Advice to the Sealorn

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Sheridan House, Inc., 1997 - Sports & Recreation - 343 pages
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Combines great advice for those contemplating live-aboard cruising with stories and anecdotes from the author's 20 years of sailing, loosely following a question-and-answer format. Offers practical suggestions and philosophical asides on getting started, building and buying a boat, water and fuel, m
 

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Contents

4
19
What should I look for in a cruising boat?
32
Below decks
47
Different rigs
54
Roller furling and other aids
62
Juice
71
Watts to nurture already?
81
Where are we already?
159
31
198
And we shall have lightning
211
Abandonship bag
227
Planning the cruise
236
Charts cruising guides and books
242
Money
273
Guns aboard?
304
Medicine at sea
311

Information please
174
Hurricanes
183
Fear and trembling in Culebra
191
50
325
then now and tomorrow
332
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About the author (1997)

Herb Payson, a professional jazz musician, ran away to sea with his wife Nancy and four of the six children from their combined family. Over the next two decades, they sailed on three different boats to more than 26 countries, the whole family working along the way to keep their advventures afloat. Herb soon found his voice as a sailing writer and his work appeared regularly in Sail Magazine. His three books, filled with both humor and serious seamanship advise have become classics. When age made sailing less fulfilling, he and Nancy settled in Port Townsend Washington where Herb returned to his musical roots, playing jazz piano.

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