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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 Used Boats to Sail around the World

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With the used boat market growing and becoming more complex, here is the book that all boat buyers have been waiting for: John Kretschmer's Used Boat Notebook has long been one of the most popular features in Sailing Magazine where Kretschmer provides a hard hitting, detailed review of a well-known boat each month.

In this new collection, Kretschmer dedicates each chapter to an individual boat, providing the same fine details and updated information that made his magazine column...

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Overview

With the used boat market growing and becoming more complex, here is the book that all boat buyers have been waiting for: John Kretschmer's Used Boat Notebook has long been one of the most popular features in Sailing Magazine where Kretschmer provides a hard hitting, detailed review of a well-known boat each month.

In this new collection, Kretschmer dedicates each chapter to an individual boat, providing the same fine details and updated information that made his magazine column a success. The thoroughly researched reviews of the 40 most popular boats include owner insights, a guide to common problems and suggestions on where to find parts, advice and support. There are plenty of books that offer general information on what to look for in an offshore boat, but only this book focuses on the specifics a prospective buyer is looking for.

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Editorial Reviews

Sailing
This latest collection features detailed reviews of 40 great used boats, from the venerable West Wight Potter 19 to the trendsetting Irwin 52. The book also contains Kretschmer's hands-on reviews of 10 boats that are ideal for sailing around the world, as well as his observations of the evolution of the sailing industry over the past 40 years.
The Bookwatch
John Kretschmer's THE BEST USED BOAT NOTEBOOK is a must for any would-be boat buyer, particularly as the used boat market is growing. The author's column of the same name has long been a popular feature of SAILING Magazine, and this book presents some of the best reviews of a variety of boats, common problems, and tips on repair, parts, and pricing. An added feature of ten recommended new boats for world sailing completes the value of this collection.
Latitudes & Attitudes
Before you start pounding the docks looking for a potential cruising boat, read this book. The author, who is as knowledgeable as you can get, recommends 40 boats in detail, pointing out potential problems, costs, etc., to save you from any expensive mistakes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574092349
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 356,532
  • Product dimensions: 7.11 (w) x 10.11 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

John Kretschmer has been a sailboat delivery skipper for over 25 years and has made over 100 deliveries. A contributing editor to Sailing Magazine and a regular contributor to the Miami Herald, he also wrote Flirting with Mermaids, published by Sheridan House. He currently lives in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, with his wife Lesa and their two daughters.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: Forty Great Used Boats
1. Sailboats 19'-30'
2. Sailboats 32'-36'
3. Sailboats 37'-52'
Part II: Ten Great New Boats to Sail Around the World
Appendix 1: Dimensions and Ratio
Appendix 2: Glossary
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