twicer ® 12-Nov-2021 16:47

101 Tips for Stress-Free Sailing


Year: 2021
Language: english
Author: Duncan Wells
Genre: Guide
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Edition: 1st (02 September 2021)
ISBN: 9781472982018
Format: EPUB
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 128 (Print length)
Description: Here are the answers to all your boating questions and dilemmas. In this accessible, easy-to-absorb handbook, Duncan Wells shares his tried-and-tested techniques and advice on sail setting, mooring, anchoring, navigation, sailing in heavy weather and more. Step-by-step photographs, diagrams and clear instructions will guide you through each tip, and this book is perfect to dip in for help with a particular sailing problem. This new title in Duncan Wells' popular Stress-Free mini-series will be a godsend to all boaters looking for tips, hints and solutions to everyday boating problems, and perfectly complements Stress-Free Sailing and Stress-Free Navigation.
In this book, Duncan will tell you all about how to:
· Calculate the speed of the tide by eye
· Calibrate the anchor chain so you know how much you have let out
· Know your hull speed
· Protect your topsides and gunwale
· Reef early for an easy life
· Pinch the wind
· Use the chart plotter to calculate when to tack
· Watch out for deviation on the main steering compass
· Mount VHF aerials vertically
· Shorten a line
· Pick up buoys from the cockpit
· Learn to splice
· Fit the spare
· Look after your zips
And many, many more!
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