Sailing Big on a Small Sailboat

Overview

Anyone dreaming about owning an affordable sailboat will find the information in this book to be essential. Jerry Caldwell shows how cruising on a small but properly equipped boat that can be kept at home and towed to the water behind the family car is a satisfying and not very costly exercise.

Sailors and prospective boat buyers will learn to evaluate boats in the 22- to 26-foot range, such as the Catalina, Hunter and MacGregor, and the equipment and accessories that will ...

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Overview

Anyone dreaming about owning an affordable sailboat will find the information in this book to be essential. Jerry Caldwell shows how cruising on a small but properly equipped boat that can be kept at home and towed to the water behind the family car is a satisfying and not very costly exercise.

Sailors and prospective boat buyers will learn to evaluate boats in the 22- to 26-foot range, such as the Catalina, Hunter and MacGregor, and the equipment and accessories that will enable them to sail BIG on a small sailboat far more easily and for less money than you can "sail small" on a big sailboat. Throughout the book the emphasis is on careful planning and selection of boat and accessories to get the most enjoyment from the least investment.

Now in its third edition, the book has been updated and expanded to include several new models, including the Com-Pac, Etap, Rhodes and the Santana, and a new chapter on safe and smart trailering and ramp launching.

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Editorial Reviews

Latitudes & Attitudes
Learn how to evaluate boats in the 22- to 26-foot range and what equipment and what accessories will enable them to sail BIG, and allow you to get the most enjoyment from least investment. This is the third edition, updated and expanded to include newer models to the small boat market.
The Ensign
The author of this book has the easy job of convincing you that a small sailboat is cheap and easy to maintain, especially if you can live with a secondhand boat. This book is a well-detailed training manual for boat buying...This book also contains a list of first-aid needs, a list of tool-kit needs, and instructions on caring for your trailer.
nnn Cruising World
Trailersailing is often an affordable way to get into cruising. This book will help you evaluate boats in the 22- to 26-foot range and covers equipment and accessories for this size range that will make your sailing adventures more enjoyable. Includes a chapter on buying used boats.
Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Jerry Cardwell took the title of his book Sailing Big on a Small Sailboat from his first law of sailing big: You can sail big on a small sailboat far more easily and for much less money that you can sail small on a big sailboat.

Buyers and sailors learn to evaluate boats ranging 22 to 26 feet, including Catalina, Hunter and McGregor, and to select the boat and accessories for the most enjoyment from the smallest investment. The entries are complemented by both black-and-white photos and line drawings. The third edition of the book, revised by Dieter Loibner, has been expanded to include several new models, including the Com-Pac, Etap, Rhodes and the Santana. Also included is a chapter on safe and smart trailering and ramp launching.

Jerry Cardwell sailed for more than 20 years, always in sailboats under 30 feet, and authored several books, including the first two editions of Sailing Big in a Small Sailboat. Dieter Loibner is a small-boat sailor, author of The Folkboat Story and Sailing editor for Soundings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574092479
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Edition description: 3rd Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,000,767
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Caldwell was an enthusiastic sailor for over 20 years, always in sailboats under 30 feet. He was an academic and the author of several books, including the very successful first two editions of Sailing Big on a Small Sailboat.

Dieter Loibner is a well-known yachting journalist, a fervent small boat sailor, and the author of The Folkboat Story.

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Table of Contents

Introduction by the Editor
Preface
1. The Possibilities
2. Sails and Motors
3. Deck and Cockpit
4. Belowdecks
5. The Challenges
6. The Necessities
7. The Amenities
8. Buying Used: Sailing Big and Saving Big
9. Trailer Tips
Epilogue
Notes and Credits
Index
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