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John S. Letcher Jr.

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ISBN 10: 0877420424 / ISBN 13: 9780877420422
Published by International Marine Publishing Co., Camden, Maine, 1974
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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6 x 9 in. Red cloth boards with silver spine titles. Condition is VERY GOOD ; covers like new with minor shelf wear. Binding tight and text spotless. DJ is VERY GOOD ; mild edge wear, some very faint soiling, a bit sunned. Naut. RGR. Bookseller Inventory # 25321

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Publisher: International Marine Publishing Co., Camden, Maine

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Edition: First edition.

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Anyone who has sailed alone or short-handed offshore knows the importance of getting the boat to steer herself. This book is the first to set down in one place all of the considerations that go into making self-steering work. The author has in mind all types of sailing craft, from the smallest to the largest, and all types of self-steering systems - sheet-to-tiller arrangements, vane gears, and electronic autopilots. But this is more than just a survey of what types of equipment are available with details on their mechanical operation. It is also a comprehensive guide to the technique and technology of self-steering.

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