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Comparable to a homeowner's remodeling guide, "Optimize Your Cruising Sailboat "offers scores of ideas to make a cruising sailboat faster, more comfortable, more seaworthy, easier to handle, and better looking. With more than 175 detailed illustrations and technical drawings, it walks readers through projects for: Improving comfort, handling, seaworthiness, performance, and dockside appeal Adding such attractive features as a deck wash down system, tandem headsails, a pass-through porthole between galley and cockpit, and many more
About the Author
John Roberts has been sailing and writing about sailing for more than two decades. He finished his 36-foot cruising sailboat, "Sea Sparrow," from a bare hull and has cruised her more than 25,000 miles. His articles have appeared in "SAIL," "Yachting," and "Sailing World." His other books include "Fiberglass Boats: Construction, Repair, and Maintenance," "Choosing Your Boat," and "Why Didn't I Think of That?."