The Yacht Owners Manual: Everything you need to know to get the most out of your yacht Andy Du Port

ISBN: 9781472905482

Published: May 12th 2015

Paperback

160 pages


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The Yacht Owners Manual: Everything you need to know to get the most out of your yacht  by  Andy Du Port

The Yacht Owners Manual: Everything you need to know to get the most out of your yacht by Andy Du Port
May 12th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 160 pages | ISBN: 9781472905482 | 5.37 Mb

The essential guide for first-time yacht owners, presenting the most important things they need to know in a concise but comprehensive way for quick reference.Owning a boat requires sailors to develop a whole new skill set and take on a raft of newMoreThe essential guide for first-time yacht owners, presenting the most important things they need to know in a concise but comprehensive way for quick reference.Owning a boat requires sailors to develop a whole new skill set and take on a raft of new responsibilities, but this essential handbook takes the stress out of what should be an enjoyable, rewarding next step, and shares a wealth of practical advice on what might initially seem daunting new challenges.Drawn from more than thirty-five years of the author’s own experiences, this book is packed with expert wisdom and hand-holding guidance on every aspect of owning, equipping, maintaining, sailing, and—of course—enjoying your first boat.Topics covered include: choice of boat- insurance- assessing (and costing) moorings and berths- navigation and safety equipment- domestic equipment (galley, bedding, clothing, etc)- navigation (including in fog)- manuevering in close spaces- sources of weather information and forecasts- responsibilities towards crew- catering and cooking- maintenance advice (daily tips, winterizing, engine servicing, fitting out for spring, etc.)- paperwork (including customs forms)- dealing with emergencies- and more.Filled with color photos and diagrams throughout, this comprehensive guide is indispensable for new skippers who have learned to sail at a sailing school or on a friend’s boat and are ready to take the next step.



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