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Old 20-02-2008, 07:54   #16
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Thanks for the great posts. I read myself to sleep nearly every night, and I will be prowling the used bookstores for these books mentioned...............

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I have probably read them all over the years and think that in reference to modern catamarans that the books by White, Kanter and Tarjan are all excellent. They each have their biases but are all good reads. One note; Kanter's new book is really more of a new edition of his older one. Just get the new one. Another usefull reference is "The Sailor's Multihull Guide" By Jeffries and Kantor. Another great book but a bit dated now and probably not what your are looking for is Brown's "The Case For the Cruising Trimaran".


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Also a bit dated, but a great read (if you can find it) is Rudy Choy's 'Catamarans Offshore'. They pop up on Ebay occasionally.

I am also a big fan of the books by Tarjan, White, and Brown.
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I recall being enthralled and excited, reading Choy's "Catamarans Offshore", in the very early 70's.
I'd think it might be very dated by now, as I think the book synthesized his thinking from the 50's and 60's.
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Thanks everyone for these great recommendations. It's time to buy a few books and become an armchair cruising catamaran least for now.


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