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Old 04-04-2010, 15:34   #1
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Jim Brown Preface to Republished Book

The preface to the latest edition of Jim Brown's The Case for the Cruising Trimaran is now available online (link below):

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By Jim Brown

"Since this book was first published in 1979, the modern multihull has changed from an often suspected, sometimes reviled, sub-cultural aberration into a usually accepted, often preferred mainstream phenomenon. With the running of the 2010 Americas Cup races in giant multihulls, and the accession of extensive multihull archives at the Mariners Museum, Newport News, Virginia, the modern multiple-hulled seacraft has even entered the hallowed halls of nautical tradition."

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To read the entire preface, go to:

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Jim's new website , has several good multihull stories to read .

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It's great to see thay this wonderfull book is still in print. I still have a cherished copy that I got in 1980 and was responsible for giving me the multihull bug.

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Old 14-04-2010, 21:49   #4
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Jim B own's book is still one of my favorites. I guard my copy with reverence Reading Jim's comments in the preface to the latest iteration of his book shows how timeless his designs are, and how they fit in still today. More backyard builders? Maybe, but lots of us with an older Searunner who work at keeping the old gals seaworthy and usable.

Thanks Roy, for such a pleasant visit today!

My wife and I spent a lovely afternoon with Roy Miles going over details of his lovely Searunner 40 WILDERNESS. Through owners like Roy and many others who are willing to share their expertise and experience with these classic multihulls, the Searunner designs should live on well into the future. I am anxious to get back to work on ETAK and put her back into cruising condition.

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