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Voyaging Under Power Hardcover – May 1, 1994
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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.
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A little outdated but thats to be expected with a book written 20 years ago. However, the fundamental advice given is as valid today as it was 20 years ago... Read morePublished 13 months ago by mike novak
Great book Very thorough. Wish there was more about current costs for buying and operating during cruising. Probably other books cover that.Published 22 months ago by Eric
Good book on the start of the cruising trend and style of powerboat. Gives a good background on this style of as far as use and design - nothing new with a classic design - just... Read morePublished on January 28, 2014 by M. Smith
Very well done
- wish I had ordered the later version. ( actually, I thought i did. My mistake ).
The book is as promised...well written, well updated and very helpful. It is a very easy read and no doubt invaluable to new or experienced cruisers.Published on March 1, 2013 by Siberian
Have read this book before and thought it was great , wanted my own copy, very interesting written in early times, alot of early testing was done.Published on November 1, 2012 by Amazon Customer
This book tells the story of the genesis of the long distance powerboat family. Although I understood most of the concepts before reading, it drew them together in a way that made... Read morePublished on September 8, 2012 by Amazon Customer
Good book, well written. If your thinking of "offshore cruising" and/or possibly passagemaking, this book covers the original ideas of Beebe and includes more recent ideas/boats... Read morePublished on June 9, 2012 by Tim Williams