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6 edition of Optimize Your Cruising Sailboat found in the catalog.

Optimize Your Cruising Sailboat

101 Ways to Make Your Sailboat Better

by John Roberts

  • 320 Want to read
  • 13 Currently reading

Published by International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sailing,
  • Shipbuilding technology & engineering,
  • Technology,
  • Scientific Instruments,
  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Science,
  • Sailing - General,
  • Ships & Shipbuilding - Engineering,
  • Sports & Recreation / Sailing,
  • Environmental Engineering & Technology

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages176
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9254600M
    ISBN 100071419519
    ISBN 109780071419512

      An up-to-date pilot book for your area. A paper book; you can read paper even when it’s wet or after it’s been dropped a few times. Try that with an iPad or a laptop. Plotting tools—dividers, parallel rules or a Portland plotter. One large-scale paper chart covering your entire cruising area. A Maptech waterproof chartbook for your area. Taking your boat for a day cruise opens up new horizons that land-locked people will never enjoy, and can even put places you’ve been before into a completely new perspective. Read through the pages of our On The Water section, and you’ll see what we mean in no time.

    Tugboats! Yachts! Sailboats! Air carriers! Canoes! Fishing boats! Barges! Ferries! Ocean liners! Cruise ships! and many other boats move across the pages of this book. Jump aboard and have a good time! Patricia Hubbell introduces the fifth installment to /5(32). To get the best performance from your boat and sails, the rigging needs to be set up correctly — often called "tuning the rig." The rig should be tuned with the boat in the water on a day with little to no wind. You'll also want to be away from wakes and other boats that can rock your boat.

    Buying Your First Cruising Sailboat - What You Need to Know. By Steve Thibodeaux. Buying your first cruising sailboat should be done with careful consideration to a few key elements. Doing your homework and taking your time will pay off in the long-run and ensure you have the right boat for your style of cruising.   Boat cards. As you wend your way down the ICW you will meet other cruisers. Your paths will cross time and again. A business card for your boat is a quick and easy way to exchange contact information. The cruising community looks out for its members.


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Optimize Your Cruising Sailboat by John Roberts Download PDF EPUB FB2

In Optimize Your Cruising Sailboat, experienced cruising sailor and author John Roberts outlines affordable techniques for transforming your sailboat from the one you settled for to the one you dream about.

Drawing upon his extensive research among sailmakers, riggers, boat designers, boatbuilders, and, of course, other sailors, he describes methods for improving virtually every aspect of your boat and sailing /5(8). Optimize Your Cruising Sailboat features hundreds of crystal-clear illustrations along with step-by-step instructions on how to complete more than boat improvement projects ranging from quick, inexpensive improvements you can easily do yourself, like creating a pass-through porthole between galley and cockpit, to more elaborate projects you may want /5(8).

In "Optimize Your Cruising Sailboat," experienced cruising sailor and author John Roberts draws upon his extensive research among sailmakers, riggers, boat designers, boatbuilders, and, of course, other sailors to describe methods for improving virtually every aspect of your sailing experience."Optimize Your Cruising Sailboat" features hundreds of crystal Price: $ Buy a cheap copy of Optimize Your Cruising Sailboat book by John Roberts.

Developed for cruising sailboat owners with to foot fiberglass boats, John Roberts projects: *improve comfort, handling, seaworthiness, performance, and Free shipping over $ Optimize Your Cruising Sailboat features hundreds of crystal-clear illustrations along with step-by-step instructions on how to complete more than boat improvement projects ranging from quick, inexpensive improvements, like creating a pass-through porthole between galley and cockpit, to more elaborate projects, such as installing a backup s: 8.

In "Optimize Your Cruising Sailboat," experienced cruising sailor and author John Roberts draws upon his extensive research among sailmakers, riggers, boat designers, boatbuilders, and, of course, other sailors to describe methods for improving virtually every aspect of your sailing experience."Optimize Your Cruising Sailboat" features hundreds of crystal-clear illustrations.

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A quick note that this post contains affiliate links (so if you purchase through a link we’ll earn a small commission). _Outfitting the Offshore Cruising Sailboat__ _ by Peter I. Berman ($20; ; Paradise Cay Publications).

In this book, cruising sailor Peter I. Berman presents a compelling case for finding an affordable, used sailboat—and then paints a realistic picture of the work and expense that getting it blue water ready will entail.

Includes ways to transform a sailboat as per your requirements. This book features several illustrations along with step-by-step instructions on how to complete more than boat improvement projects ranging from quick, inexpensive improvements, like creating a pass-through porthole between galley and cockpit, to more elaborate projects.

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A boat capable of 15 to 20 knots will have a different hull configuration and weight characteristics and probably will not be intended to cross oceans. Your Age vs Boat Age: The older you are, the newer the boat you purchase should be if you actually want to go cruising.

If you're in your 20's, you may feel like you have more time and energy than money. You probably won't consider it necessary that your cruising boat is outfitted with a freezer, powerful windlass, or satellite communications. A guide for improving a cruising sailboat and tailoring it to the owner's preferences.

Its central feature is an interactive questionnaire which clarifies for the reader the nature of priority improvements and points to the appropriate spot in solution chapters. Top 10 Books to Prepare You for Cruising. There are a ton of books out there about cruising. Before we left, I scoured the internet looking for great books about cruising and found them to be very helpful in preparing me for this journey.

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The Annapolis Book of Seamanship is a classic in its own right, and has a place as a reference aboard any cruising sailboat. Written by one of the leading experts in safety at sea, this book contains all you'd want to know about sailing and sailboats, but where it really shines is in its coverage of weather, piloting and navigation.

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NIGEL CALDER is widely acknowledged as the world’s foremost writer on boat systems maintenance. A diesel mechanic for more than 25 years, he has also been a boatbuilder, cabinetmaker, and machinist. Calder is the author of How to Read a Nautical Chart, Nigel Calder’s Cruising Handbook, Refrigeration for Pleasureboats, and Marine Diesel is a Reviews: Lot's of good information that will help you with your new boat.

In the back of the book he lists different sailboats that are trailerable. I wish that he had more detailed information about each boat and maybe listing the pros and cons of the different designs.

Optimize Your Cruising Sailboat: Ways to Make Your Sailboat Better by John. When you buy a sailboat, don’t spend all your budget on the boat. Keep about 1/3 of the price you pay for the boat to get it ready to cruise, and have a maintenance budget set aside.

Write down every single expense on an Excel sheet, so you can keep track of our spending and improve your habits over time.Control boat emergencies with a simple method called M-A-T-E. All this and much more. pages tailored to short-handed sailors and crews.

Easy to read and loaded with crystal clear illustrations. Get your copy today! Click On One of These Links to Order Now! Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Books-a-Million. 4 Soda Stream. We use this amazing machine to make diet coke and tonic water on our boat. The cost of buying soda in some places will certainly give you pause, and to bring enough sodas for a long cruise is a real burden.