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This is a second-hand hardcover book.

Condition: The dust jacket has heavy creasing and there is a address sticker at the bottom of the first page (51x25mm). Two pages have a crease to the top outside corner. The rest of the book has no faults.

The dimensions: 196x255mm.
Pages: 200
Publisher: Sheridan House
Publication date: This edition 1995


Spray: The ultimate cruising boat
By R Bruce Roberts-Goodson

Spray was the first boat ever to be sailed singlehanded around the world. Joshua Slocum's famous voyage a century ago remains one of the major feats of single handed voyaging of all time, and has since been the inspiration for the many who have gone to sea in small boats.

Spray truly earned her enviable reputation. Rebuilt extensively by Slocum himself, the 36 foot vessel covered 46,000 miles over 3 years under one skipper with no auxiliary engine, autopilot or any of the modern equipment that today's sailor takes for granted. Her sailing performance was, of course, legendary and - on the basis that the boat's design must have been exceptional to have withstood such a voyage - it has inspired over 1000 replicas and copies.

This book explores the rebuilding of Spray, analyses her design, lines plans and sail plan, gives highlights of the record-setting voyage, and recounts the building, sailing and cruising experiences of owners of the many Spray replicas and copies that have been built over the last 100 years.

Spray - the ultimate cruising boat? Judge for yourself after reading the opinions and experiences of hundreds of voyagers who have sailed in this fine boat and her descendants.


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