Catamarans: The Complete Guide for Cruising Sailors by Gregor TarjanCatamarans: The Complete Guide for Cruising Sailors by Gregor Tarjan

Catamarans: The Complete Guide for Cruising Sailors

byGregor Tarjan

Hardcover | October 8, 2007

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The modern cruising catamaran has arrived

The arguments are over and the verdict is in--cruising catamarans comprise a rapidly growing percentage of the cruising fleet worldwide. Their advantages of space, stability, speed, and handling under power are truly compelling, and modern cats are every bit as reliable as monohulls. This long overdue, in-depth guide will help you choose and cruise the right catamaran for your needs.

“An authoritative guide for novices and experienced sailors; the best book written on the subjects since the early 1990s.”--“Trimaran” Jim Brown, renowned multihull designer

“In Catamarans, Gregor Tarjan shares his enthusiasm for yachts with two hulls, based on years of sailing all types. An excellent introduction.”--Dick Newick, legendary catamaran and trimaran designer

“If you are contemplating spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a cruising catamaran, the small price of this book is probably the best investment you could possibly start with.”--from the Foreword by Charles K. Chiodi, publisher of Multihulls Magazine

Gregor Tarjan is founder and president of Aeroyacht Ltd., one of the world’s top brokers of large sail and power catamarans. He is a USCG licensed captain and a veteran of dozens of ocean crossings.
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Title:Catamarans: The Complete Guide for Cruising SailorsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 11.1 × 9 × 0.9 inPublished:October 8, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071498850

ISBN - 13:9780071498852

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Foreword

Introduction

History Abbreviated

Present Environment

The Big Picture

Current Perception of Multihulls

Modern Pioneers

Objective & Mission Profile

Part 1. Multihull Characteristics

Multihull Advantages

Catamaran vs. Multihull

Speed

Efficiency

Stability

Safety

Draft

No-Heel Environment

Space

Boat Handling

Desirable Attributes

Seaworthiness

Construction

Design

Critical Issues

Load Carrying

Cost

Part 2. Multihull Parameters

Design & Dynamics

Configuration & Basic Types

Class 1 - Open Bridgedeck Catamaran

Class 2 - Partial Bridgedeck Catamaran

Class 3 - Bridgedeck Catamaran

Class 4 - Superyacht Catamaran

Evaluation & Coefficients

Bruce Number (BN)

Sail Area to Wetted Surface (SAWS)

Hull Fineness Ratio (HFR)

Stability Coefficient (SC)

Diagonal Stability & Beam to Length Ratio (BLR)

Hull

Shape & Resistance

Appendages

Keels vs. Daggerboards

Rudders

Rig

Configuration & Types

Mast

Sails

Construction

Composite & Aluminum

Part 3. Multihull Seamanship

Sailhandling - Monohull vs. Multihull

The Magic of Apparent Wind

Manuevers Under Sail

Upwind Sailing

Reaching

Downwind

Velocity Made Good (VMG)

Battens

Reefing

Daggerboards

Tracking

Stall Recovery

Gybing

Docking & Under Power

Motorsailing

Anchoring

Heavy Weather Tactics

Part 4. Noteworthy Multihulls

Atlantic 55

Blubay 100

Broadblue 435

Catana 52

Dolphin 46

Fountaine Pajot - Eleuthera 60

Gemini 150Mc

Gunboat 49

Lagoon 410

Leopard 40

Maine Cat 41

Manta 42

Outremer 42

PDQ - Antares 44

Privilege 495

Seawind 1160

St Francis 50

Switch 55

Voyage 500

Jaguar 36

Yapluka 70

Appendix 1. Offshore Survival Gear Checklist

Appendix 2. Long-Range Cruising Equipment Checklist

Appendix 3. General Vessel Maintenance

Appendix 4. Beaufort Scale

Appendix 5. Photography

Photo Credits

Bibliography & References

Glossary

Index of Illustrations and Tables

Featured Catamaran Index

Index