The Perfect First Mate: A Woman's Guide to Recreational Boating

The Perfect First Mate: A Woman's Guide to Recreational Boating

by Joy Smith
     
 

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After 20 years of sailing with Captain My Way, Joy Smith shares the hard-won secrets of keeping both boat and crew shipshape.

Overview

After 20 years of sailing with Captain My Way, Joy Smith shares the hard-won secrets of keeping both boat and crew shipshape.

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The Ensign

[Smith] provides new first mates with practical, time-proven advice that takes the grief out of boating and makes it relaxing and pleasurable.

The ENSIGN
[Smith] provides new first mates with practical, time-proven advice that takes the grief out of boating and makes it relaxing and pleasurable.
Midwest Book Review
Helps boaters streamline tasks and offers tips on everything from storage challenges to moving below decks, sleeping well, and keeping the cabin warm or cool. Tips are intended both for day travel or extended cruising and provide an updated set of secrets for boaters. Any nautical library needs this.
Wooden Boat
Says it's for women, but everyone would benefit from this guide to the nitty-gritty details of boating -- maintaining the head, making up the berths, stowage of gear, and provisioning.
Latitudes & Attitudes
This second edition is full of helpful tips for coping with the challenges of boating and dealing with 'Captain My Way.' Geared toward efficiency, safety, and comfort, you'll find great information for keeping both boat and crew shipshape, which will also enhance everyone's enjoyment of boating and life on the water.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574090833
Publisher:
Sheridan House, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Joy Smith is a correspondent for The Ensign and a contributor to SAIL, Latitudes and Attitudes, and other boating periodicals. She is the author of Kitchen Afloat (published by Sheridan House) and The Empty Nest Cookbook. She and her husband/captain have owned six sailboats, several dinghies and a Boston whaler. They now sail a Farr 50 yacht, cruising the Caribbean in winter and returning to New England waters each spring. Smith currently lives in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

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