The most comprehensive and helpful guide ever written for selecting and equipping a cruising sailboat Whether youare a coastal or offshore cruiser, youall find your most pressing concerns treated with the know-how that makes for skillful, confident cruising in Nigel Calderas Cruising Handbook. The author -- one of the most respected marine how-to authors on either side of the Atlantic, and author of the universally admired Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, -- walks you through all key technical and practical aspects of modern cruising systems and equipment, providing you with a summary of the skills necessary for safe, enjoyable sailing. The first half of the book includes an easy-to-use tabular method for evaluating a boat's suitability for cruising; ideas for workable deck and interior lay-outs and organization; how to choose and configure suitable boat systems for cruising; and how to install gear for trouble free operation. The book's second half teaches you boat handling skills; core navigational expertise; anchoring techniques; weather understanding; heavy weather expertise; and specific skills for long-term and long-distance cruising.aquot;The indispensable crew. No boat should sail without Calder aboard.aquot;--Paul Gelder, Yachting Monthly This handbook shows you not only how to select and equip a boat for coastal and offshore cruising, but also how to sail and navigate it.
|Title||:||Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook: A Compendium for Coastal and Offshore Sailors|
|Publisher||:||McGraw Hill Professional - 2001-05-28|