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Old 01-04-2008, 04:41 PM   #1
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ID:	313My new book is now available at many bookstores including The Armchair Sailor and Amazon.com.

What I tried to do in this book is to combine an autobiography with a portfolio of many of my designs and then augment these with technical chapters explaining my approach to design in pretty much laymen terms. I don't think there is another book quite like mine although the Ted Hood book is excellant and quite close in its approach to the subject.

Reviews by sailors have so far been very good but I'm always intereseted in more opinions.

My approach to discussing my designs to to take the perspective from the client's point of view. My boats are as much reflections of my clients wishes as they are my own design proclivities. I think this may be where my book is most different from other books on yacht design. It's the specific client who breathes life into the design process. Without a client I'm just a guy sitting at a drawing board (computer) holding a pencil (ACAD).

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Welcome aboard Bob - good to have you here. We look forward to your qualified assistance on a wide range of topics here.

I ordered your book a week ago - looking forward to it's arrival.


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Many thanks for ordering the book and the welcome. I'll try to chime in when I think I can add something to the discussion.
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Welcome Aboard,

As a previous owner of a Tayana . As skipper of another Tayana "Great Little Bear" won the Dunhill Cup twice. And crewed many times on a Baba . Proper, beautifully designed and built cruising boats!

Really chuffed to be in your company here on Cruiser Log.

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I'm not sure what "chuffed" is but it seems it's OK.

Thanks for the kind words on my designs. I have a couple of chapters on my series of double enders in the new book. And of course there is a long chapter on my work with the Valiant series.

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I'm not sure what "chuffed" is
"chuffed" = (British) very pleased; "I'm chuffed to have won the Cruising class"

Translations for: Chuffed

Dansk (Danish)

adj. - fornřjet, henrykt

Français (French)

adj. - (G ravi, trčs content

Deutsch (German)

adj. - zufrieden, vergnügt

Ελληνική (Greek)

adj. - (Βρετ., καθομ.) συνεπαρμένος, κατενθουσιασμένος

Portuguęs (Portuguese)

adj. - satisfeito (gír.), rabugento (gír.)

Русский (Russian)


Espańol (Spanish)

adj. - contento, orgulloso

Svenska (Swedish)

adj. - jätteglad

中文(简体) (Chinese (Simplified))

高兴的, 开心的

中文(繁體) (Chinese (Traditional))

adj. - 高興的, 開心的

한국어 (Korean)

adj. - 매우 기쁜, 불쾌한

日本語 (Japanese)

adj. - とても喜んで, 不機嫌で

Sorry no Americanese !

Always thoroughly admired your designs and the resulting builds - having been to the

Ta Yang yard and witnessed the quality.

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Having just voraciously consumed Bob's book from cover to cover, I can recommend it highly. Lots of beautiful, high quality graphics of Bob's boats, of course. But also a nice mix of design theory leavened with entertaining stories. Everything is explained in a clear and thoughtful manner.

Bob does appear to be confused in one area, however. He writes (p.51) that the town of Frankfort, Michigan lies on Lake Michigan's WESTERN shore. As a Lake Michigan sailor, I can attest to the fact that you arrive at Frankfort by sailing EAST from Wisconsin. This points up a perhaps unappreciated design flaw in Bob's double-enders; having two pointy ends makes it difficult to know whether you are coming or going!

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