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Know Your Boat

Know Your Boat

The Guide to Everything That Makes Your Boat Work

  • Author: David Kroenke
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 9780071361347
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 272
  • View: 2906
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Know Your Boat is here to rescue the millions of boaters who have always been afraid to peer into their boat’s innards for fear of what they’ll find. Here at last is the humorous, user-friendly guide that will give a timid skipper the courage to grab a wrench and tame the savage beast in the bilge (or at least make its acquaintance). Assuming no mechanical aptitude, David Kroenke provides readers with an easy-to-read introduction to the use and maintenance of the many systems found on today’s typical power or sail boat, including: engine, electricity, electronics, plumbing, refrigeration, windlasses, pumps, and steering system.

It's Your Boat Too

It's Your Boat Too

A Woman's Guide to Greater Enjoyment on the Water

  • Author: Suzanne Giesemann
  • Publisher: Paradise Cay Publications
  • ISBN: 9780939837694
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 234
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Commander Suzanne Giesemann draws on her twenty years in the Navy as a commanding officer and leadership instructor to write this empowering guide for women boaters. Power or sail, if you're just going along for the ride, you are limiting your enjoyment on the water. Suzanne encourages women to take a bigger role on board by addressing common fears and self-limiting attitudes. She shares the nautical knowledge necessary to become a safer, more competant, and more confident boater.Women, read this book, then get your partner to read it too.-Lin Pardeytent...a wonderfully insightful book on how to make the transition from passenger to that of a competent mate or even master.-Amanda Swan Neal, Mahina Sailing ExpeditionsCall it an 'Atta-Girl' book, if you will. Suzanne's message is clear: Other women do this. You can too. Here's what you need to know...-Karen Larson, Editor, Good Old Boat MagazineBy reading this book, women can see how easy, and empowering, it is to go cruising with happiness and confidence.-Pam Wall, Outfitting Manager, Ft. Lauderdale West Marine

Unlikely People

Unlikely People

  • Author: Reese Palley
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781574091830
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 208
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Unlikely People is a tribute to the unique men and women that give up the shores and take to the seas. After thirty years of sailing aboard Unlikely VII he has met devils and saints, fools and philosophers, and their stories are told with humor and charm in Palley's inimitable style.

Boating Secrets: 127 Top Tips to Help You Buy and Enjoy Your Boat

Boating Secrets: 127 Top Tips to Help You Buy and Enjoy Your Boat

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0983638144
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 230
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Includes information on the following topics: Do's and don'ts when buying a boat ; Two little known tools surveyors use to determine a boat's age and condition ; Three surprising reasons why marinas require the insurance they do ; How you can still get a boat loan even if your credit score is less than 720 ; How a commercial emergency signaling technology has saved more than 25,000 lives since 1982 and is now available for pleasure boaters ; What to do when you get caught in a bad storm or heavy weather ; Why customizing your electrical and instrument panels makes sense ; How Digital Selective Calling and the Automated Identification System saves lives in a Search and Rescue operation ; The advantages and disadvantages of having a multihull craft over a monohull ; Three powerful strategies you can use to best prepare your boat for rentals ; What's changed to take sailing from an amateur sport to top of the game earning a decent living--publisher.

A Sea Vagabond's World

A Sea Vagabond's World

Boats and Sails, Distant Shores, Islands and Lagoons

  • Author: Bernard Moitessier
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1493042815
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 224
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"I would like now to write a practical book that will cover three topics: boats, the sea, and the beachcombing life." These were the thought of Bernard Moitessier after he finished writing his last book, Tamata and the Alliance, while in Polynesia. The great master died in 1994 and never completed the book, but here it is, meticulously collected from hus many writings, published and unpublished, by his companion Véronique Lerebours Pigeonnière. Moitessier's notebooks include all the know-how and the 1001 tips of this legendary sailor, the knowledge he acquired on the water, in meeting with sailors, during long passages, and during his many years living on various islands. The first part of the book details how to prepare for an extensive cruise, what kind of boat to choose, the rigging, the sails, the anchors, on deck and below deck. The second part describes the passage: the weather, navigation, watch-keeping, and heavy weather. In the third part, Moitessier takes us to the South Sea islands and shows how to adapt to living on an atoll, gardening, fishing and attaining self-sufficiency.

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

Fourth Edition

  • Author: John Rousmaniere
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451650248
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 416
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Completely revised and updated to address changes in technology, this new edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing. Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship has set the standard by which other books on sailing are measured. Used throughout America as a textbook in sailing schools and Power Squadrons, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship thoroughly and clearly covers the fundamental and advanced skills of modern sailing. This edition of Annapolis is a major overhaul. Over half the book has been revised; old topics and features have been updated, and many new ones have been introduced. The design has been modernized, and many color illustrations have been added. As big and detailed as Annapolis is, the wealth of technical information (including dozens of step-by-step instructions) is presented here in a way that is uniquely readable; it's both useful and easy to use. This is because John Rousmaniere and artist Mark Smith bring to Annapolis decades of experience both as sailors and as professional communicators. Annapolis emphasizes the standard skills and proven methods that eliminate error and confusion, ensure security in emergencies, and allow every sailor more time for enjoyment on the water. Much has changed on the water since 1983 when this book was originally published. Black buoys are now green, the Global Positioning Satellite navigation system (GPS) is almost universally used, new types of anchors and sails have appeared, safety skills and gear are vastly improved, many more women are commanding boats, and catamarans and trimarans are common where only monohulls used to sail. But for all these modern developments, the basic skills and spirit of sailing have not changed at all. Sail trimming, keeping up steerageway, maintaining the dead reckoning plot, heaving-to -- these fundamentals are as important now as ever and receive much attention here. Among the innovations in this edition are: * Basic skills in early chapters: Fundamental sailing and boat-handling skills and gear, which are introduced in chapters 1, 2, and 3. * "Hands On" segments: Three dozen special sections, each devoted to a particular seamanship problem and an expert solution. * More how-to tips: Additional rules of thumb that guide a crew quickly and successfully through seamanship problems. * New coverage of multihulls: Advice on evaluating, anchoring, and handling catamarans and trimarans under sail (including in storms). * More on emergencies: New material on emergencies, safety, and heavy-weather sailing, including a section on preparing a docked boat for a hurricane. * Equipment updates: Expanded coverage of the use and care of modern gear and hardware, including radar, GPS, rescue devices, and asymmetrical spinnakers. * Terminology: Full definition and illustration of major terms when they're first introduced, with alternative language provided in parentheses. * Gender: The use of feminine personal pronouns, which reflect the fact that more women are captaining and sailing boats than ever before. From navigation and seamanship to boat and gear maintenance, from pleasure cruising to heavy-weather sailing, here is the definitive, state-of-the-art guide that provides systematic step-by-step techniques to see you through every situation on deck and in the cockpit.

If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name

If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name

News from Small-Town Alaska

  • Author: Heather Lende
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books
  • ISBN: 1565126564
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 296
  • View: 8739
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“Part Annie Dillard, part Anne Lamott, essayist and NPR commentator Heather Lende introduces readers to life in the town of Haines, Alaska . . . subtly reminding readers to embrace each day, each opportunity, each life that touches our own and to note the beauty of it all.” —The Los Angeles Times Tiny Haines, Alaska, is ninety miles north of Juneau, accessible mainly by water or air—and only when the weather is good. There's no traffic light and no mail delivery; people can vanish without a trace and funerals are a community affair. Heather Lende posts both the obituaries and the social column for her local newspaper. If anyone knows the going-on in this close-knit town—from births to weddings to funerals—she does. Whether contemplating the mysterious death of eccentric Speedy Joe, who wore nothing but a red union suit and a hat he never took off, not even for a haircut; researching the details of a one-legged lady gold miner's adventurous life; worrying about her son's first goat-hunting expedition; observing the awe-inspiring Chilkat Bald Eagle Festival; or ice skating in the shadow of glacier-studded mountains, Lende's warmhearted style brings us inside her small-town life. We meet her husband, Chip, who owns the local lumber yard; their five children; and a colorful assortment of quirky friends and neighbors, including aging hippies, salty fishermen, native Tlingit Indians, and volunteer undertakers—as well as the moose, eagles, sea lions, and bears with whom they share this wild and perilous land. Like Bailey White's tales of Southern life or Garrison Keillor's reports from the Midwest, NPR commentator Heather Lende's take on her offbeat Alaskan hometown celebrates life in a dangerous and breathtakingly beautiful place.

Fast Track to Sailing

Fast Track to Sailing

Learn to Sail in Three Days

  • Author: Steve Colgate,Doris Colgate
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 9780071615204
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 128
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The learn-to-sail book for when you are in a hurry to gain your sea legs At the Offshore Sailing School, the Colgates have taught more than 100,000 adults how to sail. Now they are making their proven instructional methods available to you so you can fulfill your sailing dreams in little time. Though designed around three days of intensive instruction, the book adapts easily to any learning pace. You can master the fundamentals in three days--or over a summer of leisurely sailing.

The Letters of John F. Kennedy

The Letters of John F. Kennedy

  • Author: John F. Kennedy
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408839954
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
  • View: 550
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John Fitzgerald Kennedy led the United States for barely a thousand days, and yet he is regarded as one of the great Presidents of all time for his brave decisions on civil rights and international relations, and not merely as a consequence of his tragic fate. Kennedy steered his nation away from the brink of nuclear war, initiated the first nuclear test ban treaty and launched his nation on its mission to the moon and beyond. JFK inspired a nation, particularly the massive generation of baby boomers, injecting hope and revitalising faith in the American dream at a time when it was badly needed. 2013 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Kennedy's untimely death. Martin Sandler's The Letters of John F. Kennedy will be the only book that focuses on letters both from and to Kennedy. Drawn from more than two million letters on file at the Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, The Letters of John F. Kennedy presents readers with a portrait of both Kennedy the politician and Kennedy the man, as well as the turbulent times he lived in. The beginnings of American involvement in Vietnam, a touch-and-go Cold War relationship with the Soviet bloc and many other international controversies are intertwined with Kennedy's own hushed-up health problems, his renowned controversial personal life and his charismatic engagement with the world of presidential politics. Letters to and from Martin Luther King, Jr., Eleanor Roosevelt, Nikita Khruschev, Bertrand Russell, David Bengurian and many others are included, as well as missives from ordinary citizens and schoolchildren. Each letter is accompanied by lively and informative contextualization and facsimiles of many of the letters will appear in the text, along with photographs and exclusive material from the Kennedy Library and Museum.

The Atlantic Sailor's Handbook

The Atlantic Sailor's Handbook

  • Author: Alastair Buchan
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408156075
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 192
  • View: 5035
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Based on the author's Sailing an Atlantic Circuit, this practical, how-to guide to the planning, preparation and execution of a passage is both a helpful and an inspirational book for all sailors considering an offshore or ocean passage. A vastly experienced Atlantic ocean sailor, Alastair Buchan looks in detail at three specific passages (a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, a passage from the Eastern Seaboard of the USA to the Caribbean, and cruising around the Caribbean itself). The advice, ranging from choosing/refitting a boat, insurance, safety, training crew and route planning to watch keeping, weather routeing, heavy weather strategies and disaster management, is applicable to any other open sea passage and will be invaluable to any would-be long distance sailors. Illustrated throughout with helpful diagrams, maps, and inspirational photography, this is an essential handbook for all sailors aspiring to make an offshore or ocean passage. 'An informative common sense approach...from decades of personal experience' Dorset Echo 'A comprehensive user-friendly guide that will inspire any armchair dreamer...thoroughly informative and entertainingly written' Yachting Monthly