London Goes to Sea

Author: Peter J. Baumgartner
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 9781574091755
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London Goes To Sea is Peter J. Baumgartner's candid and captivating account of restoring an ageing fibreglass sailing boat over the course of four years and then introducing it to his native New England waters. His precise records illustrate every trial and triumph of the restoration process, and his careful attention to errors made along the way provides crucial insight for anyone considering a similar project. His writing combines the best elements of a brisk, entertaining narrative and a thoroughly practical handbook, making for a truly unique story that embraces every experience of the coastal sailor. His unflagging joy and enthusiasm for his old Cape Dory shine through on every page.

The Upside Down Spinnaker

Author: Ned Rosen
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1543907466
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book about sailing begins with an account of the author’s and his collaborator’s separate early experiences and the problems they encountered. In one case, ignorance was not bliss - it resulted in property damage. The other case, despite life-threatening conditions at sea, luckily had a happy conclusion. Fortunately, both boys grew up, and became very “salty” sailors. In this book, they share lessons learned and wisdom gleaned through almost ten decades of cruising and racing sizeable cabin cruisers in many different bodies of water. They have compressed their combined years of experience on the water into a sensible, practical, and highly readable guide for sailors at all skill and experience levels. What’s the main theme of the book? To make clear that prospective long-distance cruising sailors need clear thinking and realistic plans as they make purchasing decisions. To help make that happen, the authors present accounts of a few (of several) joyful experiences, some mixed experiences, and some ugly ones - and much more. Their rich and engaging narrative about sailing also portrays picturesque villages on the shores of Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, the Long Island Sound, and Chesapeake Bay. Up-close sightings of gorgeous sea birds, playful dolphins, a large leaping manta ray, scores of huge basking whales in the Long Island Sound, and even a near collision with a swimming buck deer during a night-time race brought much joy, as did awesome sun rises and sunsets. An encounter with flying blood suckers on Lake Ontario, and a miserable anchorage on a rainy night with mosquitos in the Florida Keys brought only pain. Between them, the two men purchased nine cruisers, and chartered several others over six decades. Based on their various experiences with these vessels they offer practical, hard-won advice to readers on how to buy one, and how to avoid common mistakes. They do this by posing thought questions for shoppers to answer prior to spending money on either new or used boats. Buying a cruising size sailboat isn’t as easy as it may seem, especially to someone new to sailing. Scary design and manufacturing defects, and mistakes by dealers to be avoided are identified. Both skippers had to deal with serious below water line leaks in harrowing conditions. Their bad experiences can make yours better. The authors’ practical lessons on developing and leading race crews for cruisers are important elements in the book. Both men bring much experience with team building to this essential part of racing from their separate professional and racing careers. Rosen provides a team excellence model, and both men contribute to a list of more than thirty mistakes that race crew members are prone to commit. Most of the mistakes cause boat speed loss. Some can result in injury or worse. Readers will learn how to prevent or recover from these mistakes under racing conditions. While “The Upside-Down Spinnaker” is not a technical book, a glossary is included for less experienced readers, plus numerous photos and illustrations.

Die Quantentheorie

Author: Fritz Reiche
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642921493
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

Segeln f r Dummies

Author: J. J. Isler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527709495
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Surfen und Segeln gehoren zu den schonsten Vergnugen im Urlaub am Meer. Wieso also nicht teilhaben am Wasserspa und selber einmal im Boot uber die Wogen flitzen? Bleiben Sie kein Suwassermatrose und lernen Sie, dass aufschieen, wenden und halsen keine mittelalterlichen Foltermethoden sind! Das Autoren- und Ehepaar JJ. und Peter Isler erklart Ihnen humorvoll und kompetent die wichtigen Grundbegriffe des Segelns, zeigt Ihnen die verschiedenen Techniken sich vom Wind treiben zu lassen und gibt Ihnen viele Tipps und Tricks rund um's Boot. Also rein in den Sudwester und lassen Sie sich den Wind um die Nase wehen! Sie erfahren: * Wie die einzelnen Schiffstypen heien und weshalb es sie gibt * Was die ganzen seltsamen Segelbegriffe eigentlich bedeuten * Wo Luv und wo Lee liegt * Wie Sie Sicherheit an Bord herstellen * Was Sie uber Wetter und Navigation wissen mussen * Tipps zum Kauf und Chartern von Segelbooten * Wie die Regatta-Regeln aussehen * Welche Seemannsknoten es gibt und wie sie geknupft werden

Boatowner s Mechanical and Electrical Manual

Author: Nigel Calder
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472947738
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This manual takes both novice and experienced boatowner through minor to major repairs of electrical systems, engines, electronics, steering systems, generators, pumps, cookers, spars and rigging. When it was first published in 1990, the Boatowner's Mechanical & Electrical Manual broke new ground. It was hailed as the first truly DIY manual for boatowners and has sold in its thousands ever since. There have been significant changes in boat systems since then, particularly electrical systems, and this fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect these developments and expand its predecessor's worldwide popularity. 'Probably the best technical reference and troubleshooting book in the world' Yachting Monthly 'It deserves to come standard with every boat' Yachting World