Expert advice on how to find (and purchase and outfit) that safe, affordable, and responsive sailboat to take readers around the world, or around the bay
Unlike other books that go into fundamentals about rudder designs, etc., Bluewater Sailing for Any Budget concentrates on specific advice about the search process, the buying process, and final outfitting. The centerpiece of the book is yacht delivery captain and marina owner James Elfer's analysis of 20 offshore-capable sailboats available for under $50,000. This one-of-a-kind list of boats is based on an exhaustive survey of industry professionals, and the boats are readily available for purchase in most regions.
Unique, well researched and well-founded list of capable boats
Includes first-person accounts from owners
Table of data for each boat, including important capsize number (an indicator of stability)
Jim Elfers has been a United States Coast Guard licensed mariner for 30 years and has spent his entire career in the marine industry.During this time has worked as a yacht captain, marine surveyor, boatyard operator, and marina manager with over 50,000 miles logged on various oceans. He is the author of The Baja Bash cruising guide, a former columnist for The San Diego Log, and currently works as a marine surveyor in Northern California. His professional website is at www.MandalayMarine.com
Table of Contents
Foreword One/Stalking the Dream Two/The Goldilocks Cruiser Three/The Search Begins Four/The Art of the Deal Five/The List--Is Life! Appendix: Case Study in Sailboat Shopping--Finding Dream Keeper Reading List for Bluewater Sailors Acknowledgements Resources Index
Bluewater Sailing on a Budget by James Elfers
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McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
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