Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat A Guide To Essential Features Handling And Gear

Author: John Vigor
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071706070
Size: 20,15 MB
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"An invaluable resource. [Vigor's] practical wisdom gives you the know-how and confidence to prepare your boat for the sea."--Cruising World. Here is the book that answer the sailor's fundamental question--"Can my boat take me offshore safely?"--then shows how to make it happen.

Bluewater Cruisers A By The Numbers Compilation Of Seaworthy Offshore Capable Fiberglass Monohull Production Sailboats By North American Designers

Author: David Bennett Laing
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071836063
Size: 20,79 MB
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The Essential Buyer’s Guide to Choosing the Sailboat of Your Dreams. Fully illustrated with 400 color photos, detailed specs, and expert ratings Whether you’re new to sailboat cruising or you’ve already crossed the ocean a few times, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the astonishing range of new and used bluewater cruisers currently on the market. This book helps you navigate those waters using the revolutionary new Seaworthy Index, a comprehensive rating system that combines motion comfort with ocean-capable sturdiness and safety. You’ll discover: • Authoritative reviews of 400 sailboats in 6 size categories • Ratings for each entry based on 11 key criteria • Photographs, sail plans, hull details, and other specs for every model • Performance ratings under various sea states and weather conditions Packed with insider tips, expert assessments, and Pro-and-Con opinions you won’t find anywhere else, the book tells you everything you want to know: how smoothly the boat sails, how easily it handles in rough waters, how roomy and comfortable it is, how well the design suits your lifestyle, and much more. It also includes a must-have directory of sailing websites and other resources. This is your one-stop guide to finding the perfect bluewater cruiser that’s right for you—and for the greatest voyage of your life.

Professional Nomad

Author: Maurice E. Marwood
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1425180353
Size: 18,43 MB
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International business executive Maurice Marwood's straight-talking autobiography goes behind the scenes of corporate power, offering down-to-earth strategies for those seeking business careers abroad - and personal as well as professional success.

Bug Out Vehicles And Shelters

Author: Scott B. Williams
Editor: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1569759790
Size: 11,11 MB
Format: PDF
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Going beyond a standard 72-hour bug out bag, this book shows you how to outfit escape vehicles and retreats in order to be able to survive for days, weeks or even months without civilization. Projects include outfitting a stationwagon, converting an RV and building secure shelters from shipping containers.

Handbook Of Offshore Cruising

Author: Jim Howard
Editor: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574090932
Size: 20,94 MB
Format: PDF
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Jim Howard has cruised the great oceans of the world for over 25 years, often single-handed.

Cruising World

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Size: 19,37 MB
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The Practical Encyclopedia Of Boating

Author: John Vigor
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071378857
Size: 10,40 MB
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Presents a practical A to Z guide to boating, with tips on maintenance, navigation, and seamanship.

Dr Cohen S Healthy Sailor Book

Author: Michael Martin Cohen
Editor:
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Size: 17,59 MB
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Boatowner S Handbook

Author: John Vigor
Editor: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780071361354
Size: 20,16 MB
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A quick-reference data bank and handbook intended for on-board use. It presents thousands of practical facts, figures and time-saving tips, navigation lights, rigging a boat, provisioning for a cruise, sizing a propeller, choosing a dinghy, sizing oars, piloting, and more.

Seamanship Secrets

Author: John Jamieson
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071605793
Size: 10,35 MB
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"Secrets' is the modern Bowditch, written so clearly that navigation and seamanship will be comprehensible to anyone . . ." -- Dave and Jaja Martin, circumnavigators and authors of Into the Light: A Family's Epic Journey "It's a great book. The prose is simple and clear . . ." --John Vigor, author of The Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat "The nautical tips and techniques presented are encyclopedic, yet the clear explanations demystify the topics . . ." -- Don Launer, contributing editor for Good Old Boat magazine "It is a fine piece of work and should be read by anyone contemplating coastal cruising or blue water voyages. It definitely deserves a place in the offshore yacht's library . . ." --Ted Brewer, yacht designer, author, and offshore racing and cruising sailor Be a Better Skipper In the night, wind, rain, fog, big seas, strong currents, or congested waters, when there’s no time for textbook seamanship solutions, what you need are shortcuts and techniques that work quickly and reliably every time. Distilled from the vast accumulated lore of seamanship and navigation, here are the absolute essentials--185 techniques that work without fail in the pilothouse or the exposed cockpit or flying bridge of a shorthanded sail- or powerboat. John Jamieson shows you how to: Set up a clipboard chart table for cockpit use Avoid hazards with danger bearings or a GPS grid highway Estimate current speeds with the 50-90-100 rule Track other boats in poor visibility using radar plots and bearing drift Sail home without a rudder or get your twin-screw boat home on one working engine Dock or anchor under any conditions And much, much more Even in this age of electronic navigation you need to know how to eyeball your boat through any situation. Each of the techniques in this cut-to-the-chase book has shown itself to be absolutely repeatable. It will work this time, the next time, and the time a er that, in conditions fair or foul.