expert John Marples gives you all the essential information, which covers sailing yachts, luxury boats, cabin cruisers, new boats, used boats, boats for sale and small boat designs. Multihull owners can protect their investment, or save themselves a lot of grief, when it comes to these unique craft, including: -- Critical areas of multihull service and performance -- Common self-built and production boat problems -- Understanding the "multihull platform" and its effects upon sailing and performance -- Main stress points and how to increase the longevity of your boat -- Design flaws and danger signs in catamarans and trimarans -- #1 multihull mistake (dangerous and decreases sailing performance) -- Weight distribution for safe sailing and increase performance -- Multihull ballast issues and performance -- Fundamental difference between monohull and multihull rigging -- How to easily perform routine maintenance on cruising multihulls -- Main areas for multihull maintenance (what are they ... and why?) -- Easiest (yet most neglected) multihull maintenance issue -- Why fiberglass production boats and wooden boats can both suffer from mildew and rot -- What to change put in the hulls each and every time you go sailing -- Active (and passive) pieces of equipment to help keep your boat fresh for years to come -- Must-have pieces of equipment to include in the engine area -- Avoiding chainplate errors (that cause corrosion & structural damage -- #1 way small multihulls suffer from damage"

Wind, Waves, and a Suicidal Boat

Personal Stories from the Most Dangerous Job in the World
Author: Chris White
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 0759688206
Category: Fiction
Page: 124
View: 3834
Civil Rights for African Americans has and always will be a continuous struggle, but as Amon and Sweetie learned there can be some sweet victories as Marcus Woodson demonstrated through his efforts. This compelling work by the author of Straight Jacket has again taken us to the depths and heart of the Movement.

Sailor's Multihull Guide

To the Exciting World of Cruising Catamarans and Trimarans
Author: Kevin Jeffrey,Charles E. Kanter
Publisher: Belfast, P.E.I. : Avalon House
ISBN: 9780962756252
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 462
View: 1295
Multihulls continue to create the real excitement in the sailing scene around the world. The Sailor's Multihull Guide is for anyone who finds himself caught up in the excitement, for those eager to discover how currently available catamarans and trimarans fit into their cruising aspirations.

Multihull Cruising Fundamentals

Author: Rick White
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780070016330
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 119
View: 1805
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.

Multihulls for Cruising & Racing

Author: Derek Harvey
Publisher: Adlard Coles
ISBN: 9780713664140
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 179
View: 1000
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.

Das Laser-Buch

Grundlagen - Segeltechnik - Profitipps
Author: Tim Davison
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783768817455
Page: 127
View: 373

The Mooneshine Logs

Author: Francis Stokes
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9780924486678
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 250
View: 7305
A truly moving and insightful account covering Stokes' ascension from modest beginnings in ocean racing to later triumph in his beloved MOONESHINE.

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: 8458
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.