The Complete Trailer Sailor
How to Buy, Equip, and Handle Small Cruising Sailboats
By (author) Brian Gilbert
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Complete Trailer Sailor by Brian Gilbert
Book DescriptionA 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780071472586
(233mm x 190mm x 15mm)
Imprint: International Marine Publishing Co
Publisher: International Marine Publishing Co
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Brian Gilbert
Fix It and Sail, Paperback (January 2006)» View all books by Brian Gilbert
Shows you how to select and inspect a boat, then restore it from keel to rigging. This title offers step-by-step instructions to guide you through various phases of the restoration process from repairing keels, hulls, ports and cabins to painting, wiring and sealing. It helps you learn to evaluate, repair and replace hardware, upholstery and more.
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Author Biography - Brian Gilbert
Brian Gilbert is a lifelong sailor who lived aboard a Catalina 27 for four years. His total restoration of a basket-case trailer sailer is documented in his book Fix It and Sail, and he is a frequent contributor of how-to articles for magazines such as Good Old Boat, Small Craft Advisor, and DIY Boatowner.
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