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by Richard M. Sherwood

  • ISBN: 0395652391
  • Category: Sports books
  • Author: Richard M. Sherwood
  • Subcategory: Water Sports
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Second edition (June 3, 1994)
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • FB2 size: 1139 kb
  • EPUB size: 1301 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 681
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This book features the history of boat production and detailed statistical data such as draft, sail area, and hull construction.

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Richard M. Sherwood (1994). s Rhodes 19 description page. Ben Stavis' extensive online biography and archive. Rhodes bequeathed his designs to the Mystic Seaport Museum Collection, which has a short biography.

Other classes and sailboat types. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1994.

This book features the history of boat production and detailed statistical data such as draft, sail area, and hull construction. Illustrations and detailed descriptions are provided for each of 255 boats. A new chapter guides potential boat buyers through the decision-making process and offers helpful advice on types of boats, storage, finances, and alternatives to ownership.
Reviews about A Field Guide to Sailboats of North America (7):
Weiehan
The author lives in New Hampshire, which shows in the coverage of boat models: obscure (to the point of apparent one-off) small New England boats are fanatically represented, but larger production models are hit/miss. Many build-from-plans models are present, but the Catalina 27, with more than 6600 hulls built, is absent, but something called a Marsh Hen with a whopping 40 built is present.

The front matter and glossary are decent, with a number of diagrams showing bow shapes, etc. The boat descriptions are split into One Design / Small and Cruiser / Auxiliaries sections, a division that's awkward and sometimes arbitrary.

The terms used to describe boat features aren't always consistent among models, which somewhat confounds comparisons.

For the 44 cents plus shipping I paid I guess I got good value.
Androwyn
My interest in and curiosity about a number of smaller sailboats was more than adequately satisfied by this wonderful little volume. The delivery was fast, the price reasonable. I am more than happy with the transaction
Cordanara
i have probably read this book 10 times on those sleepless nights. If you like small sailboats then this is a good read. This book will influence your thinking on small blue water boats. Buy it as it is timeless.
Painbrand
Mine arrived very water damaged and was listed as good condition but for the price I can live with it.
Gietadia
three boats I had owned in the past Aquarius 21, Balboa 26 & Catalina 27 were not listed. in general a good book
Perius
the details on the boats are technical yet lack some standard comparison from one to another. Plus there are no critical ranking of boats on performance or quality. lacks drasticaly an expert's critical experience and voiced judgement on the boats.
Nern
.If you pass it on the water or on the road, this little book will tell you what it is. A welcome to any boating library.
Most sailors are a lot more opinionated than the author of this short book. It consists of sail plans, layouts and text descriptions of a large cross-section of modern boats. It has some puzzling omissions - the Westsail 32, for instance, didn't make it - and it only describes one or two examples of each make of boat.

It was worth buying, mainly because looking at boats doesn't give you much of an idea of hull type and interior layouts, and that's important to weed out boats that clearly wouldn't fit your needs. In that respect, it does an excellent job.
But I would have really liked to see some more subjective opinions; the presentation is pretty clinical and impersonal.

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