Sailing Boat Manual

B1867

The manual contains a huge amount of information, basically everything a sailor would need to chose a boat, sail it, maintain it and fit it out with an engine and electronic equipment for navigation and communications. There is practical advice and first class illustration with many full colour photographs.

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NAME: Sailing Boat Manual
FILE: R1867
DATE: 240913
AUTHOR: Denis Watts
PUBLISHER: Haynes
BINDING: soft back
PAGES: 210
PRICE: £12.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: dinghies, trailer sailers, cruisers, sail cruisers, cabin cruisers, trailers, towing, maintenance, painting, restoration, rig, rigging, sails, navcom, navigation electronics, computers, communications, VHF radio, depth sounder
ISBN: 978-0-85733-485-5
IMAGE: B1867.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: The author has provided a very effective sailing manual for dinghies and small sail cruisers. Sailing is never a cheap hobby, but for any sailor who is prepared to learn to maintain and sail small craft that can be moved on a trailer, towed by a family car, this can become a great summer activity that is affordable. Many sailors do just that every year and save a great deal of money by storing their boat at home through the winter. They also have a great choice in where they sail, because they can trail their boat economically to a distance launching spot, where it would be impractical to sail to that far location because of the time required.

Any boat that can be taken home, or to land owned by friends or relatives, can be worked on during the winter months. If it can be placed under cover, soem work can be done whatever the weather conditions outside. When a boat has to be wintered in a boat yard, there may be a numbe of conditions on what work can be done by the owner, not only to boast the profits of hte yard, but for safety reasons.

The manual contains a huge amount of information, basically everything a sailor would need to chose a boat, sail it, maintain it and fit it out with an engine and electronic equipment for navigation and communications. There is practical advice and first class illustration with many full colour photographs.

The author has included advice on trading up as experience develops and the sailor becomes more ambitious. Sailer/trailers may not be significantly larger than the larger dinghy, but they provide real sea going capability in reasonable comfort at an affordable cost. A vessel of this type, with inboard or outboard engine is capable of making long passages in the open seas. An increasing number of young sailors have successfully made solo passages around the British coasts with few or no stops. Some have made much more ambitious solo passages, or a series of shorter voyages with a crew. A well-equipped sail cruiser is limited only by the storage capacity for food, water and fuel.

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