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Inspecting the Aging Sailboat
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Inspecting the Aging Sailboat
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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The Annapolis Book of Seamanship
The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

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The Annapolis Book of Seamanship
The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

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If you love the wind in your sails, this book belongs in your hands!

Add to your sailing skills, safety, and know-how with the new 4th edition of The Annapolis Book of Seamanship!

You don’t have to be told about the lure of wind, water, and boats. For those who love it, sailing is a passion. It draws us back. It demands much and rewards just as fully. And when it comes to sailing, we know the importance of being as prepared as possible. That is seamanship.

“ The most complete and best reference book on the sport that has ever been available.”
– American Sailing Association

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship includes…

Chapter 1: The Boat
Chapter 2: Getting Under Way
Chapter 3: Sail Trim
Chapter 4: Weather
Chapter 5: Sail-Handling Gear and Knots
Chapter 6: The Sailor’s Health
Chapter 7: Safety
Chapter 8: Rules of the Road
Chapter 9: Navigation Aids
Chapter 10: The Magnetic Compass
Chapter 11: Plotting and Position Finding
Chapter 12: Special Piloting Techniques
Chapter 13: Electronics
Chapter 14: Anchoring
Chapter 15: Heavy Weather
Chapter 16: Emergencies
Chapter 17: Equipment and Maintenance
Chapter 18: Traditions and Courtesies

This new edition of The Annapolis Book of Seamanship stresses the skills and attitudes that define the “craft” of sailing. You’ll look at boats from foredeck to backstay…rigs from catboat to cutter. You’ll get valuable “Hands On” checklists for boat-buying, COB rescue methods, trimming the spinnaker, reading the wind, and more.

The book looks closely at the elements of piloting, navigation, and electronics. You’ll refresh your familiarity with the rules of the road, with charts, and with plotting. You’ll practice dead reckoning, running fixes, and the rule of 60. You’ll get tips for cheating the tide, forecasting fronts, and predicting fog.

And of course, the book examines the arts of traditional seamanship including anchoring, heavy weather, and emergencies. You’ll get guidance on choosing rode and selecting an anchorage. You review techniques for reefing, for using a sea anchor, and for coping with a steering failure or dismasting.

Plus, this book will help keep your boat shipshape with maintenance and tuning hints, as well as a look at flag etiquette, environmental practices, and more.

For all the sailing you look forward to, order your copy of this new edition of The Annapolis Book of Seamanship today.

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Boat Maintenance
Boat Maintenance

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Boat Maintenance
The Essential Guide to Cleaning, Painting, and Cosmetics

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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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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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Jack Tar and the Baboon Watch
Jack Tar and the Baboon Watch

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Jack Tar and the Baboon Watch
Jack Tar and the Baboon Watch

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Was the Titanic doomed because of its name? Can you really "swallow the anchor"?

Jack Tar and the Baboon Watch is a collection of unusual, nautical-based phrases and trivia tidbits for Jack Tars* and landlubbers** alike. Author and mariner Frank Lanier began to compile these entries while serving in the Coast Guard; they were included in the Plan of the Day published aboard the various ships Lanier was stationed on starting in the 1980s. He explains these colorful terms and entertaining phrases in plain language and presents their origins—many of which will surprise you! Inside you will find words and phrases . . .

FROM THE FAMILIAR . . .

Over a Barrel--Sailors were sometimes tied over a barrel while being flogged. Rummage--A ship's cargo or the packing of it in the vessel's hold, the yardsale-type association of the term arising from the fact damaged cargo was often sold at a "rummage sale," a clearing out sale of unclaimed goods at the dock. Rubbernecker--A sailor who stood by and looked on as his shipmates worked. Square Meal--A solid, hearty meal, said to be derived from the square, wooden platters hot meals were served upon aboard ship in good weather. To "Fudge It"--A sailor's term for a lie, nonsense; exaggeration that can be traced to one Captain Fudge, a seventeenth-century sailor whose propensity for telling outrageous whoppers prompted his crew to meet any tale of dubious origin with a cry of "You Fudge It!"

. . TO THE BIZARRE . . .

Dog’s Vomit--A moist hash of hardtack biscuits and meat cooked together. Kissed by Mother Carey--Those whose destiny seemed forever tied to the sea. Suck the Monkey--The clandestine siphoning of spirits from one of the ship's casks via a straw or other such tube. Swallow the Anchor--An old salt who retired ashore, forever giving up his life at sea.

With the intriguing Jack Tar and the Baboon Watch, you'll soon be able to talk like a sailor worth his salt!

*Sailors
**Unexperienced sailors

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The Weekend Navigator, 2nd Edition
The Weekend Navigator, 2nd Edition

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The Weekend Navigator, 2nd Edition
The Weekend Navigator, 2nd Edition

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Robert Sweet

Simple Boat Navigation with GPS and Electronics

Modern, affordable instruments and technologies like GPS, chartplotters, radar, laptops and handhelds now let us quickly and simply plot a course with precision, staying safe on the intended route and return home safely from the journey.

But to truly benefit from these tools, you need a fundamental understanding of navigation principles and concepts. GPS makes the lessons easier, allowing you to learn as you sail. And a newly updated book from Bob Sweet, guides any sailor to even greater navigational knowledge.

Practical Sailor is now pleased to offer the Second Edition of The Weekend Navigator to its readers.

From prevoyage planning to navigating underway to being able to double-check your location, The Weekend Navigator teaches you how to integrate the constantly changing technologies of today with the unwavering core navigational foundations of the past.

Featured in The Weekend Navigator are concepts and lessons like:

  • The best ways to use cell phones, tablets and navigation apps
  • Easy options for plotting your course. And monitoring your progress
  • Adjusting your course after inevitable shifts in wind and tide
  • Smart ways to confirm your location
  • How to switch to chart-and-compass should your electronics fail

With over 400 full-color illustrations, case studies and stories of e-navigation gone wrong, you’re sure to benefit from this lesson-filled guide. You’ll also get purchase advice, installation techniques, step-by-step use instructions and more.

If you’re out on the water, you certainly have today’s electronics aboard. Now, take the time to master modern boat navigation with this easy-to-read guide, The Weekend Navigator. In as little as a weekend, you’ll be a better boater!

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The Art of Seamanship
The Art of Seamanship

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The Art of Seamanship
Evolving Skills, Exploring Oceans, and Handling Wind, Waves, and Weather

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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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Sailing a Serious Ocean
Sailing a Serious Ocean

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Sailing a Serious Ocean
Sailboats, Storms, Stories and Lessons Learned from 30 Years at Sea

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John Kretschmer

"I know you'll want to read more after you finish Sailing a Serious Ocean. And be warned, you'll very likely want to sail with John, perhaps across an ocean." -- DALLAS MURPHY, AUTHOR OF ROUNDING THE HORN

After sailing 300,000 miles and weathering dozens of storms in all the world's oceans, John Kretschmer has plenty of stories and advice to share. John's offshore training passages sell out a year in advance and his entertaining presentations are popular at boat shows and yacht clubs all over the English speaking world. John's talent for storytelling enchants his audience as it soaks up the lessons he learned during his oftenchallenging voyages. Now you can take a seat next to John--at a lesser cost--and get the knowledge you need to fulfill your own dream of blue-water adventure.

In Sailing a Serious Ocean, John tells you what to expect when sailing the oceans and shows how to sail safely across them. His tales of storm encounters and other examples of extreme seamanship will help you prepare for your journey and give you confidence to handle any situation—even heavy weather. Through his personal stories, John will guide you through the whole process of choosing the right boat, outfitting with the right gear, planning your route, navigating the ocean, and understanding the nuances of life at sea.

Our oceans are beautiful yet unpredictable—water that is at one moment a natural mirror for the glowing sun can turn into a foamy, raging wall of fury. John knows our oceans, and he is one of the best teachers of taming and enjoying them. Before you set off across the big blue, turn to John for his inspirational stories and hard-learned advice and discover the serious sailor in you.

 

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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
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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Sailors' Secrets: Advice from the Masters
Sailors' Secrets: Advice from the Masters

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Sailors' Secrets: Advice from the Masters
Sailors' Secrets: Advice from the Masters

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Mike Badham

Sailors' Secrets contains over 1,000 tips, suggestions, evaluations, and nuggets of hard-won advice from more than 300 seasoned veterans.

Instructive humorous, biting, and challenging, Sailors' Secrets can be opened anywhere and enjoyed. Its wide-ranging chapters cover routine maintenance, understanding weather, safety at sea, storm strategies, piloting, engine troubleshooting, gear and outfitting, and simple solutions to complex problems.

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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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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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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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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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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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Specialty Anchors/Real World Anchoring
Specialty Anchors/Real World Anchoring

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Specialty Anchors/Real World Anchoring
Specialty Anchors/Real World Anchoring

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How do you know you have the right anchors?  Weather and bottom conditions are never the same. And the way you anchor can change from voyage to voyage, day to day, minute to minute.

For twenty years, Practical Sailor has been observing and testing anchors in all-kinds of conditions. And now, you can find the tests, evaluations and recommendations of the specialty anchors you should be considering in Practical Sailor’s new ebook, Specialty Anchors/Real World Anchoring. It’s the second ebook in a series covering all you need to know about anchors and anchoring.

From sand and mud to rocks and coral, Practical Sailor’s tests give you a clear picture of what you need when purchasing an anchor.

In Specialty Anchors/Real World Anchoring

  • Performance of anchors from Ronca, Fortress, Manson and more
  • Observations from users, around the world
  • Tests of how anchors reset
  • Pros and cons of stainless steel
  • Tips for building your anchor arsenal

You’ll discover:

  • The right size anchor for your boat and type of sailing.
  • The top anchors in both our long-and short-scope testing.
  • How to tame the anchor dancer.
  • Which materials make the most sense for an anchor.
  • Effective anchors priced from $200 to $2,000.
  • Advice for anchoring when the weather gets dicey.
  • Which anchors moved most – and which reset!

Practical Sailor’s Specialty Anchors/Real World Anchoring thoroughly reviews the specialty anchor market, examining the holding power of the heavyweights, the ease of use of the lightweights, the versatility of the adjustables and more.

To be sure you can anchor (and sleep) in peace, purchase this ebook today.

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Anchoring in Sand and Mud
Anchoring in Sand and Mud

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Anchoring in Sand and Mud
Anchoring in Sand and Mud

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How do you know you have the right anchor aboard your boat? For twenty years, Practical Sailor has been observing and testing anchors in all-kinds of conditions. Our constantly evolving tests show you how today's anchors – from the simple, inexpensive models to the highly-engineered, new-fangled inventions – will keep your boat safe and secure.

Now, you can find these tests, evaluations and recommendations in one place - Practical Sailor's new ebook, Anchoring in Sand and Mud. It's the first ebook in a series covering all you need to know about anchors and anchoring.

From hard sand to soft mud, Practical Sailor's tests give you a clear picture of what you need when purchasing an anchor.

You'll discover:

-The top anchor in both our long-and short-scope testing.
-The importance of testing for a veering load and its impact on your choices.
-Why some anchors are tops in holding the bottom but rank low for below-decks storage.
-The effective anchors for less than $200.
-Our thoughts on a recent major anchor test in the Chesapeake Bay.
-Which anchors moved – and reset!

Practical Sailor's Anchoring in Sand and Mud thoroughly examines all of the anchors on the market, comparing holding power as well as the ability to reset after breaking out. To be sure you can anchor (and sleep) in peace, even during a storm, purchase this ebook today.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Practical Sailor's A Look At Sails - Complete Series
Practical Sailor's A Look At Sails - Complete Series

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SPECIAL OFFER – BUY ALL 3 E-BOOKS FOR THE PRICE OF JUST 2!
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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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IS YOUR HULL HEALTHY?

Protecting your boats exterior is an absolute necessity, but it can be a time-consuming and muscle-straining job. But with Practical Sailors Gelcoat Maintenance you’ll save time, energy, and money by using the right products the right way.

In this detailed new publication every type of cleaner, wax, polisher, and restorer is tested (some for results up to 3 years!) and reviewed – the Practical Sailor way!

DID YOU KNOW?

- Wax offers little UV protection (regardless of these manufacturers claim!)

- There’s a good reason you should NOT use an acrylic coating on a new boat

- To scrub-away a waterline stain, find a cleaner with a low PH

- The best product to remove salt deposits is right in your kitchen cabinet

Plus, you’ll get a step-by-step regimen in topside maintenance that will keep your boat clean and shining, all for less than $50 a year in materials!

So keep your gelcoat in great shape, and stop wasting money on products that don’t do as advertised. Get this time (and money) saving publication today!

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Essential Marine Cleaners
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KEEP HER CLEAN!

Mildew removers, bilge cleaners, metal polishers - the sheer number of supplies you need to keep your boat clean seems endless. But now, thanks to Practical Sailor’s Essential Marine Cleaners, you can keep your bronze burnished and your teak tip-top without spending a fortune on unnecessary cleaning products.

With this concise publication you’ll discover:

-Which bargain cleaner rated EXCELLENT on fiberglass, rubber, vinyl, and formica

-Why a 2-part teak cleaner should be used only when absolutely necessary

-What metal polisher works fast and easy on bronze and stainless

-How the right bilge absorber can be the most important gear on your boat

So don’t let grime and grunge, blood and beer, or coffee and ketchup keep your boat from sparkling. Learn how to keep her clean inside and out, by getting this special publication today!

SPECIAL OFFER! BUY 3 MARINE CLEANER PUBLICATIONS FOR THE PRICE OF 2! YOU GET ONE FREE! CLICK HERE!

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Specialty Marine Cleaners
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WHY YOU NEED TO SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF!

Your gelcoat is cleaned and waxed. Those nasty stains have been removed from your deck. And your bronze shines like new. Your boat is spotless – or is it?

How are your fenders looking? Is your vinyl beat-up? Are your ropes and rigging in good condition (and are they safe)? These items are often overlooked but go a long way in keeping your boat clean and protected. And with Practical Sailor’s Specialty Marine Cleaners you’ll learn why it’s not just your hull that needs to be kept clean.

Black Streaks?

There’s a cleaner that’s cheap and effective (and we’ll show you where to find it).

Clear Vinyl Need Attention?

If you’re using these common products you’re making things worse.

Got Grease?

This bargain de-greaser is the best of the bunch, and it’s in your hardware store!

Plus there’s a special section on the care and cleaning of your ropes (keep a pillowcase handy but DO NOT use bleach!) and sails (please don’t hang them to dry), as well as ratings and reviews of the newest “green” products.

So finish cleaning your boat the right way without breaking the bank. Order your copy of this unique publication today!

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Marine Cleaners - The Complete Series
Marine Cleaners - The Complete Series

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Boating is one of life’s great pleasures, but owning a boat can also be a labor of love. The gelcoat needs polishing and waxing, teak decks need cleaning, ropes and sails need washing...these can eat-up a lot of time, and money!

But now with this incredible 3-part series from Practical Sailor you’ll learn how to minimize your work and maximize your dollar.

Volume One: Gelcoat Restoration & Maintenance

Reviews hull cleaners, polishes, and waxes, with test-results up to 3 years! Also includes a step-by-step guide on the best method to maintain your gelcoat.

Volume Two: Essential Marine Cleaners

Rates the most common (and uncommon) cleaners on the market for price and ease of use. Everything from deck cleaners to metal polishes to mildew (and barnacle!) removers. Plus, the ultimate guide to bilge cleaners and oil absorbers.

Volume Three: Specialty Marine Cleaners

Reviews the products that only a sailor would need – black streak removers, line, rope and rigging cleaners, degreasers, even waterspot removers. Also includes a special section on sail cleaning and care.

Using the right cleaners the right way will get you off the dock faster and back on the water (and isn’t that where you want to be?) So take advantage of this special offer and order this one-of-a-kind 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

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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

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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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Batteries

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GPS, windlasses, refrigerators, laptops, Ipads and air conditioning. While these new technologies and gadgets make our sailing lives easier, they complicate our power needs. You now need to add and maintain batteries, alternators, monitors and accessories. And you need to do it right.

In Batteries from the ebook series Marine Electrical Systems, Practical Sailor’s editors review the choices you face when equipping your boat with additional battery power. From wet-cell, AGM and gel cell batteries to newer technologies like Lithium Ion this ebook gives you real-world evaluations and recommendations. You’ll learn:

-Which batteries match or exceed their stated capacities and what you should do extend their lives.
-The accessories you need to monitor your battery’s state.
-How to best locate and arrange your batteries.
-The best charging options – from alternators to solar to wind.
-Winter storage tricks.
-And much more!

More and more, sailboats need power. Let Practical Sailor show you how to properly outfit your boat.

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System Installation

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You can’t always avoid lightning, power surges and “hot” marinas. But if you outfit your boat properly and install your systems correctly, you can survive them and minimize the damage.

In System Installation, Grounding and Lightning Protection from the ebook series Marine Electrical Systems, Practical Sailor’s editors walk you through proper way to ground your electrical systems and the equipment and methods which work best. And which are outdated.

In this must-read ebook, you’ll learn how to protect your sailboat from expensive and life-threatening conditions. Topics covered include:

-Clarifying contradictory grounding advice.
-Ways to design and install – as well as check an existing – lightning protection system.
-How different metals act and react to salt water, current and each other.
-The truth about dissipators.
-A special section on wire and component care and maintenance.

Be sure you and your sailboat are properly protected from disaster . . . before it’s too late.

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Your sailboat has more and more devices aboard drawing power. Whether you’re looking to upgrade an older boat or improve the base equipment in a newer boat, your choices for instrumentation panels, inverters, battery monitors and accessories are seemingly endless. And the installation and repair process extremely confusing.

To help you safely navigate the sea of options Practical Sailor is pleased to publish its new ebook series, Marine Electrical Systems. In this volume, Panels, Monitors, Charging, you’ll learn:

-The top choices in small accessory electrical panels.
-How to handle the demand your new home-like creature comforts are placing on your power systems.
-Which battery chargers and monitors are best.
-Why you may want to consider upgrading your alternator.
-Professional advice on how to locate and install these devices and equipment.

Making smart upgrade decisions now will immediately make your boat safer, reducing the risk of fire or electrocution. As well as help you finance and insure the boat.

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For you, efficient power generation ranks right up there with an abundant supply of fresh water; without it, life is a real struggle. Today’s cruising boats are more energy-dependent than ever before. The adaptation of high-output alternators to marine use and the development of sophisticated, multi-stage regulation systems has gone a long way toward making energy-hungry conveniences possible. But what happens when the engine breaks down or the alternator fails? Or if you simply don’t want to run your engine? Will your life come to a screeching halt until repairs are made? Unless you have an alternative means of generating power, the answer may well be a resounding “Yes!”

Today, you have many more choices than ever. Different technologies, different performance, different esthetics – all at different prices.

To help you safely navigate the sea of options Practical Sailor is pleased to publish its new ebook series, Marine Electrical Systems. In this volume, Alternative Energy, you’ll learn:

-The pros and cons of both wind and solar power generation. And why you may want both!
-Why you need to consider more than just performance when looking at wind generators.
-Our solar panel choice if there’s a good chance it can be stepped on.
-The importance of solar panel regulators.
-How a $250 purchase can improve solar output by 30%.

Installing some alternative energy options on your boat is not only a cruising backup system but has the potential to save you money. Let Practical Sailor walk you through your options.

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What’s the single most dangerous thing you can do with your boat?

Some say “Pull into a dock and plug in.”

Combine AC, shore-based current with some stray DC current and you have a dangerous mix. And, in a marina, the problem is often difficult to see, isolate and remedy.

In Practical Sailor’s ebook, AC Systems, you’ll read about the confusing and conflicting debate over the best ways to solve this problem as well as smart ways to bring AC power aboard. AC Systems is a part of Practical Sailor’s new ebook series, Marine Electrical Systems.

So what can you do to safely power your electronics and other modern conveniences? In AC Systems you’ll learn:

-The pros and cons of galvantic isolators and isolation transformers.
-Why shorepower cords are the most overlooked maintenance item on a boat.
-Are smart-plugs worth the price?
-Advice for shorepower in foreign ports.
-Which gen-set stood out in our tests.
-Why we liked all 5 portable gas generators we reviewed but for different reasons.

Bring AC power aboard safely. And find out how to identify and fix deadly dangers ... before it’s too late.

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Electrical systems can be difficult to understand. You want to make the right decisions, but with the wide variety of options available, installing or fixing one can be a daunting task.

Now, with this new 5-part series from Practical Sailor, you’ll learn everything you need to know about electrical systems, including Batteries, System Installation, Panels, Monitors, Charging, Alternative Energy, and AC Systems.

Volume One: Batteries

In Batteries from the ebook series Marine Electrical Systems, Practical Sailor’s editors review the choices you face when equipping your boat with additional battery power. From wet-cell, AGM and gel cell batteries to newer technologies like Lithium Ion this ebook gives you real-world evaluations and recommendations.

Volume Two: System Installation

In System Installation, Grounding and Lightning Protection from the ebook series Marine Electrical Systems, Practical Sailor’s editors walk you through proper way to ground your electrical systems and the equipment and methods which work best. And which are outdated.

In this must-read ebook, you’ll learn how to protect your sailboat from expensive and life-threatening conditions.

Volume Three: Panels, Monitors, Charging, Alternative Energy, and AC Systems

Your sailboat has more and more devices aboard drawing power. Whether you’re looking to upgrade an older boat or improve the base equipment in a newer boat, your choices for instrumentation panels, inverters, battery monitors and accessories are seemingly endless. And the installation and repair process extremely confusing.

Volume Four: Alternative Energy

For you, efficient power generation ranks right up there with an abundant supply of fresh water; without it, life is a real struggle. Today’s cruising boats are more energy-dependent than ever before. The adaptation of high-output alternators to marine use and the development of sophisticated, multi-stage regulation systems has gone a long way toward making energy-hungry conveniences possible. But what happens when the engine breaks down or the alternator fails? Or if you simply don’t want to run your engine? Will your life come to a screeching halt until repairs are made? Unless you have an alternative means of generating power, the answer may well be a resounding “Yes!”

Volume Five: AC Systems

In Practical Sailor’s ebook, AC Systems, you’ll read about the confusing and conflicting debate over the best ways to solve this problem as well as smart ways to bring AC power aboard.

Take advantage of this special offer of the 5 part ebook series, Marine Electrical Systems. Get one volume FREE when you order the whole series now!

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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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