Ready to Sail : A Captain's Guide to Boat Inspection and Repairs Preparations of Boat and Crew for Offshore Passagemaking

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-30
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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Having spent more than a dozen years conducting boat inspections, delivery captain Ed Mapes saw just how unsafe and ill prepared some boats were for sailing offshore. This led Mapes to develop his own system for inspecting, repairing and fitting out boats, which led to Ready to Sail, a guide to getting a boat and its crew ready for offshore passage-making. Mapes goes over the boat with a fine-toothed comb, pointing out things to look for, possible problems and how to go about fixing them. Detailed without overly relying on technical jargon, Ready to Sail provides a comprehensive but easy-to-follow road map to anyone who needs to inspect and fit out a boat for bluewater sailing. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. Praise for the first edition: "The best book I┐ve seen on getting ready for sea. The systematic approach helps me to be more thorough than ever before, and I know the boat is set before we leave port. The checklists are the best..." ┐Captain Bill Garner "Ready to Sail is an excellent step-by-step guide to boat seaworthiness. His method has been a tremendous help throughout the past decade." ┐Captain Dave Hall ┐This book provides thorough, detailed information without using over-technical jargon┐┐ ┐Sailing Magazine "Ready to Sail should be considered as an authority on boat inspection and repairs, and getting prepared for sea." ┐Captain Tom Schmidt

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