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Larry Pardey is widely recognized as one of the master craftsmen of the wooden-boat building world. Details of Classic Boat Construction shows the process with extensive photographs and drawings and includes ample time-saving procedures. Covering topics that range from financial and time planning, lofting, building floors and framing, selecting of materials, planking and spiling, hull design, and from deck beams to man-hour norms, and details critical to wooden-boat construction.
This fully updated new edition of First Aid at Sea provides an easy-to-access instant guide to emergency first aid for all seafarers:
– Concise descriptions of medical conditions
– Prioritized list of treatments
– Fully updated in line with guidelines and best practice
French for Cruisers is a practical, easy-to-use guide that provides the vocabulary and language skills necessary to cruise in French-speaking waters. With this book you can make your boating plans in such places that include the Caribbean, French Polynesia, Mediterranean or the canals of France.
VIDEO – Before you set sail to cross oceans join Lin and Larry Pardey in Get Ready to Cross Oceans. They are on board Taleisin demonstrating gear storage, storm trysails, sail repairs, and other valuable hints to help you prepare. Then voyage along with them on a classic tradewind passage across the Indian Ocean toward Africa, with stops at Cocos (Keeling) Atoll, the quiet island of Rodriques, and the remote French colony at Reunion. Weather planning, landfall considerations, windvanes, sail choices, and crew comfort are only a few of the subjects covered.
VIDEO – In Get Ready to Cruise, Lin and Larry Pardey are on board Taleisin, the boat that has been their home for 65,000 miles of voyaging. They demonstrate galley upgrades, table design ideas, comfortable seating arrangements, and ways to improve ventilation below deck, how sail and ground-tackle handling can be made easier for even the smallest crew member. Learn also about sun protection, rain collection, line handling, buying and storing provisions and hints for keeping you and your crew dry, warm, clean and well rested.
Des Pawson has been a professional ropeworker for more than 25 years. His passion for knots goes back to the time when, aged 7, he was given a book with some knots in it. He has studied knots and sailors’ ropework ever since. Over that time he has built up a number of recipe books containing the information required to make each item, whether it is a key fob, fender, mat or knife lanyard.
In Seraffyn’s European Adventures you will join Lin & Larry Pardey on the southwest coast of England, where they coasted eastward, stopping where fancy held them, where good friends were made, to winter at Poole, and work to pay for the next leg of the voyage – the Baltic in the spring.
Seraffyn’s Mediterranean Adventure, chronicles the three years spent exploring Ulysses wine-colored sea and clearly illustrates how they kept that dream afloat. Lin and Larry meander under sail, eastward from the rocky monolith of Gibraltar to the imposing stone ramparts of Malta.
The journey on Seraffyn’s Oriental Adventure is a tale of two young dreamers adventuring along the sea on board their self-built 24’4″ cutter. Join Lin and Larry Pardey as they cross the exotic sea that spawned Homer’s tales of Ulysses’ Odyssey, then sail through the strife torn Red Sea and across the typhoon tossed waters of the Bay of Bengal. Now they have to decide whether to turn back westward or continue eastward and complete the circle with a return to the place they once called home.