Voyaging Under Power
Covers the technologies and conveniences that have transformed the boats and the power cruising lifestyle. This book includes sections on crew communications and managing emotions; the cruising community and how to get along within it; how to deal with a reluctant spouse; and usi... read full description below.
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|Library of Congress
||Ocean travel, Yacht building, Naval architecture, Passagemaker (Yacht)
||College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
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The most influential book on long-distance powerboat voyaging, now updated to cover the new technologies and conveniences that have transformed the boats and the power cruising lifestyle Originally published in 1975, author Robert Beebe's Voyaging Under Power has become the bible of long-distance power cruisers. This new edition is updated by Denis Umstot and includes new sections on crew communications and managing emotions; the cruising community and how to get along within it; how to deal with a reluctant spouse; and using email and Skype to keep in touch with loved ones on land. Denis also covers advances in: Passagemaking boats available in today's market (new and used) as well as their new machinery: new propulsion options, electric controls, hydraulics, auxiliary propulsion, air conditioning and refrigeration, desalinators, as well as electrical (inverters, battery choices, generators) Voyage preparation and planning, including a major section on food and beverage planning Crossing oceans, including all the latest electronic navigation information for planning as well as routing and port entry World cruising, including strategies for cruising in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and South Pacific, with updated strategies on dealing with pirates Maintenance in far away places and at sea Safety at sea and at anchor
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Denis Umstot and his cruising partner, Mary, have crossed the Atlantic twice and circumnavigated the Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea. They have made three trips to Alaska and have cruised both the eastern and western Caribbean. They have travelled more than 55,000 nautical miles on their passagemaker, Teka III. Mary has written 13 articles for PassageMaker Magazine and a book, Voyaging to the Mediterranean Under Power.