Preview: Good Reads, Recommendations by Maynard Bray

November 19, 2013

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Common Sense of Yacht Design, by L. Francis Herreshoff

Bray - Common Sense of Yacht Design

Way, way more than the title implies, its two volumes cover yachting history, boating philosophy, and has been for me about the best overall treatise about boats I’ve ever read—and reread, and reread. And true to its title, there’s a lot about designing good boats.

The Rudder magazine

Thmas Fleming Day, or “the old man” as he called himself, was a sailor’s sailor besides being an opinionated magazine editor and author. During the 1940s and ‘50s, Boris Laurer Leonardi took over as editor and encouraged contributions from the likes of Hervey Garrett Smith, Bill Garden, and L. Francis Herreshoff. Good, timeless stuff!

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