Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook: A Compendium for Coastal and Offshore Sailors

Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook: A Compendium for Coastal and Offshore Sailors

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The most comprehensive and helpful guide ever written for selecting and equipping a cruising sailboat Whether youa€™re a coastal or offshore cruiser, youa€™ll find your most pressing concerns treated with the know-how that makes for skillful, confident cruising in Nigel Caldera€™s 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.Other? 25.2 Are there separate breakers/switches for the windlass and inverter? 26. ... 26.8 Is there a comprehensive wiring diagram? 27. AC System 27.1 Will there be air conditioning? If so, an AC generator is neededa€”make and model; voltanbsp;...


Title:Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook: A Compendium for Coastal and Offshore Sailors
Author: Nigel Calder
Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional - 2001-05-28
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