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The Practical Mariner's Book of Knowledge : 420 Sea-tested Rules of Thumb for Almost Every Boating Situation - John Vigor

The Practical Mariner's Book of Knowledge

420 Sea-tested Rules of Thumb for Almost Every Boating Situation

Paperback Published: 1st February 1994
ISBN: 9780070674752
Number Of Pages: 258

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Between these covers is the essence of centuries of seafaring experience, distilled into a concise, alphabetically organized reference for sailors and powerboaters. You'll find rules of thumb for hull thickness, bottom paint coverage, estimating distances, when to hoist and lower flags, predicting weather, which colors are unlucky, rope size and strength, anchoring rights, making a rum punch, and a lot more. This is either the most useful boating book ever designed to entertain or the most entertaining book ever designed to be useful. Open it to any page and browse awhile. You'll see.

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"Some of the stuff in this 242-page volume is useful...all of it is snake-eye fascinating." Boating "Opening [this book] is...like opening a can of salty nuts. I can't resist just a little more before putting it away." Dockside "Vigor successfully combines fun and function in a dictionary-style resource that is eminently readable...[It] is tough to put down." Lakeland Boating

A Abandoning Ship
Air Pressure, on Sails and Rigging
Albatross, Superstition Concerning
Anchors and Anchoring
Angles, Horizontal, Estimating
Atoll Passes, Current Movement in B Balanced Helm, Factors Affecting Monohull Sailboats
Ballast and Bad Luck
Ballast Ratios, Safe, for Monohulls
Battens, Sail, Eliminating
Beam, Proportion to Length
Bearing, Collision
Bearing, Definition of
Berths, Dimensions of
Bilge Pumps, Minimum Requirements
Black Box Theory, Vigor's
Blistering of Fiberglass Hulls
Blocks, Size of
Boarding Ladder, Side for
Boat, Choosing the Right One for You
Boat, Definition of
Boom, Metal, Recommended Minimum Sizes
Bosun's Chair, Safe Use of
Bottom Painting, Golden Rule
Breakers, Spilling and Plunging
Bulwarks, Depth of
Buoys, Effect of Color
Buoyancy, Center of
Buys-Ballot Law C Capsize
Carbon Monoxide, Dangers of
Carrying Capacity, Boats Under 20 Feet Overall
Castaways, Survival Rate of
Center of Effort, Position of
Center of Lateral Resistance, Position of
Chain, Strength of
Chain Locker, Estimating Size of
Chart Table, Size of
Chartwork, Best Pencil for
Circles of Position
Circling, Accidental
Circumnavigation, Definition of
Cockpit, Self-Draining
Color and Distance, Assistance in Judging
Color Blindness, Frequency Among Crew
Colors, Unlucky
Companionway Ladder, Proportions of
Coral Reefs, Navigating by Eye
Course Correction for Variation and Deviation
Crew Overboard Routine
Cruisers, Success Rate Among
Cruising, Cost of
Currents and Tidal Streams, Face-Saving Facts D Dangers, Keeping Clear of
Decks, Teak
Delivery Trips, Documentation for
Depth Sounders, Choices
Design, of New Yachts
Direction, Measurement of
Displacement, Definition of
Displacement-to-Length Ration
Distance Off, Estimating by Eye
Distress Signals, Reliability of
Dock Lines, Length of
Dock Lines, Size of Splices
Dockage, Cost of E Ear Infections, from Sea Water
Echo Pilotage
Electrical Bonding
Electrical Grounding
Electrical Wiring
Exhaust Line, Pitch of F Fathom, Derivation of
Fear, Experience of
Fear, Widespread, Occurrence of
Fiberglass Construction
Fiddles, Height of
Figureheads, Derivation of
First Aid
Fishing, Definition of
Flotation, Requirements for Ballasted Hulls
Flotsam and Jetsam, Definitions of
Foresail Sheets, Fouling of
Foresails, Headsails, and Jibs
Freeboard in Sailboats, Classic Proportions of
Friday, Sailing on
Fuel Tanks, Shape of G Gaff Mainsail, Proportions of
Gales, Frequency of
Galley, Placement of
Galley Stove, How to Gimbal
Global Positioning System (GPS), Limitations of
Green Flash, at Sunset
Griping, Causes of H Hallucinations, Occurrence of
Halyards, Types of
Hatches, Dimensions of
Headroom, Definitions of
Height of Eye, for Sextant Navigation
Hobbyhorsing, Causes of
Hooks, Shackles, and Rings, Strength of
Horses, Live, Provisions for
Hull Color, Best of Resale
Hull, Cost of
Hull, Steel, Resale Value of
Hypothermia, Diagnosis and Treatment of J Jib Numbering and Naming System
Jib Sheet, Strain on K Keels and Keel Boats
Knots L Lateral Plane, as a Percentage of Sail Area
Latitude, Approximate
Lead, Sounding
Leaks, Emergency Actions to Take
Lee Helm, Effect of
Leeway, in Sailboats
Lifelines, Height of
Liferaft, Chances of Survival in
Light, Jumping
Lightning Protection, Principles of
Lines, Suggested Color Coding of
Lines of Position, Permissible Angles
Log, Patent, Overhauling of
Log, Ship's Official M Mainsail Slides, How to Attach
Making Fast, Correct Terms
Mechanical Similitude, Law of
Motions of a Sailboat at Sea
Motorsailer, Definition of Multihul
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ISBN: 9780070674752
ISBN-10: 0070674752
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: 1st February 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.96 x 11.89  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1

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