Singlehanded Sailing: Thoughts, Tips, Techniques & Tactics


International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press - Is the wind blowing 20 knots? No problem. It takes thousands of hours of sailing to get the kind of knowledge contained in this book. From the foreword by bruce schwab the only bible for how to sail your boat fast, safe, and alone Solo sailing is within any sailor's grasp with a little forethought--and this essential guide.

Learn everything you need to know to meet any solo challenge, including: Managing the power consumption aboard a boat to feed the electric autopilot Setting and gybing a spinnaker Finding time to sleep Dealing with heavy weather International Marine Publishing. Got a 35-foot sailboat? No problem. Singlehander andrew evans learned the hard way how to sail and race alone--with lots of mishaps, including broaches and a near tumbling over a waterfall--and in Singlehanded Sailing he shares the techniques, tips, and tactics he has developed to make his solo sailing adventures safe and enriching.

Singlehanded Sailing: Thoughts, Tips, Techniques & Tactics - Are you racing offshore overnight? Even better.

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Stress-free Sailing: Single and Short-handed Techniques


Adlard Coles - This book is therefore a first, addressing the most common sailing scenarios that anyone cruising will have to deal with, berthing, highly effective and most important, original, successfully tried and tested by the author techniques and solutions for dealing with the huge variety of essential operations on a boat--from sail setting and reefing; to picking up mooring buoys in a variety of wind and tide situations; to anchoring, and providing clever, and leaving a pontoon shorthanded; to picking up a man overboard; to sailing in fog and heavy weather--and even going up the mast.

This book will be a godsend to anyone sailing solo or shorthanded--including couples with young children who need to be supervised by one parent whilst the other runs the boat. Organized into techniques for different cruising scenarios, the book features step-by-step sequential photos showing exactly how to approach each situation and carry out the task at hand.

Stress-free Sailing: Single and Short-handed Techniques - St martins Pr. But most sailing technique books assume a crew of three or four, all willing to lend a hand. The vast majority of sailing yacht scenarios comprise a couple sailing the boat together, needing to carry out all maneuvers and activities themselves with no help from a back-up crew. Their boat handling, sail handling, anchoring, navigation, and mooring skills all have to be carried out both efficiently and effectively, preferably with a minimum of physical effort to conserve energy.

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Storm Tactics Handbook: Modern Methods of Heaving-to for Survival in Extreme Conditions, 3rd Edition


Pardey Books - The fear of storms has kept many otherwise competent sailors from venturing into the open ocean. Marrio Vittone, a U. S. Not knowing how to heave-to in bad weather is as inexcusable as not knowing 'red, right, return'. St martins Pr. Used book in Good Condition. This book explores the myths that have sprung up about ways to bring small boats through storms and shows tried and true methods that work for all types of sailing vessels.

. Special sections explain storm sail design, sea-anchor technology and tips for preventing gear failure at sea. Included are a series of check lists designed to help potential voyagers chose, then outfit their boat for safe voyaging plus others to prepare them as a storm actually approaches and reassure them once they are in the midsts of heavy winds and seas.

Storm Tactics Handbook: Modern Methods of Heaving-to for Survival in Extreme Conditions, 3rd Edition - Coastguard rescue swimmer for 14 years, in an unsolicited testimoney, wrote: "I have been on several rescues and heard of many more that would have been completely unnecessary if the sailboat captains aboard would have practiced the skills taught by Lin and Larry Pardey.

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Don Casey's Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual: Including Inspecting the Aging Sailboat, Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair, Sailboat Refinishing, Sailbo


International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press - Casey’s technical virtuosity, his user-friendly explanations, and Peter Compton's diesel engine expertise make even the more complicated repairs and improvements easy to understand. The definitive guide from the world's best-known sailboat maintenance expert Don Casey’s Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual combines six core volumes into a single, explains every major system, utterly dependable resource that answers every frequent question, and helps you keep your boat and its components shipshape.

More than 2, 500 clear and detailed illustrations guide you step by step through every procedure. Used book in Good Condition. This must-have guide saves you time, and repair your boat’s diesel engine put a professional-looking finish on your boat’s hull, and grief as you learn the fastest, most effective ways to: Evaluate the condition of your boat or one you’re about to purchase Repair structural damage to your fiberglass sailboat Improve or repair your sailboat’s electrical system Troubleshoot, sail covers, and trim Make and repair sails, money, easiest, deck, maintain, wood, sailbags, dodgers, awnings, spars, and bimini tops St martins Pr.

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


International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press - The appearance of such a new voice is something of an event, and that’s what we’d call the publication of The Voyager’s Handbook. Blue water sailing this inspirational and comprehensive manual leads you step by step through every aspect of choosing, planning, and following the voyager’s life. You’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 you’ll need to handle a boat at sea with a small crew, The Voyager’s Handbook is the ultimate resource for anyone who is planning, along with the hard-won wisdom of experienced cruisers, preparing for, 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, or just dreaming about a great adventure on the high seas.

The Voyager's Handbook: The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising - Used book in Good Condition. Starting with the things you can’t do without―an enthusiastic crew, a seaworthy boat, how to choose the right boat for you, and, of course, money―Leonard offers sage advice on how to select crewmembers who are truly committed to the voyage, and how to find just the right approach to financing your voyage and making the most of every dollar spent.

St martins Pr. Using three example boats representing three cruising lifestyles―Simplicity, and Highlife―Beth Leonard helps make your bluewater dreams come true, Moderation, whether you’re sailing on a shoestring or a CEO’s pension. Managing life from a floating home and keeping that home livable, and safe requires you to become, doctor, engineer, among other things, the ship’s purser, seaworthy, cook, and cruise director.

Belongs in the bookshelf of every cruising vessel.

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Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4/E


International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press - Used book in Good Condition. International Marine Publishing. When you leave the dock with this indispensable resource aboard, and propellers refrigeration and air-conditioning tanks, autopilots, and solar power electric motors and electric lights Marine electronics, antennas, including networking systems, battery chargers, inverters, rigging, and RFI Diesel engines Transmissions, including recent developments in lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells 12- and 24-volt DC systems Electric and hybrid propulsion How to radically improve the energy efficiency of most boats Corrosion, plumbing, and wind vanes Stoves and heaters Winches, and lightning protection Generators, and through-hulls Pumps and watermakers Steering, and bow thrusters Spars, windlasses, shaft brakes, bonding, wind and water generators, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on: Battery technologies, and roller reefing St martins Pr.

The maintenance bible for boatowners is fully updated and better than ever! If it’s on a boat and it has screws, wires, or moving parts, it’s covered in Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual.

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Illustrated Sail & Rig Tuning Illustrated Nautical Manuals


Fernhurst Books - With a revolutionary approach, this guide tackles the practical and realistic elements of tuning your boat, plus the theory of sail aerodynamics. See: st martins Pr. A beautifully, uniquely illustrated nautical guide to how to trim your sails and rig for maximum performance. Used book in Good Condition. Fernhurst.

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Marine Diesel Engines: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair


International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press - Marine diesel engines explains how to: Diagnose and repair engine problems Perform routine and annual maintenance Extend the life and improve the efficiency of your engine St martins Pr. Fernhurst. International Marine Publishing. Praise for this boating classic: “The most up-to-date and readable book we've seen on the subject.

Sailing world “Deserves a place on any diesel-powered boat. Motor boat & yachting “Clear, logical, and even interesting to read. Cruising world keep your diesel engine going with help from a master mechanic Marine Diesel Engines has been the bible for do-it-yourself boatowners for more than 15 years. Now updated with information on fuel injection systems, electronic engine controls, and other new diesel technologies, Nigel Calder's bestseller has everything you need to keep your diesel engine running cleanly and efficiently.

Marine Diesel Engines: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair - Used book in Good Condition. International Marine Publishing.

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Inspecting the Aging Sailboat The International Marine Sailboat Library


International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press - International Marine Publishing. The perfect place to begin, or continue, your education. Sailing whether you are shopping for a used fiberglass boat or prioritizing maintenance tasks on the one you already own, this book saves money--and perhaps even disaster. Used book in Good Condition. Fernhurst. With clear step-by-step drawings and instructions, Don Casey explains how to recognize problems--both surface and hidden--and how to separate cosmetic flaws from serious faults.

. Inspecting the Aging Sailboat. International Marine Publishing. St martins Pr. ".

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Sailing a Serious Ocean: Sailboats, Storms, Stories and Lessons Learned from 30 Years at Sea


International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press - Through his personal stories, john will guide you through the whole process of choosing the right boat, outfitting with the right gear, navigating the ocean, planning your route, and understanding the nuances of life at sea. John knows our oceans, and he is one of the best teachers of taming and enjoying them.

John's offshore training passages sell out a year in advance and his entertaining presentations are popular at boat shows and yacht clubs all over the English speaking world. Before you set off across the big blue, turn to John for his inspirational stories and hard-learned advice and discover the serious sailor in you.

Sailing a Serious Ocean: Sailboats, Storms, Stories and Lessons Learned from 30 Years at Sea - And be warned, you'll very likely want to sail with John, perhaps across an ocean. Dallas murphy, author of rounding the horn after sailing 300, 000 miles and weathering dozens of storms in all the world's oceans, John Kretschmer has plenty of stories and advice to share. International Marine Publishing.

St martins Pr. Inspecting the Aging Sailboat. In sailing a serious ocean, John tells you what to expect when sailing the oceans and shows how to sail safely across them. Our oceans are beautiful yet unpredictable―water that is at one moment a natural mirror for the glowing sun can turn into a foamy, raging wall of fury.

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The Essentials of Living Aboard a Boat


Paradise Cay Publications - International Marine Publishing. International Marine Publishing. Inspecting the Aging Sailboat. Fernhurst. Used book in Good Condition. Mark nicholas has combined his experience of life aboard with the advice of other liveaboards, technicians, marina owners, boat manufacturers and advocates in order to detail the challenges and offer real advice for success.

Mark nicholas presents a rich mine of information for potential liveaboards, information he gleaned the hard way as a self-confessed "expert at what can go wrong. St martins Pr. The essentials of living Aboard educates both dreamers and explorers with information about this wonderful and rewarding lifestyle.

The Essentials of Living Aboard a Boat - Used book in Good Condition. This lifestyle, typically thought to be out of reach or "for other people, " is now available to all who dream. Read this book if you've ever been gripped by the romantic idea of living on water. International Marine Publishing.

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