Is your boat ready to go cruising? Just about every sailboataused and newacan make a good cruiser, but only if the hull-deck structure, rig, and systems meet certain standards. Spurras Guide to Upgrading Your Cruising Sailboat tells you what those standards are, and gives you all the help you need to refurbish and upgrade every structure, surface, fitting, and system on your boatastem to stern, project by project. This all-in-one guide leads you step by step to a seaworthy, crew-friendly boat with top-notch cruising performance. Not only will you learn what to look for when you buy a new or used boat, you'll also learn how to reinforce your boatas hull and structural components, redesign and replace rigging, upgrade electrical systems, and much more. Special features include: A detailed survey of 70 used and new fiberglass sailboats best suited to offshore sailing Gear and equipment recommendations by brand name Construction details and other essential features of a strong, safe cruising boat How to make critical repairs to the deck, hull, bulkheads, blisters, and portlightsI think thata#39;s too much for the cruising boat. A better ... Lead the wires to the battery directly to the termi- nals or to the battery selector switchanot to the distribution panel or charger, if there is one. ... When I lived aboard my Pearson Triton, I often sat on the settee in the main cabin surveying the meager galley, contem- platinganbsp;...
|Title||:||Spurr's Guide to Upgrading Your Cruising Sailboat|
|Publisher||:||McGraw Hill Professional - 2006-04-14|