Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook
A Compendium for Coastal and Offshore Sailors
By (author) Nigel Calder
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Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook by Nigel Calder
Book DescriptionHere, from the author of "Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual", is a comprehensive and helpful guide to selecting and equipping a cruising sailboat and learning skills to successfully cruise in it. 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 layouts 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 boat handling skills; core navigational expertise; anchoring techniques; weather understanding; heavy weather expertise; and specific skills for long-term and long-distance cruising. This book is, in short, a primer covering the technical and practical side of modern cruising boats, and the skills necessary to safely and enjoyably sail them. As such, it will prove useful to prospective coastal and offshore boat buyers; all those contemplating cruising, whether it be coastal or world-girdling. There are many ideas in this book, refined through years of cruising experience, that should help to improve boats, maximize satisfaction and minimize disappointment. There are also plenty of nuggets of information for the most experienced cruisers. This cruising handbook could only have been written by an author with long cruising experience, a faculty for reducing complexities to simple explanations, and an undying curiosity about what makes things work. This is the book the cruising community has long been waiting for.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780071350990
(285mm x 216mm x 27mm)
Imprint: TAB Books Inc
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 7-May-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Nigel Calder
Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual, Hardback (July 2015)
A guide to designing, installing, and maintaining electrical and mechanical systems on your boat. It covers virtually anything on a sail or power boat with moving parts: engine, electrical, steering systems, winches, pumps, refrigeration, plumbing, rigging.
How to Read a Nautical Chart, (Includes All of Chart #1), Paperback (March 2012)
Provides information on reading and relying on electronic and paper nautical charts. This title explains various aspects of electronic and paper nautical charts: how a chart is assembled, how to gauge the accuracy of chart data, how to read charts created by other governments, how to use information such as scale, and more.
How to Read a Nautical Chart, Paperback (November 2008)
A guide to the symbology and shorthand notations used on nautical charts. It helps readers make sense of the complex system of signs, symbols, and graphic elements.
Instant Handbook of Boat Handling, Navigation, and Seamanship, Paperback (November 2007)» View all books by Nigel Calder
With each topic condensed to 14 color pages, this book covers the 13 critical aspects of piloting, seamanship, and boat handling under sail or power. It advises you on topics such as: boat handling under power; using nautical charts; heavy weather sailing; and emergency first aid on board.
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Author Biography - Nigel Calder
Nigel Calder is the author of Marine Diesel Engines (1987, 1991) and Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual (1989, 1995), the success of which has made him the most sought-after marine how-to writer in the U.S. and U.K. He has published more than 800 magazine articles in SAIL, Cruising World, Ocean Navigator, Yachting World, etc., and lectures on cruising to sell-out crowds. He is also the author of The Cruising Guide to the Northwest Caribbean (IM, 1991) and Cuba: A Cruising Guide (Imray, 1996). He will be testing his newest ideas with his family during a six-month cruise to the Caribbean and South America this winter.
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