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Creative Anchoring

Creative Anchoring Author Gary Goodlander
ISBN-10 1449922155
Release 2015-03-19
Pages 364
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This practical, down-to-earth, step-by-step instruction manual isn't merely about the basic mechanics of how to anchor-but how to anchor safely, while enjoying your boat more comfortably, in a far greater number of exposed anchorages. It contains everything a cruising sailor needs to know-including the proper cruising attitude and philosophy in relation to international anchoring-as-a lifestyle-and much, much more! It takes a completely new, totally unique "sea gypsy" look at the art and science of anchoring in today's shrinking world. And, it does it from the penny-pinching perspective of a confirmed "economically-challenged, ever-restless" World Cruiser. What other book on anchoring contains information on heaving-to, sea anchors, and Jordan Series Drogues? Flopper stoppers? Shore jackals? Dinghies? Anchor weights. Being tide-bound. The Etiquette of dragging. Landsharks. Snubbers. Doing WHAT to a coral head? Cheap DIY moorings. Arming your lead. Fish finders. Aground! Kedging off. Grappling hooks. Chain hooks. Lunch hooking. Hiding a sunken vessel under a floating vessel. Welding cables. Keep-away anchors. Free anchors. Cheap anchors. Free chain by the ton. Salvage. Karma! Sea Swine! Sex and Romance! Dirt Dwellers! What special precautions should you take while anchoring in very shallow water? How do you realistically anchor in 200 feet of depth? And what is the Key Concept to being able to anchor safely-year-after-year-where most sane yachties fear to tread? This is a book that only Cap'n Fatty would dare pen-written in his own inimitable, laid-back style.



The Insider s Guide to Boat Cleaning and Detailing

The Insider s Guide to Boat Cleaning and Detailing Author Natalie Sears
ISBN-10 9780071596947
Release 2009-07-03
Pages 160
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Restore that “showboat” look to tired gelcoat, canvas, brightwork, upholstery, metalwork, and more Boat cleaning isn’t as simple as taking a can of kitchen cleanser and scrubbing away, and improper procedures can cause damage to the boat or the environment. This is the only stem-to-stern guide to all aspects of boat cleaning and detailing. The book recommends both generic and brand-name cleaning and maintenance materials to help you make the right selections. Lots of before-and-after photos show you how to: Keep your boat looking great and protect market value Achieve maximum results with minimum work and environmentally safe methods. Use tables and checklists to keep work organized and efficient



Imperfect Passage

Imperfect Passage Author Michael Cosgrove
ISBN-10 9781634500326
Release 2015-03-03
Pages 320
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An entertaining memoir of a man who turns sixty and decides to head out to sea. . . . Michael Cosgrove had a beautiful family, a successful career, and a lovely Southern California home overlooking the Pacific Ocean. At age sixty, he decided to leave all that behind to sail around the world. But despite his visions of rugged individualism and salty tales to share with his grandchildren, and his dogged determination to “do something grand,” Cosgrove quickly realized that sailing around the world wasn’t quite as easy as he had imagined. In his attempt to avoid the inevitable—growing old, weak, frail—Cosgrove runs amok. He breaks his budget to outfit the boat and then refuses to read the manuals. He enters unfamiliar harbors in the dead of night, hires a violent first mate, and sails headlong into ferocious storms. Alone, and thousands of miles away from everyone he loved, he was forced to ask himself one question: What in God’s name am I doing here? At the same time, he longs for the simpler days when his four daughters were still children, when his first marriage was still intact, and when his dreams were still within reach. Filled with scenes of sheer terror, absurd folly, and deep inner searching, Imperfect Passage is a buoyant, laugh-out-loud story of one man’s perseverance against Father Time and Mother Nature.



Dreamseeker s Daughter

Dreamseeker s Daughter Author Carole Ann Borges
ISBN-10 1478122579
Release 2013-01-07
Pages 340
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"A nautical memoir about an eccentric family living aboard an old schooner boat on the Mississippi River and Gulf Coast in the 1950s"--AbeBooks.co.uk



Sailing a Serious Ocean

Sailing a Serious Ocean Author John Kretschmer
ISBN-10 9780071718127
Release 2013-11-05
Pages 256
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"I know you'll want to read more after you finish Sailing a Serious Ocean. And be warned, you'll very likely want to sail with John, perhaps across an ocean." -- DALLAS MURPHY, AUTHOR OF ROUNDING THE HORN After sailing 300,000 miles and weathering dozens of storms in all the world's oceans, John Kretschmer has plenty of stories and advice to share. John's offshore training passages sell out a year in advance and his entertaining presentations are popular at boat shows and yacht clubs all over the English speaking world. John's talent for storytelling enchants his audience as it soaks up the lessons he learned during his oftenchallenging voyages. Now you can take a seat next to John--at a lesser cost--and get the knowledge you need to fulfill your own dream of blue-water adventure. In Sailing a Serious Ocean, John tells you what to expect when sailing the oceans and shows how to sail safely across them. His tales of storm encounters and other examples of extreme seamanship will help you prepare for your journey and give you confidence to handle any situation—even heavy weather. Through his personal stories, John will guide you through the whole process of choosing the right boat, outfitting with the right gear, planning your route, navigating the ocean, and understanding the nuances of life at sea. Our oceans are beautiful yet unpredictable—water that is at one moment a natural mirror for the glowing sun can turn into a foamy, raging wall of fury. John knows our oceans, and he is one of the best teachers of taming and enjoying them. Before you set off across the big blue, turn to John for his inspirational stories and hard-learned advice and discover the serious sailor in you.



The Psychology of Sailing

The Psychology of Sailing Author Michael Stadler
ISBN-10 PSU:000016328556
Release 1987
Pages 120
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Describes the psychological effect of fog, storms, and the motion of the sea, and discusses optical illusions, seasickness, and crew psychology



A Gypsy Life

A Gypsy Life Author Clare Allcard
ISBN-10 0393030725
Release 1992
Pages 237
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"Clare Allcard and her husband, Edward, have dared to live a life that armchair adventurers can only dream about. Here Clare tells the story of their adventures aboard the Regina Johanne, a rotting, worm-riddled, 69-foot Baltic Trader they discovered beached in Antigua." "Clare and Edward (a naval architect), their daughter Katy, and an ever-shifting crew spent twelve years on the Regina Johanne, working to replace rotten timbers, exterminating the worms that were devouring her hull, constructing a peculiar one-and-a-half poster bed in preparation for a cruise with Clare's parents, and patching the frayed sails by hand." "While repairing the boat, they sailed from Antigua to Nevis, England, France, Denmark, and other exotic ports. Clare's insightful writing both addresses her family's personal experiences on the Regina Johanne and includes useful information about the ports they visited, critical advice on the predominant sailing conditions in each area, and characteristics of the various foreign cultures they encountered. Sailors and nonsailors alike will be inspired by Clare's fascinating discussion of the family's nomadic lifestyle aboard the Regina Johanne."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved



The Boat Galley Cookbook 800 Everyday Recipes and Essential Tips for Cooking Aboard

The Boat Galley Cookbook  800 Everyday Recipes and Essential Tips for Cooking Aboard Author Carolyn Shearlock
ISBN-10 9780071782357
Release 2012-09-28
Pages 464
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No matter what anyone tells you, boat cooking IS different from cooking ashore. The space is smaller, there’s no grocery store 5 minutes away, you have fewer prepared foods and electric appliances, and food storage is much different. Despite cruising different oceans, we—Jan and Carolyn--both faced the same challenges: eating well while having time to enjoy all the other great aspects of cruising. We love to snorkel, swim, kayak, explore—and just sit and admire the view. We learned with the cookbooks we both had aboard, and wished for information that wasn't available--like when Jan ended up with a frozen chicken complete with head and feet and no instructions on how to cut it up. When we couldn't get foods such as sour cream, English muffins, spaghetti sauce or yogurt, we adapted recipes to make our own. Other times, we experimented with substituting ingredients--maybe the result wasn’t identical, but it was still tasty. We ended up with over 150 substitutions and dozens of “make it yourself” options. As we traded recipes and knowledge with each other, we realized we were compiling information that became The Boat Galley Cookbook: 800+ recipes made from readily-obtainable ingredients with hand utensils, including numerous choices to suit every taste: not just one cake but 20, 16 ways to prepare fish, 10 regional barbeque sauces, and so on. Step-by-step directions to give even “non-cooks” the confidence they can turn out tasty meals without prepared foods. Detailed instructions on unfamiliar things like making yogurt and bread, grilling virtually every food imaginable, preparing and cooking freshly-caught fish and seafood, cutting up and boning meat, cooking in a Thermos and baking on the stove top, as well as lots of tips on how to do things more easily in a tiny, moving kitchen. All this in an easy-to-navigate format including side tabs on the Contents to help you find your way and extensive cross reference lists at the end of each chapter. Quick Reference Lists provide idea starters: suggestions of included recipes for such categories as Mexican, Asian, and Potluck. The Boat Galley Cookbook is designed to help you every step of the way. We hope it becomes a trusted reference on your boat, and a source of many enjoyable meals.



HANDLING STORMS AT SEA

HANDLING STORMS AT SEA Author Hal Roth
ISBN-10 9780071643450
Release 2008-07-01
Pages 288
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The definitive guide to a critical, hotly debated topic How should a sailor cope with storms at sea? Some advocate heaving-to, others running off. Some say trail a sea anchor over the bow, others a drogue astern. The stakes in the discussion couldn’t be higher, or the consensus lower. Finally, preeminent sailor/author Hal Roth offers a practical strategy that can evolve and respond as storms grow stronger.



The Pacific Crossing Guide 3rd edition

The Pacific Crossing Guide 3rd edition Author Kitty van Hagen
ISBN-10 9781472935366
Release 2016-10-20
Pages 256
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The Pacific Crossing Guide is a complete reference for anyone contemplating sailing the Pacific in their own boat. From ideal timing, suitable boats, routes, methods of communication, health and provisioning to seasonal weather, departure and arrival ports, facilities, likely costs and dangers, the comprehensiveness of this new edition will both inspire dreamers and instil confidence in those about to depart. This new edition has been completely restructured with Part 1 covering thorough preparation for a Pacific crossing and Part 2 covering Pacific weather patterns, major routes and landfall ports, with useful website links throughout. There are completely new sections on rallies, coral atolls and atoll navigation, the cyclone season and laying up, use of electronic charts, satellite phones versus HF radio, ongoing maintenance, and Pacific festivals. Completely updated, expanded and refreshed for the new generation of Pacific cruisers, this is the definitive reference, relied upon by many thousands of cruisers.



The Melting World

The Melting World Author Christopher White
ISBN-10 9781250028853
Release 2013-09-03
Pages 288
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Global warming usually seems to happen far away, but one catastrophic effect of climate change is underway right now in the Rocky Mountains. In The Melting World, Chris White travels to Montana to chronicle the work of Dan Fagre, a climate scientist and ecologist, whose work shows that alpine glaciers are vanishing rapidly close to home. For years, Fagre has monitored the ice sheets in Glacier National Park proving that they—and by extension all Rocky Mountain ice—will melt far faster than previously imagined. How long will the ice fields survive? What are the consequences on our environment? The Melting World chronicles the first extinction of a mountain ecosystem in what is expected to be a series of such global calamities as humanity faces the prospect of a world without alpine ice.



Ice Bird

Ice Bird Author David Lewis
ISBN-10 1574091514
Release 2002
Pages 223
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Ice Bird is one of the great true sea stories of the twentieth century. It is also a tale of human endurance, a testimony of one man's will to overcome almost anything and everything physical and psychological to stay alive.



Life of Pi

Life of Pi Author Yann Martel
ISBN-10 9780151008117
Release 2001
Pages 319
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Possessing encyclopedia-like intelligence, unusual zookeeper's son Pi Patel sets sail for America, but when the ship sinks, he escapes on a life boat and is lost at sea with a dwindling number of animals until only he and a hungry Bengal tiger remain. 40,000 first printing.



City of Lies

City of Lies Author Sam Hawke
ISBN-10 9780765396891
Release 2018-07-03
Pages 560
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"Outwardly, Jovan is the lifelong friend of the Chancellors charming, irresponsible Heir. Quiet. Forgettable. In secret, he's a master of poisons and chemicals, trained to protect the Chancellors family from treachery. When the Chancellor succumbs to an unknown poison and an army lays siege to the city, Jovan and his sister Kalina must protect the Heir and save their city-state. But treachery lurks in every corner, and the ancient spirits of the land are rising...and angry"--Amazon.com.



Marine Diesel Engines

Marine Diesel Engines Author Nigel Calder
ISBN-10 9780071779999
Release 2006-10-03
Pages 256
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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



Death on the Installment Plan

Death on the Installment Plan Author Louis-Ferdinand Céline
ISBN-10 9780811223607
Release 1971-01-17
Pages 592
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Death on the Installment Plan is a companion volume to Louis-Ferinand Céline's earlier novel Journey to the End of Night. Published in rapid succession in the middle 1930s, these two books shocked European literatue and world consciousness. Nominally fiction but more rightly called "creative confessions," they told of the author's childhood in excoriating Paris slums, of serves in the mud wastes of World War I and African jungles. Mixing unmitigated despair with Gargantuan comedy, they also created a new style, in which invective and obscenity were laced with phrases of unforgettable poetry. Céline's influence revolutionized the contemporary approach to fiction. Under a cloud for a period, his work is now acknowledged as the forerunner of today's "black humor."



Certain Victory

Certain Victory Author Robert H. Scales
ISBN-10 9781612340777
Release 1998-02-27
Pages 435
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A balanced, comprehensive account of the largest armored battle since World War II