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Seamanship Secrets
Seamanship Secrets

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Seamanship Secrets
Seamanship Secrets

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John Jamieson

"Secrets' is the modern Bowditch, written so clearly that navigation and seamanship will be comprehensible to anyone..."
--Dave and Jaja Martin, circumnavigators and authors of Into the Light: A Family's Epic Journey


"It's a great book. The prose is simple and clear . . ."
--John Vigor, author of The Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat


"It is a fine piece of work and should be read by anyone contemplating coastal cruising or blue water voyages. It definitely deserves a place in the offshore yacht's library . . ."
--Ted Brewer, yacht designer, author, and offshore racing and cruising sailor


Be a Better Skipper


In the night, wind, rain, fog, big seas, strong currents, or congested waters, when there’s no time for textbook seamanship solutions, what you need are shortcuts and techniques that work quickly and reliably every time.


Distilled from the vast accumulated lore of seamanship and navigation, here are the absolute essentials--185 techniques that work without fail in the pilothouse or the exposed cockpit or flying bridge of a shorthanded sail- or powerboat. John Jamieson shows you how to:


  • Set up a clipboard chart table for cockpit use
  • Avoid hazards with danger bearings or a GPS grid highway
  • Estimate current speeds with the 50-90-100 rule
  • Track other boats in poor visibility using radar plots and bearing drift
  • Sail home without a rudder or get your twin-screw boat home on one working engine
  • Dock or anchor under any conditions
  • And much, much more

Even in this age of electronic navigation you need to know how to eyeball your boat through any situation. Each of the techniques in this cut-to-the-chase book has shown itself to be absolutely repeatable. It will work this time, the next time,
and the time a er that, in conditions fair or foul.

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GPS for Mariners, 2nd Edition
GPS for Mariners, 2nd Edition

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GPS for Mariners, 2nd Edition
GPS for Mariners, 2nd Edition

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Robert J. Sweet

In GPS for Mariners, 2nd Edition: A Guide for the Recreational Boater, you'll finda minimum of tech-talk and theory and more on getting the most out of today's more advanced and powerful GPS units.

  • Get the most out of your handheld GPS or chartplotter
  • Connect your GPS unit to your onboard navigation system (PC, Radar, or autopilot)
  • Learn how to preplan your trip before leaving the dock
  • Become an informed GPS buyer and user

 

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The Voyager's Handbook
The Voyager's Handbook

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The Voyager's Handbook

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Beth Leonard

This inspirational and comprehensive manual leads you step by step through every aspect of choosing, planning, and following the voyager’s life. Using three example boats representing three cruising lifestyles—Simplicity, Moderation, and Highlife—Beth Leonard helps make your bluewater dreams come true, whether you’re sailing on a shoestring or a CEO’s pension. Starting with the things you can’t do without—an enthusiastic crew, a seaworthy boat, and, of course, money—Leonard offers sage advice on how to select crewmembers who are truly committed to the voyage, how to choose the right boat for you, and how to find just the right approach to financing your voyage and making the most of every dollar spent.

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As Long as It's Fun
As Long as It's Fun

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As Long as It's Fun
As Long as It's Fun

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Herb McCormick

To anyone interested in small-boat cruising and voyaging, the names Lin and Larry Pardey need no introduction. As world-girdling sailors who roamed the planet on a pair of small, engineless boats that they built themselves, the Pardeys established their hard-earned reputations by eloquently (and sometimes controversially) telling their stories through a series of best-selling books and manuals, and countless seminars and boat shows.

They have been called the first couple of cruising and have remained true to their mantra: Go simple, go small, go now. And after 200,000 miles of cruising under sail, they ve demonstrated that the dream of voyaging over the horizon is not only attainable, it's affordable. The children of modest, middle-class families, their message of accessibility into the world of cruising of taking your own floating home anywhere has proved irresistible to tens of thousands of sailors. Lin and Larry Pardey became cruising royalty not solely due to their impressive deeds but also through their rare ability to share what they d learned across multiple media.

Seemingly every offshore cruiser knows who they are and what they represent. Or do they? In As Long as It s Fun, the biography of Lin and Larry Pardey, Herb McCormick recounts their remarkable sailing career from their early days in Southern California to their two circumnavigations to their current life in a quiet cove in New Zealand. Through interviews with their families, friends, and critics, McCormick delves deeply into the couple s often-controversial opinions, sometimes-tenuous marriage, and amazing list of accomplishments.

As Long as It s Fun is as much a love story as it is a sea yarn, and, like all such stories, it s not without complications . . . which makes it not only a sailing tale but also a human one.

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Sailboat Refinishing
Sailboat Refinishing

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Sailboat Refinishing
Sailboat Refinishing

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Don Casey

With this fully illustrated guide, you'll learn everything you need to know about refinishing your sailboat, including:

Inside you'll find:

- Choosing the Right Materials and Tools
- Proper Surface Preparation
- Reviving and Repairing Gelcoat
- Getting a Professional Paint Finish (at Half the Cost!)

From the masthead to the galley to the keel, Sailboat Refinishing will save you time and money and make your boat the envy of the marina! Don't miss out on this special offer!

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What Knot?
What Knot?

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What Knot?
What Knot?

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Geoffrey Budworth and Richard Hopkins

Anyone can tie knots: learn just one or two from this book and you will be glad you bought it. Learn ten, and it could make a difference in your life. This is because there is endless pleasure to be had from the study and practice of knot tying, this fundamental but fascinating process being an art, craft, science and philosophy, all rolled into one.

This book contains over 150 knots and splices and is guaranteed to amuse for hours on end. It makes sense to shed our over dependence on buckles, clips and zip fasteners, safety pins and superglue, when a length of cord or rope and the right choice of knot works at least as well and often better.

The types of knots in this book range from figure-of-eight knots, bowlines and sheet bends, crossing knots, wrap-and-tuck knots, and more. A full glossary and index will help readers learn to tie knots of all kinds.

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How to Read a Nautical Chart
How to Read a Nautical Chart

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How to Read a Nautical Chart

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Nigel Calder

Authoritative, practical, and hands-on information on reading and relying on electronic and paper nautical charts

The classic How to Read a Nautical Chart explains every aspect 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, projection technique and datum that every chart contains; how not to get fooled or run aground by overzooming. Nigel Calder teaches you how to squeeze every ounce of information out of a nautical chart (on your GPS, chartplotter, or nav station) and understand the limits of accuracy for all charts, paper and electronic, raster and vector.

This much-awaited second edition addresses the changes in the world of electronic charting, integrated onboard navigation systems, as well as radar overlays and AIS and their interfacing with charts. A new chapter on the Wiki Revolution explores the mechanisms allowing you to incorporate user-generated content into navigational products and share this content with others—harnessing a user-base never before possible. Calder also explores how 3D-technology and real-time depth and weather information is creating interactive charting capacities that are fundamentally changing how we navigate. Calder's unique, practical insights will help you to navigate safely for years to come.

 

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Inspecting the Aging Sailboat
Inspecting the Aging Sailboat

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Inspecting the Aging Sailboat

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Don Casey

Become an Expert Judge of Used Sailboats

Step by step, the author of the bestselling This Old Boat shows you how to evaluate the condition of an older fiberglass sailboat-the one you own or the one you'd like to purchase. Don Casey's expert advice helps you:

  • Assess the condition of a used sailboat in 30 minutes
  • Prioritize maintenance and repair tasks for a boat you already own
  • Catch potential problems early
  • Know where to look and what to look for (and how to interpret what you see)


A professional survey is recommended before purchasing a boat-and usually required for financing-but with Inspecting the Aging Sailboat, you can consider and reject any number of boats before settling on "the one." This book will streamline your used-boat shopping while saving you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in professional survey fees.

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Handbook of Sailing
Handbook of Sailing

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Handbook of Sailing
Handbook of Sailing

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Bob Bond

This classic contains 2,000 diagrams and photos enabling you to visualize every sailing procedure and maneuver; reflects the latest word on procedures, techniques, and equipment. 48 pages of full-color photos. Extremely comprehensive of almost all aspects of sailing. For beginners through advanced levels including spinnakers, weather, navigation & lights, tides, first aid, knots, recovering from various emergencies, entering & leaving difficult moorings, rafting, anchoring, and much more. Experts in any area will want greater detail on a topic but others will be grateful for the help that's here. The 1250 drawings and photos are outstanding for their clarity and illustrative value.

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Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook
Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook

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Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook
Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook

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Nigel Calder

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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Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook
Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook

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Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook
Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook

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Charlie Wing

Whether you take to the sea under power or sail, bounce around the bay in your runabout, or cross oceans in your cruiser, you’ll find everything you need to maintain, repair, and upgrade your boat’s DC and AC electrical systems with this comprehensive and fully illustrated guide. Tackle onboard electrical projects and learn how to: * Meet ABYC standards for both DC and AC wiring * Install solar- and wind-power systems * Add electrical components * Prevent corrosion of your electrical system . . . and more

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The Art of Seamanship
The Art of Seamanship

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The Art of Seamanship
The Art of Seamanship

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Ralph Naranjo

The ultimate manual for any recreational sailor looking for self-sufficiency and for the skills to face any challenge

Practical Sailor's Technical Editor, Ralph Naranjo’s The Art of Seamanship is the comprehensive reference that goes well beyond Chapman's Piloting and The Annapolis Book of Seamanship. Instead of covering boilerplate topics like equipment, nautical jargon, trailering, flag etiquette, and more, this book allows sailors to push their nautical envelopes with the knowledge that they'll be able to respond to anything that comes their way. Readers will delve into topics such as knowing what a sailboat can or can't handle; assessing their limits and those of their crew and how to grow as a skipper; blending modern weather forecasting procedures and weather routing with passage plans; integrating electronics with navigation; line handling when docking in a blow; staying put in hurricane; and more.

-Sea-tested wisdom going well beyond other seamanship texts
-Improves the skills of coastal sailors and weekend cruisers
-Great for reading and self-study, and also to carry aboard as the ultimate insurance against the unforeseen
-Real-life scenarios shows readers how to respond to extreme challenges at sea

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This Old Boat, 2nd Edition
This Old Boat, 2nd Edition

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This Old Boat, 2nd Edition
This Old Boat, 2nd Edition

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Don Casey

Since it first appeared in 1991, Don Casey’s This Old Boat has helped tens of thousands of sailors refurbish older fiberglass boats and has become a revered classic among boat rehabbers.This second edition is revised from first page to last with new information on electrical systems, diesel engines, refrigeration, resins, plumbing and more. Plus, more than 600 newly created illustrations enhance the book’s beauty as well as its utility.

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Boat Maintenance
Boat Maintenance

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Boat Maintenance
Boat Maintenance

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William M. Burr Jr.

From marine expert and engineer William Burr, this is the most sensible guide to boat maintenance products that we've found.

Inside you'll find:

- Quick answers to typical boat problems
- Expert advice on over 150 brand-name products
- Money saving tips on when (and when NOT) to use generics
- Concise Reference Guides highlighting the best product for the job
- Weekly, Monthly, and Seasonal maintenance schedules

Whether it's your boat's wood or fiberglass, metal or plastic, rubber or fabric, with Boat Maintenance you'll save time and money and keep your boat in peak-condition, year after year.

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World Cruising Routes
World Cruising Routes

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World Cruising Routes
World Cruising Routes

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Jimmy Cornell

Since its publication in 1987, World Cruising Routes has become one of the best-selling nautical publications in the world. World Cruising Routes, and its companion volumes World Cruising Destinations, World Voyage Planner and Cornell’s Ocean Atlas, are to be found on board every long distance cruising yacht, and provide ocean navigators all the information they need, from the planning stages of a voyage to its successful completion.

Since 1987, offshore navigation has undergone a number of major changes, and this new edition has been thoroughly revised to meet the requirements and expectations of the current generation of offshore sailors. The revisions were dictated primarily by the information contained in the latest pilot charts, which required a rethinking of some old established route planning tactics, many of which are no longer valid. Another important change made in this edition is the addition of detailed waypoints on some well-travelled routes, as well as the inclusion of alternative routes leading to popular cruising destinations. Compared to previous editions, where the waypoints were listed mainly for planning purposes, in this new edition every waypoint along each route is listed, enabling the navigator to plot a course for any passage from start to finish. One new feature added to this edition is that of windgrams depicting a summary of wind conditions for the month when passages are undertaken along some of the most commonly sailed routes.
In direct response to current navigational methods, most routes have been redesigned to provide essential passage planning details. New routes have been added to areas rarely explored until recently by cruising yachts, from Greenland and Micronesia to China and the Northwest Passage.

Described as the bible of cruising sailors, World Cruising Routes is the definitive reference book for long-distance navigators. This totally revised and updated edition has drawn on the latest weather information available to provide the most comprehensive aid to planning a safe voyage to any part of the world. With over 1000 sailing routes in all the oceans of the world, from the tropics to the high latitudes of the Arctic and Antarctic, it contains essential information on winds, currents, regional and seasonal weather as well as optimum times for individual passages.
Geared specifically to the needs of offshore navigators, this comprehensive guide contains all the necessary information for planning a passage in any of the world’s oceans. This seventh edition assesses the consequences of climate change on sailing routes and provides over 6,000 waypoints to assist skippers in planning individual passages. Much of the information contained in the following pages was gathered during the author’s three circumnavigations. It is the perfect one-stop reference for planning a voyage anywhere in the world.

This is a companion volume to both World Voyage Planner, which offers invaluable planning strategies and advice on long-distance voyaging, as well as World Cruising Destinations, which gives practical information on all the maritime nations of the world with details of their main cruising attractions, climate, formalities, marinas, repair facilities, charter operators, cruising guides and websites.

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Sail Buying, Sail Making, & Mainsails
Sail Buying, Sail Making, & Mainsails

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Sail Buying, Sail Making, & Mainsails
Sail Buying, Sail Making, & Mainsails

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Purchasing new sails is a big deal for a boat owner: Materials, design, features, construction methods, etc., all need to be examined carefully.

Now, with this new series from Practical Sailor, A Look at Sails,” we’ll help you navigate the waters of what is often a difficult decision-making process.

In Part One, “Sail Buying, Sail Making, & Mainsails,” you’ll find:

 - An objective overview of today’s most popular sailmaking companies.

 - Which material will give you the most bang for your buck—is Dacron still king?

 - The two questions you should always ask your sailmaker.

 - What to look for in clews, eyes, and battens.

 - A comprehensive list of new, used, and discount sailmakers.

Also included is a review of mainsail handling systems like lazy jacks, the pros and cons of in-mast and in-boom furling, the advantages of a loose-fitting main, and the 3 critical points that any capable sail designer must address (especially since many loft floors are now overseas).

Using a poorly made sail is like driving on bald tires, so learn as much as possible about this fundamental piece of equipment before you spend another dime. Order your copy of this money-saving e-book today!

SPECIAL OFFER! BUY 3 SAIL PUBLICATIONS FOR THE PRICE OF 2! YOU GET ONE FREE!

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Headsails & Furling Gear
Headsails & Furling Gear

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Headsails & Furling Gear
Headsails & Furling Gear

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When buying new sails, sailors often overlook key details in jibs, genoas, and furling gear that can dramatically affect performance. Whether you want to reduce your tacking angles, make headway in heavy weather, or maintain good downwind speed in light air, finding the right headsail or furling system for your boat requires careful thought. Let Practical Sailor take the guesswork out of the decision-making with this detailed, in-depth look at headsail options.

With Headsails & Furling Gear (Part 2 of Practical Sailor’s “A Look at Sails”series),you’ll learn everything you need to know about:

-Furlers (with and without head swivels) — and our pick for “Best Choice.”

-Asymmetrical spinnakers and why shorthanded cruisers will find them valuable.

-Mini bowsprits and why they’re so popular on modern cruising hulls.

With this special publication, you’ll also learn the best time to buy a sail, the advantages (and disadvantages) of foil-less furlers, and about some of the best sailmakers in the business. (One company will repair your sail for as long as you own your boat!)

So order this valuable e-book today and discover how adding new sails and improving light-air performance is easier than ever.

SPECIAL OFFER! BUY 3 SAILS PUBLICATIONS FOR THE PRICE OF 2! YOU GET ONE FREE!

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Specialty Sails & Hardware
Specialty Sails & Hardware

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Specialty Sails & Hardware
Specialty Sails & Hardware

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Part 3 of Practical Sailor’s “A Look at Sails” series examines important sails and equipment that sailors often overlook when they are adding to their racing or cruising inventory. The Specialty Sails and Hardware e-bookexplains which specialty sails and key accessories deserve a place in your gear inventory and why they are so important.

Riding sails, storm trysails, and reefing staysails—along with their corresponding hardware—are explained, examined, and reviewed in this one-of-a-kind e-book. In it, you’ll discover:

- Proper size and shape for a storm trysail.

- When a riding sail makes the most sense.

- How a reefing staysail simplifies your sailing, and why a custom-fit is necessary.

- What features make for an ideal snatch block and which is the most user-friendly.

In addition, you’ll understand the key advantages of a mainsheet traveler vs. simple mainsheet rigs, find out what makes the best rigid boom vang, and learn how to properly inspect a trysail (including head, clew, tack, leech and luff)!

While a new mainsail will likely consume the biggest share of your sails budget, don’t forget about the supporting cast of characters. Cruising sailors, in particular, need to think carefully about storm trysails, reefing staysails, and sailing hardware like snatch blocks.

Learn which sails and related hardware are right for your needs with this insightful e-book. Order your copy today!

SPECIAL OFFER! BUY 3 SAIL PUBLICATIONS FOR THE PRICE OF 2! YOU GET ONE FREE!

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A Look At Sails - Complete Series
A Look At Sails - Complete Series

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A Look At Sails - Complete Series
A Look At Sails - Complete Series

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SPECIAL OFFER – BUY ALL 3 E-BOOKS FOR THE PRICE OF JUST 2! YOU GET ONE FREE!

Whether your passion is racing or cruising, sails are one of the biggest investments in your boat that you’ll ever make. You want to make the right decisions, but with the wide variety of options available, choosing the right sail (or sails) can be a daunting task.

Now, with this new 3-part series from Practical Sailor, you’ll learn everything you need to know about sails, including materials, fit, hardware, and choosing the right sails for your boat.

Volume One: Sail Buying, Sail Making, & Mainsails

Covers sail buying, sailmaking, mainsails, mainsail handling, and furling options. It also includes a comprehensive list of recommended sail lofts and compares offerings from major brands. Everything you need to choose the right mainsail for your boat.

Volume Two: Headsails & Furling Gear

Compares and reviews light-air headsails, headsail furlers, and bow sprits. It also closely examines costs, durability, and ease of use. A must read before you start shopping for a new jib or furling gear.

Volume Three: Specialty Sails & Hardware

Evaluates the value of—and need for—riding sails, trysails, reefing staysails, and sail-handling hardware, including travelers, snatch blocks, and vangs. The most complete analysis of specialty sails you’ll find anywhere.

Having the right sails and hardware is not a luxury, but a necessity. Eliminate the guesswork when selecting this important and often expensive gear by taking advantage of this special offer. Order this comprehensive downloadable series today!

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Entry-Level Sailboats, Volume 1
Entry-Level Sailboats, Volume 1

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Entry-Level Sailboats, Volume 1
Entry-Level Sailboats, Volume 1

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Entry-Level Sailboats, Volume 1 provides easy to understand reviews and specifications for the following sailboats:

Beneteau 311, Catalina 310, Hunter 326, Pearson 30, Tartan 30, Catalina 30, C&C 29, Cal 31, Cal 2-27, Catalina 27, Columbia 8.7, C&C 27, Ericson 27, and Freedom 30

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Entry-Level Sailboats, Volume 2
Entry-Level Sailboats, Volume 2

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Entry-Level Sailboats, Volume 2
Entry-Level Sailboats, Volume 2

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Entry-Level Sailboats, Volume 2 provides easy to understand reviews and specifications for the following sailboats:

Grampian 26, Hunter 30, Hunter 27, Newport 28, O’Day 30, Lancer 28, Nonsuch 30, Pearson 26, Ranger 26, S2 8.5, and Tartan 27

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Marine Toilets
Marine Toilets

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Marine Toilets
Marine Toilets

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Marine Toilets (Volume 1 of Practical Sailor’s 2-Part Series, Marine Sanitation Systems) is a thorough review of the types of marine-toilets available, and will help you determine which is best suited for your boat and boating activities. From manual to electronic, compost to vacuum - this ebook is guaranteed to help you choose the best toilet for your boat’s head. Order your downloadable copy today!

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Holding Tanks, Plumbing, and Odor
Holding Tanks, Plumbing, and Odor

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Holding Tanks, Plumbing, and Odor
Holding Tanks, Plumbing, and Odor

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Holding Tanks, Plumbing and Odor Control (Volume 2 of Practical Sailor’s 2-Part Series, Marine Sanitation Systems) examines the important mechanisms that keep your boat’s head running smoothly. With reviews of hoses, valves, holding tanks, and sensors, the information in this ebook will help you maintain superior, odor-free marine plumbing. Order your downloadable copy today!

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Marine Sanitation eBook Package
Marine Sanitation eBook Package

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Marine Sanitation eBook Package
Marine Sanitation eBook Package

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Practical Sailor’s 2-Part Series - MARINE SANITATION SYSTEMS - is a unique examination of marine plumbing, and will give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your boat’s head is in good working order. Covering everything from toilets to holding tanks, hoses to sensors, vent filters to toilet paper, this comprehensive series is sure to keep your boat’s bathroom operating at peak efficiency. A busted head is a situation no boater wants. Keep your boat’s sanitation system functioning properly and odor-free. Order this downloadable series today!

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MOB Prevention & Recovery
MOB Prevention & Recovery

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MOB Prevention & Recovery
MOB Prevention & Recovery

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YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO PFD-HARNESSES, TETHERS, JACKLINES & MOB RECOVERY

Despite recent advances in safety equipment, sailors are still falling overboard. As Practical Sailor’s recent tests and investigative reports have shown, some widely promoted advice regarding harnesses, tethers, and jacklines can be misleading. Likewise, many books on seamanship continue to ignore the latest recommendations in man-overboard recovery drills.

That’s why having the proper equipment, and knowing the right way to use it is essential.

With this new e-book from Practical Sailor, you’ll be fully prepared to avert—or respond to—MOB situations by learning about the necessary gear and proven recovery procedures.

Inflatable PFD-Harnesses: They not only help keep you onboard, but they keep you afloat if you end up in the water. Learn which designs and brands are state-of-the-art for safety and comfort.

Tethers:
The vital link between you and your boat, the tether’s goal is to keep you out of the drink. Find out why one specific material is essential, and when and why one certain feature can be deadly.

Jacklines:
They provide a secure and continuous means of attachment for on-deck crew. Find out which type is the safest and most durable, why choosing the right color is imperative, and what’s the best way to set up a jackline system.

MOB Recovery & Recover Aids:
From MOB modules and throw bags to the right recovery techniques for your boat, Practical Sailor explores the equipment and procedures that will be most valuable when you hear “Man Overboard!”

It’s too easy for seasoned sailors to be lulled into a false sense of security, but MOB tragedies have befallen even the most professional crews. That’s why the information in this e-book is essential, regardless of your level of experience. So don’t wait—order your copy today!

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