Cruising World's Workbench: 200 Ideas from America's Leading Cruising Magazine to Improve Your Life Afloat

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9780071379632: Cruising World's Workbench: 200 Ideas from America's Leading Cruising Magazine to Improve Your Life Afloat

This book provides great ideas for upgrading and customizing your boat, from the number 1 source of do-it-yourself projects for cruising sailors. If you're like most sailors, you know the deep satisfaction that comes from completing, with your own hands, a project that makes your boat a bit more seaworthy, comfortable, or enjoyable to sail. And for nearly a decade now, the number-one source of do-it-yourself boat improvement projects for sailors everywhere has been "Cruising World" magazine's monthly "Workbench" column.Now "Cruising World's Workbench" brings together the 200 best "Workbench" projects and features Bruce Bingham's superb step-by-step drawings. The book is conveniently organized according to ten functional categories, including Anchoring and Mooring Electronics Saloon, Galley, and Head Machinery, Pumps, and Outboards. "Cruising World's Workbench" is must reading for any coastal or offshore sailor seeking simple, practical, affordable ways to improve a boat. 'In many ways, Workbench mirrors the very qualities the readers of "Cruising World" most value: self-reliance, resilience, stick-to-itiveness, and technical competence...We all love our boats a little more when we invest a bit of ourselves in them. Consider this book one more tool in your inventory in that noble quest' - from the foreword by Herb McCormick.

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Cruising World's Workbench is a collection of 200 projects that will make any cruising sailboat safer, more comfortable, and more efficient. It is a lavishly illustrated, spread-based book that imparts information quickly through the author's outstanding drawings. The book is a compilation of the best entries from the popular "Workbench" column, a long-running feature in Cruising World, one of the largest-circulation boating magazines in the U.S. The premise of the column is novel: the magazine's readers submit tried-and-true ideas and projects that run the gamut of cruising boat customization and upgrade. Bruce Bingham selects the best ideas and then illustrates them with his superb how-to line drawings. Typical projects include an adjustable platform for mounting a radar antenna, a foolproof trick for lubricating the mainsail track using a lamp wick, and an ingenious method of incorporating compression springs in the mainsheet tackle on sailboats to absorb the force of an accidental jibe. To create the book, the editors of Cruising World have selected the best entries from Bingham's "Workbench" column and organized them into chapters based on boat function, such as cockpit, galley, sails, and engine. Bingham contributes a new introduction to the collection.

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Great Ideas for Upgrading and Customizing Your Boat, from the #1 Source of Do-it-Yourself Projects for Cruising Sailors.

If you're like most sailors, you know the deep satisfaction that comes from completing, with your own hands, a project that makes your boat a bit more seaworthy, comfortable, or enjoyable to sail. And for nearly a decade now, the number-one source of do-it-yourself boat improvement projects for sailors everywhere has been Cruising World magazine's monthly "Workbench" column.

Now Cruising World's Workbench brings together the 200 best "Workbench" projects and features Bruce Bingham's superb step-by-step drawings. The book is conveniently organized according to ten functional categories, including

  • Anchoring and Mooring
  • Electronics
  • Saloon, Galley, and Head
  • Machinery, Pumps, and Outboards

Cruising World's Workbench is must reading for any coastal or offshore sailor seeking simple, practical, affordable ways to improve a boat.

"In many ways, Workbench mirrors the very qualities the readers of Cruising World most value: self-reliance, resilience, stick-to-itiveness, and technical competence. . . . We all love our boats a little more when we invest a bit of ourselves in them. Consider this book one more tool in your inventory in that noble quest."--from the foreword by Herb McCormick

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