Sailors' Secrets

Sailors\' Secrets
By:Robinson, Robby; Badham, Mike;
Pub Date:July 21st 1999
Format:Paperback 320 pages
ISBN:0071348697 / 9780071348690
Your Price:$22.00 ADD TO CART
More Information




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


Backcover

Author Information

Downloads & Resources

Downloads



Related Products

Owl Image

Date: Apr 8th, 2016
Your Price: $45.00
Owl Image

Date: Dec 7th, 2015
Your Price: $30.00
Owl Image

Date: Jul 3rd, 2015
Your Price: $60.00
Owl Image

Date: Jul 2nd, 2015
Your Price: $60.00
Owl Image

Date: Jun 12th, 2015
Your Price: $25.00
Owl Image

Date: Jun 8th, 2015
Your Price: $25.00
Owl Image

Date: Jun 5th, 2015
Your Price: $4.95
Owl Image

Date: Jun 5th, 2015
Your Price: $4.95
Owl Image

Date: Jun 5th, 2015
Your Price: $4.95
Owl Image

Date: Oct 16th, 2014
Your Price: $23.00
Owl Image

Date: Oct 10th, 2014
Your Price: $34.00
Owl Image

Date: Oct 8th, 2014
Your Price: $34.00
Owl Image

Date: Jun 11th, 2014
Your Price: $17.00
Owl Image

Date: Jun 9th, 2014
Your Price: $17.00
Owl Image

Date: Feb 19th, 2014
Your Price: $20.00