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Hydrofoil Voyager: WILLIWAW, From Dream To Reality and Toward the Sailing Yacht of the Future


  


 : Hydrofoil Voyager: WILLIWAW, From Dream To Reality and Toward the Sailing Yacht of the Future

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Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9781466350168
ISBN: 1466350164
Item Dimensions: 110085040
Label: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Number Of Pages: 176
Publication Date: June 01, 1996
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Studio: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform




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If someone told you that a force-4 puff of wind could lift a 1-1/2 ton sailing yacht right out of the water and make it go faster than the true wind speed, you might not believe him. So begins David Keiper’s story of how he designed and built the 31-foot sailing yacht WILLIWAW, then logged almost 20,000 miles of cruising around the Pacific. Keiper tells his own story, and the precision of his telling — he seems to have logged every wave, squall, and leak — pulls you into the adventure. Read, and you are there, thrilled as the hull surges up to sprint on its foils; impatient as the sea goes flat in a dying wind; resourceful as yet another life-threatening crisis arises hundreds of miles from the nearest land. How was it done? The answers are here. Design and construction details are not the end of useful information in this book. The author (with readers in tow) faces infectious diseases on remote islands, creates ways to pay for extended voyages, and solves the thorny problem of recruiting female crew (yachting doesn’t have to be a predominantly male sport, nor should it be). Oh... and there are recipes for tasty cooking at sea. Hydrofoil Voyager is rich with hard-earned insight on how to design, build, and sail your own hydrofoil sailboat. By “living” through trials by sea, you absorb the lessons as they come. You confront the problems along with the author and nail down solutions... or you tough it out and hope. In this new 2012 edition, a color cover, additional maps, annotations and an appendix are added with a prequel short story written by the author prior to the publishing of the original book. A note that since this has been published posthumously the quality of the images lifted from the original book does not match that of the original publishing but since it has been out of print for a number of years this re-publishing is primarily to allow a new generation of hydrofoil enthusiasts to enjoy the story of Dave Keiper's WILLIWAW.





 



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