Storm Tactics Handbook: Modern Methods of Heaving-to for Survival in Extreme Conditions

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Since writing the previous edition of Storm Tactics Handbook, Lin and Larry have voyaged through Scotland's Outer Hebrides, to the Norwegian Fjords, twice across the Atlantic, south to Argentina, around Cape Horn against the prevailing winds, and then on a circuit of the North Pacific. With insights gained from these recent voyages, they have fully revised and expanded this text by more than 40 percent, including nine completely new chapters. New material includes: Lessons from Cape Horn - An interview with the ...
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Overview

Since writing the previous edition of Storm Tactics Handbook, Lin and Larry have voyaged through Scotland's Outer Hebrides, to the Norwegian Fjords, twice across the Atlantic, south to Argentina, around Cape Horn against the prevailing winds, and then on a circuit of the North Pacific. With insights gained from these recent voyages, they have fully revised and expanded this text by more than 40 percent, including nine completely new chapters. New material includes: Lessons from Cape Horn - An interview with the late Sir Peter Blake, discussing storm survival and heaving-to - Heaving-to with a Galerider on 55-foot Morgan's Cloud - Adding rudder protection stops Discussions on avoiding chafe, building and using storm staysails, choosing storm gear, deploying para-anchors, avoiding the worst areas of cyclonic storms, and many more have been expanded to answer questions posed by readers and seminar attendees.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780964603660
  • Publisher: Pardey Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Equivalents     10
Glossary     11
Preface   Brion Toss     13
Foreword to the Third Edition     15
Acknowledgments     17
Introduction     19
Storm Management
Storms and Cruising     27
Some Cautionary Tales and Thoughts on Heavy Weather     38
Heaving-to: The Sailor's Safety Valve     44
Heavy Weather Experiences on Board Seraffyn     59
Storm Winds, Storm Lessons: Taleisin's Worst Storm     74
Reflections on Storms near Cape Horn     84
Questions and Answers
Storm-Tactics Choices     97
Details of Heaving-to and Lying-to a Sea Anchor     115
Checklists for Storm Management
Choosing the Boat     143
Preparing the Boat     146
Preparing Yourself     149
Tactics as the Storm Approaches     152
General Storm Preparation     153
When It's Time to Heave-to     155
Other Sailors and Their Stories
On Board Oneida off Baja California     163
Sina off the Patagonian Coast of Chile     168
Two Stories from the "Queen's Birthday" Storm     171
Using a Galerider instead of a Para-Anchor on Morgan's Cloud     181
Goodjump II: Lying-to a Para-Anchor in Force 10-11 Winds     185
Secret Affair: Four Days Behind a Para-Anchor     187
Weathering Storms with a Junk Rig     193
Notes from an Interview with Sir Peter Blake     195
Trysails, Staysails, and Rudder-Failure Prevention
Storm Trysails and Separate Trysail Track Installation     201
Storm Staysail/Jib Combination     213
Avoiding Steering Problems     218
Handling a Boat in Cyclonic Situations     225
Para-Anchor Suppliers     241
Bibliography     242
Index     243
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2002

    What a confidence builer- great companion to their DVD

    Some one said these folks were the enablers. Couldn't agree more. This book shows how normal people can handle sail boats in stormy situations and still keep their confidence. I left it laying next to my bed and found my wife picking it up. She got my their Storm Tactics DVD as a present and last night she suggested putting it on for some visiting friends and began raving about how she was looking forward to some day setting off for six months on our 35 footer. I really liked the check lists on preparing for the big ones -

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