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Annapolis Book of Seamanship

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ISBN-10: 0671674471

ISBN-13: 9780671674472

Edition: 3rd

Authors: John Rousmaniere

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List price: $32.50
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 5/15/1989
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 8.86" wide x 11.30" long x 1.41" tall
Weight: 3.322
Language: English

Preface
New in This Editionp. ix
Seamanship and Romancep. x
The Boat
The Parts of a Boatp. 3
Bending on Sailsp. 8
How Boats Workp. 10
Boat Dimensionsp. 26
The Lines Planp. 30
Boat Selectionp. 32
Multihullsp. 36
Construction Materialsp. 38
The Rigp. 40
Traditional Rigsp. 42
Sail Furlingp. 44
Getting Under Way
The Points of Sailp. 46
True Wind and Apparent Windp. 48
Basic Sail Trimmingp. 50
Changing Tacksp. 52
Stopping the Boatp. 56
Personal and Boat Preparationsp. 57
Getting Goingp. 60
Boat-Handling Drillsp. 66
Rules of the Roadp. 67
Coming Back Inp. 68
Maneuvering Under Powerp. 72
Tips for Better Boat Handlingp. 73
Sail Trim
Sail Controlsp. 75
Sail Materials and Designp. 80
Sail Typesp. 82
Sail Shapep. 84
Determining Wind Directionp. 89
Sail Trim in Light to Moderate Conditionsp. 90
Depowering in Fresh and Strong Windsp. 92
How Boats Balancep. 94
Boat-Handling Drillsp. 96
How to Measure Weather Helmp. 97
Upwind Sailing Techniquesp. 98
Downwind Sailing Techniquesp. 100
The Spinnakerp. 102
The Asymmetrical Spinnakerp. 109
Sail Care and Repairp. 110
Weather
The Daily Weather Cyclep. 113
The Prevailing Southwest Windp. 114
The Thermal Effectp. 116
Trade Windsp. 118
Highs and Lowsp. 118
Frontsp. 119
Low-Pressure Systemsp. 122
A Classic Stormp. 123
Squallsp. 125
Fogp. 126
Weather Forecastingp. 130
Weather Signs and Sayingsp. 134
Waves and Tidesp. 136
How Hard Is It Really Blowing?p. 140
Sail-Handling Gear and Knots
Line and Ropep. 142
Linep. 146
Wire Ropep. 148
Line Maintenancep. 149
Knotsp. 150
The Preventer, Vang, and Topping Liftp. 154
Cleatsp. 155
Blocks, Tackles, and Shacklesp. 156
Winchesp. 158
The Sailor's Health
Roles on Boardp. 161
Clothingp. 163
Foul-Weather Gearp. 164
Medical Problemsp. 167
First Aidp. 169
Personal Safety
Life Jacketsp. 174
Staying on Boardp. 178
Safety Harnessesp. 180
Crew-Overboard Rescuep. 182
The Lifesling Systemp. 186
Rules of the Road
The Rules in Summaryp. 189
Navigation Lightsp. 195
Maneuvering in Collision Situationsp. 199
Navigation Aids
Buoysp. 203
Lighthousesp. 211
Chartsp. 216
Other Publicationsp. 228
The Magnetic Compass
Magnetic North and the First Compassp. 231
Magnetic North and True Northp. 232
Variationp. 233
Parts of the Compassp. 234
Compass Typesp. 236
Deviationp. 237
Correcting Compass Errorp. 242
Plotting and Position Finding
A Navigator's Toolsp. 247
Magnetic or True?p. 249
The Log Book and SOPp. 250
The DRp. 251
Setting the Coursep. 257
The EP and LOPp. 260
The Fixp. 262
The Running Fixp. 263
Indirect Coursesp. 264
Review Quizp. 266
Special Piloting Techniques
Position Finding with One Aid: Distance-Offp. 269
Danger Bearings and Circlesp. 274
Piloting with Soundingsp. 276
Tide and Currentp. 278
Guidelines for Safe Pilotingp. 285
Introduction to Celestial Navigationp. 286
Review Quizp. 288
Electronic Navigation and Radiotelephones
Radio Direction Finder (RDF)p. 291
Loran-Cp. 292
Global Positioning System (GPS)p. 293
Radarp. 294
Radiotelephonesp. 298
Anchoring
Ground Tacklep. 302
How to Anchorp. 312
Kedging-Offp. 320
Weighing Anchorp. 321
Sailing in Heavy Weather
Crew Preparationp. 325
Shortening Sailp. 327
Boat Handlingp. 330
Squallsp. 332
Galesp. 334
Emergencies
Preparationp. 342
Running Agroundp. 343
Towingp. 344
Steering Failurep. 346
Dismastingp. 347
Capsizep. 348
Life Raftsp. 349
Leaks and Sinkingp. 350
Firep. 352
Distress Signalingp. 353
Evacuationp. 356
Equipment and Maintenance
Running Riggingp. 358
Stays and Their Equipmentp. 360
Going Aloftp. 361
The Hull and Interiorp. 363
The Enginep. 363
Winterizingp. 364
Tools, Tape, and Lubricantsp. 365
Traditions and Courtesies
Under Wayp. 368
Flag Etiquettep. 370
Clothingp. 373
Yachting Historyp. 374
Sailing Todayp. 376
Required Equipmentp. 378
The Coast Guard and Other Boating Organizationsp. 380
Cruising and Racingp. 381
Children and Sailingp. 383
Glossary of Sailing Termsp. 384
A Sailor's Libraryp. 392
Indexp. 394
Review Quiz Answersp. 402
Acknowledgments and Creditsp. 403
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