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Old 18-04-2011, 18:50   #1
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The Proper Yacht...

Anyone else remember a book entitled "The Proper Yacht" by Beiser (copyright 1978)? I was 17... Bought a copy of this book and read it front to back. After absorbing each design I selected the Valiant 40 ultimately as the best boat in the whole book. The hull profile, displacement and sail plan just worked for me. The crowning achievement in my eyes at the time was the wet locker on the way in - spoke to living with the boat vs. visiting the boat.

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Old 18-04-2011, 19:27   #2
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Re: The Proper Yacht...

Yes I also have a copy and have read it several times. I bought it also when it came out.

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Re: The Proper Yacht...

I have a copy too - wonder how it has held up over time. I should re-read. Valiant 40 was a good choice.
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Old 19-04-2011, 15:58   #4
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Re: The Proper Yacht...

Actually there were 2 editions of The Proper Yacht, first one was mid 60's as I recall followed by the second edition discussed previously. I must have read the second edition about 100x. Have both editions tucked away in the library.
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Old 19-04-2011, 18:46   #5
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Re: The Proper Yacht...

Yes, got a copy right here. Copyright '66 and then '78. Great book. I've only read it a few times.
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Re: The Proper Yacht...

I have a '66 edition which is my "anti-doom and gloom" reading material.
My Rhodes Reliant is in there, along with Charlie's lovely Kettenburgs.
My favourite boat is a toss-up between Arthur's own Minots Light, and Thunderhead.

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