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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.
Come along in Living a Dream as Suzanne and Ty leave it all behind, seeking and then sailing Liberty to remote fjords as they adapt to the cruising life, meet the challenges of rough weather and a medical emergency at sea–and ultimately question whether this dream could–or should–last a lifetime.
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.
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.