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The Complete Rigger’s Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging, Second Edition

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - This expanded edition features new material on multihull rig design, how to make and use soft-shackles, and the latest information on Sta-Lok mechanical terminals. Easy-to-understand explanations demonstrate how to make hundreds of pieces of handmade gear, and sometimes thousands, which saves you hundreds, of dollars.

The Complete Rigger's Apprentice: Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging, Second Edition #ad - Revised and updated—the only book you need on sailboat rigging and marlinspike arts The Complete Rigger’s Apprentice, Second Edition offers today’s marine professionals a complete, up-to-date resource on today’s rigging best practices and traditions. In addition to sharing traditional rigging methods, for the first time, new techniques are taught here, including how to work with today’s high-modulus fibers for both running and standing rigging.

Continuing its tradition, this book helps you gain satisfaction and hard-cash savings from stepping your own masts, inspecting and maintaining your own rigs, and turning your own tail splices and wire eye splices.

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Cruising Boat Basics: Hints, Tips, and Tricks for a Fabulous Life Afloat

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Goodlander #ad - The skills required can be explained step-by-step. It does exactly the opposite. It is all basic, logical stuff. It is chock-full of technical information gathered during three circumnavigations and a lifetime of living aboard in foreign ports. Reading this book is like sitting in the cockpit of a battered ketch at anchor in an exotic port—and having one of the most famous circumnavigators spin yarns, tell jokes, and give the most outrageous advice on cruising under sail.

This book was not written for the edification of Topside-clad yachtsmen or teak-trodding credit card captains—but rather for the working-class sailor attempting to transit from dirt dweller to ocean vagabond without losing sight of the daily fun factor. This book reveals the reality of buying a well-found, offshore cruising, coastal sailing, inexpensive boat and outfitting it for living aboard—then taking it inshore gunkholing, and ocean storm-strutting.

Cruising Boat Basics: Hints, Tips, and Tricks for a Fabulous Life Afloat #ad - Cruising boat basics contains 58 years of seamanship and ship’s husbandry distilled into more than 350 readable pages. It clearly communicates the morality, the karma, the economy, and the delights of sailing the world with empty pockets and full hearts. It tells you the nitty-gritty technical details of the sea gypsy lifestyle.

Fatty and his wife Carolyn are currently on their fourth circumnavigation. They sail across oceans with no more concern than most yachties experience while putt-putting to the fuel dock. Are you just getting your sealegs but have a burning desire to live within mother Ocean’s warm embrace? To be truly free? To sail to Borneo, Madagascar, Cocos Keeling, the Caribbean, and Chagos? To kiss life full on the lips from the deck of a small boat on a big ocean?Then you are in luck.

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Sailmaker's Apprentice: A Guide for the Self-reliant Sailor

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - Emphasizing the handwork that distinguishes the highest-quality, most durable sails, and stitch seams, with the help of over 700 detailed illustrations -- how to sew patches, not to mention how to make your own sails, sail pro Emiliano Marino tells you how to select a rig, fix tears or frayed edges, canvas sailcovers, and then shows you -- step by step, hand sew rings, introduces you to sail shape and theory, and sailbags from scratch.

Sailmaker's Apprentice: A Guide for the Self-reliant Sailor #ad - A visual feast for the sailor as well as an indispensable guide for the mariner comprehensive apprenticeship, this hands-on reference is an illustrated tour of the world's rig and sail types, contemporary and historical. Learn how to design, improve, repair, built of low-tech materials you can repair with a few simple tools, and maintain sails If you want to produce sturdy sails for daysailing and cruising, make, The Sailmaker's Apprentice can show you how.

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Marine Diesel Engines: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - Marine diesel engines explains how to: Diagnose and repair engine problems Perform routine and annual maintenance Extend the life and improve the efficiency of your engine. Praise for this boating classic: “The most up-to-date and readable book we've seen on the subject. Sailing world “Deserves a place on any diesel-powered boat.

Motor boat & yachting “Clear, logical, and even interesting to read. Cruising world keep your diesel engine going with help from a master mechanic Marine Diesel Engines has been the bible for do-it-yourself boatowners for more than 15 years. Now updated with information on fuel injection systems, and other new diesel technologies, electronic engine controls, Nigel Calder's bestseller has everything you need to keep your diesel engine running cleanly and efficiently.

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Storm Tactics: Modern Methods of Heaving-to for Survival in Extreme Conditions, 3rd Edition

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Paradise Cay Publications #ad - Highly readable stories of the Pardeys encounters with storms, and of experiences related by several other modern sailors, help illustrate and expand the points made in this book. Not knowing how to heave-to in bad weather is as inexcusable as not knowing red, right, return. The companion dvd, Storm Tactics is also available through Amazon.

New material includes: lessons from cape horn an interview with the late sir peter blake, choosing storm gear, avoiding the worst areas of cyclonic storms, deploying para-anchors, building and using storm staysails, on storm survival and heaving-to Heaving-to using a Galerider on 55-foot Morgan s Cloud Adding rudder protection stops Discussions on avoiding chafe, and many more have been expanded to answer many questions posed by readers and seminar attendees.

Storm Tactics: Modern Methods of Heaving-to for Survival in Extreme Conditions, 3rd Edition #ad - As in the first two editions of this book, they describe their concerns about the tendency of modern sailors to discard the classic methods used to bring sailing vessels of all sizes from vast clipper ships to tiny yachts through amazingly strong winds and heavy seas. This has taken them as far north as norway, twice across the Atlantic, into the Pacific, around Cape Horn against the prevailing winds, south to Argentina, and then on a circuit of the North Pacific.

Practiced the skills taught by Lin and Larry Pardey. In a storm at sea, luck is highly biased toward the sailor who has a plan. Mario vittone, a U. S.

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The Long Way

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Sheridan House #ad - The Long Way #ad - The long way is bernard moitessier's own incredible story of his participation in the first Golden Globe Race, Leeuwin, non-stop circumnavigation rounding the three great Capes of Good Hope, a solo, and the Horn. Not once had he touched land. For seven months, the veteran seafarer battled storms, doldrums, gear-failures, knock-downs, as well as overwhelming fatigue and loneliness.

Then, nearing the finish, moitessier pulled out of the race and sailed on for another three months before ending his 37, 455-mile journey in Tahiti.

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Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4/E

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4/E #ad - The maintenance bible for boatowners is fully updated and better than ever!If it’s on a boat and it has screws, or moving parts, wires, it’s covered in Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual. When you leave the dock with this indispensable resource aboard, and through-hullspumps and watermakerssteering, windlasses, inverters, and lightning protectionGenerators, wind and water generators, and bow thrustersSpars, and propellersRefrigeration and air-conditioningTanks, plumbing, rigging, autopilots, including recent developments in lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells12- and 24-volt DC systemsElectric and hybrid propulsionHow to radically improve the energy efficiency of most boatsCorrosion, and wind vanes Stoves and heatersWinches, bonding, battery chargers, antennas, shaft brakes, including networking systems, and RFIDiesel enginesTransmissions, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on: Battery technologies, and solar powerElectric motors and electric lightsMarine electronics, and roller reefing.

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Stress-free Sailing: Single and Short-handed Techniques

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Adlard Coles #ad - The vast majority of sailing yacht scenarios comprise a couple sailing the boat together, and needing to carry out all manoeuvres and activities themselves with no help from a back-up crew. This book is therefore a first, anchoring, addressing the most common sailing scenarios that anyone cruising will have to deal with, original, highly effective and most importantly successfully tried and tested by the author techniques and solutions for dealing with the huge variety of essential operations on a boat – from sail setting and reefing, picking up a man overboard, berthing and leaving a pontoon shorthanded, to picking up mooring buoys in a variety of wind and tide situations, and providing clever, sailing in fog and heavy weather – and even going up the mast.

This book will be a godsend to anyone sailing single or shorthanded – including couples with young children who need to be supervised by one parent whilst the other runs the boat. Organised into techniques for different cruising scenarios, the book features step by step sequential photos showing exactly how to approach each situation and carry out the task in hand.

Stress-free Sailing: Single and Short-handed Techniques #ad - . Their boat handling, sail handling, navigation, anchoring and mooring skills all have to be carried out both efficiently and effectively, preferably with the minimum of physical effort to conserve energy. But most sailing technique books assume a crew of 3 or 4, all willing to lend a hand.

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Storm Proofing your Boat, Gear, and Crew

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#ad - This book is aimed at frugal, safety-conscious cruising couples with few pennies and large dreams aboard small vessels on big oceans. Storm management can—and does—get complicated fast. Or toss over a torn sail…here’s the reality: storms are perfectly ordinary, normal, everyday, natural occurrences at sea.

Storm survival isn’t rocket science. There’s nothing complicated about these concepts. And, you need to be fully, in order not to be panicked, properly prepared. It says parachute retrieval is extremely dangerous. 340 pages, 42 photos, 36 illustrations. Its core premise is simple: a used $3, 000 sailboat can be safer offshore than a new $3, 000, has the proper gear, 000 yacht if it is storm-proofed, and has a crew who knows how to deploy both.

Storm Proofing your Boat, Gear, and Crew #ad - Are you considering taking people you love offshore with limited funds to spend on marine safety gear? If so, read this book. It will both save you money and provide peace of mind. There is never a time when a storm is not raging somewhere offshore. That’s it. The emphasis is on practical what-actually-works at sea—with awareness that safety gear costs money and takes up valuable space.

Don’t allow lack of offshore storm preparation to scuttle your cruising dreams before they’re fully launched.

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Don Casey's Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual: Including Inspecting the Aging Sailboat, Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair, Sailboat Refinishing, Sailbo

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - The definitive guide from the world's best-known sailboat maintenance expert Don Casey’s Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual combines six core volumes into a single, explains every major system, utterly dependable resource that answers every frequent question, and helps you keep your boat and its components shipshape.

Don Casey's Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual: Including Inspecting the Aging Sailboat, Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair, Sailboat Refinishing, Sailbo #ad - This must-have guide saves you time, easiest, spars, and trim make and repair sails, dodgers, sail covers, deck, awnings, wood, and repair your boat’s diesel engine Put a professional-looking finish on your boat’s hull, most effective ways to: Evaluate the condition of your boat or one you’re about to purchase Repair structural damage to your fiberglass sailboat Improve or repair your sailboat’s electrical system Troubleshoot, sailbags, maintain, money, and grief as you learn the fastest, and bimini tops .

Casey’s technical virtuosity, his user-friendly explanations, and Peter Compton's diesel engine expertise make even the more complicated repairs and improvements easy to understand. More than 2, 500 clear and detailed illustrations guide you step by step through every procedure.

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Off The Grid: How I quit the rat race and live for free aboard a sailboat

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#ad - Now, i survive off the grid and close to nature, the way we were intended to live: free. Sthroughout my 20s, got married and divorced, my 30s and 40s, owned a restaurant, lived in the Caribbean aboard a sailboat, I worked various construction jobs, and raised two kids. I outfitted her with rainwater catchment tanks, plus solar panels to power my freezer and navigation instruments.

This let me clear up my debts, and in turn, freed my spirit. Since then, i’ve been living full-time aboard the Gypsea Soul, on the water. Don't call it a “diary”! LOL. I hope that as you read this book, fruity island drink by your side, the salt and wind in your hair, you will feel sailingas though you’re along with me, lost in the amazement of the sea.

. Introductioni went from working 60 hours a week and getting nowhere to working three months a year and going everywhere. Living on a boat, but scary ones, I've met a wild cast of characters and had a ton of adventures -- hilarious ones, too. In the following pages, i'll share those adventures with you, as well as some how-to information for anyone curious about following a similar path.

Off The Grid: How I quit the rat race and live for free aboard a sailboat #ad - There were highs and lows, working, but one constant: I spent a lot of time working, and working some more – and still stressing about money. Finally, in 2013, i spent $12, 500 to buy a sturdy 39-foot Ericson sailboat that needed a little work. I am usually on the move or keep my boat anchored out in the water, so that I don't have to pay marinas any rent.

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