The Voyager s Handbook

Author: Beth A. Leonard
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070381438
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Comprehensive coverage of everything you need to know to undertake any long voyage on your cruiser. Offers complete, up-to-date information.

The Voyager s Handbook The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising

Author: Beth Leonard
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071437657
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“Belongs in the bookshelf of every cruising vessel.”—Blue Water Sailing “If you are serious about that extended voyage, read The Voyager’s Handbook.”—Sailing “Every now and then a new voice emerges in the world of sailing literature that stands out, a voice that is both clear and of lasting quality. The appearance of such a new voice is something of an event, and that’s what we’d call the publication of The Voyager’s Handbook.”—Blue Water Sailing This inspirational and comprehensive manual leads you step by step through every aspect of choosing, planning, and following the voyager’s life. Using three example boats representing three cruising lifestyles—Simplicity, Moderation, and Highlife—Beth Leonard helps make your bluewater dreams come true, whether you’re sailing on a shoestring or a CEO’s pension. Starting with the things you can’t do without—an enthusiastic crew, a seaworthy boat, and, of course, money—Leonard offers sage advice on how to select crewmembers who are truly committed to the voyage, how to choose the right boat for you, and how to find just the right approach to financing your voyage and making the most of every dollar spent. Managing life from a floating home and keeping that home livable, seaworthy, and safe requires you to become, among other things, the ship’s purser, engineer, doctor, cook, and cruise director. You’ll discover how to prepare for these new roles and put necessary equipment and arrangements in place before you untie your docklines. This exquisitely detailed guide also helps you master the skills you’ll need to handle a boat at sea with a small crew, including Weather forecasting Passage planning Watchkeeping Heavy-weather sailing Emergency management Midocean repairs Complete with dozens of easy-to-use graphs and tables for quick reference, along with the hard-won wisdom of experienced cruisers, The Voyager’s Handbook is the ultimate resource for anyone who is planning, preparing for, or just dreaming about a great adventure on the high seas.

Segeln f r Dummies

Author: J. J. Isler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527709495
Format: PDF, ePub
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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

Tonga Samoa Handbook

Author: David Stanley
Publisher: David Stanley
ISBN: 9781566911740
Format: PDF, Docs
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Long recognized as the premier travel writer to the South Pacific, author David Stanley narrows and deepens his focus in Tonga-Samoa Handbook. Covering the lush, tropical Samoas, the ancient Kingdom of Tonga, and lonely little Niue, this book provides: -- Penetrating coverage of the unique histories, cultures, and mores of the region -- Practical tips on flights to Tonga-Samoa and interisland travel -- Extensive accommodations listings, from the colorful International Dateline Hotel in Nuku'alofa to low-budget guesthouses in Apia -- Tips on where and what to eat: traditional Samoan palusami, the gargantuan Tongan feasts of Vava'u, and the pizzerias and mountainous ice-cream cones of Pago Pago -- 32 detailed maps

South Pacific Handbook

Author: David Stanley
Publisher: David Stanley
ISBN: 9781566911726
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides historical and travel information for visitors to Polynesia and Melanesia, including Cook Islands, Samoa, Fiji Islands, New Caledonia, and Solomon Islands

Sports Exercise and Fitness

Author: Mary Beth Allen
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563088193
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An easy-to-use guide to nearly 1,000 information sources on sports, exercise, and fitness.