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    Default Books to read, films to look at ?

    List up all Books on how to handel Multihulls, bad weather, ect.
    also film, DVD, ect.

    Thanks.

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    Adlard Coles - heavy weather sailing

    Jack H. Coote - Total Loss

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    Tanks Talbot, i will find them on Amazon,
    this weather we are haveing its a nice time to do some reading.

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    Gavin Le Seuer, ("docgav" on this forum) - Multihull Seamanship.
    also by Gavin - "Windswept" and "The Line"

    and you can find them here Gavin's web site for his books

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    "Catamarans" by Gregory Tarjan

    "Moxie" by Philip S. Weld

    "Multihull Seamanship" (correct title?) by Chris White
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    Quote Originally Posted by multihullsailor6 View Post
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    "Multihull Seamanship" (correct title?) by Chris White
    Its The Cruising Multihull - by Chris White

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozmultis View Post
    Its The Cruising Multihull - by Chris White
    Yes, very highly (highest!) recommended by me, as well. Also, Cruising Catamaran Communique by Kanter.
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    All the books by the Dashews are worth their weight in gold. Although half-boat oriented there are ample sections dealing with cat and tri issues. I found surviving the storm to be extremely well researched and presented.
    Happy reading

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    There is some debate about these books, though I found them all to be highly entertaining. The debate is this: are they fiction or non-fiction? In any case, they could get you thinking, or thoroughly disgust you:
    1. 1421 suggests the Chinese discovered America (a story of sailing for sure)
    2. Where Troy Once Stood puts forth the idea that the Iliad and Odyssey took place in NW Europe (a story of sailing, too)
    3. 1434 suggests the Chinese and their knowledge precipitated the Renaissance (not really a sailing story at all)
    4. 1491 recent thinking on what the inhabitants of the Americas were like before Columbus (not really a sailing story at all)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raamera View Post
    4. 1491 recent thinking on what the inhabitants of the Americas were like before Columbus (not really a sailing story at all)
    1491 is one of the most fascinating books I've read recently.
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    Oops, I confused the two books' titles. I'm not buying Gavin Menzies about Chinese voyages, except for the Chen Ho expeditions. I watched a documentary that debunked it a few years ago. My take on it is the same as theirs - Cheng Ho sailed to the Arabian Peninsula, possibly touched on Africa, but went no further. There are no credible signs of Chinese voyages outside of Asia, aside from the Cheng Ho expeditions just mentioned. I'm a Sinophile, love the junk rig - sailed across the Pacific with it, collect ancient Chinese pottery, have read extensively in Chinese religion and philosophy, and I have taken many anthropology classes and read anthropology for pleasure - and I'm not buying 99% of his ideas. :
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCat View Post
    Also, Cruising Catamaran Communique by Kanter.
    Didn't we have a thread a long time ago about Kanter's latest book just quoting FastCats on all their claims without any verification? I think I would be somewhat suspicious of his stuff unless he says he has had his hands on the boat.
    I have one of his earlier books and thought it had some good insights but would now take it all with a shovel full of salt on the side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkd View Post
    Didn't we have a thread a long time ago about Kanter's latest book just quoting FastCats on all their claims without any verification? I think I would be somewhat suspicious of his stuff unless he says he has had his hands on the boat.
    I have one of his earlier books and thought it had some good insights but would now take it all with a shovel full of salt on the side.

    John
    I think he's very clear about when he is speaking from his own experience with a boat versus simply commenting on concepts. He has lots on nice things to say about Gideon's electric drive concept, but he is clearly not reporting something he has experienced. He makes no reference to AfricaCats boats.

    As I have commented elsewhere on this site, my opinion is that there isn't enough energy available in solar and wind generators to drive a boat at a useful speed for a useful distance. I arrived at this opinion by doing the math. Opinions on this subject that don't involve the math are hopelessly uninformed, IMHO. I certainly don't want the drag of prop generated power, and I think that combining diesel generators/solar/wind/prop power to power auxiliary motors is an absurd idea from a complexity / financial / weight perspective - but you have to do the math to understand this in any meaningful way.
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