Yacht Design According to Perry

Author(s): Robert H. Perry

Nautical - Boatbuilding

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 whose 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.


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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 4 Islander Yachts of California According to Perry: Sheer Lines and Bow Profiles 5 CT Yachts and the Ta Chaio Story According to Perry: Transoms 6 An 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 8 Cheoy Lee According to Perry: Full Keels 9 Passport Yachts According to Perry: Draft 10 Night Runner According to Perry: Rig Dimensions and Types 11 Loon According to Perry: Shortening Sail 12 Yoni According to Perry: Masts 13 A Pair of Chickens According to Perry: Rigging 14 Starbuck and Foxfire, Two California Cruising Sleds According to Perry: Thoughts on Bows 15 Amati According to Perry: More on Bows 16 Three Cruising Sleds According to Perry: Real-World Bow Evaluations 17 Designing Jakatan, a custom 40'6" schooner Acknowledgments Recommended Reading Index

General Fields

  • : 9780071465571
  • : 74125
  • : 74125
  • : November 2007
  • : 276mm X 221mm X 17mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 621.81223
  • : 240
  • : Illustrations
  • : Robert H. Perry
  • : Hardback