The Voyager's Handbook : The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising

The Voyager's Handbook : The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising

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a€œBelongs in the bookshelf of every cruising vessel.a€a€”Blue Water Sailing a€œIf you are serious about that extended voyage, read The Voyagera€™s Handbook.a€a€”Sailing a€œEvery now and then a new voice emerges in the world of sailing literature that stands out, a voice that is both clear and of lasting quality. The appearance of such a new voice is something of an event, and thata€™s what wea€™d call the publication of The Voyagera€™s Handbook.a€a€”Blue Water Sailing This inspirational and comprehensive manual leads you step by step through every aspect of choosing, planning, and following the voyagera€™s life. Using three example boats representing three cruising lifestylesa€”Simplicity, Moderation, and Highlifea€”Beth Leonard helps make your bluewater dreams come true, whether youa€™re sailing on a shoestring or a CEOa€™s pension. Starting with the things you cana€™t do withouta€”an enthusiastic crew, a seaworthy boat, and, of course, moneya€”Leonard offers sage advice on how to select crewmembers who are truly committed to the voyage, how to choose the right boat for you, and how to find just the right approach to financing your voyage and making the most of every dollar spent. Managing life from a floating home and keeping that home livable, seaworthy, and safe requires you to become, among other things, the shipa€™s purser, engineer, doctor, cook, and cruise director. Youa€™ll discover how to prepare for these new roles and put necessary equipment and arrangements in place before you untie your docklines. This exquisitely detailed guide also helps you master the skills youa€™ll need to handle a boat at sea with a small crew, including Weather forecasting Passage planning Watchkeeping Heavy-weather sailing Emergency management Midocean repairs Complete with dozens of easy-to-use graphs and tables for quick reference, along with the hard-won wisdom of experienced cruisers, The Voyagera€™s Handbook is the ultimate resource for anyone who is planning, preparing for, or just dreaming about a great adventure on the high seas.The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising Beth Leonard ... 205, 220, 221 ditch kit, 204a€”5, 326 energy demand calculations, 228, 230, 231, 233 installation of, 329 lifestyle decisions and, .... 279a€”80, 393, 423 writing, 13, 28, 446, 533 X-iser, 374, 545 yacht clubs, 510, 512 Yachtmaster certification (RYA), 26, 35 yaqona.

Title:The Voyager's Handbook : The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising
Author:Beth Leonard
Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional - 2006-11-16


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