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Tropical Cruising Handbook

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ISBN-10: 0071440305

ISBN-13: 9780071440301

Edition: 2005

Authors: Mark Smaalders, Kim des Rochers

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List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 8/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Tropical Environments
Introduction
Our Approach
Tropical Environments
Tropical Seamanship
Life in the Tropics
Finding Your Own Way
The Perfect Boat
Desirable Features of a Tropical Cruising Boat
What Will It Cost?
Cruising Lightly
Tropical Environments
Coral Reefs
Mangroves
Threats to Tropical Ecosystems
Weather in the Tropics
Tropical Weather Basics
Highs and Lows
Ocean Currents
Tropical Disturbances
El Nino, La Nina, and the Southern Oscillation
Tropical Cyclones
Tropical Seamanship
Navigating in Tropical Waters
Use Your Judgment
Charts and Pilots
Aids to Navigation
Visual Piloting
EPs and Fixes
Putting It All Together
Tropical Anchoring
Anchors and Ground Tackle
Tropical Anchorages
Anchoring
Retrieving the Anchor
Anchoring Variations
Sailing in the Tropics
Sails
Sail Construction
Downwind Sailing
Reducing Sail
Light-Air Sailing
Route Planning
Cruising Seasons
Variations in the Trade Winds
Using Lows to Your Advantage
Coping with Ocean Currents
Cyclone Seasons and the Sailor
Passages to and from the Tropics
Planning Your Route
Passage Times
Refining Your Plans: Moving beyond the Averages
Piracy and Political Unrest
Passagemaking
Departure
On Passage
Safety at Sea
Abandoning Ship
Equipping the Tropical Cruising Yacht
Heavy Weather in the Tropics
Waves and Swells
Heavy-Weather Hazards
Tactics for Moderately Heavy Weather
Tactics for Extreme Conditions
Cyclone Strategies
Life in the Tropics
Life Aboard
Shade
Ventilation
Drinking Water
Provisioning
Tropical Pests
Keeping It Simple
Engine Maintenance
The Business Side of Cruising
Paperwork
Customs
Staying in Touch
Staying Healthy in the Tropics
Infectious Diseases
Major Tropical Diseases
Sun- and Heat-Related Injuries
General Wound Care
Dangerous Tropical Marine Organisms
Large Marine Animals That Bite
Venomous Marine Animals with Spines
Venomous Marine Animals That Bite
Marine Animals with Stinging Cells
Poisonous Marine Animals
Boat Maintenance
Temperature, Rainfall, and Humidity
Know Your Boat
Metals in the Tropics
Stainless Steel
Aluminum
Copper Alloys: Brasses and Bronzes
Fiberglass Boats
Wooden Boats
Metal Boats
Cruising Lightly
Green Cruising
Garbage
Sewage
Antifouling Paints
The Discharge of Oil
Coral Reefs
Fishing and Shell Collecting
Endangered Species
The Quest for Paradise
Today's Reality
Persistent Traditions
Showing Respect
Receiving Visitors
Making Visits
Trading
Interest and Sensitivity
Tropical Cruising Destinations
Tropical Atlantic Ocean
North Atlantic Ocean
West Indies
Central America
Caribbean South America
Cape Verde Islands
South Atlantic Ocean
Tropical Pacific Ocean
North Pacific Ocean
South Pacific Ocean
Tropical Indian Ocean
North Indian Ocean
South Indian Ocean
Red Sea and Gulf of Aden
Appendices
Ropework and Sewing
Rope Ratlines
Rope-to-Chain Splice
Mountain Climber's Water Knot
Roped Awning
Weather Forecasts
Sources of Weather Information
Understanding Weather Forecasts
Resources
Index