Transportation

Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook: A Compendium for Coastal and Offshore Sailors

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071797351

Category: Transportation

Page: 608

View: 4649

The most comprehensive and helpful guide ever written for selecting and equipping a cruising sailboat Whether you’re a coastal or offshore cruiser, you’ll find your most pressing concerns treated with the know-how that makes for skillful, confident cruising in Nigel Calder’s Cruising Handbook. The author -- one of the most respected marine how-to authors on either side of the Atlantic, and author of the universally admired Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, -- walks you through all key technical and practical aspects of modern cruising systems and equipment, providing you with a summary of the skills necessary for safe, enjoyable sailing. The first half of the book includes an easy-to-use tabular method for evaluating a boat's suitability for cruising; ideas for workable deck and interior lay-outs and organization; how to choose and configure suitable boat systems for cruising; and how to install gear for trouble free operation. The book's second half teaches you boat handling skills; core navigational expertise; anchoring techniques; weather understanding; heavy weather expertise; and specific skills for long-term and long-distance cruising.
Sports & Recreation

Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual

Repair and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472947738

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 960

View: 686

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
Sports & Recreation

Shakedown Cruise

Lessons and Adventures from a Cruising Veteran as He Learns the Ropes

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472946685

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 3225

Long before he was one of America's leading yachting writers, Nigel Calder was a novice cruiser with ambitions grander than his experience. Nigel and his partner Terrie were young and foolish, with a home-built boat that was new and untested, one child already and another on the way - but they were determined to complete an adventurous 18-month voyage from New Orleans to Venezuela and back. It was the voyage that made Calder the yachtsman he is today, a marvellous romp through the West Indies, seeing an unspoilt Caribbean, while learning hard-won lessons from direct experience - troubleshooting engines, kedging off shoals and reefs, and most importantly navigating Nada, a yacht that quickly became very much part of the burgeoning Calder family too. An adventure story and a colourful travelogue in one, Shakedown Cruise is a must-read for all who are curious about what it takes to become a cruising sailor or create an adventurous life, as well as those who are just looking to sail along with Nigel and his family.
Sports & Recreation

Cuba

A Cruising Guide

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson Limited

ISBN: 9780852884133

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

View: 3742

'Cuba: A Cruising Guide' is an indispensable guide for anyone planning a cruise in this area. In researching this guide Nigel Calder left no stone unturned. His meticulous attention to detail, which has made his other books international bestsellers, shows on every page. This new edition contains a large number of revisions, an updated introductory section and the inclusion of colour plates. There are almost 200 sketch plans with details of waypoints on every one. Nigel Calder is well known as an expert on Cuba, he has authored various textbooks on boat maintenance and contributes frequently to the yachting press. To find up-to-date information on ports of entry see: http://www.gocuba.ca
Sports & Recreation

Cost Conscious Cruiser

Champagne Cruising on a Beer Budget

Author: Lin and Larry Pardey

Publisher: Lin and Larry Pardey

ISBN: 9781929214815

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

View: 419

The pleasures and adventures of cruising under sail are amazingly affordable, say Lin and Larry Pardey. But to keep your dream on budget, you have to decide: Are you a cruiser or a consumer? In this book, a logical successor to their Self-Sufficient Sailor and Capable Cruiser, they discuss making your getaway plans, finding a truly affordable boat, keeping your outfitting costs and maintenance time under control, and learning to feel confident as you cruise farther afield. Their comparison of the gear considered necessary by many yachting experts and the gear carried by several cost-conscious cruisers will help you guage wheter you are buying the true necessities or overloading your boat with high-tech items that can break down and steal your sense of confidence offshore. The chapters on getting the most from your cruising funds, the attributes of successful long-term voyagers, how to upgrade your boat with your own hands, plus answers to the then questions most frequently asked by potential cruisers will help you prepare to explore under sail. as Lin and Larry explain, "The decisions you make now will determine if yu'll come back from your cruise feeling more empowered or more enslaved by today's consumer society."
Sports & Recreation

Exploring the Pacific Coast

San Diego to Seattle

Author: Don Douglass,Roxanne Hemingway-Douglass,Kevin Monahan

Publisher: Fineedge.Com Llc

ISBN: 9781932310221

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 489

View: 4697

Presents boating guides for the waters in and around the Pacific Coast, from San Diego to Seattle, with coastal day trip itineraries and tips for select harbors and towns.
Sailing

Boatowner's practical and technical cruising manual

your one-stop reference to choosing, equipping and siling coastal or offshore boats

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical Press

ISBN: 9780713683516

Category: Sailing

Page: 588

View: 3116

This book is the most comprehensive, helpful and up to date guide ever written on selecting, equipping and sailing a cruising yacht. Indispensable for prospective boat buyers and cruisers, whether coastal or world-girdling, it covers all the technical and practical aspects of cruising yachts and systems in one unique book. Nigel Calder, one of the most respected nautical how-to authors with extensive cruising experience and a rare ability to reduce complexities to simple explanations, explains not only how to select and equip a yacht for coastal or offshore cruising, but also how to sail and navigate it, addressing the concerns of beginners and experienced owners alike. This is the book the cruising world has welcomed as a must have reference. There is, quite literally, nothing else like it. 'The indispensable crew - no boat should sail without Calder aboard' Yachting Monthly 'This is the one book you would choose for your desert island shipwreck scenario - it would solve all your problems!' Kelvin Hughes
Reference

Outfitting the Offshore Cruising Sailboat

Refitting Used Sailboats for Blue-Water Voyaging

Author: Peter Berman

Publisher: Paradise Cay Publications

ISBN: 9780939837991

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 3938

Several books have been offered on buying used sailboats for the purpose of long distance voyaging including John Vigor's 20 Small Sailboats and Gregg Nestor's Twenty Affordable Sailboats. The used boats reviewed in these books are all available to those on a modest budget, and there are plenty other used fiberglass production boats out there which are solid candidates for the would-be cruiser. In Outfitting the Offshore Sailboat, Peter Berman reviews the criteria for selecting a used fiberglass hull sailboat, but picks up where Vigor and Nestor leave off. Berman shares his 40+ years' experience of overhauling and refitting a myriad of different sailboats in preparation for offshore voyaging. Follow the information offered in Outfitting the Offshore Sailboat and you can buy and refit a cruising sailboat for a fraction of the cost of buying a new boat.
Sports & Recreation

Instant Weather Forecasting

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408107791

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 64

View: 2987

Instant Weather Forecasting has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published nearly 40 years ago. A brilliant concept, its winning formula of 24 colour photographs of cloud formations and their accompanying explanatory text enables the reader to read the sky, pick up the clues, and predict what the weather will do. With a revised and updated text, along with new colour photographs and diagrams, this bestselling gem of a book will be invaluable to anyone participating in outdoor activities, from farming, gardening and walking to riding, golfing, flying, sailing and fishing - and of course holidaymakers. 'Excellent value and a good cockpit companion' Classic Boat 'A surefire bestseller' The Yachtsman 'Another gem that's a dog-eared favourite' Coastal Cruising 'A handy and information-packed little volume' Birdwatch
Boats and boating

Boatowner's Practical and Technical Cruising Manual

The Complete Handbook for Coastal and Offshore Sailors

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: Adlard Coles

ISBN: 9780713661279

Category: Boats and boating

Page: 588

View: 6514

A comprehensive, up-to-date cruising manual covering all the technical and practical aspects. It shows the reader not only how to select and equip a yacht for coastal or offshore cruising, but also how to sail and navigate it, addressing the concerns of beginners and experienced owners alike.
Sports & Recreation

How to Sail Around the World

Advice and Ideas for Voyaging Under Sail

Author: Hal Roth

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071778725

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 480

View: 2509

A new classic from one of the world's most respected sailing authors More than 35 years ago, Hal Roth quit his job as a journalist and went sailing. Since then, he's logged more than 200,000 sea miles. Along the way, Roth also has authored eight voyaging classics, including the 1978 bestseller After 50,000 Miles. Taking that book as its starting point, this handsome new volume incorporates the new technologies and discoveries of the last quarter century along with another 150,000 miles of experience. A compendium of mature, time-tested sea wisdom from one of the world's most respected sailing writers, How to Sail Around the World will tell the reader: How to choose and equip a sailboat for long-distance cruising, with an emphasis on simplicity and a modest budget How to plan and conduct a voyage anywhere in the world How to master the arts of navigation, anchoring, and daily life aboard in exotic places How to cope with storms at sea--the most complete and authoritative treatise on this critical topic ever published
Sports & Recreation

Offshore Sailing: 200 Essential Passagemaking Tips

Author: William Seifert,Daniel Spurr

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071705929

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 2118

In a book that is sure to become a classic, internationally respected boatbuilder, yacht manager, and delivery skipper Bill Seifert shares his hard-won solutions to a host of boat design, construction, and equipment issues and seamanship dilemmas. Unlike other books on the subject, Offshore Sailing doesn’t just tell readers what to do for safe and comfortable passage making; it shows them how to do it with clear, step-by-step instructions and nearly 200 detailed drawings and photographs.
Sports & Recreation

Marine Diesel Engines

Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007177999X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 4423

Praise for this boating classic: “The most up-to-date and readable book we've seen on the subject.”—Sailing World “Deserves a place on any diesel-powered boat.”—Motor Boat & Yachting “Clear, logical, and even interesting to read.”—Cruising World Keep your diesel engine going with help from a master mechanic Marine Diesel Engines has been the bible for do-it-yourself boatowners for more than 15 years. Now updated with information on fuel injection systems, electronic engine controls, and other new diesel technologies, Nigel Calder's bestseller has everything you need to keep your diesel engine running cleanly and efficiently. Marine Diesel Engines explains how to: Diagnose and repair engine problems Perform routine and annual maintenance Extend the life and improve the efficiency of your engine
Technology & Engineering

Spaceships of the mind

Author: Nigel Calder

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: 9780140052312

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

View: 4743

Navigation

World Cruising Routes

1000 Sailing Routes in All Oceans of the World

Author: Jimmy Cornell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408158884

Category: Navigation

Page: 616

View: 3554

A guide to nearly 1,000 sailing routes covering all the oceans of the world, geared specifically to the needs of cruising sailors. It advises on the winds, currents, regional and seasonal weather, and optimum times for individual routes, plus over 6,000 waypoints.
Sports & Recreation

Offshore Cruising Encyclopedia

Author: Linda Dashew,Steve Dashew

Publisher: Beowulf, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780965802819

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1232

View: 8989

Violent Universe

Author: NIGEL CALDER

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9130

Sports & Recreation

World Cruising Handbook

Author: Jimmy Cornell

Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780071376105

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 566

View: 5576

World Cruising Handbook is a companion volume to Jimmy Cornell's internationally best-selling World Cruising Routes and contains invaluable practical information on all aspects of cruising worldwide. The third edition of World Cruising Handbook has been thoroughly revised to bring it in line with the enormous changes brought about by the Internet revolution. Entries for all 185 maritime nations of the world have been thoroughly revised in order to gather together in a single volume all the practical information anyone would need when planning to sail anywhere in the world. Section I cover matters of general interest such as cruising formalities, health precautions, and radio and satellite communications. Section II describes the history, economy, political situation, culture, climate, language and religion of 185 countries and dependencies, as well as giving an insight into the cruising attractions of each country. Detailed information is provided on: Ports of entry Customs, health and immigration requirements Clearance procedures, cruising permits and bonds Ports, marinas and technical facilities Local time, currency, business hours, public holidays, electricity, etc. Section III contains information on IALA buoyage, U.S. and British chart agents worldwide and a glossary of useful terms in several languages. World Cruising Handbook is the indispensable reference guide for long distance sailors. The information in this book is continuously updated on www.noonsite.com, Jimmy Cornell's website for cruising sailors.
Travel

Superior Way

The Cruising Guide to Lake Superior

Author: Bonnie Dahl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780942235494

Category: Travel

Page: 394

View: 6244

Sports & Recreation

Best Boats to Build Or Buy

Author: Ferenc Mate,Ferenc M. T.

Publisher: Albatross

ISBN: 9780920256244

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 7739

A favorite volume from best-selling nautical author Ferenc Máté, now with an updated kit boat list.