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Seamanship Secrets : International Marine-RMP - John Jamieson

Seamanship Secrets

International Marine-RMP

Paperback Published: 23rd April 2009
ISBN: 9780071605786
Number Of Pages: 336

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""Secrets"' is the modern "Bowditch," written so clearly that navigation and seamanship will be comprehensible to anyone . . ."
-- Dave and Jaja Martin, circumnavigators and authors of "Into the Light: A Family's Epic Journey"

"It's a great book. The prose is simple and clear . . ."
--John Vigor, author of "The Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat"

"The nautical tips and techniques presented are encyclopedic, yet the clear explanations demystify the topics . . ."
-- Don Launer, contributing editor for "Good Old Boat" magazine

"It is a fine piece of work and should be read by anyone contemplating coastal cruising or blue water voyages. It definitely deserves a place in the offshore yacht's library . . ."
--Ted Brewer, yacht designer, author, and offshore racing and cruising sailor

Be a Better Skipper

In the night, wind, rain, fog, big seas, strong currents, or congested waters, when there's no time for textbook seamanship solutions, what you need are shortcuts and techniques that work quickly and reliably every time.

Distilled from the vast accumulated lore of seamanship and navigation, here are the absolute essentials--185 techniques that work without fail in the pilothouse or the exposed cockpit or flying bridge of a shorthanded sail- or powerboat. John Jamieson shows you how to: Set up a clipboard chart table for cockpit use Avoid hazards with danger bearings or a GPS grid highway Estimate current speeds with the 50-90-100 rule Track other boats in poor visibility using radar plots and bearing drift Sail home without a rudder or get your twin-screw boat home on one working engine Dock or anchor under any conditions And much, much more

Even in this age of electronic navigation you need to know how to eyeball your boat through any situation. Each of the techniques in this cut-to-the-chase book has shown itself to be absolutely repeatable. It will work this time, the next time, and the time a er that, in conditions fair or foul.

Very informative


Have used the book to improve my skills on the water. I have had boats for over 30 years and yet I still got use out of this book

Lakes Entrance Vic, Australia


Seamanship Secrets

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Charts, Pubs and Logs
Calculations Made Easy
Instrument Adjustments
Piloting Tips and Techniques
Tides, Currents and Leeway
After-Dark Navigation
Collision Avoidance by Eye or Radar
Sailing Seamanship Techniques
Sail Trim for Balance and Speed
Docking Strategies under Sail or Power
Ground Tackle Seamanship
Sail Handling and Modifications
Weather and Water Wisdom
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ISBN: 9780071605786
ISBN-10: 0071605789
Series: International Marine-RMP
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 23rd April 2009
Publisher: International Marine Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

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