Among the Multihulls: Volume One [NOOK Book]

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Discover the Historic, Nautical Life-Journey Of Multihull Pioneer Jim Brown

It is the mid 1950s, Jim Brown is in his early 20s, and while building his own boat, he rather suddenly finds himself to be a family man. Undeterred, he and his bride, now 5 ½ months pregnant, sail out through the Golden Gate in an experimental contraption and turn left for Mexico.

They don't know ...
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Among the Multihulls: Volume One

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Overview

Discover the Historic, Nautical Life-Journey Of Multihull Pioneer Jim Brown

It is the mid 1950s, Jim Brown is in his early 20s, and while building his own boat, he rather suddenly finds himself to be a family man. Undeterred, he and his bride, now 5 ½ months pregnant, sail out through the Golden Gate in an experimental contraption and turn left for Mexico.

They don't know it at the time, and they wouldn't have cared, but their tiny boat is the first 3-hulled watercraft to go to sea in modern times. Soon the author becomes an unintended "instant expert" in what would become (50 years later) an absolute sea change in marine architecture.

This book (the first of 2 volumes) tells the first part of the story from those 50 years. This includes the people, the boats, the foibles, the fables, the history and the lore that -- despite a sometimes fierce resistance from the Corinthian community -- comprise the origins of today's modern catamarans, trimarans and proas.

Told as a memoir of a septuagenarian sea dog whose failing eyesight causes him to "see" his memories, Jim Brown recounts the multihull milestones of the 1950s to the 70s here in Volume One (the first of Two). He highlights the pivotal multihull pioneers, and relates the controversial advent of their what would become their eventual ascendance today.

Jim Brown is easily one of the most celebrated figures in the 20th century's modern multihull movement. And after reading this first volume of this memoir, you'll feel like you've come to know the man in the same way you know a personal friend.

Many memoirs are meant to embellish the “life work” of the author, which often means playing loose with the truth about the past, being selective about what “facts” to include (and which ones to bury) and producing an endless amount of “positive spin” meant to always put the writer in a positive light.

Not so with this memoir.

If anything, Jim Brown tries hard to separate facts from fiction, and offers a deeply personal account that includes notable mistakes (both career and personal) in the midst of many great moments throughout his life. For this reason alone, his memoir is destined to forever endear him to its readers ... including you.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014241359
  • Publisher: BookSpecs Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/25/2012
  • Series: Among the Multihulls , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 222
  • Sales rank: 1,110,048
  • File size: 573 KB

Meet the Author

Jim Brown is a multihull pioneer of the 20th century. He has sailed and designed trimarans and catamarans over the course of a 40-year career and has sailed proas from time to time also.
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