Cruising: The Basics

Cruising: The Basics

by Zora Aiken, David Aiken
     
 

For weekend of full-time cruising, by POWER or SAIL, here’s how to: read a chart, plot a course, check a light, call a friend, hail a bridge, leave a lock, tie a line, tow a boat, or set a hook. Plus tips on waves and tides, rivers, inlets, and much more.
Whether you’re heading out for your first overnighter or an extended coastal cruise, knowing

Overview

For weekend of full-time cruising, by POWER or SAIL, here’s how to: read a chart, plot a course, check a light, call a friend, hail a bridge, leave a lock, tie a line, tow a boat, or set a hook. Plus tips on waves and tides, rivers, inlets, and much more.
Whether you’re heading out for your first overnighter or an extended coastal cruise, knowing what’s ahead and how to deal with it will make your voyage safe and enjoyable.

Here's everything you need to get started:

Reading and understanding charts Plotting a course Anchoring and docking safely Negotiating traffic Watching the weather Communicating with boats and shore Avoiding hazards

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599210155
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Zora and David Aiken have cruised extensively, and in the past two decades, they have lived aboard three sailboats, a houseboat, and a classic motor yacht.

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