Safety Preparations for Cruising

Author: Jeremy R. Hood
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574090222
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
View: 2007

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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.

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.

The Marine Electrical and Electronics Bible

Author: John C. Payne
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574090604
Category: Transportation
Page: 420
View: 7296

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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
View: 1881

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Frank J Larkin is a writer, mariner, and GPS expert.

Advice to the Sealorn

Author: Herb Payson
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574090024
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 343
View: 7006

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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, Second Edition

Author: Diana Jessie
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071594434
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
View: 2018

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“A great starting point for the woman who wants to live the cruising life.”--SAIL The cruising life offers adventure, exotic destinations, and expansive opportunities for personal growth. But considering such a life leads to vexing questions: What do I need to learn? What do I do if my partner falls overboard? How will our relationship be tested at sea? Let longtime cruiser and circumnavigator Diana Jessie start you on the journey of a lifetime with her advice on short-term cruising or long-term voyaging. She addresses the concerns of women cruisers, including: Cruising roles and relationships What life at sea is really like Children on board How to make the boat your home as well as his Identifying the dangers and putting them into perspective . . . and more Plan for smooth cruising with advice from Sally Bee Brown, a contributing editor to PassageMaker magazine; Carol Cuddyer, cofounder of Sea Sense, a sailing and powerboating school for women; Dawn Riley, noted America’s Cup and Whitbread sailor; Patience Wales, two-time circumnavigator and editor emeritus of SAIL; and thirty other cruisers. This updated edition also contains information on powerboating (including choosing between power and sail), cruising with pets, and satellite communication. “A little gem . . . packed with useful information.”--Sailing “Every woman who intends to step on board for more than a day sail should read Jessie’s book.”--The Log

Cruising Under Power

An Insider's Guide to the Pleasures of Powerboat Cruising
Author: Katy Burke
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
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
View: 3197

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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
View: 2405

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A comprehensive textbook for anyone embarking on an RYA Yachtmaster course.

Sensible Cruising

The Thoreau Approach
Author: Don Casey,Lew Hackler
Publisher: Tab Books
ISBN: 9780877422884
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 356
View: 9565

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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.

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.

Inland Voyager's Handbook: How to Cruise the Inland Waterways in Safety and Comfort

Author: Danny L. Davis
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071845631
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 368
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The essential guide to cruising, geared to the charms of inland waterways Have you been dreaming about buying a boat and cruising the waterways? Not sure how to start living your dream? Experienced sailor and devoted inland voyager Danny Davis brings you an inside look at what life on the seas is really like. In The Inland Voyager’s Handbook, he reveals everything you need to know to safely and smoothly cruise in hundreds of miles of canals, rivers, and locks dotting the earth. You’ll find expert advice on choosing the right boat in your price range, preparing for a thunderstorm, dropping anchor, transiting locks, and much more. Inland voyaging means there are no big ocean swells or storms to contend with and boats within modest price tags—making this an attractive and attainable lifestyle no matter what your age or pocketbook. The Inland Voyager’s Handbook features: • Descriptions of how and where to travel, including all North American loops from Alaska to Florida, as well as European waterways • Soup-to-nuts explanations of the type of boats used, the lifestyle, and the many places for inland cruising • How-to information pertinent to the inland areas covered, including locks and canal transits • Down to earth instructions on how to choose and prepare a boat for voyaging, and much more

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.