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The troller yacht book a powerboaters guide to cro cantankerous designer of working class yachts

  1. 1. The Troller Yacht Book: A Powerboaters Guide to Crossing Oceans by George Buehler Cantankerous Designer Of Working Class YachtsAt last, safe, comfortable, ocean-going power cruisers that dont cost afortune to own and operate. When boat designer George Buehler realizedthat he no longer wanted to cruise the worlds oceans under sail, hedecided to create a line of powerboats that sailors could love and anyonecould afford. For inspiration, he turned to the light, lithe salmon trollers ofthe Pacific Northwest, among the most efficient, seaworthy, and beautifulpowerboats ever built. With plans for troller yachts from 38 to 70 feet anddetailed information about everything from design theory, building, andoutfitting to converting commercial boats, this book is essential readingfor anyone thinking about ocean cruising who refuses to spend $500,000on a boat and $500 a day on fuel.Personal Review: The Troller Yacht Book: A PowerboatersGuide to Crossing Oceans by George BuehlerThis is my favorite design book so far for around the world passagemakertype vessels. Buehler sort of takes up where Beebe leaves off, and givesan excellent working mans view of the problem. In his opinion, the vesselshould be built more thin and streamlined so as to burn less fuel. Trawleryachts like the Nordhaven, are essentially fat, heavy, big-motored trawlingvessels, such as scrape the bottom of the ocean bare with enormous leadweighted trawler nets.His idea, the *troller* yacht, is more along the lines of line fisher vessels.Longer with less beam (width), and stouter, and made of working-classmaterials like wood or steel, rather than the "easy maintenence" fiberglasshulls favored by modern yacht buyers. He also disdains complicatedelectrical or mechanical systems, pointing out that such stuff breaks, it ishard to maintain and expensive to have others repair. He gives a numberof outlines for vessels he has designed which have ranges of up to 9000miles on 600 gallons of diesel fuel. He points out that modern workboatsare much like his: economical powerboats. Sailboats are too expensive forworking joes to go fishing in. They require big crews, and the gear itself isquite expensive. He once compares a modest sailing rig to the equivalentin diesel range: the diesel fuel will get you many times farther, and hepoints out that in most sailboats, the diesel motor is used half the timeanyway because there is no wind. If you have an idea of sailing r ound the
  2. 2. world, you might revisit your idea with some of the ideas in this book. Icertainly think differently about the problem after having read this. This isntfor Larry Ellison; this is for people who have to worry about money andefficiency. Which means, I suppose, this book is for the type of person whohas to buy a book to learn this sort of thing; otherwise you could just buysomeone to tell you what kind of boat to get. For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price:The Troller Yacht Book: A Powerboaters Guide to Crossing Oceans by George Buehler 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!

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