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A handy, splash-proof, on-the-water summary of the key things you need to know about navigation at sea: the perfect quick reference guide to keep onboard. The book covers all the navigation essentials: charts, compass, tides, standard and secondary ports, dead reckoning, estimated position, course to steer, lights, GPS, waypoints and buoyage in a highly illustrated format making it easy to understand at a glance - ideal for those moments when you need an answer, and you need it fast! Spiral bound, this little companion stands up to frequent use and serves as a great aide-memoire.
Compiled by a team of Cruising Association regional editors and Imray, the Cruising Almanac is an annual publication first published over 100 years ago and long regarded as the perfect on board companion for cruising yachts. Each year, a well-known cruising sailor writes the Preface, and this year's is by Tom Cunliffe. The Almanac covers Northwest Europe from the Shetlands and southern Norway to Gibraltar and West Ireland to the Baltic. Based on first-hand experience and official data, all sections - text, plans, tidal data - are checked and updated annually. With over 750 port entries alongside passage notes (easily identified by their pale blue background colour), it's a vital tool for both planning and whilst at sea. 2021 tide tables for 47 standard ports are included in a separate booklet. The main Almanac contains tidal stream diagrams: full tidal details for secondary ports are included with the text for the relevant port. Updating of the Almanac continues throughout the year, with corrections published monthly on the Cruising Association website Almanac corrections page.
A compact, handy summary of the key things you need to consider when planning a passage by sea and when managing your ship on that passage: the perfect quick reference guide to keep onboard. The book covers the timetable for developing a passage plan and goes through all the elements you should consider: port information, routeing, weather, tides, timings and safety. It then takes you through ship management on the passage: the crew briefing, roles, routines, pre-sail checks, watch keeping and much more. Splash-proof and spiral bound - allowing you to lay it out flat on the chart table - this little book stands up to frequent use and will be a valued companion as you plan and execute your passage.
This 8th edition has been fully revised to include new information on marinas, visitor moorings and anchorages, with all the attendant facilities available to cruising sailors. There is also plenty to give historical context and to whet the appetite for visits and exploration ashore. Plans have been updated throughout. Numerous photographs help to orientate, inform and inspire, including a new set of images for the Italian coast and Venice lagoon. For occasional charterers or long-term cruisers alike, Trevor and Dinah Thompson's thorough and comprehensive work should be the first choice of any cruising sailor wanting to make the most of this rich and diverse coastline. Adriatic Pilot is complemented by Imray's series of charts for the Dalmatian coast.
Look inside an 18th-century warship as it sails into battle on the high seas. Packed with extraordinary illustrations, this history book for children covers everything from warship design to navigation.
Biesty's incredible drawings slice through a man-of-war to explore every corner, from the crow's nest to the stinking hold. Packed with fascinating facts and gory details, the pages teem with sailors busy about their duties. Find out how gun crews fired a cannon, examine a surgeon's toolkit, and learn the best way to wriggle the maggots out of the ship's biscuits. Look out, too, for the stowaway on every page. He's the one with spiky hair and there's a reward for his capture!
This absorbing book will have children - and adults - poring over every page. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War remains as entertaining as ever.
Numerous revisions have been made throughout, with the text, plans and photographs undergoing a complete overhaul. Care has been taken to research the details of marina developments. Where it has been available information is given on proposed changes and extensions to yacht harbours. Marine reserves are now an important feature of the coasts and off-lying islands, particularly in Sardinia and Sicily, and this edition provides updated details of the latest regulations. Climate change and extreme weather events are becoming a major issue and this edition includes a section on the how climate change might affect sailing in the Mediterranean. Italian Waters Pilot is the last word on the area for yachts cruising there and on their way between western and eastern parts of the Mediterranean. Rod and Lucinda Heikell have also authored companion guides on France, Greece and Turkey which are acclaimed as the best pilot books currently available. Imray Digital Charts: Free mobile download A voucher code to download the relevant Imray digital charts into our Imray Navigator app is included with this book. Recommended by the Royal Cruising Club and The Cruising Association.
East Coast Pilot has become the bible for cruising sailors for the waters between Great Yarmouth and Ramsgate. Not only does it cover the many harbours, rivers and creeks in a clear and concise manner, it also reveals some of the mysteries of sailing these shallow and shifting coastal waters. Both authors keep their boats on the East Coast and are life-long lovers of the area. They maintain that every time they cast off and take to the water, they learn something new, adding to the considerable wealth of experience which they have passed on enthusiastically over many years. For clarity and ease of reference the book is laid out in a logical sequence; each estuary, river and port has its own chapter which starts with the key information to get you in to that chosen destination. Box panels give key waypoints, port and harbour contact details, plus information about the main boating facilities a crew could need. Further pages will entice you in as far as the limit of navigation. Essential information is backed up by Imray cartography, the authors' own sea-level photography giving you a clear view of what you should see, and aerial photographs which offer a useful visual perspective on what lies ahead. Unique to East Coast Pilot are `rolling road' diagrams to guide the approach. These were introduced to great acclaim in the first edition and show buoyage sequences and tracks to steer into rivers and ports. Updates are published on the dedicated website
Well established as 'the East Coast yachtsman's bible', this 20th edition of Jan Harber's classic cruising companion marks the book's 60th anniversary. Dating back to 1956 when Jack Coote, Jan's father, produced the first black and white edition, East Coast Rivers, now extending from Lowestoft to Ramsgate, continues to cover the rivers, curlew-haunted creeks and intricate shoals and swatchways of the Thames Estuary and surrounding rivers. Comprehensive pilotage and nautical information based on years of local knowledge is complemented by port information and local maritime history, helping cruising sailors to make the most of their visit to the East Coast. The text is illustrated throughout with updated charts and photographs, including spectacular aerial shots of a number of the rivers and entrances that make up this cherished cruising ground. Not only a pilot guide, this is the memoir of a family's history; exploring, capturing and celebrating this extraordinary sailing area.
A handy, splash-proof, on-the-water aide memoire of everything the skipper and crew need to know - or find out quickly - when cruising: from lights, shapes and sound signals to knots, ropes and engine troubleshooting. With diagrams and illustrations throughout, this quick reference guide will help to keep you safe when out at sea.
A history of small craft used from the earliest times, when water was the only highway, to the 20th century's recreational use of motor boats on the waterways of the Adirondacks.
Youve just spent a day on the water under a sweltering sun. You sit back, enjoying the seclusion of a remote anchorage, lulled by the rattle of ice in your cold drink. A pretty picture, but a rare one aboard cruising boats.
A house is never without its utility umbrella, but when you pull your boats shore-power plug youre on your own. Even good refrigeration systems use a lot of energy. And bad ones? Erase those ice cubes from your tropical fantasy.
Refrigeration for Pleasureboats explains how the cruising sailor can acquire the amenities--even the necessities--of an efficient onboard refrigeration system. Whether youre off for two days or two years, you must balance the highest possible cooling capacity with the lowest possible energy consumption. Calder explains clearly and logically how and why refrigeration components work, how to keep them working efficiently and economically, and what to look for when something goes wrong.
Boat refrigeration systems are phenomenally expensive. A modest refrigerator/freezer system, professionally built and installed, can cost more than $4,000. Yet these units can still have unpleasant side effects--such as killing the boats batteries. Refrigeration for Pleasureboats provides all the step-by-step information an amateur needs to design and build a custom refrigeration unit that will cost far less than half the price of an off-the-shelf unit and will likely run better with far less drain on the batteries. With Calders maintenance and troubleshooting tips, youll be able to keep it running for years to come and keep those ice cubes tinkling in that frosted glass.
Today, yachts are often equipped with radar, GPS, chart plotters, AIS, etc. This equipment has also become much more reliable, making it possible to make long offshore passages without a great knowledge of navigation. However, such equipment can be set up wrongly, interpreted incorrectly, malfunction or lose power. In these circumstances, knowledge of traditional navigation can become extremely important. This book will teach you how to navigate in the traditional way using compass, log and plotter; and also how to navigate using electronic aids like GPS, radar and chart plotter. In addition, you will learn some basic celestial navigation using the sun and stars to obtain your position using sextant, almanacs, tables and a watch. Each method of navigation is explained alongside detailed illustrations and examples, combining to make a straightforward and easy-to-follow guide.
This much-loved guide contains more detail of many of the smaller anchorages and harbours than are comprehensively covered in Rod Heikell's Greek Waters Pilot. Like its companions West Aegean and East Aegean, Ionian is ideal for charterers and flotilla sailors who are onboard for a relatively short time, but also for longer term cruisers on their own yachts who are looking for additional pilotage and background information for this popular cruising ground. As with all the Heikell guides, Ionian not only gives all the essential information you need but also exudes the charm and flavour of this corner of the Mediterranean. 'Heikell's style is easy to digest and gives pleasure in the details of the history, geography and social circumstances of the places described as well as the essential sailing information.' The Little Ship 'This book, as well as being a practical manual on Ionian cruising, seems to have absorbed much of the author's personal feelings regarding the charm which draws him back to it, and any reader who has had a whiff of the magic spell of the Greek islands will sense this, and inevitably renew the resolve to return and experience it once again in greater measure.' Nautical Magazine 'Rod Heikell nowadays is to the Mediterranean as gin is to tonic. It is difficult to imagine sailing there without one of his guides. Clear pilot notes, chartlets and plentiful illustrations, with entertaining commentaries on each place. Up-to-date observations on local and national regulations. The new edition does not disappoint. If one must choose, I would have no hesitation in recommending Heikell.' Cruising Association 'Rod has a knack for dropping in snippets of interest and colour to give the reader a feel for the atmosphere of each port or bay.' Yachting Monthly 'Like all Rod Heikell's pilots, it is also a travel guide in its own right.' Ionian Magazine 'The sailing directions are particularly useful when entering the smaller anchorages and harbours, for which little information is to be found on charts, and include excellent harbour plans and top quality aerial photographs.' Flying Fish Magazine (Ocean Cruising Club)
Part of the Clyde Cruising Club's Sailing Directions and Anchorages series, Firth of Clyde extends beyond its titled area to the coast of Northern Ireland (Rathlin Island to Belfast Lough) and on the Scottish side southwards from Stranraer to Portpatrick and beyond to the Solway Firth and Cumbria. Firth of Clyde covers everything from the busy waters of the Firth of Clyde and River Clyde to the more remote areas of the wider estuary and connected lochs, including the protected and beautiful Kyles of Bute and Loch Riddon, Loch Fyne and the Crinan Canal. Coverage then extends west and south to encompass North Channel and Solway Firth. This new edition, updated by Geoff Crowley, continues the long-respected legacy of CCC publications for cruising sailors. The North Channel section has been extended to include details for Belfast itself. New photographs throughout illustrate the text and help orientate the navigator. Details on plans have been updated with reference to the new Imray 2900 Firth of Clyde chart pack for the area. References to Bob Bradfield's useful Antares large scale charts are also included. Whether you are a local sailor or a first-time cruising visitor, Firth of Clyde is an essential companion in these waters. Updates and corrections are available via the Clyde Cruising Club website as below. Includes free mobile download: Imray Digital Charts for West Britain and Ireland.
Corsica and North Sardinia is a well-established guide to Corsica and the northern region of Sardinia, which together constitute several varied cruising grounds- from the sometimes exposed and often dramatic bays of Corsica's west coast to the more protected and gentle cruising on its eastern side, to the rich choice of anchorages in the Bouches de Bonifacio and on Sardinia's island-studded north coast. This whole region is justifiably popular with cruising sailors, particularly in the summer season. Several marine reserves have been established in the region and the latest restrictions of these are well documented. Corsica and North Sardinia is the ideal guide, either for charter skippers or longer-term cruising sailors who want to make the most of this very special corner of the Mediterranean.
With support from the Inland Waterways Association, Friends of the River Nene and others, and drawing on his longstanding connection with the river, Roger Green has thoroughly revised and updated this popular guide. A new design includes thorough navigation notes alongside more detailed maps of the canal and river, showing the main features of the navigation. Helpful tables indicate mileages and likely timings between locks to help with passage planning and also provide further information on all the moorings, facilities and services, many of which have been much improved in recent years. Other features of interest such as canoe launch access and portage points are also shown. Details of facilities, walking and cycling routes and local history add useful information. Photographs help to highlight points of interest along the way and confirm this guide to be the essential companion for anyone planning to navigate the river, whether by boat, canoe, bicycle or on foot.
This new edition of this comprehensive guide to the Isles of Scilly has been completely revised and updated. The background information on the islands, their history and flora and fauna has been expanded and this new edition also sees the introduction of useful waypoints.
It covers the entire area from the Ionian Islands to the Aegean, Rhodes and Crete and includes details of over 450 harbours in a single volume. Greek Waters Pilot has been painstakingly compiled from the author's own survey work and the latest first-hand information. The organisation of so much detail within the confines of a single volume is an impressive achievement and has been the basis of Greek Waters Pilot's status as the indispensable guide for anyone sailing around Greece. This 13th edition contains detailed updating of every part of the guide, but in particular areas of the Ionian, Saronic and northern Greece, visited by the authors since the last edition, have major revisions. Many new photos, often from the air, have been introduced. There are also many new harbour plans. Imray Digital Charts: Free mobile download A voucher code to download the relevant Imray digital charts into Imray Navigator (our app for iPad and iPhone) is included with this book. 'The fascinating background information with historical and mythological anecdotes gives this book a richness too often missing from bald pilot guides. It would be inconceivable to visit this area without the detailed knowledge provided by Rod Heikell's enviable experience of Greek cruising.' Royal Cruising Club. 'Anyone who has cruised around Greece will be grateful to Rod Heikell for compiling what has become `the bible' for pilotage in these waters. If you are planning on cruising in this delightful region, Heikell is invaluable...' Cruising Association' '... his excellent pilots are the yardstick by which all others are measured and it's with justification that they are often referred to as `the bible.' John Goode, Sailing Today `This is a respected pilot boasting regularly repeated editions over 30-plus years; an impressive continuation of a high standard.' Edward Cartner, Cruising Magazine
New concept in navigation provides the perfect complement to your charts and traditional cruising guides
This unique cruising guide features aerial photos matched with chart segments to guide you through channels and harbor approaches. Prepared with input from local experts up and down the coast, hazards, safe channels, and key navigation aids are clearly labeled on photos and charts.
A soup-to-nuts introduction to small, economical sailing craft
Trailer sailers--the smallest, most economical sailboats with sleeping accommodations--are a popular platform for learning the basics of sailing and are often considered to be the entry level to cruising under sail. Author Brian Gilbert shows how trailer sailers can be the ideal craft for a lifetime of enjoyment, including serious, long-distance cruising. This book covers all the bases, including how to inspect, buy, and equip a boat; how to trailer, sail, navigate, and cruise in small boats; how to use communications and navigation equipment; and more.
Everything you need to know about trimming the foresail. This book demystifies the black art of jib trimming and focuses purely on this role. Concepts covered range from lift, drag and sail shape to wind changes and sea state, with lots more in between. The guide is full of annotated photographs and diagrams to show you exactly what you are trying to achieve and the use of sailing terminology has been reined in. Once this guide is in your head, you will be trimming like a pro. Stand out from the crowd and become a valued crew member by uncovering the secrets of sailing fast whilst remaining in control.
Crosbie Smith explores the trials and tribulations of first-generation Victorian mail steamship lines, their passengers, proprietors and the public. Eyewitness accounts show in rich detail how these enterprises engineered their ships, constructed empire-wide systems of steam navigation and won or lost public confidence in the process. Controlling recalcitrant elements within and around steamship systems, however, presented constant challenges to company managers as they attempted to build trust and confidence. Managers thus wrestled to control shipbuilding and marine engine-making, coal consumption, quality and supply, shipboard discipline, religious readings, relations with the Admiralty and government, anxious proprietors, and the media - especially following a disaster or accident. Emphasizing interconnections between maritime history, the history of engineering and Victorian culture, Smith's innovative history of early ocean steamships reveals the fraught uncertainties of Victorian life on the seas.
Find a small cruising sailboat and restore it to pristine condition on a budget that won't sink your budget
Small, trailererable cruising sailboats are more popular than ever as mooring spaces dwindle and marina dockage and winter storage costs soar. "Fix It and Sail" helps you discover boatloads of fun far less than a single ski weekend or golf club membership. Veteran sailor and journalist Brian Gilbert shows you how to select and inspect a boat, then restore it from keel to rigging.
Gilbert's clear, step-by-step instructions guide you through every phase of the restoration process from repairing keels, hulls, ports, and cabins to painting, wiring, and sealing. You'll learn how to evaluate, repair and replace hardware, upholstery, canvaswork, and more. Profusely illustrated appendices give you a vivid picture of the costs, tasks, and labor involved in an actual restoration project.
The first logbook written specifically for skippers and navigators of powered craft sports a unique design that makes it equally suitable for use on small boats and luxury motor cruisers loaded to the gills with sophisticated electronic gadgetry. Within its 96 pages, the log offers enough space to record more than 80 passages. Also featured are sections designated for an engine and fuel log, equipment service records, serial numbers, waypoints, store lists, a stowage plan, and a crew names and addresses.
Praise for A Cruising Guide to New Jersey Waters: "Launer blends maritime history with nuts-and-bolts cruising facts. It's a good bet for East Coast cruisers who gunkhole south in the winter or north in the spring."--Cruising World "Fills a big void in the East Coast boating world."--Home News Tribune "Whether you are a newcomer to the Jersey coast or an old-timer, you will delight in Captain Launer's blend of local history and sea lore."--Barnegat Bay Banner With this book in hand, boaters can cruise down the Jersey Shore--from New York Harbor to Delaware Bay--in the good company of Captain Donald Launer. Captain Launer brings many years of experience as a skipper of small boats to this engaging nautical and historical guide to New Jersey's tidal waters. Cruise with him from the New Jersey/New York state line near the mouth of the Hudson River, past Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook, and into the Manasquan Inlet. From there, he gives you a choice of voyages: the inside route through the Intracoastal Waterway to Toms River, Barnegat Bay, Atlantic City, and Cape May, or taking the offshore passage. Then you explore the Delaware Bay and its tributaries and cruise up the Delaware River to Trenton. This revised edition contains updated information about onshore facilities, marinas, restaurants, stores, sites of interest, docking fees, bridge heights, maritime service stations, weather, navigation, and safety, as well as post-September 11 regulations in the waters around New York City. The book also includes a wealth of photographs and sea charts. Donald Launer, who holds a U.S. Coast Guard captain's license, has explored the New Jersey waters in every kind of small craft since he first sailed in Barnegat Bay at the age of eight. His articles on recreational boating have appeared in Good Old Boat Magazine, Cruising World, The Beachcomber, Offshore, and Sail. He berths his schooner, Delphinus, in Forked River, New Jersey.
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