What to pack for costal travel in an open boat with notes on anchoring, hazards, money and other helpful things.
This book describes what I took aboard the 18 foot dory Golden Moon rowing and sailing from Alaska to Seattle with a few words on travelling by open boat. If some things are in the way of your open boat travels; like you've got no boat, no gear, no money, no experience with either distance rowing or sailing and no clue where to start, this book is for you. Whether for weekend camping, distance rowing, or the simple happiness of a sunset in an open boat, my hope is that this gear list will be of help to those who walk the docks and feel a certain pull. 84 pages. Soft cover. Signed copy.
A fiberglass sailboat evaluation guide for owners and shoppers written with great clarity and gentle authority. Helps current owners to prioritize maintenance and shoppers to find good value and avoid pitfalls.
Mr. Jordan uses his hard-earned experience and respect for tradition to teach the reader how and why to choose, start, finish, float—and perhaps even love a well-built small boat. 8.5 x 111 145 pages.
Roger Taylor's accounts of is extraordinary voyages aboard his 21-foot Corribee sailboat MINGMING. This is some serious small-craft sailing, with Taylor venturing to Iceland, Rockall, the Faroes, Jan Mayen and the Greenland Ice. A real education, this 360-page text is a "must have" for every small-boat sailor's library. See issues #75 and #76 for our interview with Taylor.—Eds
Another opportunity for you to sit down with the experts and get your questions answered about the fascinating small trimarans out there! This book picks up where Small Trimarans: An Introduction leaves off.
This book covers many newer (and some older models) not featured in the first book. In these exclusive interviews, some of the leading small trimaran designers in the world today (along with a couple representative agents) also share ...
* Unique and fascinating personal experiences
* Individual design philosophies (see where they agree, and sometime disagree)
* Useful construction tips (if you're seriously considering building your own)
* Vintage small tri history (from those who've seen the develpment of modern multihulls in the 20th century)
* Little sailing gems and pieces of information not gathered in any other "small tri" resource
A "behind-the-scenes" look at ...
1. The Tri-Star 18
This DVD is over an hour long and features William Trescott's hard-won advice on how to equip a modest trailerable sailboat for offshore work. Color. 1993.
Trescott has crossed the Gulf of Mexico—750 miles each way—four times.
Teaches boat buyers to evaluate trailerable sailboats boats in the 22-26 ft. range with an eye on maximizing usability and real-world suitability for the sailor's needs. Emphasizes careful planning, selection and accessories. Photos, drawings.
Here's a great new large format (9 x 12) book from noted small-boat (and large-boat) designer Dudley Dix. Chapters include things like: Nautical Terms and Coefficients, the Argument in Favor of Lofting, Hull Shapes and Sea Keeping, Sailing Rigs, and a section called Around Alone in an Open Boat about small-boat adventurer Ant Steward. 180 pages, includes many photos and diagrams.
Small Boat Cruising on Great Salt Lake: Past and Present by Marilyn Kraczek is full of personal cruising stories and local history. Unusual for its small-boat emphasis, this 312 page book is a a real find for anyone thinking of sailing the shallow "desert sea." Soft cover.
Send a small-boat note with these heavy stock, glossy note cards. A set of 12 card (3 of 4 different styles) and envelopes is only $12.95
From the editors of Small Craft Advisor magazine, Small Boats Big Adventures compiles seven years of interviews with small-boat adventurers, writers and designers. Includes interviews with Phil Bolger, Larry Brown, Sven Yrvind (Lundin), and 12 others. Includes a 3-page preface and many photos. 1st edition.
166 pages. Soft cover.
Here's a VERY small-boat specific title you won't find many other places. Author Joe Farinaccio sits down with experts from all over the sailing world and talk small trimarans. Interviews inlude: Russel Brown, Dick Newick, Chris Ostlind, Chuck Leinweber, Gary Dierking and many others. Boats discussed include: Magnum, Windrider, Rave, Weta, Tremolino and many others.