Illustrated Seamanship

Overview

Seamanship is the art of managing a boat. This book is a follow-up to the successful Sail & Rig Tuning and Illustrated Navigation covering knots, docking the boat and anchoring, all illustrated in Ivar Dedekam’s distinctive style and backed up with clear and simple text. These skills are imperative to keep a boat safe and make cruising as enjoyable as possible.
  • Follows on from the success of the author’s ...
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Overview

Seamanship is the art of managing a boat. This book is a follow-up to the successful Sail & Rig Tuning and Illustrated Navigation covering knots, docking the boat and anchoring, all illustrated in Ivar Dedekam’s distinctive style and backed up with clear and simple text. These skills are imperative to keep a boat safe and make cruising as enjoyable as possible.
  • Follows on from the success of the author’s previous work, Sail & Rig Tuning (sold approx. 27,000 copies)
  • Covers cruising boats worldwide
  • Covers all the key topics for managing a boat and safety on board (e.g. ropework, mooring, manoeuvring in harbour, anchoring)
  • Highly illustrated
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Editorial Reviews

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"Using illustrations over verbal instructions will suit many readers, especially total beginners."  (Practical Boat Owner, January 2008)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470512203
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/9/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 102
  • Product dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Ivar Dedekam is an experienced sailor and a writer skilled at making the most complicated subjects accessible.
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Table of Contents

Contents Introduction Ropework

General

Clove hitch

Bowline                  

Sheet bend                  

Reef knot                         

Stopper knots                          

Rolling hitch                                   

Coiling ropes                   

Belaying a cleat                

Whipping                            

Splicing                            

Lashing                               

Winch handling                 

Making fast on a bollard            

Various knots                       

Special knots               Boat handling

General                                           

The propeller                                     

the rudder                               

Wind impact                                   

Turning a boat in confined spaces

Engine handling                 

Entering and leaving a berth  

Coming alongside the pier     

Mooring to the pier                   

Using spring lines                  

Mooring                                

Turning the boat at the pier    

Mooring to piles               

Mooring to buoys         

Tide and currents              

Manoevering in currents       Anchoring

General                

Anchor rodes                   

Anchor equipment       

Fore deck arrangement  

Anchoring techniques      

Relieving the rode            

Anchor chum                         

Weighing anchor            

Weighing anchor under sail 

Using to bow anchors

Anchor arrangement    

Anchoring examples

Diverse                

Summing up                                       

Index

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