Yacht Design According to Perry : My Boats and What Shaped Them
A great designer offers you a virtuoso tour through the world of sailboats. Bob Perry initiated the trend toward fast voyaging sailboats with his world-famous Valiant 40, which has been in production longer than any other cruising sailboat in history. But Perry is not only a leading yacht designer - he is also an accomplished wordsmith who 's blunt, insightful, irreverent, and always entertaining boat reviews have captivated readers of "Sailing" magazine for 24 years. This book is vintage Perry, a no-holds-barred tour of the world of yacht design through the benchmark boats of his 30-year career.
- Hardback | 240 pages
- 224 x 282 x 28mm | 962g
- 01 Dec 2007
- International Marine Publishing Co
- Rockport, ME, United States
- 75 Illustrations, unspecified
Table of contents
Introduction 1 From Sydney, Australia to Ballard, Washington 2 The Apprentice According to Perry: Comparing Sailboats 3 Valiant Days According to Perry: The Hull Lines Plan 4Islander Yachts of California According to Perry: Sheer Lines and Bow Profiles 5CT Yachts and the Ta Chaio Story According to Perry: Transoms 6An Extended Family of Double-Enders According to Perry: Stability 7 The Ta Shing Family of Double-Enders According to Perry: Thoughts on the Cruising Keel 8Cheoy Lee According to Perry: Full Keels 9Passport Yachts According to Perry: Draft 10Night Runner According to Perry: Rig Dimensions and Types 11 Loon According to Perry: Shortening Sail 12 Yoni According to Perry: Masts 13A Pair of Chickens According to Perry: Rigging 14Starbuck and Foxfire, Two California Cruising Sleds According to Perry: Thoughts on Bows 15Amati According to Perry: More on Bows 16Three Cruising Sleds According to Perry: Real-World Bow Evaluations 17Designing Jakatan, a custom 40'6" schooner Acknowledgments Recommended Reading Index
About Robert H. Perry
Bob Perry's body of work has established himas one of the world leaders in performance-oriented cruisingyachts.Thanks to his sharp wit and critical insights, hispopular yacht design reviews have appeared in Sailing magazinemonthly for 24 years.