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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It is however a great book about naval architecture and design of catamarans, with two shallow chapters that mostly compare semanship and heavy weather aspects of cruising with monohulls. It should be called "The complete Guide for Experienced Monohull Cruisuing Sailors" Also, it feels like its printed on an ink jet printer on vary bad quality paper.
Shame on you McGraw Hill. I was scheduled to sail a Cat in Seychelles last july From the sailing perspective It seems to me the author is a clear supporter of cats In fact, I have chartered for over 25 years There is a lot of additional information, as the building process which is interesting. Also a review of a lot of the most popular models..
If you actually have sailed, sail or want to sail a catamaran -- don't bother with this book. This is "Sailboat Porn". Get excited looking at beautiful pictures of beautiful boats in beautiful places with the occaisonal beautiful women. It can be fun. However, if you want to learn how to sail, but a different book. The rare technical diagrams are not even very cat-specific. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Provides a very usefull overview of the capabilities of sailing catamarans and the differences to monohulls or how the authors calls them "balasted keel boats". The authors insights from naval architects view are thorough and practical.
The book is well organized. I wished he would have put more emphasize on sub ft yachts as this is what most of us can affort. Nevertheless, the book clarifies many misconceptions of catamarans in a ballanced manor. I recommend this book to both cat enthusiasts and critics as well as any person who is contempltaing to sail on a sailin catamaran. The book spent the majority of the time explaining why you should purchase a catamaran over a monohull. If you are trying to decide if you want to purchase a catamaran this book does a great job of explaining the differences between the two types of boats.
Catamarans: The Complete Guide for Cruising Sailors: Gregor Tarjan: Adlard Coles
If you are looking at it as a book to learn how to sail, maintain or use a catamaran then this is not the right book. Definitely not worth the price unless you you have no idea what a catamaran is.
When I received this book and I picked it up and scoured through it! I have sailed Hobie Cats for over 20 years, and been on more than a few monohulls. This has the perfect mix of a travel brochure and a college text book.
Pictures are clear and exciting. Explanations are understandable and succinct. It is technical without being boring, detailing sailing in heavy weather, describing efficiencies between hull design and points to wind, and a walk through on a plethora of popular vessels. If you know nothing about Multi hulls or sailing them this is the place to begin. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking into mono versus multi hulls as it provides hard facts vs myths. Money well spent for sure with great photos and diagrams that shed more understanding on the subject.
Well thought out and written in an easy to understandway. See all 46 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 12 days ago. Published 8 months ago. 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.
Part 1 Multihull Characteristics. Part 2 Multihull Parameters.
Part 3 Multihull Seamanship. Appendix 3 General Vessel Maintenance. Appendix 4 Beaufort Scale.
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