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  • Anchoring & Mooring the Cruising Multihull
  • The Cruising Multihull
  • Multihull Seamanship
  • Catamarans - The Complete Guide for Cruising Sailors
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    By Mark Johnson. Softback, 0.29kg, 150mm x 230mm, 202 pages, Black & White Images. Published 2017
    An authoritative guide to all things related to anchoring & mooring a cruising boat.

    As a multihull cruiser with decades of experience, Mark Johnson has written a book that he wishes had been available to him when he got started with boats many years ago.
    Even though this information is specifically geared towards multihull users, this book is filled with tips and valuable how-to information every yacht and cruising boat owner can use.

    Information Includes

  • Primary & Secondary Anchors
  • Anchor Rode Choices
  • Shackle Choices
  • How to properly size everything for your particular boat
  • How to construct an anchor bridle that works for your craft
  • Tips for avoiding wear and tear on all equipment for hassle-free use for years to come
  • Windlasses & electric winches - complete guidance for understanding, building, maintaining and operating a windlass / winch system
  • Resolving windlass problems with certain helpful accessories
  • All about docking & mooring, including safe practices
  • Anchoring techniques for different types of sea bottoms - muddy, sandy, rocky, weedy, etc.
  • How to secure your cruising boat for an oncoming storm
  • Anchoring & mooring etiquette, And much more.

    NZ$45.00 + Delivery

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    By Chris White. Pbk, 233mm x 185mm, 268 pages, monochrome photographs, drawings and plans.
    This is the very best book available on modern multihulls. Chris White is an experience sailor, designer and builder of multihulls, both catamarans and trimarans.
    The book presents an in-depth look at what makes for a successful multihull. There are many diagrams and photos, which assist the reader in understanding the factors of design, construction and rig.

    NZ$55.00 + Delivery.

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    MULTIHULL SEAMANSHIP, An A - Z of Skills for Catamarans and Trimarans, for Cruising and Racing .
    By Gavin LeSueur. Softback, 170mm x 240mm, 146 pages, Line drawings. Second Edition . Published 2018
    An A-Z of seamanship skills for multihull sailors.

    There are many textbooks on the market which detail general seamanship principles. This is not one of them. Multihull Seamanship is about sea-going catamarans and trimarans and the skills needed to understand and enjoy them to their utmost. Both racing and cruising yachts are catered for, as are trailer-able multihulls.

    Multihull Seamanship started as Dr Gavin Le Sueur's personal index of 'how-to's. It has grown through experience and others sharing their knowledge, and should be on the book shelf of every catamaran and trimaran.

    A book for people who are already multihull sailors, or for those who are contemplating multihull sailing. In print for over 20 years, this second edition (2018)is fully updated and Illustrated with line drawings.

    NZ$50.00 + delivery.

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    By Gregor Tarjan. Hardback, 225mm x 282mm, 296 pages, colour photographs. 2017 Edition.
    From the technical details to the luxurious lifestyle, this book covers every aspect of cruising cats, giving you a "dream book" combination of how-to manual, buyer's guide, and coffee-table showpieces. Yacht designer and expert sailor Gregor Tarjan reviews the basic concepts of multihull design, construction, performance, and handling and discusses the latest developments in this important and comprehensive book.
    Full of informative illustrations, graphs, and spectacular photos, this book examines multihull seamanship and how it differs from sailing a ballasted monohull, revealing little-known tricks to get maximum speed from a cruising cat. You'll discover desirable attributes of multihulls and what to look for when purchasing your own. There is even a catalog of noteworthy production catamarans that will help you compare, rate, and evaluate different types.
    This gorgeously illustrated book is the perfect introduction to the possibilities of these exciting sailing machines and an invaluable owner's guide.

    NZ$110.00 + delivery.

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