Sail and Rig Tuning

Sail and Rig Tuning Author Ivar Dedekam
ISBN-10 1898660670
Year 2000-04-07
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher *Wiley Nautical
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A guide to tuning the sails and rigs of yachts and small keelboats, featuring step-by-step instructions and more than 150 illustrations.

A Manual of Sail Trim

A Manual of Sail Trim Author Stuart H. Walker
ISBN-10 0393032965
Year 1985
Pages 251
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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A guide for racing covers the principles of sail trim, crew movement techniques, maneuvers, and control systems, and gives advice on adjusting to special conditions.

Illustrated Navigation

Illustrated Navigation Author Ivar Dedekam
ISBN-10 9781909911994
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 84
Language en
Publisher Fernhurst Books
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Today, yachts are often equipped with radar, GPS, chart plotters, AIS, etc. This equipment has also become much more reliable, making it possible to make long offshore passages without a great knowledge of navigation. However, such equipment can be set up wrongly, interpreted incorrectly, malfunction or lose power. In these circumstances, knowledge of traditional navigation can become extremely important. This book will teach you how to navigate in the traditional way using compass, log and plotter; and also how to navigate using electronic aids like GPS, radar and chart plotter. In addition, you will learn some basic celestial navigation using the sun and stars to obtain your position using sextant, almanacs, tables and a watch. Each method of navigation is explained alongside detailed illustrations and examples, combining to make a straightforward and easy-to-follow guide.

Sail Trim and Rig Tuning

Sail Trim and Rig Tuning Author Bill Gladstone
ISBN-10 0071440135
Year 2005-07-15
Pages 16
Language en
Publisher International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
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The essential information you need--onboard and at your fingertips On the water, when questions arise, there's no time to search through an exhaustive manual. The Captain's Quick Guides provide all the answers--fast. Based on the world's largest boating library, this laminated Quick Guide presents 14 color panels of authoritative, concise information on sail trim and rig tuning, designed for onboard quick reference.

Sail Trim

Sail Trim Author Peter Hahne
ISBN-10 1574091980
Year 2005
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher Sheridan House, Inc.
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A clear and authoritative handbook on sail trim--the art of setting sails in response to the varying conditions imposed by the wind, waves, boat speed and desired course.

The Best of Sail Trim

The Best of Sail Trim Author Charles Mason
ISBN-10 1574091190
Year 2000-07-01
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Sheridan House, Inc.
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An anthology of authoritative articles from SAIL magazine--one of the world's major sailing magazines.

Illustrated Seamanship

Illustrated Seamanship Author Ivar Dedekam
ISBN-10 9781909911970
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 84
Language en
Publisher Fernhurst Books
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Today, yachts are often equipped with electrical windlasses, autopilot, bow thrusters, etc. This equipment has also become much more reliable, making it possible to make long offshore passages without much knowledge of seamanship. However, as the coastguards in many countries can confirm, more and more yachts require assistance, even when they should be able to reach harbour on their own. In this book you will be shown the traditional techniques you should be familiar with Ð regarding rope handling, manoeuvring and anchoring Ð in order to make long or short passages safely. Each element is clearly explained alongside detailed illustrations, combining to make a straightforward and easy-to-follow guide. Although yacht gear is becoming more and more reliable, you can be almost sure that, sooner or later, it will fail or you will be out of electrical power to use it. Learning the traditional techniques may not only be necessary but is also both interesting and fun. Instead of waking up the entire harbour in the early hours with the noise of your bow thruster, you may, alternatively, use a spring line to get safely moored to or leave the pontoon quietly.

Mainsail Trimming

Mainsail Trimming Author Felix Marks
ISBN-10 9780470516508
Year 2007-11-27
Pages 106
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Uncover the secrets to sailing fast whilst remaining in control. Mainsail trimming is not only a physically and mentally demanding role on a boat; it is also one of the most crucial. You need a deep and subtle appreciation of sail shapes and the controls used to achieve them. Most significantly, the role requires an obsession with acquiring and retaining speed. This book is here to help and it has been written in a groundbreaking way. Every effort has been made to simplify the subject and explain everything that you need to know without blinding you with science. Sailing terminology has been reined-in as much as possible and only information relating to mainsail trimming has been included. High quality photographs and illustrations are used throughout to simplify this complex subject. This is achieved by showing the sail shapes needed to make the boat go fast and stay under control. Only one sailing role is dealt with to further simplify the subject and make sailing more accessible to the newcomer.

The International Marine Book of Sailing

The International Marine Book of Sailing Author William Robinson
ISBN-10 9780071643337
Year 2008-09-28
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Here's the book that can get you sailing in an afternoon and keep you sailing better through a lifetime on the water This is the first sailing book that follows a sailor's ideal learning curve. Rather than tell you all about sail trim or anchoring in a single chapter, Robby Robinson tells you what you need to know when you want to know it. From the absolute basics to the most advanced techniques, the International Marine Book of Sailing is highly accessible--and informative--at every level. More than 500 pages and 1,000 color photos and illustrations. Covers everything from high-performance and Olympic-class sailing dinghies to coastal and offshore cruising sailboats. No matter your age or the kind of sailing you'd most like to do, this book will work for you. The easy-flowing instructional text is augmented by sidebar features giving alternative approaches, definitions of terms, and boat-to-boat variations--a uniquely effective how-to combination. Includes contributions from Nigel Calder (Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual), Beth Leonard (The Voyager's Handbook), Robert Perry (Yacht Design According to Perry), Bob Sweet (The Weekend Navigator), Charlie Wing (How Boat Things Work), and other top sailing writers. Renders sailing and seamanship more transparent and accessible than ever before. The ideal book for self-teaching.

Plain Sailing

Plain Sailing Author Dallas Murphy
ISBN-10 1580801617
Year 2010
Pages 170
Language en
Publisher
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This book will help the new sailor to understand the principles and practice of sail trim, adjusting sails so they interact most efficiently with the wind. There is a direct relationship between sailing efficiency and sailing fun. Knowing when, how, and why to trim your sails is the essence of sailing. If you understand trim, you understand sailing.

The Kiteboarding Manual

The Kiteboarding Manual Author Andy Gratwick
ISBN-10 9781408192047
Year 2015-04-23
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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The Kiteboarding Manual is your complete practical guide to this fast-paced and addictive sport. It'll get you started with the kite and take you throughto flying it on the water, jumping, tricks and racing, as well as covering weather, wind and tide theory and helping you select the right kit. Sections cover: The origins of kiteboarding and massive rise in popularity in recent years How a kite flies and basic weather principles as well as background on tides and currents, waves, and wind vs tide Getting started on land – LEIrigging, assembly, launching and flying, body-dragging How to master your board skills –turns, stopping, rules of the road Going upwind, riding toeside, turning and transition Moving fast and riding waves; learning to tack and gybe Details on all kiteboarding disciplines from speed kiting to kiting on land How to improve your performance and enjoy incredible airtime! Packed with step-by step photo sequences explaining the basic moves all the way through to more advanced tricks, and including information on competitions and becoming an instructor, this is a book no kiter will want to be without.

Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats A Step by Step Guide for Buyers and Owners

Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats  A Step by Step Guide for Buyers and Owners Author Henry Mustin
ISBN-10 0070442487
Year 1994-01-01
Pages 139
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Since the late 1950s, when the first "plastic" sailboat shocked the New York Boat Show, fiberglass boatbuilding has gone through classic growing pains. Longtime yacht broker and marine surveyor Henry Mustin has seen it all: the slow acceptance of those early, heavy boats; the market boom of the lighter boats of the 1970s; the "boat pox" scare of the 1980s; and the continued lack of industry standards that makes buying and owning a fiberglass boat an adventure. In Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats Mustin explains what to watch for in a used sailboat from each era, and how to ferret out the hidden defects in any boat. He shows how to estimate the cost of repairs and the value of a boat. And he addresses the question: When is a fiberglass boat too used up to save? Mustin's part-by-part look at hull, deck, rig, and machinery is both a minicourse for transforming used-boat shopping from a game of craps to a science, and the first step in a holistic boat maintenance program. His discussion of the significance of cracks found in aging hulls and decks is the most thorough in print. He is not shy in assessing the lack of regulation of professional surveyors, nor does he shrink from pointing a finger at shoddy building practices. Having a used boat surveyed is a critical prelude to buying it. Yet a professional survey is expensive--several hundred dollars. Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats will enable you to conduct your own surveys while narrowing the field, then monitor a professional surveyor's performance when selecting your target boat. The inside story on surveying fiberglass boats. No sailor should be without it. Praise for Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats: "A concisely written primer for sailors considering purchasing a used boat, preparing for extended cruising, or seeking guidelines for an ongoing maintenance program. . . . Mustin is adept at distilling often highly involved subjects, so you should be able to learn the fundamentals of evaluating a vessel's major structures, systems, and equipment."--SAIL "Thoroughly studying this book will enable you to inspect your own boat, identify problems and formulate an effective maintenance program. Plus, if you plan to buy either a used or new fiberglass sailboat, this book should help you reduce your cost."--Ensign ". . . long-time professional boat surveyor Mustin shares his experience in a compact, easy-to-reference handbook . . . This slender volume provides the foundation for a holistic boat maintenance program, making it as valuable for owners as it is for buyers."--Rhode Island Boating I would like to have had Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats . . . when I was in the market for a boat . . . Mustin takes prospective buyers on a detailed tour of boat materials, structures, rigging systems and construction techniques, illustrating . . . the potential weaknesses to watch out for--anything from blisters and stress cracks to corrosion."--Grand Rapids Press

The Art and Science of Sails

The Art and Science of Sails Author Tom Whidden
ISBN-10 0997392002
Year 2016-10-01
Pages 182
Language en
Publisher Seapoint Books
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The bible on selecting, using and maintaining yacht sails by Tom Whidden, the president of North Sails and Michael Levitt, experienced sailor and nautical writer.

Berserk in the Antarctic

Berserk in the Antarctic Author David Mercy
ISBN-10 9781840249781
Year 2005-01-05
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
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"'This is suicide!' Manuel screamed frantically." So begins an amazing true story of a journey to Antarctica in a 27-foot sailing boat. After travelling through South America to Tierra del Fuego, the only continent David had never visited beckoned to him across treacherous waters. Ships booked for scientific expeditions wouldn't take him, and tourist cruises didn't appeal. Then he saw a little boat in the harbour, its name hand-painted in red on the hull: Berserk. Together with a 'crazy Viking' and a down-on-his-luck Argentinian, the author set sail to follow Shackleton's voyage with little idea of the tumultuous storms, mishaps and emergencies that loomed on the journey to thte world's coldest and most inaccessible continent. He brilliantly recounts their experience of the huge waves, the bleak darkness and the delicate balance of personalities where a mutiny was always in the air.

The Psychology of Sailing

The Psychology of Sailing Author Michael Stadler
ISBN-10 PSU:000016328556
Year 1987
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher International Marine Publishing
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Describes the psychological effect of fog, storms, and the motion of the sea, and discusses optical illusions, seasickness, and crew psychology