The Cruising Life: A Commonsense Guide for the Would-Be Voyager

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How to make your dream of voyaging come true (without winning the lottery).

No, you don't need to be rich to sail around the world. You don't even need to have a boat (yet!). What you need most is to know what you don't need--if and when you and your family decide to "let slip the surly bonds of earth" and set sail.

So says the author of the...

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Overview

How to make your dream of voyaging come true (without winning the lottery).

No, you don't need to be rich to sail around the world. You don't even need to have a boat (yet!). What you need most is to know what you don't need--if and when you and your family decide to "let slip the surly bonds of earth" and set sail.

So says the author of the droll, practical, and highly enjoyable Cruising Life: A Commonsense Guide for the Would-Be Voyager. And he speaks from personal

experience.

Jim Trefethen tells how his family managed to simplify

their life, cut shore ties within just two years, and sail around the world. You too can realize your dream, he says, one step at a time. He tells you exactly how to

  • Get the money for your "cruising kitty," and

    determine how much you'll need

  • Find out if the cruising life is right for you--before you go
  • Pick the best boat for you, and sort out real value from misleading claims
  • Live aboard comfortably--tips and tricks that will save you headaches
  • Find out what you need (and what you don't need) aboard your vessel

and much more. Jim Trefethen's wise and funny account of his own voyage is full of instructive anecdotes about his family's adventures aboard their 40-foot ketch Sultana. Most important, he says, successful cruising means embracing the joys of the simple life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070653603
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/31/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 783,521
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Trefethen has been a serious boater for the 40 years. He is the author of Woodenboat Renovation and Inflatable Boats.

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Table of Contents

So You Want to Go Cruising.
Profiles of the Cruising Community.
Should You Go Cruising?
The Decision to Go.
Cruising without a Boat: Meet the Cruising Kitty.
Feeding the Kitty.
Planning Departure.
Life Aboard.
OK, Let's Buy a Boat.
Commence Cruising.
Food and the Cruising Galley.
The Electronics Revolution.
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