Tropical Cruising Handbook (Paperback)

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Tropical Cruising Handbook (Paperback)


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The Only Comprehensive Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Low-Latitude Cruising.

Tropical Cruising Handbook provides everything you need to know about sailing the world's tropical oceans, including:

  • Weather patterns and sea conditions, generally and region by region
  • Reef navigation, anchoring, and other key tropical seamanship skills
  • Tropical passage planning and passage-making
  • Equipping a boat for tropical sailing
  • Maintaining gear in tropical environments
  • And much more

"What strikes me most is the wide knowledge and hard-earned experience that inform every page, and the smart, straightforward writing."--Tim Queeney, Ocean Navigator

"An indispensable addition to the cruising yacht's technical library."--Boat Books (New Zealand)

"Will have a permanent home on our boat. . . . Thoroughly recommended."--Cruising Helmsman

"Don't go cruising in the tropics without Tropical Cruising Handbook."--The Islands' Weekly

"Condenses much of the information you'll need into one compact source."--Good Old Boat

Mark Smaalders (Canada) is a yacht designer and geographer. He has written articles on boat design and repair, seamanship, and cruising for magazines worldwide. Kim des Rochers (Canada) is a geographer who has published articles on environmental cultural issues and cruising topics.
Product Details ISBN: 9780071440301
ISBN-10: 0071440305
Publisher: International Marine Publishing
Publication Date: August 30th, 2004
Pages: 376
Language: English