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

"The indispensable crew. No boat should sail without Calder aboard."--Paul Gelder, Yachting Monthly This handbook shows you not only how to select and equip a boat for coastal and offshore cruising, but also how to sail and navigate it.

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

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

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.

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