Famed yacht designer and author L. Francis Herreshoff takes us on family style cruises in American waters, during which all sorts of boats and boating skills are explained while they are used. He tells about the adventures of the crews of the catboat Piscator, the ketch Viator, and the engineless whaleboat-style ketch Rozinante. There are anecdotes and examples and a wide variety of boat lore in each chapter, as well as adventures, races and coastwide cruises and historical harbors to visit.
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"Inspired by Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler, this book is accurately subtitled The Art, Practice and Enjoyment of Boating. L.F. Herreshoff presents his own highly individual prescription for happy voyaging under sail and power, as exemplified in an imaginative narrative he tells about the adventures of the crews of the catboat Piscator, the ketch Viator, and the engineless whaleboat-style ketch Rozinante. If there is one Herreshoff keynote, it is that simplicity afloat is the surest guarantee of happiness." --Dolphin Book Club
"This charming classic is the only book around on enjoying the minutiae of cruising of the sort that most people do--gadding about one's local bays and islands, ideally with a couple of boats separating for adventures and rejoining at anchorages, indulging in anything-goes races, just messing around. It can be a high art, proves this aristocratic tale." --Next Whole Earth Catalog
"...a delightful 370 page monologue about shoal versus deep draft, accommodation plans, the proper fish chowder, rowing techniques and the blessings of a head equipped with a cedar bucket, among other subjects." --John Rousmaniere, YachtingAbout the Author:
L. Francis Herreshoff was the son of Captain Nat Herreshoff, the Wizard of Bristol, one of the most famous American yacht designers. A well-known yacht designer himself, he had wide experience cruising in small and large craft--from canoes and dinghies to Cup Defenders. He wrote several books on yachting as well as a biography of his father, entitled Capt. Nat Herreshoff.
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Descrizione libro Sheridan House, 1987. Trade paperback. Condizione libro: New. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 382 p. Audience: General/trade. Codice libro della libreria Alibris_266470000198
Descrizione libro Sheridan House, 1987. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0911378677
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97809113786721.0
Descrizione libro Sheridan House, 1987. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110911378677