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Voyaging Under Power Hardcover – May 1, 1994
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``Beebe's visionary research and design philosophy are still highly regarded. . .Leishmann, an expert on modern long-range power cruising, offers practical, updated advice.'' (Sea)
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"[A] 'must own,' for anyone who dreams of, or plans, any long-distance powerboating, inland and off-shore. Anyone who is thinking motor cruise should read it three times."
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in engine powered craft to experience exotic and beautiful vistas. Of course you need upwards of half a million bucks to spend on a world-cruising seaworthy vessel. Beebe never envisioned the exorbitant cost of the trawler market when he designed his original passagemaker. He did lay out some very methodical formulae and building guides for follow-up vessels. The epitome of the lessons from
the first edition were realized by Jim Leishman, author/editor of the revised edition. His Nordhavn 46, and better, his Nordhavn 62, design are the fulfillment of Beebe's directives.
Unlike another reviewer, I did not find that his revisions smacked of a Nordhavn commercial. He included many other contemporary builders' designs and was fair in his assessments of these boats. All in all, the book is THE bible of offshore and trans-oceanic power cruising. The practical aspects of buying and fitting out a vessel, provisioning it for the voyage, and navigating in mid-ocean as well as in shoal waters, are set out in a lively and clear manner.
I would rate this book a 7 out of ten for elegance, but a 10 out of 10 for a peek into another, simpler era. Because it was re-written (by the founder of Nordhvan) there is some discontinuity, but it fills the gaps between the 60's and the 90's.
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- wish I had ordered the later version. ( actually, I thought i did. My mistake ).