A soup-to-nuts introduction to small, economical sailing craft Trailer sailers--the smallest, most economical sailboats with sleeping accommodations--are a popular platform for learning the basics of sailing and are often considered to be the entry level to cruising under sail. Author Brian Gilbert shows how trailer sailers can be the ideal craft for a lifetime of enjoyment, including serious, long-distance cruising. This book covers all the bases, including how to inspect, buy, and equip a boat; how to trailer, sail, navigate, and cruise in small boats; how to use communications and navigation equipment; and more.A good one is expensive, since they are often hand-built and use pricey fabrics. ... Even if all you do is throw a cheap poly tarp over the boat, ita#39;s better than leaving your investment to fend for itself all ... Two major companies publish price guidesaBUC International and NADA (National Automobile Dealers Association ). Their pricing varies in accuracy; of the two, NADA is reported to be a touch higher.
|Title||:||The Complete Trailer Sailor: How to Buy, Equip, and Handle Small Cruising Sailboats|
|Publisher||:||McGraw Hill Professional - 2007-06-22|