If you've been doing a little boat dreaming, this book by Mike O'Brien might just help you find your focus. Good Sailboat Designs is a compilation of some of Mike's favorites for camp-cruising, daysailing, and weekenders, culled from Boat Design Quarterly which he has been publishing since the 1990s.
This new book is all about sail, and we're hoping in the new year he begins work on a similar format book, this one featuring his favorite power boats.
Mike's design commentaries are well worth the read as you'll not only learn... you'll enjoy.
Table of Contents: Jenny Wren - A timeless 22' yawl - by Charles G. DavisCompass Harbor - An 8'8" glued-lapstrake pram - by John Brooks The Catboat - A 16' daysailer/weekender - by Phil Bolger Row/Sail Skiff - A 15' strip-composite double-ender - by Paul Gartside Nomans Landers - Far & Away and the Merlin Yawl,
two 17' double-ended beach cruisers - by J. Beetle, Tom Jackson, and Kees PrinceMist - A 22' plywood cruising sloop - by Karl Stambaugh Valgerda - An 18'7" Norwegian Hardangersjekte - by William and John Atkin Double-ended Sloop - A trailerable 22'6" weekender - by Paul Gartside Nord Koster - An elegant 16' canoe yawl - by Phil Bolger Catboat - A pleasant 17'1" daysailer/cruiser - by Charles Wittholz Lit'l Coot - A 17'11" stitch-and-glue motorsailer - by Sam Devlin Sailing Skiff 15* - A good 15' 4" plywood daysailer - by Karl Stambaugh Chebacco - A striking 19' 8" daysailer/weekender - by Phil Bolger Coastal Cruiser - Handsome 22' 6" faering for sail and oar - by John C. Harris Whilly Boat* - A 14'6" double-ended lapstrake daysailer - by Iain Oughtred Small Gaff Sloop - A trailerable 16' pocket cruiser - by Paul Gartside Fast Beach Cruiser - A 22' double-ended light sharpie - by Mike O'Brien Dovekie - A 21' 5" shoal-draft beach-cruiser - by Phil Bolger Shore Liner* - A 24' shoal-draft cruising sloop - by William and John Atkin Catbird 18 - A cat-ketch of extreme shoal draft - by Karl Stambaugh Buzzards Bay Sloop - An 18' 8" lapstrake gaff-sloop - by Pete Culler Nymph and Rubens Nymph - Two 8' plywood prams for oar and sail - by Phil Bolger Heathen - A striking 18' double-ended cutter - by Paul Gartside Sea Bright Skiffs - Two surf boats (23' 9" and 15' 4") - by Howard Chapelle and Reuel Parker Calico Jack* - A 24' Chesapeake Bay skipjack - by Joe Gregory Gunkholer - A 22' shoal-draft cruising skiff - by Jay Benford Shearwater* - A 16' pulling boat with auxiliary sail - by Joel White Monhegan - An elegant 18' Friendship sloop - by Phil Bolger MacGregor* - A glued-lapstrake sailing canoe - by Iain Oughtred How to Read Hull Lines
112 pp., softcover
8.5 x 11" format
* plans available from The WoodenBoat Store
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