Sailors' Secrets

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Date

July 21, 1999

Format

Mixed media product, 320 pages

ISBN

0071348697 / 9780071348690

$

Your Price

22.00



Overview


Main description

Sailor's 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, Sailor's 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.

Michael Badham and Robby Robinson have created the nautical equivalent of an experts' forum. Don Casey, Dennis Conner, Bob Rice, Dave Gerr, Hank Hinckley, Bill Biwenga, Sheila McCurdy, Katy Burke, Meade Gougeon, Buddy Melges, Walter Greene, Steve Callahan, and a host of others share the insights they've developed over millions of sea miles.


Table of contents

Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1. Keep It Simple, Sweetheart Chapter 2. Know Your Stuff Know the Ropes Handle Your Boat Know the Rules Know What to Say; Know What to Do Chapter 3. Treat Your Boat Right Bottom Paints and Varnishwork Coating and Cleaning Natural Elements Natural Enemies Natural Wonders Tips, Tricks, and Tools Noble Names Chapter 4. Stay in Power Sails Engines Electrics Chapter 5. Enjoy Life Afloat Sailors' Survey: Heat Sailors' Survey: Guns? Sailors' Survey: Insurance Chapter 6. Study the Weather Chapter 7. Handle Heavy Weather Handle It Heavy-Weather Tactics Design for Heavy Weather Reckon with the Rogues Heed the Lore Sailors' Survey: Storm Navigation Sailors' Survey: What's Behind the Storm? Morale Makes the Difference Chapter 8. Know Where You Are Chapter 9. Save Yourself Sailors' Survey: Fishing Sailors' Survey: Hypothermia Chapter 10. Be Safe Be Prepared Safety Gear Experience Learn Well Orders By the Book Man Overboard Practice About Our Contributors Bibliography Index Permissions


Author comments

Michael Badham is a former British Royal Navy submarine commander and Caribbean charterboat owner and skipper. In 1960, with his wife and children, he set sail for Australia but, like Columbus, fetched up on America, where he has dallied ever since.

Robby Robinson has been on the water for 50 years. He has sailed with and raced against many of the experts in this book. A former editor of SAIL magazine, he has cruised worldwide and lived aboard his sailboat with his wife and two children.


Back cover copy

"Sailors' Secrets is a distillation of boating wisdom unmatched by any other. . . . If I were just starting to collect nautical books, I'd think seriously about getting this one first. I found something new and interesting on every page."--Living Aboard

"A delightful, dual-purpose kind of book. You can sit down and read through it for pleasure [and] it makes a fine reference."--Mariner's Log (Houston)

"This treasure chest of useful advice is offered in bite-size tidbits that will keep the reader coming back for more."--The Log (San Diego)

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.

Michael Badham and Robby Robinson have created the nautical equivalent of an experts' forum. Don Casey, Dennis Conner, Bob Rice, Dave Gerr, Hank Hinckley, Bill Biwenga, Sheila McCurdy, Katy Burke, Meade Gougeon, Buddy Melges, Walter Greene, Steve Callahan, and a host of others share the insights they've developed over millions of sea miles.





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