For many years in Yachts and Yachting, these very practical, workable plans by yacht designer Ian Nicolson appeared fortnightly and apply to every part of a boat. Hulls of all known materials, decks, spars, accommodation, tenders, sails and rigging, all receive the skilled treatment of the author-designer. For the owner, user, builder or repairer of any small boat, to apply just one of the scores of plans in this book would save much expense, enhance the boat and give pleasure in itself. Such professional advice and drawings, if sought, would cost many times the price of this book. The pages of ideas and techniques contained within are presented for instant application in clear drawings that speak for themselves. Ian Nicolson C. ENG, FRINA, HON MIIMS, is a leading yacht surveyor and naval architect and has headed his own firm in Scotland. During many years of practical sailing and boat construction, he has built four boats for his own use and sailed one of them across the Atlantic single-handed.