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Documents a motor yacht "cruise of a lifetime," the 5,400- mile circumnavigation of the Eastern United States. Includes detailed preparation guide, local information and facilities along the way.
This book is designed to assist seafarers in understanding requirements of SOLAS and the STCW Code, to help them understand the basics of sea survival and handling of Survival Craft, and to help prepare and guide them through the shore based PST, CPSE, and FRB courses. It should also prove to be a useful guide for those going for refresher training as required under the STCW Manila amendments.
8000 Definitions in Navigation, Seamanship, Rigging, Meteorology, Astronomy, Naval Architecture, Ship Economics, Hydrography, Cargo Storage, Marine Engineering, Ice Terminology, Buoyage, Yachting, etc.
A practical step-by-step guide to tying and using over 100 knots.
Travelers will find this a valuable reference for the selection of medications for emergency kits and ensure the safe and effective use of these potent substances
Comprehensive guide to the fundamentals of meteorology.
"Splicing Modern Ropes" by Jan-Willem Polman is a practical handbook with over 30 different splicing instructions in high-res photos.
These pages have been compiled as a book of elementary knowledge for the beginner and also as a reference-book for older deck ratings, especially those who seek information relating to everyday seamanship problems.
A complete rigging primer of essential gear, principles, and procedures.
Overview of functions, navigation, safety , and maintenance. Includes helpful dictionary, diagrams.
A self-teaching guide to offshore navigation. For the beginner, this gives straightforward explanations every step of the way to confident, successful celestial navigation.
For navigators who might rely on celestial navigation, or for anyone who cares to learn more about a star and planet ID and how these bodies move across the sky, this book remains a wonderful resource. This book turns the 2102-D Star Finder into a hand-held planetarium, which will become your most important tool for star ID and for planning star and planet sights.
Putting a knot in a rope seems innocent enough until you realize that most knots reduce the strength of the rope by as much as 50%. Tight bends are the main culprit. Samson recommends that all ropes be terminated with a splice.
Addresses the best traditions of seamanship with cutting-edge practices, gear, and technology. 1,500 colour photos, charts and drawings.
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