Welcome to Australian Yachtsman
Australian Yachtsman from Geoff Raebel - is essential reading for anyone contemplating buying a yacht. It describes the process, deciding what to look at, surveys, ownership issues, moorings etc.
There are potted reviews of 42 popular yachts on the Australian market. With pictures and details of each with a price range.
Sections deal with buying, seamanship and sailing, yacht maintenance, the systems on yachts (electrical/mechanical/rigging). There is quite a history on how these boats were built in Australia from the 1960's to the 1970's and how you can improve them to fit your lifestyle.
It is something of a "Budget Busters Guide" to having a family cruiser for under
Lastly it reflects the author's experience in cruising safely up and down the NSW
There are 139 Pages on quality 80gsm paper with 140 pictures and diagrams, 25% of which are in colour.
There have been many commendations for this uniquely Australian book.
Available direct from the author Geoff Raebel $36.00 (Aust) incl P&P
Book's Content includes
The A-Z Australian Guide to Yacht cruising that will set you up with a
*step-by-step plan to family cruising on a budget
* Buying an Australian cruising yacht under $50,000 that will see you cruising
this coming holidays
* D.I.Y Guide to easy boat maintenance for beginners
* How to make a fibreglass yacht of the '60s, '70s or '80s more livable and
suitable for cruising
* How to refit these older yachts which are now in their mid-life. Hull,
mast, tanks, engine etc
*50 Project plans and suggestions that will make spending time on your boat a
* Practical tips for seamanship when cruising further afield whether it be to
Lake Macquarie or the Whitsundays
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