Catamarans: The Complete Guide for Cruising Sailors

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - An excellent introduction. Dick newick, legendary catamaran and trimaran designer“If you are contemplating spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a cruising catamaran, the small price of this book is probably the best investment you could possibly start with. From the Foreword by Charles K. Chiodi, publisher of Multihulls Magazine.

This long overdue, in-depth guide will help you choose and cruise the right catamaran for your needs. An authoritative guide for novices and experienced sailors; the best book written on the subjects since the early 1990s. Trimaran” jim brown, gregor tarjan shares his enthusiasm for yachts with two hulls, renowned multihull designer“In Catamarans, based on years of sailing all types.

Catamarans: The Complete Guide for Cruising Sailors #ad - The modern cruising catamaran has arrivedThe arguments are over and the verdict is in--cruising catamarans comprise a rapidly growing percentage of the cruising fleet worldwide. Their advantages of space, stability, and handling under power are truly compelling, speed, and modern cats are every bit as reliable as monohulls.

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the SmarterCharter CATAMARAN Guide: CARIBBEAN: Insiders’ tips for confident Bareboat cruising

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#ad - With instructive illustrations from a modern master. Two 20-year veterans of the caribbean, americas cup racing, new-owner coaching, years of sailing instruction, experience, share their insights, and lessons learned from hundreds of crewed and skippered charters, David Blacklock and Michael Domican, open ocean voyaging, and customer service management in the yacht charter industry up and down the Caribbean.

the SmarterCharter CATAMARAN Guide: CARIBBEAN: Insiders’ tips for confident Bareboat cruising #ad - Designed for the skipper taking family and friends on a sailing charter in the world's greatest sailing destination, as well as the cruising couple or family dipping their toes into long-distance voyaging, Crew Development, Anchoring and Docking skills, this book covers Provisioning, Customs and Immigration tips, and all the things you didn't learn at sailing school.

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

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Goodlander #ad - Cruising boat basics contains 58 years of seamanship and ship’s husbandry distilled into more than 350 readable pages. Does sailing across an ocean on a small vessel seem like an immense challenge? It doesn’t need to be—if you are prepared with a well-found boat, strong offshore safety gear, and some basic seamanship skills.

This book is written with the specific aim of helping sailors exactly like you accomplish these very real, very worthwhile cruising dreams—without a massive amount of money, complication, or BS. It is chock-full of technical information gathered during three circumnavigations and a lifetime of living aboard in foreign ports.

It contains what every sea gypsy understands—but few marine publications address—the good, the bad, and the ugly of ocean cruising. It does not cop-out by telling you to throw money at your problems by hiring marine experts. The skills required can be explained step-by-step. It is all basic, logical stuff.

Cruising Boat Basics: Hints, Tips, and Tricks for a Fabulous Life Afloat #ad - This book reveals the reality of buying a well-found, coastal sailing, inexpensive boat and outfitting it for living aboard—then taking it inshore gunkholing, offshore cruising, and ocean storm-strutting. 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.

Forget the “you gotta have a pile of money” rock-hugger thinking. You don’t.

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Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4/E

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - The maintenance bible for boatowners is fully updated and better than ever!If it’s on a boat and it has screws, wires, or moving parts, it’s covered in Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual. When you leave the dock with this indispensable resource aboard, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on: battery technologies, and RFIDiesel enginesTransmissions, and bow thrustersSpars, shaft brakes, and through-hullsPumps and watermakersSteering, autopilots, wind and water generators, and propellersRefrigeration and air-conditioningTanks, windlasses, including networking systems, 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, rigging, bonding, and solar powerElectric motors and electric lightsMarine electronics, inverters, and wind vanes Stoves and heatersWinches, battery chargers, plumbing, antennas, and lightning protectionGenerators, and roller reefing.

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The Annapolis Book of Seamanship: Fourth Edition

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Simon & Schuster #ad - This is because john rousmaniere and artist Mark Smith bring to Annapolis decades of experience both as sailors and as professional communicators. Annapolis emphasizes the standard skills and proven methods that eliminate error and confusion, ensure security in emergencies, and allow every sailor more time for enjoyment on the water.

Over half the book has been revised; old topics and features have been updated, and many new ones have been introduced. This edition of Annapolis is a major overhaul. Much has changed on the water since 1983 when this book was originally published. Black buoys are now green, many more women are commanding boats, safety skills and gear are vastly improved, new types of anchors and sails have appeared, the Global Positioning Satellite navigation system GPS is almost universally used, and catamarans and trimarans are common where only monohulls used to sail.

But for all these modern developments, the basic skills and spirit of sailing have not changed at all. Completely revised and updated to address changes in technology, this new edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing. Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship has set the standard by which other books on sailing are measured.

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship: Fourth Edition #ad - The design has been modernized, and many color illustrations have been added. As big and detailed as annapolis is, the wealth of technical information including dozens of step-by-step instructions is presented here in a way that is uniquely readable; it's both useful and easy to use. Sail trimming, maintaining the dead reckoning plot, keeping up steerageway, heaving-to -- these fundamentals are as important now as ever and receive much attention here.

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How to Read a Nautical Chart, 2nd Edition Includes ALL of Chart #1: A Complete Guide to Using and Understanding Electronic and Paper Charts

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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - Authoritative, and hands-on information on reading and relying on electronic and paper nautical charts The classic How to Read a Nautical Chart explains every aspect of electronic and paper nautical charts: how a chart is assembled, how to gauge the accuracy of chart data, practical, how to read charts created by other governments, how to use information such as scale, projection technique and datum that every chart contains; how not to get fooled or run aground by overzooming.

A new chapter on the wiki revolution explores the mechanisms allowing you to incorporate user-generated content into navigational products and share this content with others—harnessing a user-base never before possible. Calder also explores how 3d-technology and real-time depth and weather information is creating interactive charting capacities that are fundamentally changing how we navigate.

How to Read a Nautical Chart, 2nd Edition Includes ALL of Chart #1: A Complete Guide to Using and Understanding Electronic and Paper Charts #ad - Nigel calder teaches you how to squeeze every ounce of information out of a nautical chart on your GPS, paper and electronic, or nav station and understand the limits of accuracy for all charts, chartplotter, raster and vector. This much-awaited second edition addresses the changes in the world of electronic charting, integrated onboard navigation systems, as well as radar overlays and AIS and their interfacing with charts.

Calder's unique, practical insights will help you to navigate safely for years to come.

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Knowing Your Multihull: Catamarans, Trimarans & Proas

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OutRigMedia.com #ad - Fundamental difference between monohull and multihull rigging-- How to easily perform routine maintenance tasks on cruising multihulls during an extended cruise … Why repairing a multihull is often preferable to performing the same type of repair on a monohull-- Main areas for multihull maintenance what are they.

. Here is the “must-know” information about catamarans, trimarans and proas that every multihull owner, or prospective buyer, needs to know. Chainplate errors that will increase corrosion and breakage how to keep this from happening on your craft-- #1 way small multihulls suffer from damage the answer may surprise you -- Note: this problem affects BOTH fiberglass and wooden boats how you can avoid it-- And much more!

Knowing Your Multihull: Catamarans, Trimarans & Proas #ad - How the platform concept affects important aspects of both sailing and maintenance -- What are the main stress points of a multihull’s platform? knowing these can save you loads of grief in the longevity of your boat-- Why stiffness and rigidity are important maintenance factors in most multihulls. And why? … easiest yet most neglected maintenance issue to take care of in multihulls this results in the #1 enemy to the health of your boat-- why fiberglass production boats suffer from mildew and rot just like wooden boats … how your nose can be become a great "maintenance tool" when it comes to the life and care of your vessel-- What to change out in the hulls each and every time you go sailing … Active and passive pieces of equipment to help make your boat last for decades of active enjoyment -- Pieces of equipment to include in the engine room many designers & boat manufacturers neglect to adequately address this issue, which makes having this equipment a good idea … An often-overlooked issue when it comes to accessing the engine area it's so obvious that many individuals completely forget to check it-- Common visual signs of corrosion and/or damage in certain areas of a multihull -- many boat owners and potential boat buyers either ignore or are unknowing about them-- Typical problems found in "older" multihulls understand why they occur and how to fix them as inexpensively as possible-- Avoiding common mistakes found in Headstay Chainplates.

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Adrift Movie tie-in: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea

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Dey Street Books #ad - They found themselves battling pounding rain, waves the size of skyscrapers, and 140 knot winds. Richard tethered himself to the boat and sent Tami below to safety, and then all went eerily quiet. New york times bestseller the heart-stopping memoir, soon to be a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, and directed by Baltasar Kormákur Everest.

An inspirational and empowering read. Shailene woodleyyoung and in love, their lives ahead of them, Tami Oldham and her fiancé Richard Sharp set sail from Tahiti under brilliant blue skies, with Tami’s hometown of San Diego as their ultimate destination. It’s a tale of love and survival on the high seas-- an unforgettable story about resilience of the human spirit, and the transcendent power of love.

Adrift Movie tie-in: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea #ad - Hours later, tami awakened to find the boat in ruins, and Richard nowhere in sight. Adrift is the story of tami’s miraculous forty-one-day journey to safety on a ravaged boat with no motor and no masts, and with little hope for rescue. But the two free spirits and avid sailors couldn’t anticipate that less than two weeks into their voyage, they would sail directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

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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 - This has taken them as far north as norway, into the Pacific, around Cape Horn against the prevailing winds, south to Argentina, twice across the Atlantic, and then on a circuit of the North Pacific. 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.

New material includes: lessons from cape horn an interview with the late sir peter blake, deploying para-anchors, 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, building and using storm staysails, avoiding the worst areas of cyclonic storms, choosing storm gear, 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 - A series of user-friendly checklists will help sailors from the moment they start looking for their perfect offshore boat, through outfitting, and as they encounter their first storms at sea. A discussion of the many ways heaving-to can be useful at sea as a way to help the crew keep well rested, to effect repairs, to steady a vessel should outside assistance ever be necessary will convince even those who plan to run before their imagined ultimate storm that heaving-to is still a must know.

Since writing the previous edition of Storm Tactics Handbook, Lin and Larry have voyaged an additional 35, 000 miles. There is only one storm tactic that has the ability to sap the power of breaking seas, they explain. Practiced the skills taught by Lin and Larry Pardey.

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Catamaran Living: Food, Shelter and Security Advice for Living on a Sailboat

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SkinnyBottle #ad - Thinking about living on a sailboat?Knowing how to sail a catamaran boat is not enough to ensure a healthy and comfortable lifestyle on it. This book includes tips and advice about food, shelter and security when living on a catamaran. It is meant to be a quick read that will get you thinking about the things you need to take into account before moving on board.

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Get Real, Get Gone: How to Become a Modern Sea Gypsy and Sail Away Forever

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Unknown #ad - This book is for them and for any experienced sailors who want to cast off the yoke of consumerist yachting and get back to what really matters at sea. If you are not rich, but dream of seeing our beautiful world from the deck of your own boat, this book is packed full of practical and spiritual advice to help you cut through the endless marketing and identify what it is you truly need to become a modern sea gypsy and sail away on the greatest adventure of your life….

Don't even think of buying a boat until you have read this book" Tom Cunliffe legendary sailor and author of The Complete Yachtmaster. The idea that you have to be rich to travel the world on your own yacht is so universal that it goes largely unquestioned. The ubiquitous images of rich men on super-yachts sipping Martinis only help cement this image.

Get Real, Get Gone: How to Become a Modern Sea Gypsy and Sail Away Forever #ad - This book hopes to change all that. Rick and jasna’s recent appearance on ben fogle’s new lives in the wild chronicled their budget lifestyle and adventures aboard Calypso, and introduced the idea of budget sailing to a whole new audience – an audience who may have never considered the possibility that such a dream could be made a reality, on such a small amount of money.

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