Cruising Sailboat Kinetics
The Art, Science and Magic of Cruising Boat Design
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|Format: ||Paperback / softback, 256 pages|
|Other Information: ||b/w photos & illus|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 June 1997|
A boat-design handbook written for the everyday, non-professional 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 photographs and clear, non-technical 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.
About the Author
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 over 50,000 cruising miles on a variety of boats, often sailing single-handed.
27.64 x 21.39 x 1.6 centimetres (0.33 kg)|
15+ years |