The Voyager's Handbook: The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising

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Here's how to see the world from your boat. More and more people are taking off on their cruising boats for a few months or even a year. After they've tasted the cruising life, prepared and equipped their boats, and developed some experience, many cruisers begin to dream of voyaging farther--maybe even an around-the-world voyage.

"The Voyager's Handbook" offers specific information for cruisers considering such a vast undertaking. An experienced circumnavigator, author Beth Leonard shows cruisers how to prepare their boat and themselves. She offers complete, up-to-date information on the latest gear and techniques and detaile, hard-earned advice from dozens of experienced sailors, about boats, crew, and costs as well as crucial but easily overlooked aspects of long-distance passagemaking such as health, safety, weather, provisions, fresh water, and foreign port protocol.

With a balanced, down-to-earth approach, "The Voyager's Handbook" tells it like it is, for any cruiser considering that voyage of a lifetime.

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Very Good, 426pp. D/j not price-clipped. A nice clean copy.

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If you've dreamed of offshore voyaging...
When other boats scurry back to to their berths just ahead of the setting sun, you want to keep sailing. You want your tracks to be the only ones on a perfect sand beach of a deserted tropical island. You want to see the green flash, taste coconut milk from the husk, watch the fish dance at dusk, and share a feast with new friends from other cultures. This book can help you get there.

In five sections, this book covers everything I wish I'd known before my partner and I embarked on our 36,000 nautical mile circumnavigation:

1. The Essential Ingredients - an enthusiastic crew, an offshore-capable boat and enough money.

2. Equipping the Yacht for Bluewater Voyaging - all the equipment you'll need to add before you leave from anchors to frying pans.

3. Liveaboard Skills - From maintenance to keeping your boat watertight.

4. Shorthanded Passagemaking Skills - From weather to watchkeeping.

5. Foreign Savvy - Bureaucracy, mail, money, markets and enjoying foreign cultures while keeping the home fires burning.

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