- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
"Sailors' Secrets is a distillation of boating wisdom unmatched by any other. . . . If I were just starting to collect nautical books, I'd think seriously about getting this one first. I found something new and interesting on every page."—Living Aboard
"A delightful, dual-purpose kind of book. You can sit down and read through it for pleasure [and] it makes a fine reference."—Mariner's Log (Houston)
"This treasure chest of useful advice is offered in bite-size tidbits that will keep the reader coming back for more."—The Log (San Diego)
Sailors' 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, Sailors' 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.
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsChapter 1. Keep It Simple, SweetheartChapter 2. Know Your StuffKnow the RopesHandle Your BoatKnow the RulesKnow What to Say; Know What to DoChapter 3. Treat Your Boat RightBottom Paints and VarnishworkCoating and CleaningNatural ElementsNatural EnemiesNatural WondersTips, Tricks, and ToolsNoble NamesChapter 4. Stay in PowerSailsEnginesElectricsChapter 5. Enjoy Life AfloatSailors' Survey: HeatSailors' Survey: Guns? Sailors' Survey: InsuranceChapter 6. Study the WeatherChapter 7. Handle Heavy WeatherHandle ItHeavy-Weather TacticsDesign for Heavy WeatherReckon with the RoguesHeed the LoreSailors' Survey: Storm NavigationSailors' Survey: What's Behind the Storm? Morale Makes the DifferenceChapter 8. Know Where You AreChapter 9. Save YourselfSailors' Survey: FishingSailors' Survey: HypothermiaChapter 10. Be SafeBe PreparedSafety GearExperienceLearn WellOrdersBy the BookMan OverboardPracticeAbout Our ContributorsBibliographyIndexPermissions