The Complete Trailer Sailor: How to Buy, Equip, and Handle Small Cruising Sailboats / Edition 1

The Complete Trailer Sailor: How to Buy, Equip, and Handle Small Cruising Sailboats / Edition 1

by Brian Gilbert
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0071472584

ISBN-13: 9780071472586

Pub. Date: 06/12/2009

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

A soup-to-nuts introduction to small, economical sailing craft

Trailer sailers—the smallest, most economical sailboats with sleeping accommodations—are a popular platform for learning the basics of sailing and are often considered to be the entry level to cruising under sail. Author Brian Gilbert shows how trailer sailers can be the ideal craft for a

Overview

A soup-to-nuts introduction to small, economical sailing craft

Trailer sailers—the smallest, most economical sailboats with sleeping accommodations—are a popular platform for learning the basics of sailing and are often considered to be the entry level to cruising under sail. Author Brian Gilbert shows how trailer sailers can be the ideal craft for a lifetime of enjoyment, including serious, long-distance cruising. This book covers all the bases, including how to inspect, buy, and equip a boat; how to trailer, sail, navigate, and cruise in small boats; how to use communications and navigation equipment; and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071472586
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
06/12/2009
Edition description:
List
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,226,941
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

PART 1 Getting a Boat

1.Finding the Right Boat for You

2.Evaluating Trailerable Sailboats

3.The Sailboats

4.Purchasing a boat

5.Tow Vehicles and Trailers

PART 2 Getting Your New Boat Ready for Sailing

6.Parts Common to most trailer-sailers

7.Trailer-Sailing equipment

PART 3 Taking Your Boat Out for the First Time

8.Ready to Sail

9.Sailing Knots

10.Sailing a Trailerable

PART 4 Expanding Your Experience and Ability

11.Rules Of The Road

12.Navigation and Piloting

13.Emergencies Under Sail

14.Best Practices for the Prudent Mariner

PART 5 Maintaining and Modifying your boat

15.Maintaining your Investment

16.Sailboat Improvements and Modifications

17.Getting Around when the Wind Won’t Blow

18.Electricity on Your Boat

PART 6 Cruising in the Trailer-Sailer

19.Cruising Clothes and Stowage

20.Anchors and Anchoring

21.Meal Planning & Provisioning

22.What About the Bathroom?

23.Odds and Ends

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