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

Author: Nigel Calder
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071797351
Release Date: 2001-05-28
Genre: Transportation

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.

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

Author: Nigel Calder
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 0071350993
Release Date: 2001-05-28
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

Handbook of Offshore Cruising

Author: Jim Howard
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 1574090933
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Jim Howard has cruised the great oceans of the world for over 25 years, often single-handed.

Cuba

Author: Nigel Calder
Publisher: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson Limited
ISBN: 0852884133
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Sports & Recreation

'Cuba: A Cruising Guide' is an indispensable guide for anyone planning a cruise in this area. In researching this guide Nigel Calder left no stone unturned. His meticulous attention to detail, which has made his other books international bestsellers, shows on every page. This new edition contains a large number of revisions, an updated introductory section and the inclusion of colour plates. There are almost 200 sketch plans with details of waypoints on every one. Nigel Calder is well known as an expert on Cuba, he has authored various textbooks on boat maintenance and contributes frequently to the yachting press. To find up-to-date information on ports of entry see: http://www.gocuba.ca

Boatowner s practical and technical cruising manual

Author: Nigel Calder
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical Press
ISBN: 0713683511
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Sailing

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

Instant Weather Forecasting

Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472935373
Release Date: 2016-05-19
Genre: Nature

Instant Weather Forecasting has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published nearly 50 years ago. A brilliant concept, its winning formula of 24 clear colour photographs of cloud formations and their accompanying explanatory text enables the reader to read the sky, pick up the clues, and predict what the weather will do. This revised and updated 5th edition takes into account the new ways users can receive professional weather forecasts, factor them into their own cloud observations, and develop an even better understanding of how the weather will change. This bestselling gem of a book will continue to be invaluable to anyone participating in outdoor activities, from farming, gardening and walking to riding, golfing, flying, sailing, fishing - and of course holidaymakers.

How to Sail Around the World

Author: Hal Roth
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071778721
Release Date: 2003-10-20
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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

Yacht Design According to Perry

Author: Robert Perry
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071596527
Release Date: 2007-09-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A great designer offers you a virtuoso tour through the world of sailboats Bob Perry initiated the trend toward fast voyaging sailboats with his world-famous Valiant 40, which has been in production longer than any other cruising sailboat in history. But Perry is not only a leading yacht designer--he is also an accomplished wordsmith whose blunt, insightful, irreverent, and always entertaining boat reviews have captivated readers of Sailing magazine for 24 years. This book is vintage Perry, a no-holds-barred tour of the world of yacht design through the benchmark boats of his 30-year career.

World Cruising Handbook

Author: Jimmy Cornell
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 0071376100
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

Boatowner s Mechanical and Electrical Manual

Author: Nigel Calder
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472947734
Release Date: 2017-04-17
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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

Sensible Cruising

Author: Don Casey
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 0071580255
Release Date: 1990-10-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

If wisdom can be defined as common sense that has withstood the test of time, then Sensible Cruising is a wise book. It explains: Why a sensible cruise is affordable to almost anyone. Why the boat of choice for most cruisers is under 35 feet. Why lowering the cost doesn't devalue the cruise. How simplicity minimizes insulation from the experience. How to think in terms of how little, not how much, is really required. Drawing heavily on the philosophy of the sage of Walden Pond, this book is a gentle guide to the art of commonsense cruising which, in hardcover, was one of the 10 best-selling sailing books of all time. Now available for the first time in paperback, Sensible Cruising, a former main selection of the Dolphin Book Club, is more pertinent than ever during this time of economic retrenchment. "No truer American existed than Thoreau . . . there was an excellent wisdom in him, proper to a rare class of men . . . [with] power of description and literary excellence . . . he chose to be rich by making his wants few, and supplying them himself . . . "--Ralph Waldo Emerson "I never would have imagined that Thoreau's philosophy could be so aptly applied to anything as disparate as cruising."--Dr. Walter Harding, author and Secretary of the Thoreau Society "At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much."--Robin Lee Graham, Circumnavigator and author of Dove "One of the wonderful things about the cruising life is that it teaches you how little you can get along on, that to lead a fulfilling life it is not necessary to have a big pile of bucks. This may have been self-evident to Thoreau before the day of mass media, but in our modern environment it is a philosophy that is difficult to come by. Your readers should be aware that being judicious in their purchases can be financially rewarding at the end. We have always treated our boats as investments, and made money, on all of them."--Steve Dashew, Circumnavigator, and author of Bluewater Handbook and The Circumnavigator's Handbook It does look sometimes as if the world were on its last legs. How many there are whose principal employment is is nowadays to eat their meals and go to the post-office."--Henry David Thoreau What others say about this book: "This is one of the most intriguing and original books on cruising to appear in a long time . . . an admirably practical guide . . . with a delightful sense of humor . . . "--John Rousmaniere, author of The Annapolis Book of Seamanship, The Sailing Lifestyle, Fastnet Force 10, and The Golden Pastime: A New History of Yachting "For anyone contemplating a prolonged sail . . . this book makes an excellent companion, full of sensible advice on the fine art of making-do when things don't go quite as expected."--Soundings "Sensible Cruising is a refreshing change, written for those of us who dream of modest goals. Every cruising sailor, ambitious or unambitious, should read and treasure this memorable volume."--Sailing "Casey and Hackler suck the very marrow of life from Henry David Thoreau's writings to build a case for the small cruiser. The perfect instigation to get procrastinators and naysayers off the pot and over the horizon."--Dan Spurr, Senior Editor, Cruising World, and author of Spurr's Boatbook: Upgrading the Cruising Sailboat

Offshore Sailing 200 Essential Passagemaking Tips

Author: William Seifert
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071705929
Release Date: 2001-11-26
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

Exploring the Pacific Coast

Author: Don Douglass
Publisher: Fineedge.Com Llc
ISBN: 1932310223
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

Marine Diesel Engines

Author: Nigel Calder
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071779999
Release Date: 2006-10-03
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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