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One glance will convince you that How to Rename Your Boat is not at all your usual boating book. It’s quirky-funny in some chapters, serious in some, and quite over the top in others. And yet, as experienced boaters will realize, it’s really a book about safety at sea, supplemented with plentiful advice about how you can improve your odds of survival in various circumstances.Some of it may not be standard advice, of course. Vigor’s famous “denaming” ceremony, for instance, doesn’t look like boating safety advice at first glance.
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 the book, Rescue at the Top of the World winter came early to the Arctic in 1897. Frigid temperatures brought pack ice that filled the waters north of the Bering Strait. As a result, virtually the entire North American whaling fleet was trapped, stranding 300 men to die of starvation and exposure. Three escaping ships raised the alarm. Answering the call, three officers from the early U.S. Coast Guard and two missionaries volunteered to travel over 1,500 miles through the Arctic winter to reach the shipwrecked whalers. The rescuers’ perilous four-month journey, through mountainous territory and barren sub-zero landscapes never before traversed, was fraught with blizzards, wolves, steep terrain, unstable ice, hunters, and bone-piercing cold. Unaware that a rescue team was on the way, the shipwrecked men endured freezing temperatures, malnutrition, and scurvy before falling into general lawlessness. Their struggles and those of the rescuers are meticulously recreated here from century-old journals.This extraordinary chronicle of hardship and heroism will take you to the heart of one of America’s greatest maritime disasters-and the greatest Arctic rescue story in history.
No skipper should ever take a vessel or crew onto the open ocean without the means to cope with the unthinkable. Disasters occur because of a cascade of untoward events; the best seamen are able to interrupt this sequence and circumvent tragic outcomes. Safer Offshore catalogs solutions to real life situations and provides the reader with information seldom discussed by other authors: how to manage emergency situations and crises on the open ocean where no help is available.
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.
This is the second edition of the popular Spanish for Cruisers. In this new edition, it has been greatly expanded so that it now covers ALL the language and vocabulary necessary to have when you cruise the Spanish-speaking countries of the Caribbean, Central and South America and Europe.