Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere

Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere

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John Vigor turns the spotlight on twenty seaworthy sailboats that are at home on the ocean in all weather. These are old fiberglass boats, mostly of traditional design and strong construction. All are small, from 20 feet to 32 feet overall, but all have crossed oceans, and all are cheap.Choosing the right boat to take you across an ocean or around the world can be confusing and exasperating, particularly with a tight budget. Vigor sets out to remedy that in this book. He compares the designs and handling characteristics of 20 different boats whose secondhand market prices start at about $3, 000. Interviews with experienced owners (featuring valuable tips about handling each boat in heavy weather) are interspersed with line drawings of hulls, sail plans, and accommodations. Vigor has unearthed the known weaknesses of each boat and explains how to deal with them. He rates their comparative seaworthiness, their speed, and the number of people they can carry in comfort.If you have ever dreamed the dream this book can help you turn it into reality.Then, if the wind is still rising, Ia#39;ll furl the genoa completely, leaving just the staysail forward of the mast. At about 1 8 to 20 knots Ia#39;ll take in the second reef in the mainsail.aquot; Bill has had a third set of reef points built into the main to reduce its area to about 60 square feet. The staysail, with an area of 90 square feet, also can be reefed down to 60 square feet. Under motor, Lola gets 5 1/2 knots from her Yanmar 2GM20 18-hp diesel engine at about 75 percent power. aquot;She runs for about 3anbsp;...


Title:Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere
Author: John Vigor
Publisher: - 1999
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