Stapleton's Powerboat Bible: The Complete Guide to Selection, Seamanship, and Cruising

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9780071440547: Stapleton's Powerboat Bible: The Complete Guide to Selection, Seamanship, and Cruising

This book offers information on how to select, outfit, and operate a boat for coastwise cruising or long-distance voyaging. "Stapleton's Powerboat Bible" is the equivalent of talking with dozens of experts: naval architects, boatbuilders, maintenance and repair professionals, dealers and brokers, bankers, insurance agents, plus experienced powerboat owners, and skippers. For more than thirty years, Sid Stapleton has traveled all over the world in a wide variety of powerboats and motor yachts. The accumulated wisdom he presents in this book will make your voyage a relaxing adventure instead of a nerve-racking, expensive ordeal. With "Stapleton's Powerboat Bible" you get practical, no-nonsense information on: shopping for, buying, financing, and insuring the right boat for you; choosing the equipment you need, from GPS receivers to water makers and anchors to medical kits; navigating and communicating; boat handling in routine and emergency situations; seamanship in coastal waters and offshore; long-distance and international voyaging; and, much more. "Stapleton's Powerboat Bible" will prepare you for the challenges and excitement of the cruising life. 'Sid has written a much-needed book for anyone who is buying a boat and wants to go cruising' - Bruce Kessler, West Marine's Passagemaker of the Year for his powerboat circumnavigation, 1990-93. 'Don't even think of buying and outfitting a powerboat for long-term cruising until you've read this book' - Milt Baker, trawler yacht liveaboard and founder, Bluewater Books & Charts. Sid Stapleton has been a powerboat cruiser and marine journalist for more than three decades. In 1993-94, he and his wife, Anne, made a 15,000-mile voyage from Maine to Alaska via the Panama Canal in American Odyssey, their 49-foot Grand Banks motor yacht.

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"Hard-hitting, no-nonsense answers to all the tough questions facing anyone who hopes to buy a liveaboard powerboat and head off on the cruise of a lifetime. Sid Stapleton has been there before you, and Stapleton's Powerboat Bible is a distillation of the wisdom from his thousands of blue-water miles. Don't even think of buying and outfitting a powerboat for long-term cruising until you've read this book cover to cover." - Milt Baker, founder, Bluewater Books & Charts "Sid has written a much-needed book for anyone who is buying a boat and wants to go cruising. You'll find useful information to help you in choosing the right boat, equipping it for your individual needs, and handling many of the unexpected things that inevitably arise whether you are going to the next port or to the next continent." - Bruce Kessler, West Marine's Passagemaker of the Year for powerboat circumnavigation, 1990 - 93"

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How to Select, Outfit, and Operate a Boat for Coastwise Cruising or Long-Distance Voyaging

Stapleton's Powerboat Bible is the equivalent of talking with dozens of experts: naval architects, boatbuilders, maintenance and repair professionals, dealers and brokers, bankers, insurance agents, plus experienced powerboat owners and skippers. For more than thirty years, Sid Stapleton has traveled all over the world in a wide variety of powerboats and motor yachts. The accumulated wisdom he presents in this book will make your voyage a relaxing adventure instead of a nerve-racking, expensive ordeal. With Stapleton's Powerboat Bible you get practical, no-nonsense information on:

  • Shopping for, buying, financing, and insuring the right boat for you
  • Choosing the equipment you need, from GPS receivers to water makers and anchors to medical kits
  • Navigating and communicating
  • Boat handling in routine and emergency situations
  • Seamanship in coastal waters and offshore
  • Long-distance and international voyaging
  • And much more

Stapleton's Powerboat Bible will prepare you for the challenges and excitement of the cruising life.

"Sid has written a much-needed book for anyone who is buying a boat and wants to go cruising."--Bruce Kessler, West Marine's Passagemaker of the Year for his powerboat circumnavigation, 1990-93

"Don't even think of buying and outfitting a powerboat for long-term cruising until you've read this book."--Milt Baker, trawler yacht liveaboard and founder, Bluewater Books & Charts

Sid Stapleton has been a powerboat cruiser and marine journalist for more than three decades. In 1993-94, he and his wife, Anne, made a 15,000-mile voyage from Maine to Alaska via the Panama Canal in American Odyssey, their 49-foot Grand Banks motor yacht.

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