A comprehensive guide to choosing and upgrading an older "classic plastic" cruising sailboat filled with Bruce Bingham's wonderful illustrations, complete with his trade mark cats and mice. Spurr has cruised extensively in his own projects. This experience, coupled with Bingham's obvious professional influence, has resulted in a valuable addition to the sailboat owners library. Add this to your copies by Don Casey and Nigel Calder and you have everything you need. Four stars only because Calder gets five. Recommended.