Naval architect Dave Gerr offers the perfect antidote, a browser's reference to understanding how boats tick: all you've ever wanted to know about boats--power and sail, racer and cruiser; dinghy and motoryacht.
In the clear, friendly, nontechnical style that has made his column for Offshore magazine so enduring and popular, Gerr explains everything from how thick a hull should be to why one sailboat tips less than another, from choosing an engine to designing a rig for your trawler yacht, from building a dinghy to simple rules of thumb for dozens of design quandaries.
Gerr writes for the boat noodler in all of us--those seriously interested in learning and dreaming about all types of watercraft. There is no better way to become a better sailor, equipped to handle any contingency. And there's no better place to start than right here.
- ISBN-13: 9780070242333
- ISBN-10: 007024233X
- Publisher: International Marine Publishing
- Publish Date: September 1995
- Page Count: 432
- Dimensions: 9.18 x 7.4 x 1.14 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.61 pounds
Series: Insights and Esoterica for the Nautically Obsessed