Why Didn't I Think of That?
1,198 Tips from 222 Sailors on 120 Boats from 9 Countries
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 215 pages|
|Other Information: ||50ill.|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 April 1997|
Cruising on a small boat is a continuous learning experience. Sometimes you discover answers on your own, but more often the best lessons come from casual conversations with other cruisers. "Why Didn't I Think of That?" brings together the lessons learned, the tested advice, and the ingenious solutions of more than 200 sailors from around the world. Here, you'll find nearly 1,200 tips on everything from anchors to bilge pumps, refrigeration to communication, food preparation to handy gadgets, finding just the right tool to weathering the weather, and cruising with children to making your boat a secure and comfortable home. Whether you're new to cruising or a full-time liveaboard, this book belongs on board.
Table of Contents
Introduction Above Deck Cockpits Equipment Gadgets: Exterior Masts and Rigging Sail Plan Weather Protection Below Deck Bugs and Vermin Decor and Decoration Gadgets: Interior Heads Heating and Cooling Mildew and Mold Miscellany Odors Screens Stowage Ventilation Cruising and Seamanship Advice: General Anchors and Anchoring Caribbean Boat Boys Communications Dinghies Diving and Snorkeling Docking and Marinas Fuel Navigation and Piloting Offshore Sailing Safety Security Travel Ashore Visiting Other Countries Water Supply Weather Food Cooking and Food Preparation Fishing Galley Provisioning Refrigeration: Doing Without Refrigeration: Electrical/Mechanical Refrigeration: General Refrigeration: Iceboxes Stoves Stowage Life Afloat Children Clothing Entertainment Guests Laundry Mail Medical Money: Costs and Budgets Money: Earning While Cruising Money Management Pets Useful Products Maintenance Backup Equipment Engines Exterior Miscellaneous Maintenance Sail Care Sewing and Sewing Machines Sinking Prevention Spare Parts Tools Major Equipment and Systems Bilge Pumps Diesel Engines Electrical Systems Electronic Equipment Exhaust Systems Fuel and Water Tanks Generators and Solar Panels Lightning Protection Lights and Lighting Outboard Motors Steering Devices Appendix: Contributing Cruisers Index Tip Search!
About the Author
John and Susan Roberts have been sailing and writing for nearly 20 years. Their articles have appeared in Yachting, SAIL, and Cruising World. They finished their 36-foot sailboat, Sea Sparrow, from a bare hull and have cruised her from Maine to the Caribbean and back. This is their third book.
|Publisher: ||International Marine Publishing Co|
|Dimensions: ||23.37 x 18.62 x 1.6 centimeters (0.38 kg)|