Handbook of Offshore Cruising: The Dream and Reality of Ocean Cruising

Overview

Since this book was first published in 1994, it has established itself as the most complete, most reliable, and most-read guide for those planning to sail across the oceans.

Now in a handy paperback, this second edition is both completely updated with reference to the ever-changing technology, especially electronics, and also maintains the clarity of style and organization that won the first edition so much praise from professionals and readers...

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Overview

Since this book was first published in 1994, it has established itself as the most complete, most reliable, and most-read guide for those planning to sail across the oceans.

Now in a handy paperback, this second edition is both completely updated with reference to the ever-changing technology, especially electronics, and also maintains the clarity of style and organization that won the first edition so much praise from professionals and readers alike.

For easy reference, the handbook is divided into four parts: The Boat, The Systems and Equipment, The Voyage and In Port. Included are sections on: building or buying a boat, size considerations, rig and hull design, cruising multihulls, construction materials, spars and rigging, deck layout and equipment, cockpit, below decks, engines, plumbing, electrics and electronics, sails, and self-steerage systems. Security, maintenance, health and psychological issues are also covered.

This indispensable reference is a must for anyone who is ready to get serious about cruising. Don't leave port without it.

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Editorial Reviews

Wooden Boat
An up-to-date edition of the 1994 book considered one of the most complete guides for those sailing offshore. Covers the boat, its systems, the voyage, and times in port.
Ontario Sailor
For those planning an ocean cruise, whether it's a day sail or circumnavigation, this book is the ideal primer that is better read in the early planning stages, even before the blue-water boat is purchased...Howard isn't afraid to give his opinion even about some products, and lots of advice is good before you start pouring money into that big hole that is called a boat...this book is sure to save the eventual cruiser time and money...Get this book, don't get scared by reading it, and get out there.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574092790
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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