The Case for the Cruising Trimaran
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Multihull pioneer Jim Brown makes the case for cruising trimarans - as opposed to catamarans - in this classic book. Jim fills each page with personal stories, compelling facts, and wide-ranging insight. Well-known trimaran designer Jim Brown offers his unique experiences and insight into the design factors that make for a safe, seaworthy, comfortable trimaran. Most multihullers looking for a cruising vessel choose a catamaran, but they may reconsider after reading Jim. He is always entertaining in his writing, and this book is no exception. He blends real-life stories with technical information about these fast vessels, and shows why multihull pioneers in the 20th century were sometimes referred to as the "Hells Angels of the Sea."Much of the book is dedicated to the subject of "capsizing," and offers timeless wisdom on how it can be prevented. There is even a chapter about "self-rescue," and a technique for how a capsized vessel can be righted. This book is fully illustrated with original black and white photos and humorous illustrations by Jo Hudson. Multihullers in general (and trimaran lovers in particular) will discover Jim Brown's sailing philosophy and walk away with a thorough understanding of the features and benefits offered in well-designed and properly handled cruising trimarans.