- Plastic Comb: 176 pages
- Publisher: Bristol Fashion Publications, Inc.; 1st edition (February 15, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1892216353
- ISBN-13: 978-1892216359
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
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Buying a Great Boat Plastic Comb – February 15, 2000
From the Author
When you go to a boat show or a dealer's showroom, there is an overwhelming number of boat types, styles, engines, and optional equipment. Clearly, we should be thinking about a definite type of boat before we proceed to look at the many available boats, either new or used. This choice should fit your personal preferences concerning the use of the boat and where it will be operated. It is true that a small boat may be used for many different purposes, with the exception of providing sufficient accommodations for living aboard.
This book will show the differences in boat types and where each can be used efficiently. This will assist you in making a decision for the correct boat to fit your needs and to fit the time available for enjoying the pleasures of being on the water. Surely, all of us would like to have a large boat with all the comforts of home, but most of us only have a few hours each weekend in which to enjoy floating on the water. A small boat under thirty feet in length may satisfy your requirements if you have little time to spend afloat. On the other hand, if you want to live on the boat permanently, or take long cruises during your vacation time, a longer boat will provide those necessary arrangements and storage.
We are not only interested in the hull and interior, but the engine type is of prime importance as this is what gets us to our objective. Engine types and costs will be discussed and the advantages of each explained. Our own preferences largely determine what boat we will buy and each individual should find the most desirable boat described within these pages. We hope you will enjoy cruising as much as we have.
About the Author
Arthur Edmunds graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and completed his military service. After working at shipyards for a short time, he was a working designer for a leading boat manufacturer. He opened his design office in 1968 and has been busy ever since with a great variety of projects, not specializing in any type of boat or hull form. Repairs, re-building and engineering consultation have formed a large part of the design business. He believes in prowling boat repair yards where every problem in the world of boating is exposed for all to see and learn. Finding what goes wrong and what materials are best for a certain application is a very necessary part of a designer's portfolio. He has crewed on ocean racing sailboats but also appreciates most people prefer to go maximum speed in powerboats. Successful designs have been completed for both manufacturers and individuals in all materials, and in all hull shapes. He has been residing in Florida since 1960 and now lives in Sarasota, FL. Everyone hears strange and funny anecdotes about boats and men and Edmunds has a few tales to tell. He was standing near a tall, muscular winch grinder at an after race party who was mesmerizing a sweet young thing. The girl said she was amazed the spinnaker was set so high and wondered how it was done. The grinder happily replied, "We use spray starch."