Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat
A Guide to Essential Features Handling and Gear
By (author) John Vigor
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Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat by John Vigor
Book DescriptionAll sailors want to believe their boats can go anywhere and stand up to anything. Who knows when you might get caught by bad weather? It's enough to worry about your own responses without worrying about the safety of your boat. "The Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat" explains feature by feature how you can refit your boat for worry-free bluewater voyaging. Take the unique diagnostic questionnaire to determine whether your boat is capable of offshore sailing, then let John Vigor show you step by step how to get there, as he covers everything from structural modifications and reinforcements to rigging, engines, systems, and gear.Whether you're planning an offshore voyage or just dreaming of one, "The Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat" is the perfect guide. 'An invaluable resource. Vigor's practical wisdom gives you the know-how and confidence to prepare your boat for the sea' - "Cruising World". 'Not only hands us practical advice in a clear format but also the hope that an offshore voyage is fully within our grasp if we are willing to follow his roadmap' - "Good Old Boat". 'Vigor's questionnaire offers hard-to-find, honest evaluations of whether or not a boat is bluewater capable. This clear, objective reference will make fearless, prudent skippers' - "Mariner".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780071376167
(233mm x 188mm x 15mm)
Imprint: International Marine Publishing Co
Publisher: International Marine Publishing Co
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John Vigor
Practical Mariner's Book of Knowledge, Paperback (April 2013)
Helps you read about the derivation of figureheads where you turned to for recommended thicknesses of fiberglass hulls. This book includes rules of thumb for: changing a boat's name; towing the safest way; burial at sea; preventing wood rot; hull thickness; anchoring rights; jib size; curing mast vibration; and time taken for boat tasks.
Small Boat to Freedom, Paperback (February 2011)
Originally published: Guildord, Conn.: Lyons Press, c2004.
Practical Encyclopedia of Boating, Paperback (July 2007)» View all books by John Vigor
A guide to various practical - and various theoretical - aspects of recreational boating under sail and power. It covers from seamanship to maintenance, navigation to boat design and construction, nautical lore and esoterica to the science of how things work.
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Author Biography - John Vigor
John Vigor has sailed more than 15,000 ocean miles in boats 11 to 40 feet. He is the author of The Practical Mariner's Book of Knowledge and The Boatowner's Handbook.
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