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,

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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
Permissions

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