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Dag Pike's Cruising Under Power: The Practicalities of Cruising

Dag Pike's Cruising Under Power: The Practicalities of Cruising

Many powerboat and motor cruiser owners undertake cruises in their boats, travelling from one port to another, sometimes on a day trip and sometimes for a week or two. This book guides the novice cruiser through the entire passage, from preparations before departure to entering t... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781408146484
Barcode 9781408146484
Published 12 April 2012 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Pike, Dag
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ISBN-13 9781408146484
ISBN-10 1408146487
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Adlard Coles Nautical
Publication Date 12 April 2012
International Publication Date 1 March 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Pike, Dag
Category Navigation & Seamanship
Motor / Power Boating & Cruising
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 189mm
Height: 246mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 603g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Water Sports
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 623.88231
Catalogue Code 250500

Description of this Book

The aim of this book is to enable novices to cruise safely and enjoyably. It will cover the preparations needed before undertaking a cruise, operating the boat under different and sometimes challenging conditions, how to cope when things go wrong, how to conform to the rules and regulations, and how to navigate. It conveys the advice and information just as the cruiser will encounter it on passage - from setting off to arriving at their destination (rather than compartmentalised into navigation/weather/engine etc). Topics include: Preparing to cruise (weather forecasts, route planning, checklists); Leaving harbour (harbour entrances, radio contact, setting courses and speeds, crew briefing, food and drink); Assessing weather and sea conditions (fine tuning plans); Watch keeping under way (visual and electronic navigation, coping with alarms); Entering harbour (planning ahead, radio channels, finding an anchorage, speeds); Cruising at night and in fog (lights, radar, shipping lanes, stopping distance); Adventurous cruising (navigating inshore, beach landing, hidden dangers); Fuel management and economy (economical speeds, boat trim, reserves); Comfort on board (cooking and sleeping at sea, security); When things go wrong (potential problems, safety equipment, coping with fire, leaks, grounding, engine problems, calling for help); Rules and regulations (collision regulations, traffic lanes, going foreign, qualifications). Aimed at owners of powerboats and motor cruisers between 25 and 65ft, the book will be entirely practical, with checklists, sidebars and box-outs and many diagrams and photos.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review All detail - passage preparation, emergencies, comfort on board, amongst others- is comprehensively presented. Cruising

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Author's Bio

Dag Pike began his career as a merchant captain, went on to test RNLI lifeboats, and took up fast boat navigation, winning a string of trophies for powerboat races around the world, including navigating Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Challenger on the record-breaking fastest Atlantic crossing by powerboat. He is now a navigation and powerboat journalist in demand all round the world.

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