If you have ever sat on a beach or river bank and hankered for the thrill of a racing dinghy or longed to cruise gently over the horizon under a cloud of coloured canvas, then this little book could be your final seduction. Libby Purves and Paul Heiney introduce you to the joys and hazards of choosing the boat most likely to fulfill your pleasure requirements. At boat shows you can see many hundreds of different types of boat that are currently for sale, but once you have identified your special needs the selection becomes quite critical. Where could I keep her? Can all the family sleep aboard in comfort? Will it be safe? - just some of the questions you should ask yourself before buying your first floating friend. The answers to these and many other points are written with humour and candour by two of Britain's most popular journalists and broadcasters. Where the water is - places to sail Sailboards Car-toppers Fast dinghies Steady dinghies Cruisers without lids Pocket cruisers, baby racers and trailer-sailers Little ships Ten questions to ask yourself before buying a motorboat Meeting the folks - clubs and chaps Learning the ropes - courses, wet and dry Getting the gear - chandlery What are little boats made of? How not to buy a boat - hire, charter and flotilla.
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May 1987 : UK Hardback