SO YOU'RE GOING TO BUY A BOAT by H. A. Calahan

SO YOU'RE GOING TO BUY A BOAT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For all who share the yearning to sail, race and cruise, books of Calahan's have been keen favorites for the past decade, forming a library without which few sailors could navigate and because of the low cost well within their reach. As boat owning and buying amounts to a fever the author hopes this book will be of use not only to the novice buying his first craft but to the seasoned salt changing boats for for the umptieth times. A few of the valuable aids he carefully surveys, include what to look for in stability, speed, ventilation, adaptability, sail area and steerage way. This is the kind of book that saves money, time and trouble for the prospective owner who will follow its suggestions, and may for the novice avoid actual disaster by helping him find the right boat for his needs and abilities as well as a safe and sound craft.

Publisher: Macmillan