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. On deck, lean how sail and ground-tackle handling can be made easier for even the smallest crew member. Larry discusses sun protection, rain collection, and line handling. Lin provides advice on buying and storing provisions and hints for keeping you and your crew dry, warm, clean and well rested.
Shot in The Pittwater (north of Sydney, Australia) and at Fremantle, as well as at their home base in New Zealand (where they are restoring a 110-year-old racing yacht), Get Ready to Cruise DVD incorporates the best ideas from their highly praised videos, including Cruising with Lin and Larry Pardey and The Care and Feeding of Sailing Crew. The programs have been re-edited, re-mastered. and supplemented with new information from these master voyagers, who now have more than 180,000 miles under their belts – including a contrary-to-the-wind voyage below the four great southern capes.
Come along and share in some of the secrets that, even after forty years afloat, make the Pardeys eager to keep cruising—”as long as it’s fun.”
“An excellent addition to any sailor’s library.” ~ Cruising Helmsman Magazine, Australia
“More than 50 really useful ideas.” ~ Woodenboat Magazine
About the Authors
Lin, with her husband Larry is world renowned for her sailing exploits. Author of eleven best selling books on sailing and seamanship, several hundred articles which have been translated into five different languages, she has been keynote speaker in at the Pacific Northwest center of the Sea, the University of Houston Woman’s Forum and Egyptian commission on future tourism.Her previous book, Bull Canyon, a memoir published in 2013 received three literary awards
Larry Pardey spent his teenage years rebuilding several boats ranging from eight to twenty feet in length. As he sold each one, he used his “sweat equity” profits to finance his next project. His largest from-the-keel-up projects have been the two boats he built with his wife Lin: Seraffyn the five-ton cutter which took them on an eleven-year, east-about circumnavigation, and Taleisin the boat shown in this book, which took them west-about over the past 30 years. As they cruised, Larry put his skills to work earning the majority of his income by repairing and restoring classic boats in fifteen different countries, including two that he and Lin then raced successfully in New Zealand. Many of the ideas he shares in this book where learned from builders he met in the course of his travels.
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