Get Ready to Cruise

Get Ready to Cruise

by Lin Pardey, Larry Pardey
     
 


On board Taleisin, the boat that has been their home for 65,000 miles of voyaging- the Pardeys share way the secrets of living a pleasant life on board a small boats. John they to learn ideas for upgrading a galley, making seating and bunks more comfortable and give your boats interior more ventilation. On deck learn how sail and ground-tackle handling can be made…  See more details below

Overview


On board Taleisin, the boat that has been their home for 65,000 miles of voyaging- the Pardeys share way the secrets of living a pleasant life on board a small boats. John they to learn ideas for upgrading a galley, making seating and bunks more comfortable and give your boats interior more ventilation. On deck learn how sail and ground-tackle handling can be made even easier for the smllest memb ers of the crew. Advise on far ranging subjects from sun protection to rain collection, from buying and storing provisions to keeping your crew dry, warm, clean and well rested. This program will fastinate potential voyagers and armchair sailors alike.As they demonstrate interesting gear, you will find constant tips that show the seamanship that has helped this couple enjoy over 40 years of voyaging together-including a contrary-to-the-wind voyage below the great southern capes. They now hold the record for having sailed the smallest boat to do so, and using no engine, nor modern navigation equipment. They plan to keep voyaging, as long as it's fun!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781929214198
Publisher:
Pardey Books
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Offshore Sailing Series
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Larry Pardey spent his teenage years rebuilding several boats ranging from eight to twenty feet in length. As he sold each one, he used his "sweat equity" profits to finance his next project. His largest from-the-keel-up projects have been the two boats he built with his wife Lin: Seraffyn the five-ton cutter which took them on an eleven-year, east-about circumnavigation, and Taleisin the boat shown in this book, which took them west-about over the past 30 years. As they cruised, Larry put his skills to work earning the majority of his income by repairing and restoring classic boats in fifteen different countries, including two that he and Lin then raced successfully in New Zealand. Many of the ideas he shares in this book where learned from builders he met in the course of his travels.

As Peter Milne, editor of Classic Boat magazine commented, "Larry's prime interest might be the building of wooden craft, but he is one of those rare creatures, a builder who has covered a tremendous number of sea miles - more than 200,000- in yachts of his own building as well as other people's. This has given Larry firsthand information about which boat-building techniques work, which don't, out there in the big test-tank, the ocean. With his well-rounded background, Larry has developed a reputation as one of the master craftsmen of the wooden boatbuilding world."

For over 45 years, Lin has worked alongside Larry, doing his purchasing and finish work. She has written extensively about their voyages and worked as researcher and editor on this book.

Together Lin and Larry have written ten other books and produced five videos on various sailing subjects. They are currently residing at their homebase in New Zealand where they have a small boat repair facility.

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