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Voyaging Under Power 4th Edition

Author : Robert P. Beebe
ISBN : 9780071767477
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The passagemaking bible updated to help you live your long-distance voyaging dreams First published in 1975, Robert Beebe's Voyaging Under Power revolutionized long-distance cruising, encouraging powerboaters to enjoy what was once exclusive to sailboats and their crews: crossing oceans to exotic, interesting, and beautiful places in comfort with a minimum of problems and expense. Now power-cruising couple Denis and Mary Umstot, whose interest in power voyaging was ignited by Beebe’s work, have updated Voyaging Under Power for the twenty-first century. The much anticipated Voyaging Under Power, Fourth Edition, includes Beebe's original wisdom and philosophy of passagemaking, as well as his groundbreaking thoughts on vessel stability and fuel monitoring. Fourteen new chapters provide insights into a range of additional topics vital for ocean passages and passagemakers, including: Seaworthiness, stability, and other design concepts Options for stabilizing passagemakers including paravanes, active and passive fins, and antiroll tanks Selecting and understanding the critical systems for long-distance voyaging A decision process for choosing a new boat or analyzing the suitability of a used boat An examination of passagemaking models from Nordhavn, Kadey-Krogen, Seahorse, and Dashew, as well as the designs of Stephen Seaton, Michael Kasten, George Buehler, Dave Gerr, and others Highlights of successful and proven passagemakers of the past, including examples from eleven builders and designers First-hand accounts from passagemakers around the globe, including the Mediterranean, Black Sea, South America, South Pacific, Madagascar, and beyond Tips on understanding and predicting weather and waves and what to do in a storm Understanding offshore safety issues, including how to avoid trouble and cross oceans in comfort Choosing and training crew as well as communication tips for a better cruising experience Preparing for and resolving maintenance problems at sea and in distant anchorages "The list of contributors shows the quality of experience in the pages of this fourth edition. Anyone wanting to join, or at least understand the elements of, the long-distance passagemaking lifestyle will find a great deal of knowledge that is realistic, useful, and timely. You'll keep Voyaging Under Power on your pilothouse bookshelf (or its electronic equivalent) for years to come." -- Bill Parlatore, Founder of PassageMaker Magazine "Captain Beebe applied Navy experience, technical creativity, and an open mind to his self-appointed task of inventing the long-range power cruiser. He embraced ideas that others discarded as readily as he rejected solutions others found indispensable. His path, like all innovators, was the uncommon one and his selfless sharing in Voyaging Under Power literally launched a thousand ships. This Fourth Edition of Beebe's classic draws on new ideas and the accumulated wisdom of today's yacht designers and experienced ocean voyagers to further Beebe's cause and liberate thousands more from the tyranny of dry land." -- Michael Jones, Ocean Traveler, Ship Design Collaborator, and Proud Parent of Google Earth

Voyaging Under Power 4th Edition

Author : Robert P. Beebe
ISBN : 9780071767330
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Originally published in 1975, Voyaging Under Power created a revolution in small-boat cruising. Until then, essentially all long-distance cruising was done in sailboats because there simply were no production powerboats capable of crossing oceans. Author Robert Beebes book showed for the first time how to cruise under power, covering boat design, engine selection, outfitting, and operations. The result was the birth of a new market, served by a whole new industry of power cruiser designers, builders, equipment manufacturers, and magazines.

Coastal Cruising Under Power

Author : Gene Hamilton
ISBN : 9780071817066
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 68. 17 MB
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Coastal Cruising Under Power is your ultimate companion for exploring the coastal waters of North America with confidence in your powerboat. This beautifully illustrated guide provides countless tips on anchoring, piloting, weather, and more, along with in-depth, step-by-step instructions on numerous specific skills and techniques.

The Troller Yacht Book

Author : George Buehler
ISBN : 0393047091
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Provides plans for Troller yachts with information on design theory and building and outfitting a yacht

Crossing The Wild Pacific

Author : Robert R. Tisch
ISBN : 9781543923568
Genre : Travel
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"Crossing the Wild Pacific" with color photos is the fascinating true story of Randy and Rebecca Tisch's voyage from Florida to New Zealand aboard their yacht Argo. It is intended to appeal to both boaters and non-boaters alike. The story unfolds as a beautifully written narrative replete with colorful photos and illustrations, making the reader feel that they are on a virtual tour of the world via a private yacht. Captain Tisch relives the excitement and thrill of undertaking such a grand adventure; first by describing the preparations for getting underway, and then by making his planning strategies come to life as they met the challenge of the ocean and experience the thrill of coming into new and exotic ports of call. This book in a sense is a travel log as seen through the eyes of a ship's captain, relating both the cultural and historic aspects of each country visited, but also allowing the reader to appreciate the boat handling aspects of cruising in exotic, far off lands. Tisch describes the anxiety attendant to entering an atoll thru its gauntlet of reefs, tides, and currents. He also recounts, in electrifying detail, battling a ferocious storm just off the coast of New Zealand, describing both the terrifying and surprising moments of that 13-hour ordeal. In other chapters, he describes the ocean sea state and the motor yacht's performance during the 18-day open ocean passage from The Galapagos to the Marquesan Islands. Captain Tisch provides the reader with interesting and vivid descriptions of the flora and fauna, geology and history, and most importantly, the people who live out their lives in these beautiful places. The stories are as diverse as reef diving in Fiji, tortoises mating in the Galapagos, and swimming with whales in Vava'u. The voyage begins in Stuart, Florida, and proceeds across the Gulf Stream to The Bahamas, south through the Windward Passage to Port Antonio, Jamaica, across the Caribbean Sea to Santa Marta (as well as Cartenga and Bogotá), Columbia, through the Panama Canal to The Galapagos, across 3,100 miles of open ocean to The Marquesas Islands (Nuka Hiva, Ua Pu, Hiva Oa, Fatu Hiva, and Tahuata), south to Aha, Tikehau, and Rangiroa in the Tuamotus, on to the Society Islands of Tahiti, Morea, Huahine, and Bora Bora, then west to Samoa; and south to Tonga and New Zealand. Finally, Argo heads back to the USA via Fiji and the Hawaiian Islands after Randy is diagnosed with a serious cancer. The book is beautifully written, exciting, and fun to read.

Stapleton S Power Cruising Bible

Author : Sid Stapleton
ISBN : 0688101658
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Voyaging To The Mediterranean Under Power

Author : Mary Umstot
ISBN : 1609100824
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A nautical adventure from a woman's perspective--cruising the world in a 52-foot powerboat. During an eleven year voyage of 48,000 nautical miles, life meant crossing oceans, riding out frightening gales, plus glorious sunsets and exotic ports along the way.

Crossing An Ocean Under Power

Author : Ken Williams
ISBN : 9781411619180
Genre : Travel
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Crossing an Ocean Under Power follows a retired software entrepreneur and his computer game designer wife, as they cross the Atlantic on their 62' trawler. Although sailors have been crossing oceans for hundreds of years, the era of couples cruising the world in small powerboats is just beginning. As the book begins, Mr. Williams frankly admits to serious doubts about his boating skills. Mr. Williams chronicles his journey across the Atlantic, as well as his personal journey from "coastal cruiser" to "ocean crosser." Along the way, we learn with him. Sans Souci, his boat, made the trip as part of the historic first Atlantic Power Boat rally (18 small power boats, averaging only 50 feet long, owned and captained mostly by retired couples.) Best described as a "Dummy's Guide to Crossing Oceans," Mr. Williams' honest, and entertaining, style will keep you turning pages as you take this important step in readying yourself for your own long-distance cruising.

Newlyweds Afloat

Author : Felicia Schneiderhan
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Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A funny memoir of falling in love, getting married, and moving aboard a boat. A young woman meets an amazing guy, falls in love, and they move in together. Straightforward enough, right? Except he lives on a boat—a 38-foot trawler, docked in Chicago. Their relationship is intensified by living in a tiny space, and by the never-ending quirks of the boat, who becomes a third party in the marriage. There are electrical failures, pump failures, big waves, and freezing winters . . . not to mention the attack goose. Felicia Schneiderhan has a fine literary sensibility and manages to be both funny and deeply serious in writing about boats and love and relationships. This book will delight any boater, or any land-dweller dreaming of escape. “Newlyweds Afloat is a love story between a woman, a man, and his boat. Felicia Schneiderhan recounts with humor and skill the story of her transformation from a Chicago apartment dweller to a newly married river rat on Chicago’s waterways. With an eye for the absurd, she reveals the ups and downs, joys and challenges, and day-to-day logistics of living aboard a 38-foot trawler named Mazurka—even in winter. Newlyweds Afloat is full of high-seas drama and flat water reflection plus cats and lots and lots of heart. I could not stop reading it.” —Julie Buckles, author of Paddling to Winter “Newlyweds Afloat is a wife’s story of learning to be the other woman, with a man who loves his boat. This detailed account takes an honest look at many of the difficulties of life aboard a trawler, and learning to love his boat as much as he does.” —Ed Robinson, author of Leap of Faith: Quit Your Job and Live on a Boat

The Other Side Of The Ice

Author : Sprague Theobald
ISBN : 9781616086237
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Traces the author's family's 8,500-mile voyage along the dangerous Northwest Passage, describing the divorce-related mistrust that overshadowed the endeavor and the formidable environmental factors that posed constant threats.

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