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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.
VIDEO – In Storm Tactics DVD, they take you well out to sea and demonstrate methods to help you bring your boat and crew safely through storms with your gear and dreams intact. The Pardey’s use this visually explicit medium to demonstrate the technical details of storm tactics for both modern and classic boats, and they show you how you can adapt their ideas for your own use.
Fear of storms has kept many otherwise competent sailors from venturing into the open ocean. Storm Tactics Handbook, 3rd Edition explores the myths that have sprung up about ways to bring small boats through storms and shows tried and true methods that work for all types of sailing vessels. Special sections explain storm sail design, sea-anchor technology and tips for preventing gear failure at sea.
Taleisin’s Tales reflects back to the first miles Lin and Larry Pardey gained together on their second boat; one they built lovingly with teak carvel planking over sawn black locust frames. The book begins with the boat launch and the transition from their cherished Seraffyn, and includes details from outfitting, provisioning and final detailing during the early months Lin and Larry spent getting to know their new bluewater cruiser, as well as moments of melancholy as they let go of attachments to their first trusty boat that took them around the world. Taleisin’s Tales takes the reader through those initial cautious 1000 coastal miles between California and the Sea of Cortez.
This fourth edition of The Care and Feed of Sailing Crew incorporates ideas and information gathered by Lin and Larry during their more recent and the majority of chapters have been expanded to include the most up-to-date information on sources, supplies, additional recipes and cooking ideas and new technology. Relevant for all sailors who venture away from home, be it for a weekend cruise to nearby islands or a voyage around the world.
The Essentials of Living Aboard a Boat educates both dreamers and explorers with information about this wonderful and rewarding lifestyle. Mark Nicholas has combined his experience of life aboard with the advice of other liveaboards, marina owners, technicians, boat manufacturers and advocates in order to detail the challenges and offer real advice for success.
The Medal Maker: A Biography of Victor Kovalenko is the story of Victor Kovalenko. This remarkable man shares with Roger Vaughan his ascent to the highest levels of sailing. Victor’s tenacity of pleading with those in authority to gain permission to race sailboats in the former Soviet Union is inspiring. His teams have won more Olympic medals in sailing than those of any other sailing coach in history.
The Nautical Sextant reveals in pictures, prose, and perspective the experience and knowledge gained by the author from years of acquiring, studying, and restoring sextants from earlier times and from around the world. This fascinating book owes much of its attraction to the expert description and photos of the mechanics of the sextants and their subassemblies. It is also the story of how different manufacturers, in different times and places, solved the same mechanical problems in different ways in order to perfect one of the most accurate mechanical devices ever produced by man.
In Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere, John Vigor turns the spotlight on twenty seaworthy sailboats that are at home on the ocean in all weather. These are old fiberglass boats, mostly of traditional design and strong construction. All are small, from 20 feet to 32 feet overall, but all have crossed oceans, and all are cheap.
This edition of U.S. Chart No. 1 has a new name and a new look. It’s title is now Symbols, Abbreviations and Terms used on Paper and Electronic Navigational Charts. For the first time, U.S. Chart No. 1 presents both of the major symbology sets used for marine navigation.