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Your First Sailboat: How to Find and Sail the Right Boat for You 2nd Edition

  • Can a keelboat tip over?
  • How can I determine what boat I want?
  • Once I do, what's a fair price to pay for it?
  • Should I buy it new or used?
  • How can I tell the difference between a used boat and one that's used up?
  • Now that I have it, how can I start sailing quickly and safely?

Your First Sailboat has answers to all your questions about selecting, buying, maintaining, and using your first boat. This user-friendly guide covers issues that other books ignore, including how to choose between a trailer sailer, daysailer, raceboat, cruiser, or multihull; what hull material is best for your first boat; whether to buy new or used; where to shop; how to judge quality and condition; where to keep your new boat; and what to do about gear, loans, insurance, and annual maintenance. Special features of this second edition include:

  • An up-to-date descriptive buying guide to 84 recommended sailboats of all types and sizes, from daysailers to racers, cruisers, and multihulls
  • How-Do-I? sections that cover boat handling, maintenance, and navigation
  • What-If? segments that cover a variety of worst-case scenarios that you may worry about--from getting lost, to sinking, and when to look for the next sailboat!

Straightforward and fun, Your First Sailboat gives you just what you need to stop asking questions and start sailing.

Format: Paperback

# of pages: 288

Author: Daniel Spurr

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Catalog# 9780071813471

Your First Sailboat: How to Find and Sail the Right Boat for You 2nd Edition

  • Can a keelboat tip over?
  • How can I determine what boat I want?
  • Once I do, what's a fair price to pay for it?
  • Should I buy it new or used?
  • How can I tell the difference between a used boat and one that's used up?
  • Now that I have it, how can I start sailing quickly and safely?

Your First Sailboat has answers to all your questions about selecting, buying, maintaining, and using your first boat. This user-friendly guide covers issues that other books ignore, including how to choose between a trailer sailer, daysailer, raceboat, cruiser, or multihull; what hull material is best for your first boat; whether to buy new or used; where to shop; how to judge quality and condition; where to keep your new boat; and what to do about gear, loans, insurance, and annual maintenance. Special features of this second edition include:

  • An up-to-date descriptive buying guide to 84 recommended sailboats of all types and sizes, from daysailers to racers, cruisers, and multihulls
  • How-Do-I? sections that cover boat handling, maintenance, and navigation
  • What-If? segments that cover a variety of worst-case scenarios that you may worry about--from getting lost, to sinking, and when to look for the next sailboat!

Straightforward and fun, Your First Sailboat gives you just what you need to stop asking questions and start sailing.

Format: Paperback

# of pages: 288

Author: Daniel Spurr