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Tropical Cruising Handbook Pb - Mark Smaalders

Tropical Cruising Handbook Pb

Paperback Published: 30th August 2004
ISBN: 9780071440301
Number Of Pages: 384

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""A rare gem--an instructional book that is as inspiring as it is sensible and comprehensive.""

"--"Cruising World

The only guide devoted exclusively to low-latitude cruising, "Tropical Cruising Handbook "arms cruising sailors with the knowledge and skills needed to sail the tropics. It includes: Equipping a boat for tropical sailing Maintaining gear in tropical environments Passage making and coral-reef navigation And more

"A rare gem - an instructional book that is as inspiring as it is sensible and comprehensive." - Cruising World "Will have a permanent home on our boat." - Cruising Helmsman "What strikes me most about Tropical Cruising Handbook is not so much the wide knowledge and hard-earned experience that inform every page, but the smart, straightforward writing. This book clearly demonstrates that sensible, safe voyaging in the tropics is an achievable goal." - Tim Queeney, editor, Ocean Navigator"

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Tropical Environments
Introductionp. 2
Our Approachp. 2
Tropical Environmentsp. 3
Tropical Seamanshipp. 3
Life in the Tropicsp. 4
Finding Your Own Wayp. 4
The Perfect Boatp. 4
Desirable Features of a Tropical Cruising Boatp. 5
What Will It Cost?p. 5
Cruising Lightlyp. 6
Tropical Environmentsp. 8
Coral Reefsp. 9
Mangrovesp. 15
Threats to Tropical Ecosystemsp. 17
Weather in the Tropicsp. 22
Tropical Weather Basicsp. 23
Highs and Lowsp. 29
Ocean Currentsp. 32
Tropical Disturbancesp. 33
El Nino, La Nina, and the Southern Oscillationp. 39
Tropical Cyclonesp. 40
Tropical Seamanship
Navigating in Tropical Watersp. 46
Use Your Judgmentp. 46
Charts and Pilotsp. 47
Aids to Navigationp. 50
Visual Pilotingp. 50
EPs and Fixesp. 52
Putting It All Togetherp. 55
Tropical Anchoringp. 63
Anchors and Ground Tacklep. 63
Tropical Anchoragesp. 69
Anchoringp. 72
Retrieving the Anchorp. 74
Anchoring Variationsp. 74
Sailing in the Tropicsp. 78
Sailsp. 78
Sail Constructionp. 85
Downwind Sailingp. 87
Reducing Sailp. 93
Light-Air Sailingp. 96
Route Planningp. 100
Cruising Seasonsp. 101
Variations in the Trade Windsp. 102
Using Lows to Your Advantagep. 103
Coping with Ocean Currentsp. 104
Cyclone Seasons and the Sailorp. 105
Passages to and from the Tropicsp. 107
Planning Your Routep. 107
Passage Timesp. 110
Refining Your Plans: Moving beyond the Averagesp. 113
Piracy and Political Unrestp. 116
Passagemakingp. 119
Departurep. 119
On Passagep. 120
Safety at Seap. 126
Abandoning Shipp. 128
Equipping the Tropical Cruising Yachtp. 133
Heavy Weather in the Tropicsp. 134
Waves and Swellsp. 134
Heavy-Weather Hazardsp. 140
Tactics for Moderately Heavy Weatherp. 142
Tactics for Extreme Conditionsp. 145
Cyclone Strategiesp. 146
Life in the Tropics
Life Aboardp. 156
Shadep. 156
Ventilationp. 158
Drinking Waterp. 161
Provisioningp. 165
Tropical Pestsp. 167
Keeping It Simplep. 168
Engine Maintenancep. 168
The Business Side of Cruisingp. 173
Paperworkp. 173
Customsp. 176
Staying in Touchp. 179
Staying Healthy in the Tropicsp. 181
Infectious Diseasesp. 182
Major Tropical Diseasesp. 186
Sun- and Heat-Related Injuriesp. 193
General Wound Carep. 198
Dangerous Tropical Marine Organismsp. 200
Large Marine Animals That Bitep. 200
Venomous Marine Animals with Spinesp. 206
Venomous Marine Animals That Bitep. 213
Marine Animals with Stinging Cellsp. 214
Poisonous Marine Animalsp. 218
Boat Maintenancep. 220
Temperature, Rainfall, and Humidityp. 220
Know Your Boatp. 221
Metals in the Tropicsp. 221
Stainless Steelp. 224
Aluminump. 228
Copper Alloys: Brasses and Bronzesp. 231
Fiberglass Boatsp. 235
Wooden Boatsp. 236
Metal Boatsp. 242
Cruising Lightly
Green Cruisingp. 244
Garbagep. 244
Sewagep. 247
Antifouling Paintsp. 248
The Discharge of Oilp. 250
Coral Reefsp. 251
Fishing and Shell Collectingp. 252
Endangered Speciesp. 253
The Quest for Paradisep. 259
Today's Realityp. 260
Persistent Traditionsp. 261
Showing Respectp. 262
Receiving Visitorsp. 263
Making Visitsp. 264
Tradingp. 265
Interest and Sensitivityp. 265
Tropical Cruising Destinations
Tropical Atlantic Oceanp. 268
North Atlantic Oceanp. 268
West Indiesp. 269
Central Americap. 282
Caribbean South Americap. 286
Cape Verde Islandsp. 288
South Atlantic Oceanp. 288
Tropical Pacific Oceanp. 291
North Pacific Oceanp. 291
South Pacific Oceanp. 302
Tropical Indian Oceanp. 317
North Indian Oceanp. 317
South Indian Oceanp. 329
Red Sea and Gulf of Adenp. 336
Appendices
Ropework and Sewingp. 342
Rope Ratlinesp. 342
Rope-to-Chain Splicep. 344
Mountain Climber's Water Knotp. 348
Roped Awningp. 348
Weather Forecastsp. 352
Sources of Weather Informationp. 352
Understanding Weather Forecastsp. 355
Resourcesp. 362
Indexp. 368
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ISBN: 9780071440301
ISBN-10: 0071440305
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 30th August 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 18.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 1