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Old 13-01-2010, 08:17   #1
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Multihull Reading List

Dick Newick by Steve Callahan

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Lots of good reading in PDF form.

Plenty of good stuff out there, information that used to be so difficult to get your hands on. Perhaps you have a favorite Multihull source of good reading. (being free is all the better)
Maybe we can compile a list of good Multi reading sources? Anyone game? Please feel free to add to the list.

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Old 13-01-2010, 08:49   #2
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Not multihull specific but I just started compiling a list of magazines that offered their (back)issues online for free download. The list is here:

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General cruising stuff with some specific to multihulls .....
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Old 16-01-2010, 08:06   #4
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Sorry,i dont know how to add links but on my bookshelf i have
The Cruising Multihull, Chris White.
Catamarans Offshore, Rudy Choy.
Multihull Seamanship, Gavin LeSueur
The Line, " "
Windswept, " "
Return in the wake, Cathy Hawkins.
A 30ft $6000.00 Cruising Catamaran, Roy Chandler
21st Century Sailing Multihulls, Joseph Norwood jr.
Polynesian Concept, Buddy Ebsen.
Multihull Voyaging, Thomas Firth-Jones.
Simpson on Boatbuilding, Roger Simpson.
Of course Multihulls magazine,particularly the old ones before the glossy pages,i have a few coppies of Multihull World magazine which is much better.
I dont have but would like to pick up coppies of some of the older books by Jim Brown and Maybe Ed Horstman,i like those older Multis.
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Old 16-01-2010, 09:56   #5
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"Catamarans" by Gregor Trojan
"Moxie" by Philip Weld
"Mine's Bigger" by David Kaplan (this is the story of "Maltese Falcon", yes I know a mono / aka halfcat but still interesting reading!)
Catamaran "Burnout"
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I had a book on Multihull (Catamaran?) sailing about 30 years ago that I can't recall the name of. It had a Red cover with (I believe) a zig zagging cat on the cover? Anyone know the book? Thanks...
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seems to me that most (all?) books on multihull seamanship - specifically w/r/t trimarans - were written in the 70's, and many are out of print.

I know not much changes, but I'm betting we'll see a bunch of new interest in cat and tri sailing with the upcoming Americas Cup. might be a good time to make a book pitch to some of the major publishers...
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Good source for all of the West system epoxy magazines over the years.
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