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There must be many cruising yachtsmen can recall
the un-informed way they acquired their first cruising boat and then learned from
experience what they ought to have bought if they had been better informed. Naturally,
different people want different boats for different purposes and the number of books on
the "ideal" cruising yacht is legion.
Choosing for Cruising is somewhat different in that it does not set out to press any personal
preferences. Bruce Roberts-Goodson is an ly known boat designer who has been
In the business since the 1960s and with his own design company in Brisbane and offices in
the US and the UK. His design company has sold thousands of boat plans all over the world.
The present book distills not only his long
experience but also that relayed to him in hundreds of letters from cruising yachtsmen all
over the world.
The book covers all aspects of cruising boats from
hull and rig to interior accommodation, engines, ground tackle and all necessary
equipment. Basically, the rule is to buy the very best (not necessarily brand new
remember the boat jumbles), and here the author's professional expertise and his
lists of equipment manufacturers and suppliers m many countries are invaluable.
For example, you can buy diesel-powered galley and
heating stoves from a Canadian firm; wind generators from a firm in Bedfordshire, and so
on. Appendix 2 listing the author's recommended reading is also more useful than many such
There is sound advice, too on such ancillary topics
as making sure personal relations are well tested before committing yourself to
crewmembers. Nothing, in short, has been overlooked in this comprehensive manual which
would be a sound investment for anyone considering
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