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The Best Used Boat Notebook: From the Pages of Sailing Magazine, a New Collection of Detailed Reviews of 40 Used Boats Plus a Look at 10 Great Usedby John Kretschmer
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In addition, 'ten great and affordable new boats to sail around the world' features boats Kretschmer has thoroughly tested and that prospective world cruisers should seriously consider. The boats are selected for their seaworthiness and their value in the market place. You can find affordable boats for world cruising with the aid of this book. While there are plenty of good books that offer general information and what to look for in an offshore boat, this book focuses on the specifics.
Book News Annotation:
The 50 articles reprinted in this collection evaluate the design and construction quality, common problems, sail controls, cockpit, interior, engine, sailing characteristics, and investment value of 40 used sailboats and 10 new sailboats ranging in price from $10,000 to $250,000. Black and white photographs and drawings are provided. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
John Kretschmer's Used Boat Notebook has been one of the most popular features in Sailing Magazine. Each month Kretschmer provides a hard hitting, detailed review of a well-known boat. From trailer sailers like the Compac 23, to coastal cruisers like the Freedom 32, to blue water classics like the Pacific Seacraft 37, The Best Used Boat Notebook covers a fascinating spectrum of boats. These thoroughly researched reviews include owner insights, a guide to common problems and suggestions on where to find parts, advice and support. Kretschmer's lively writing style and unique perspective is based on 250,000 miles of offshore sailing experience. In fact, Kretschmer has sailed over 50 different boats at least 1,000 miles or more. Current market pricing and availability information along with an innovative ?value guide? help readers evaluate each of the forty boats profiled.
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