Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook: A Compendium for Coastal and Offshore Sailors

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071797351

Category: Transportation

Page: 608

View: 8772

The most comprehensive and helpful guide ever written for selecting and equipping a cruising sailboat Whether you’re a coastal or offshore cruiser, you’ll find your most pressing concerns treated with the know-how that makes for skillful, confident cruising in Nigel Calder’s Cruising Handbook. The author -- one of the most respected marine how-to authors on either side of the Atlantic, and author of the universally admired Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, -- walks you through all key technical and practical aspects of modern cruising systems and equipment, providing you with a summary of the skills necessary for safe, enjoyable sailing. The first half of the book includes an easy-to-use tabular method for evaluating a boat's suitability for cruising; ideas for workable deck and interior lay-outs and organization; how to choose and configure suitable boat systems for cruising; and how to install gear for trouble free operation. The book's second half teaches you boat handling skills; core navigational expertise; anchoring techniques; weather understanding; heavy weather expertise; and specific skills for long-term and long-distance cruising.
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Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual

Repair and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472947738

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 960

View: 3694

This manual takes both novice and experienced boatowner through minor to major repairs of electrical systems, engines, electronics, steering systems, generators, pumps, cookers, spars and rigging. When it was first published in 1990, the Boatowner's Mechanical & Electrical Manual broke new ground. It was hailed as the first truly DIY manual for boatowners and has sold in its thousands ever since. There have been significant changes in boat systems since then, particularly electrical systems, and this fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect these developments and expand its predecessor's worldwide popularity. 'Probably the best technical reference and troubleshooting book in the world' Yachting Monthly 'It deserves to come standard with every boat' Yachting World
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Cost Conscious Cruiser

Champagne Cruising on a Beer Budget

Author: Lin and Larry Pardey

Publisher: Lin and Larry Pardey

ISBN: 9781929214815

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

View: 6182

The pleasures and adventures of cruising under sail are amazingly affordable, say Lin and Larry Pardey. But to keep your dream on budget, you have to decide: Are you a cruiser or a consumer? In this book, a logical successor to their Self-Sufficient Sailor and Capable Cruiser, they discuss making your getaway plans, finding a truly affordable boat, keeping your outfitting costs and maintenance time under control, and learning to feel confident as you cruise farther afield. Their comparison of the gear considered necessary by many yachting experts and the gear carried by several cost-conscious cruisers will help you guage wheter you are buying the true necessities or overloading your boat with high-tech items that can break down and steal your sense of confidence offshore. The chapters on getting the most from your cruising funds, the attributes of successful long-term voyagers, how to upgrade your boat with your own hands, plus answers to the then questions most frequently asked by potential cruisers will help you prepare to explore under sail. as Lin and Larry explain, "The decisions you make now will determine if yu'll come back from your cruise feeling more empowered or more enslaved by today's consumer society."
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Boatowner's practical and technical cruising manual

your one-stop reference to choosing, equipping and siling coastal or offshore boats

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical Press

ISBN: 9780713683516

Category: Sailing

Page: 588

View: 2023

This book is the most comprehensive, helpful and up to date guide ever written on selecting, equipping and sailing a cruising yacht. Indispensable for prospective boat buyers and cruisers, whether coastal or world-girdling, it covers all the technical and practical aspects of cruising yachts and systems in one unique book. Nigel Calder, one of the most respected nautical how-to authors with extensive cruising experience and a rare ability to reduce complexities to simple explanations, explains not only how to select and equip a yacht for coastal or offshore cruising, but also how to sail and navigate it, addressing the concerns of beginners and experienced owners alike. This is the book the cruising world has welcomed as a must have reference. There is, quite literally, nothing else like it. 'The indispensable crew - no boat should sail without Calder aboard' Yachting Monthly 'This is the one book you would choose for your desert island shipwreck scenario - it would solve all your problems!' Kelvin Hughes
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Exploring the Pacific Coast

San Diego to Seattle

Author: Don Douglass,Roxanne Hemingway-Douglass,Kevin Monahan

Publisher: Fineedge.Com Llc

ISBN: 9781932310221

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 489

View: 9845

Presents boating guides for the waters in and around the Pacific Coast, from San Diego to Seattle, with coastal day trip itineraries and tips for select harbors and towns.
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The Handbook of Offshore Cruising

The Dream and Reality of Modern Ocean Cruising

Author: Jim Howard,Charles J. Doane

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780713662252

Category: Yachting

Page: 468

View: 624

This handbook discusses everything the offshore cruiser needs to know about selecting, fitting out, maintaining and handling a blue water cruising boat, as well as managing the cruising lifestyle both at sea and in port. There is practical advice on: selecting a boat and rig; optimum deck and cabin layouts; the electrical, plumbing and self-steering systems; voyage planning; provisioning; money management; security; and coping with heavy weather both at sea and in port. This second edition includes a new 32-page colour section with photographs by Onne van der Wal.
Posted in Yachting

Boatowner's Practical and Technical Cruising Manual

The Complete Handbook for Coastal and Offshore Sailors

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: Adlard Coles

ISBN: 9780713661279

Category: Boats and boating

Page: 588

View: 468

A comprehensive, up-to-date cruising manual covering all the technical and practical aspects. It shows the reader not only how to select and equip a yacht for coastal or offshore cruising, but also how to sail and navigate it, addressing the concerns of beginners and experienced owners alike.
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Outfitting the Offshore Cruising Sailboat

Refitting Used Sailboats for Blue-Water Voyaging

Author: Peter Berman

Publisher: Paradise Cay Publications

ISBN: 9780939837991

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 5073

Several books have been offered on buying used sailboats for the purpose of long distance voyaging including John Vigor's 20 Small Sailboats and Gregg Nestor's Twenty Affordable Sailboats. The used boats reviewed in these books are all available to those on a modest budget, and there are plenty other used fiberglass production boats out there which are solid candidates for the would-be cruiser. In Outfitting the Offshore Sailboat, Peter Berman reviews the criteria for selecting a used fiberglass hull sailboat, but picks up where Vigor and Nestor leave off. Berman shares his 40+ years' experience of overhauling and refitting a myriad of different sailboats in preparation for offshore voyaging. Follow the information offered in Outfitting the Offshore Sailboat and you can buy and refit a cruising sailboat for a fraction of the cost of buying a new boat.
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World Cruising Handbook

Author: Jimmy Cornell

Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780071376105

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 566

View: 5425

World Cruising Handbook is a companion volume to Jimmy Cornell's internationally best-selling World Cruising Routes and contains invaluable practical information on all aspects of cruising worldwide. The third edition of World Cruising Handbook has been thoroughly revised to bring it in line with the enormous changes brought about by the Internet revolution. Entries for all 185 maritime nations of the world have been thoroughly revised in order to gather together in a single volume all the practical information anyone would need when planning to sail anywhere in the world. Section I cover matters of general interest such as cruising formalities, health precautions, and radio and satellite communications. Section II describes the history, economy, political situation, culture, climate, language and religion of 185 countries and dependencies, as well as giving an insight into the cruising attractions of each country. Detailed information is provided on: Ports of entry Customs, health and immigration requirements Clearance procedures, cruising permits and bonds Ports, marinas and technical facilities Local time, currency, business hours, public holidays, electricity, etc. Section III contains information on IALA buoyage, U.S. and British chart agents worldwide and a glossary of useful terms in several languages. World Cruising Handbook is the indispensable reference guide for long distance sailors. The information in this book is continuously updated on www.noonsite.com, Jimmy Cornell's website for cruising sailors.
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Offshore Sailing: 200 Essential Passagemaking Tips

Author: William Seifert,Daniel Spurr

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071705929

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 421

In a book that is sure to become a classic, internationally respected boatbuilder, yacht manager, and delivery skipper Bill Seifert shares his hard-won solutions to a host of boat design, construction, and equipment issues and seamanship dilemmas. Unlike other books on the subject, Offshore Sailing doesn’t just tell readers what to do for safe and comfortable passage making; it shows them how to do it with clear, step-by-step instructions and nearly 200 detailed drawings and photographs.
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Fast Track to Cruising

How to Go from Novice to Cruise-Ready in Seven Days

Author: Steve Colgate,Doris Colgate

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071778799

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 9032

Learn how to handle a cruising sailboat in as little as seven days—even if you’ve never sailed before! Who says you have to be an experienced daysailor before you can think about cruising? Steve and Doris Colgate know that most of us don’t have that kind of time. At the Offshore Sailing School, the Colgates have helped more than 100,000 adults—three-quarters of whom started as beginning sailors or complete newcomers--take the helm of a midsize cruising sailboat. Now Fast Track to Cruising offers these proven instructional methods to all aspiring sailors with big dreams and little time. This is the very first guide that teaches sailing and cruising together, taking you from your first sail to independent cruising in one leap. You can make that leap in as little as seven days—as in the Colgates’ “Fast Track to Cruising” course—or you can get there at a more leisurely pace. Either way, no other book will take you from your first tacking or docking maneuver to a mastery of navigation and diesel engines as efficiently as this one. "America's most experienced sailing instructors present a thorough and easy to understand look at cruising. Leisure time is precious. Safety is paramount. The Colgates will help you maximize your time on the water."--Gary Jobson, ESPN's lead sailing analyst and editor at large for Cruising World and Sailing World “Doris and Steve Colgate understand that people want to reach their sailing goals as quickly as possible and they've built the excellent Fast Track program to accomplish it.”--Bernadette Bernon, former editorial director of Cruising World magazine "Together Steve and Doris Colgate have been teaching beginners to sail for over half a century. In Fast Track to Cruising they have included every concept and procedure you need to get yourself from a want-to-be sailor to one who is knowledgeable and competent to take the helm--with confidence and a smile."--Charles Mason, Executive Editor, SAIL magazine
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The Modern Cruising Sailboat

A Complete Guide to its Design, Construction, and Outfitting

Author: Charles Doane

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071637001

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 5736

A comprehensive guide to help you identify and equip the boat that best suits your needs Well-known boating writer Charles Doane unravels the complexity of cruising sailboat design and explains the fundamentals and the ramifications of each design decision. In easy-to-understand terms, Doane explains theoretical aspects of design, pragmatic issues like keel shape and berth configuration, pros and cons of various construction methods and materials, outfitting, propulsion, rigging and much more.
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Shakedown Cruise

Lessons and Adventures from a Cruising Veteran as He Learns the Ropes

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472946685

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 1622

Long before he was one of America's leading yachting writers, Nigel Calder was a novice cruiser with ambitions grander than his experience. Nigel and his partner Terrie were young and foolish, with a home-built boat that was new and untested, one child already and another on the way - but they were determined to complete an adventurous 18-month voyage from New Orleans to Venezuela and back. It was the voyage that made Calder the yachtsman he is today, a marvellous romp through the West Indies, seeing an unspoilt Caribbean, while learning hard-won lessons from direct experience - troubleshooting engines, kedging off shoals and reefs, and most importantly navigating Nada, a yacht that quickly became very much part of the burgeoning Calder family too. An adventure story and a colourful travelogue in one, Shakedown Cruise is a must-read for all who are curious about what it takes to become a cruising sailor or create an adventurous life, as well as those who are just looking to sail along with Nigel and his family.
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Marine Diesel Engines

Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007177999X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 1516

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 explains how to: Diagnose and repair engine problems Perform routine and annual maintenance Extend the life and improve the efficiency of your engine
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How to Sail Around the World

Advice and Ideas for Voyaging Under Sail

Author: Hal Roth

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071778725

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 480

View: 6055

A new classic from one of the world's most respected sailing authors More than 35 years ago, Hal Roth quit his job as a journalist and went sailing. Since then, he's logged more than 200,000 sea miles. Along the way, Roth also has authored eight voyaging classics, including the 1978 bestseller After 50,000 Miles. Taking that book as its starting point, this handsome new volume incorporates the new technologies and discoveries of the last quarter century along with another 150,000 miles of experience. A compendium of mature, time-tested sea wisdom from one of the world's most respected sailing writers, How to Sail Around the World will tell the reader: How to choose and equip a sailboat for long-distance cruising, with an emphasis on simplicity and a modest budget How to plan and conduct a voyage anywhere in the world How to master the arts of navigation, anchoring, and daily life aboard in exotic places How to cope with storms at sea--the most complete and authoritative treatise on this critical topic ever published
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Spaceships of the mind

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: 9780140052312

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

View: 1608

Posted in Technology & Engineering

Offshore Cruising Encyclopedia

Author: Linda Dashew,Steve Dashew

Publisher: Beowulf, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780965802819

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1232

View: 5331

Posted in Sports & Recreation

World Cruising Routes

1000 Sailing Routes in All Oceans of the World

Author: Jimmy Cornell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408158884

Category: Navigation

Page: 616

View: 6300

A guide to nearly 1,000 sailing routes covering all the oceans of the world, geared specifically to the needs of cruising sailors. It advises on the winds, currents, regional and seasonal weather, and optimum times for individual routes, plus over 6,000 waypoints.
Posted in Navigation

HANDLING STORMS AT SEA

The 5 Secrets of Heavy Weather Sailing

Author: Hal Roth

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071643451

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 5988

The definitive guide to a critical, hotly debated topic How should a sailor cope with storms at sea? Some advocate heaving-to, others running off. Some say trail a sea anchor over the bow, others a drogue astern. The stakes in the discussion couldn’t be higher, or the consensus lower. Finally, preeminent sailor/author Hal Roth offers a practical strategy that can evolve and respond as storms grow stronger.
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