Handbook of Offshore Cruising : The Dream and Reality of Modern Ocean Cruising
By Jim Howard
Everything the offshore cruiser needs to know about selecting, fitting out, maintaining and handling a blue water cruising boat, as well as managing the cruising lifestyle both at sea and in port. There is practical advice on: selecting a boat and rig; optimum deck and cabin layouts; the electrical, plumbing and self-steering systems; voyage planning; provisioning; money management; security; and coping with heavy weather both at sea and in port. Includes a 32-page colour section with photographs by Onne van der Wal
Chapters - Building or Buying a Boat for Offshore Cruising, Size Considerations, Choosing the Rig, Hull Design, Cruising Multihulls, Construction Materials, Spars and Standing Rigging, Running Rigging, Deck Layout and Equipment, Cockpit Arrangement, Cabin Arrangement, Engine and Propulsion, Plumbing, Electrical System, Electronics, Cruising Sails, Self Steering Systems,Magnetic Steering Compasses, Tenders for Cruising, Trip Planning, Provisioning, Storage, Psychological Aspects, Cruising with Children, Final Preparations, Routine at Sea, Heavy Weather at Sea, Safety at Sea and Emergency Procedures, Approaching Harbours and Anchorages, Anchors and Anchoring, Heavy Weather Procedures in Port, Maintenance and Repairs, Maintaining Good Health, Security, Formalities, Getting Along with other Cultures, Cost, Employment While Cruising.
Hb. 496pp 232x186mm