Safety Preparations for Cruising


Author: Jeremy R. Hood
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574090222
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
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Most sailors go to sea without prior knowledge of the cruising lifestyle and its demands. Jeremy Hood utilizes his years of personal experience to teach safety measures and prudent seamanship to would-be cruisers so they can set out on a vessel designed or altered with their well-being in mind, aware of potential risks, familiar with possible solutions, and possessing increased self-reliance to help minimize or resolve problems.Safety Preparations for Cruising begins with a discussion of general preparations and proceeds to comprehensively cover safety material related to every facet of cruising. Topics include the structural integrity of the vessel and its potential for breakdowns, basic skills, dangerous situations and more. Each chapter begins with a real-life experience introducing the topic covered and concludes with a valuable checklist summarizing the discussion and measuring strengths and weaknesses in ourselves and our vessels. This primer on safety is essential for anyone fitting outor preparing for offshore cruising.

The Marine Electrical and Electronics Bible


Author: John C. Payne
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574090604
Category: Transportation
Page: 420
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More and more sailors and power-boaters are buying and relying on electronic and electrical devices aboard their boats. This highly successful handbook gives all the information you need to select, install, maintain and troubleshoot any electrical or electronic system on a boat.The fully revised second edition has been expanded to cover the internet, e-mail, GMDSS, updated radio frequencies and much, much more. Hundreds of informative charts, wiring diagrams and graphs supplement the clear, concise text.

Coastal Navigation Using GPS

For Sail and Power
Author: Frank J. Larkin
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574091694
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 290
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Frank J Larkin is a writer, mariner, and GPS expert.

There Be No Dragons

How to Cross a Big Ocean in a Small Sailboat
Author: Reese Palley
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574090574
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
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Author Reese Palley completed a 15-year circumnavigation in his 46-foot sailboat Unlikely. When not at sea, he lives in Philadelphia and key West.

Advice to the Sealorn


Author: Herb Payson
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574090024
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 343
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In 50 chapters, the author covers everything from Really Getting Started to What is it Really Like Out There?, from Different Rigs to Motor Mechanics, from My Wife Doesn't Want to GO to Cruising with Kids...

The Cruising Woman's Advisor: How to Prepare for the Voyaging Life


Author: Diana Jessie
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071398916
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 170
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For a woman considering the cruising lifestyle, the questions are endless. What is cruising really like? Can I do it? Will I like it? will it be horrible, or wonderful? Longtime sailor and circumnavigator Diana Jessie provides advice to women contemplating short-term cruising or long-term voyaging. She gives unique insights into a plethora of women's concerns, including: Why We Go . . . Cruising Roles and Relationships . . . The Right Boat . . . What Do I Need to Learn? . . . If My Partner Falls Overboard, How Do I Rescue Him? . . . Learning for Independence . . . Fearing the Weather Ahead . . . Isn't It Dangerous Out There? . . . Medical Preparation and Planning . . . Children On Board . . . Family Issues and Events . . . Staying in Touch . . . Career Planning and Employment . . . Bathing, Hair Care, Skin Care, Clothing . . . Sex at Sea . . . Provisioning for Cruising To provide a broad perspective, Diana Jessie includes the opinions of noted women cruisers, including: Barbara Merritt, contributing editor of Cruising World magazine; Lin Pardey, longtime cruiser and author of several cruising books; Dawn Riley, noted America's Cup and Whitbread sailor; Patience Wales, two-time circumnavigator and editor of SAIL magazine; plus seventeen other women, from novices to world-renowned sailors.

Cruising Under Power

An Insider's Guide to the Pleasures of Powerboat Cruising
Author: Katy Burke
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 255
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An introduction to powerboat cruising discusses boats on the market, power systems and electronic equipment, navigation, seamanship, weather and safety, and making a journey enjoyable and comfortable

Cruising the Big U

Voyaging through the Americas
Author: Ade Salzer; Jo Salzer
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781456858704
Category: Travel
Page: 561
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Jo and Ade spent over three fantastic years crusing the Big U in a 43' Selene Trawler, Wandering Star. Besides having fun, their vision was to demonstrate that you don't have to cross oceans and go around the world to have the incredible adventure of a lifetime.

Ready for Sea!

How to Outfit the Modern Cruising Sailboat and Prepare Your Vessel and Yourself for Extended Passage-making and Living Aboard
Author: Tor Pinney
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574091441
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 239
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Tor Pinney is cruising sailor and writer.

Yachtmaster for Sail and Power

The Complete Course for the RYA Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster Certificate
Author: Alison Noice
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408122863
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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A comprehensive textbook for anyone embarking on an RYA Yachtmaster course.

All about Cruising

Prepare Yourself, Equip Your Boat, Plan Your Escape, Live Your Dream
Author: Marty Campbell
Publisher: Passagemaker Publications
ISBN: 9780966141634
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
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If you dream of escaping society's web to live a more fulfilled existence. If you fantasize about sailing warm seas to distant landfalls. If you wish your footprints were the only ones on the beach. If you yearn to dive the coral reefs alive with colorful fish. Then "All About Cruising" will help you plan your escape. Whether for six months or six years, a well planned small boat cruise can achieve all these goals and more. The author, a veteran cruiser, lays out the steps the reader must take to make the transition to cruising sailor and break free from shore. The book runs the gamut from Anchoring to Weather- and everything in between. Complete, thorough, direct and knowledgeable.

The Cruising Woman's Advisor

How to Prepare for the Voyaging Life
Author: Diana Jessie
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780070319813
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 170
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For a woman considering the cruising lifestyle, the questions are endless. What is cruising really like? Can I do it? Will I like it? will it be horrible, or wonderful? Longtime sailor and circumnavigator Diana Jessie provides advice to women contemplating short-term cruising or long-term voyaging. She gives unique insights into a plethora of women's concerns, including: Why We Go . . . Cruising Roles and Relationships . . . The Right Boat . . . What Do I Need to Learn? . . . If My Partner Falls Overboard, How Do I Rescue Him? . . . Learning for Independence . . . Fearing the Weather Ahead . . . Isn't It Dangerous Out There? . . . Medical Preparation and Planning . . . Children On Board . . . Family Issues and Events . . . Staying in Touch . . . Career Planning and Employment . . . Bathing, Hair Care, Skin Care, Clothing . . . Sex at Sea . . . Provisioning for Cruising To provide a broad perspective, Diana Jessie includes the opinions of noted women cruisers, including: Barbara Merritt, contributing editor of "Cruising World" magazine; Lin Pardey, longtime cruiser and author of several cruising books; Dawn Riley, noted America's Cup and Whitbread sailor; Patience Wales, two-time circumnavigator and editor of "SAIL" magazine; plus seventeen other women, from novices to world-renowned sailors.

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

Fourth Edition
Author: John Rousmaniere
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451650248
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 416
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Completely revised and updated to address changes in technology, this new edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing. Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship has set the standard by which other books on sailing are measured. Used throughout America as a textbook in sailing schools and Power Squadrons, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship thoroughly and clearly covers the fundamental and advanced skills of modern sailing. This edition of Annapolis is a major overhaul. Over half the book has been revised; old topics and features have been updated, and many new ones have been introduced. The design has been modernized, and many color illustrations have been added. As big and detailed as Annapolis is, the wealth of technical information (including dozens of step-by-step instructions) is presented here in a way that is uniquely readable; it's both useful and easy to use. This is because John Rousmaniere and artist Mark Smith bring to Annapolis decades of experience both as sailors and as professional communicators. Annapolis emphasizes the standard skills and proven methods that eliminate error and confusion, ensure security in emergencies, and allow every sailor more time for enjoyment on the water. Much has changed on the water since 1983 when this book was originally published. Black buoys are now green, the Global Positioning Satellite navigation system (GPS) is almost universally used, new types of anchors and sails have appeared, safety skills and gear are vastly improved, many more women are commanding boats, and catamarans and trimarans are common where only monohulls used to sail. But for all these modern developments, the basic skills and spirit of sailing have not changed at all. Sail trimming, keeping up steerageway, maintaining the dead reckoning plot, heaving-to -- these fundamentals are as important now as ever and receive much attention here. Among the innovations in this edition are: * Basic skills in early chapters: Fundamental sailing and boat-handling skills and gear, which are introduced in chapters 1, 2, and 3. * "Hands On" segments: Three dozen special sections, each devoted to a particular seamanship problem and an expert solution. * More how-to tips: Additional rules of thumb that guide a crew quickly and successfully through seamanship problems. * New coverage of multihulls: Advice on evaluating, anchoring, and handling catamarans and trimarans under sail (including in storms). * More on emergencies: New material on emergencies, safety, and heavy-weather sailing, including a section on preparing a docked boat for a hurricane. * Equipment updates: Expanded coverage of the use and care of modern gear and hardware, including radar, GPS, rescue devices, and asymmetrical spinnakers. * Terminology: Full definition and illustration of major terms when they're first introduced, with alternative language provided in parentheses. * Gender: The use of feminine personal pronouns, which reflect the fact that more women are captaining and sailing boats than ever before. From navigation and seamanship to boat and gear maintenance, from pleasure cruising to heavy-weather sailing, here is the definitive, state-of-the-art guide that provides systematic step-by-step techniques to see you through every situation on deck and in the cockpit.

The Sea Survival Manual


Author: Frances Howorth,Michael Howorth
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472907698
Category: Transportation
Page: 208
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The Sea Survival Manual is the definitive book on the subject for anyone aboard a yacht of any size. It is aimed at the yachtsman or seafarer who is likely to proceed to sea out of the sight of land, whether for pleasure or professional reasons. Fully compliant with the IMO (International Maritime Organisation) resolutions and MCA (Maritime Coastguard Agency) regulations it embodies Sea Safety checks issued by the MCA and RNLI and is completely international in its appeal. Includes chapters on safety and survival equipment, Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems (GMDSS), liferafts, grab bags, medical equipment and advice, first aid and emergency treatment, abandoning ship, survival in a liferaft and rescues at sea. This is the first modern book to tackle the subject from the small craft point of view.

Sensible Cruising

The Thoreau Approach
Author: Don Casey,Lew Hackler
Publisher: Tab Books
ISBN: 9780877422884
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 356
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Drawing heavily on the philosophy of the sage of Walden Pond, the authors have produced a gentle guide to the art of commonsense cruising which, in hardcover, was one of the 10 best-selling sailing books of all time.

Cruise Ship Safety

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Merchant Marine of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session, on Oversight Hearings on Safety Conditions and Emergency Health Care Facilities Aboard Cruise Ships Operating Out of U.S. Ports ....
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Merchant Marine
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cruise ships
Page: N.A
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