Sailors' Secrets / Edition 1

Sailors' Secrets / Edition 1

by Mike Badham, Robby Robinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071348697

ISBN-13: 9780071348690

Pub. Date: 06/30/1999

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Sailor's Secrets contains over 1,000 tips, suggestions, evaluations, and nuggets of hard-won advice from more than 300 seasoned veterans.

Instructive, humorous, biting, and challenging, Sailor's Secrets can be opened anywhere and enjoyed. Its wide-ranging chapters cover routine maintenance, understanding weather, safety at sea, storm strategies,

Overview

Sailor's Secrets contains over 1,000 tips, suggestions, evaluations, and nuggets of hard-won advice from more than 300 seasoned veterans.

Instructive, humorous, biting, and challenging, Sailor's Secrets can be opened anywhere and enjoyed. Its wide-ranging chapters cover routine maintenance, understanding weather, safety at sea, storm strategies, piloting, engine troubleshooting, gear and outfitting, and simple solutions to complex problems.

Michael Badham and Robby Robinson have created the nautical equivalent of an experts' forum. Don Casey, Dennis Conner, Bob Rice, Dave Gerr, Hank Hinckley, Bill Biwenga, Sheila McCurdy, Katy Burke, Meade Gougeon, Buddy Melges, Walter Greene, Steve Callahan, and a host of others share the insights they've developed over millions of sea miles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071348690
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
06/30/1999
Edition description:
PAPERBACK
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface


Acknowledgments


Chapter 1. Keep It Simple, Sweetheart


Chapter 2. Know Your Stuff


Know the Ropes


Handle Your Boat


Know the Rules


Know What to Say; Know What to Do


Chapter 3. Treat Your Boat Right


Bottom Paints and Varnishwork


Coating and Cleaning


Natural Elements


Natural Enemies


Natural Wonders


Tips, Tricks, and Tools


Noble Names


Chapter 4. Stay in Power


Sails


Engines


Electrics


Chapter 5. Enjoy Life Afloat


Sailors' Survey: Heat


Sailors' Survey: Guns?


Sailors' Survey: Insurance


Chapter 6. Study the Weather


Chapter 7. Handle Heavy Weather


Handle It


Heavy-Weather Tactics


Design for Heavy Weather


Reckon with the Rogues


Heed the Lore


Sailors' Survey: Storm Navigation


Sailors' Survey: What's Behind the Storm?


Morale Makes the Difference


Chapter 8. Know Where You Are


Chapter 9. Save Yourself


Sailors' Survey: Fishing


Sailors' Survey: Hypothermia


Chapter 10. Be Safe


Be Prepared


Safety Gear


Experience


Learn Well


Orders


By the Book


Man Overboard


Practice


About Our Contributors


Bibliography


Index


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