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The Nature of Boats Insights and Esoterica for the Nautically Obsessed cover
  • ISBN: 9780070242333
  • ISBN10: 007024233X

The Nature of Boats Insights and Esoterica for the Nautically Obsessed

by Dave Gerr

  • List Price: $24.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  • Publish date: 09/01/1995
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Boat noodling. Boat lovers suffer universally from this benign affliction. In its mildest form, boat noodling is nothing more than wondering why that sloop in the next slip is faster than yours. In a more significant manifestation it could mean serious daydreaming--drifting off for extended periods, sketching design ideas on the back of an envelope. Chances are, if you've picked up this book just to see what's in it, you're beyond help.

Naval architect Dave Gerr offers the perfect antidote, a browser's reference to understanding how boats tick: all you've ever wanted to know about boats--power and sail, racer and cruiser; dinghy and motoryacht.

In the clear, friendly, nontechnical style that has made his column for

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