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Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat: A Guide to Essential Features, Handling, and Gear

Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat: A Guide to Essential Features, Handling, and Gear - John Vigor Topics Covered

defining seaworthiness
fitting out: spars, rigging, tackle, engine, nav gear etc
heavy weather
anchoring
gastro-navigation and galleys


The Best Part: There were two best parts in this book for me. The number 1 best part was the excellent definition of seaworthiness.

I have heard the term 'seaworthy' used so many times - bandied about really. To have it nailed down and specifically and practically defined was extremely helpful - just what I needed to hone my yacht design research criteria.

The number 2 best part of this book was: its attention to detail. At the end of each section, John Vigor repeatedly asks the question: 'What would you do if your boat were inverted?' He exhorts you to plan today for the scenario you hope will never happen. Then he takes you through solutions and explains how solving these problems before they happen is so critical. Brilliant.


Wishes: Okay, for once I am stumped. All right. I wish that this book were longer. Or that it had a sequel.

Conclusion: This one's got pride of place on my book shelf. Loved it. I'll read any book that this guy has written.