New PDF release: 100 Boat Designs Reviewed: Design Commentaries by the

By Peter H. Spectre

ISBN-10: 0937822442

ISBN-13: 9780937822449

Recognized because the editor of the best-selling annual Mariner's e-book of Days, Peter Spectre lives in Spruce Head, Maine.

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Of the rest), which were first sailed in 1921 at Marblehead's Eastern Yacht Club. So successful were the boats that other clubs ordered more built, and the Indian class was well on its way. In an age of high-performance planing craft, the Indian class has little to offer today's racing sailor, but before it vanishes into obscurity, we ought to take another look. It is, after all, a fine performer itself, and one that will sail well in all sorts of conditions. Given its relative simplicity of construction, the Indian should be relatively inexpensive to build.

In the a run that is finer and shows more deadrise than might evening, when the thermal fades, strike the rig, and be ideal for extremely high speed under sail. The resultpull the last mile or so to a secluded cove. Such are the ing gains in helm balance and civilized behavior in waves make the compromise profitable. simple delights of beach cruising. Caledonia's builders can rig their boats with either Because several types of boats are suitable for this pleasant mode of travel, perhaps a functional defini- balanced lug or high-peaked gaff-headed mainsails.

42 — XIV A Beach-Cruising Yawl — Design by Iain Oughtred — Commentary by Mike O'Brien A Oughtred, known for applying an artist's touch to long time ago, I cruised the Chesapeake in a 15-foot peapod. A typical summer's day would his light lapstrake creations, admits to being under the unfold in no particular hurry: Up at first light influence of Shetland ness yoles and sixerns while draw(more or less) after having slept on the beach; take a ing this handsome double-ender. And those highly short and slow walk along the waterfront, drag the regarded workboats can trace their pedigree to older stranded boat down to the water, stow the meager Norwegian small craft — a strong heritage.

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