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Fast Track to Cruising How to Go from Novice to Cruise-Ready in Seven Days

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ISBN-10: 0071406727

ISBN-13: 9780071406727

Edition: 2005

Authors: Steve Colgate, Doris Colgate

List price: $32.00
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From first sail to cruising a mid-sized sailboat, this is a how-to text tailored to would-be sailors with big dreams and little time.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 12/10/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.90" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Getting to Know Your Boat
The Language of Sailing
Important Words to Know
How to Measure a Sailboat
How to Describe a Sailboat
Standing Rigging
Running Rigging
Sails and How to Describe Them
Start Sailing
Sailing Comfort is All about Preparation
Getting Aboard
Getting Ready to Sail Getting
Underway Steering
Make Yourself
The Points of Sail Finding
Wind Direction
Your Boat is Always on a Tack
Cycling Through the Points of Sail Changing
Course Downwind
Sailing toward the Wind
When Tacks
Don't Go as Planned
Building Confidence and Skills
Wind and Sails: A Powerful Team
Wind Creates Lift
Two Sails are More Efficient than One
The Effect of Heeling
Using Telltales Wind
Flow on a Run Jib
Leads How Sails are Made Sail Controls Reading and Using the Wind
Balance and Stability
How Weather and Lee Helm
Affect Balance
How Sails Affect Balance
How Weight Affects Balance
How the Keel and Hull Shape
Affect Stability
How to Control Stability
Determining Speed
Sailing Dinghies
Handling Heavy
Weather and Rescuing
Crew Sailing in Heavy Weather
What to Do in a Squall
Crew Overboard!
Going and Coming with Ease
Mooring, Docking and Anchoring
Under Sail Mooring
Pickup without a Motor
How to Anchor
Under Sail
How to Dock
Under Sail
If You Go Aground
Rules and Navigation
How to Determine if You are on a Collision
Course Rules of the Road
Navigation Basics
Getting Familiar with Bigger Boats
Segue to a Cruising Boat
Cruising Lingo Learning the Systems
Aboard Proper Engine
Use Maneuvering
Under Power
Getting Underway Before
You Leave Leave the Dock in Style
Setting Sail
Safe and Efficient
Winch Use
Tidying Up on Deck
Basic Maneuvers
Under Sail and Power
When and Where to Tack
How to Tack a Cruising Boat
How to Jibe a Cruising Boat
Dousing Sails at Day's End
Settling Down for the Night
Docking and Mooring a Cruising Boat
Approaching a Dock
Picking Up a Mooring Med-Moor
Docking How to Back in from a Preset
Mooring Shutting Down
Anchoring Your Cruising Boat
Anchors and their Holding Power
Where to Anchor
Setting Your Anchor
When Two Anchors are Better
Anchoring in Deep
Water Special Circumstances
How to Get Going Again
Techniques for Successful Cruising
Sail Trim for Cruising
How to Steer Comfortably
When Wind Velocity Changes
Why Sail Shape is Important
Mainsail Control and Shape
Proper Genoa Trim
Control in Heavy Air
Safety and Health Tips for Cruising
How to Avoid Being Seasick
Other Health Conditions
You Might Encounter
Equipment Failures Can
Cause Accidents
Tips for Going Up a Mast
What to Do if Someone
Goes Overboard
What to Do if You Go Aground
What to Do if Steering
Fails A Collision Can Ruin
Your Day Sailing at Night and in Restricted
Gone Cruising!
Navigation: Knowing
Where You Are and Where You Are Going Becoming a Navigator
How to Use Charts
Where You Can and Cannot Sail
Understanding Variation and Deviation
What is Dead Reckoning?
How to Avoid Hazards
Other Tips for Navigating
Navigating in Current
Satellite Navigation
Creature Comforts and Other Tips for Cruising
Your Dinghy
Use of Water
Aboard Cooking
Aboard Marine
Toilets Dealing with Garbage
Safety Below Tips for Swimming and Fishing
Communicating between Boats