Catamarans: The Complete Guide for Cruising Sailors [NOOK Book]

Overview

The modern cruising catamaran has arrived

The arguments are over and the verdict is in--cruising catamarans comprise a rapidly growing percentage of the cruising fleet worldwide. Their advantages of space, stability, speed, and handling under power are truly compelling, and modern cats are every bit as reliable as monohulls. This long overdue, in-depth guide will help you choose and cruise the right catamaran for your needs.

“An authoritative guide for novices and experienced ...

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Catamarans: The Complete Guide for Cruising Sailors

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Overview

The modern cruising catamaran has arrived

The arguments are over and the verdict is in--cruising catamarans comprise a rapidly growing percentage of the cruising fleet worldwide. Their advantages of space, stability, speed, and handling under power are truly compelling, and modern cats are every bit as reliable as monohulls. This long overdue, in-depth guide will help you choose and cruise the right catamaran for your needs.

“An authoritative guide for novices and experienced sailors; the best book written on the subjects since the early 1990s.”--“Trimaran” Jim Brown, renowned multihull designer

“In Catamarans, Gregor Tarjan shares his enthusiasm for yachts with two hulls, based on years of sailing all types. An excellent introduction.”--Dick Newick, legendary catamaran and trimaran designer

“If you are contemplating spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a cruising catamaran, the small price of this book is probably the best investment you could possibly start with.”--from the Foreword by Charles K. Chiodi, publisher of Multihulls Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071596220
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 10/8/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 377,477
  • File size: 24 MB
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Meet the Author

Gregor Tarjan is founder and president of Aeroyacht Ltd., one of the world’s top brokers of large sail and power catamarans. He is a USCG licensed captain and a veteran of dozens of ocean crossings.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Foreword Introduction History Abbreviated Present Environment The Big Picture Current Perception of Multihulls Modern Pioneers Objective & Mission Profile Part 1. Multihull Characteristics Multihull Advantages Catamaran vs. Multihull Speed Efficiency Stability Safety Draft No-Heel Environment Space Boat Handling Desirable Attributes Seaworthiness Construction Design Critical Issues Load Carrying Cost Part 2. Multihull Parameters Design & Dynamics Configuration & Basic Types Class 1 - Open Bridgedeck Catamaran Class 2 - Partial Bridgedeck Catamaran Class 3 - Bridgedeck Catamaran Class 4 - Superyacht Catamaran Evaluation & Coefficients Bruce Number (BN) Sail Area to Wetted Surface (SAWS) Hull Fineness Ratio (HFR) Stability Coefficient (SC) Diagonal Stability & Beam to Length Ratio (BLR) Hull Shape & Resistance AppendagesKeels vs. Daggerboards Rudders Rig Configuration & Types Mast Sails Construction Composite & Aluminum Part 3. Multihull Seamanship Sailhandling - Monohull vs. Multihull The Magic of Apparent Wind Manuevers Under Sail Upwind Sailing Reaching Downwind Velocity Made Good (VMG) Battens Reefing Daggerboards Tracking Stall Recovery Gybing Docking & Under Power Motorsailing Anchoring Heavy Weather Tactics Part 4. Noteworthy Multihulls Atlantic 55 Blubay 100 Broadblue 435 Catana 52 Dolphin 46 Fountaine Pajot - Eleuthera 60 Gemini 150Mc Gunboat 49 Lagoon 410 Leopard 40 Maine Cat 41 Manta 42 Outremer 42 PDQ - Antares 44 Privilege 495 Seawind 1160 St Francis 50 Switch 55 Voyage 500 Jaguar 36 Yapluka 70 Appendix 1. Offshore Survival Gear Checklist Appendix 2. Long-Range Cruising Equipment Checklist Appendix 3. General Vessel Maintenance Appendix 4. Beaufort Scale Appendix 5. Photography Photo Credits Bibliography & References Glossary Index of Illustrations and Tables Featured Catamaran Index Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    If you're thinking about a cat, this book is a must read.

    Lots of beautiful pictures and details about what makes a good catamaran and the catamaran lifestyle. If you want to cruise, the room afforded by a cat is hard to dismiss. You might find it at your central library like I did, but ultimately I had to have my own copy...daveyboy

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