Tropical Cruising Handbook
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|Format:||Paperback, 384 pages|
|Other Information: ||50 half tones, 50 line illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 October 2004|
The Only Comprehensive Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Low-Latitude Cruising. Tropical Cruising Handbook provides everything you need to know about sailing the world's tropical oceans, including: Weather patterns and sea conditions, generally and region by region Reef navigation, anchoring, and other key tropical seamanship skills Tropical passage planning and passagemaking Equipping a boat for tropical sailing Maintaining gear in tropical environments And much more "What strikes me most is the wide knowledge and hard-earned experience that inform every page, and the smart, straightforward writing."--Tim Queeney, Ocean Navigator "An indispensable addition to the cruising yacht's technical library."--Boat Books (New Zealand) "Will have a permanent home on our boat...Thoroughly recommended."--Cruising Helmsman "Don't go cruising in the tropics without Tropical Cruising Handbook."--The Islands' Weekly "Condenses much of the information you'll need into one compact source."--Good Old Boat Yacht designer and geographer Mark Smaalders has been sailing for more than twenty-five years. Kim des Rochers is a geographer and editor.They live in New Caledonia, where they sail their 35-foot wooden sloop Nomad. Visit them online at www.tropicalcruisinghandbook.com.
About the Author
Mark Smaalders (Canada) is a yacht designer and geographer. He has written articles on boat design and repair, seamanship, and cruising for magazines worldwide. Kim des Rochers (Canada) is a geographer who has published articles on environmental cultural issues and cruising topics.
"A rare gem - an instructional book that is as inspiring as it is sensible and comprehensive." - Cruising World "Will have a permanent home on our boat." - Cruising Helmsman "What strikes me most about Tropical Cruising Handbook is not so much the wide knowledge and hard-earned experience that inform every page, but the smart, straightforward writing. This book clearly demonstrates that sensible, safe voyaging in the tropics is an achievable goal." - Tim Queeney, editor, Ocean Navigator"
|Publisher: ||McGraw-Hill Professional|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 18.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.77 kg)|