Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Started Sailing

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Sheridan House, Inc., 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 187 pages
Aimed at sailboat owners of all kinds, this reference book contains 200 entries packed with solid practical advice and valuable tips. Each entry is categorized alphabetically and prefaced by an arresting statement such as "People always lie about how fast their boats are." The reference format offers readers the opportunity to open the book at any page and browse endlessly. Cartoons by SAIL Magazine cartoonist Tom Payne enliven the text. A comprehensive appendix covers some 50 technical topics.
 

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I've been sailing for 30 years. I had a good laugh from the author's excellent descriptions of some of my past foibles. The advice is clear, concise, accurate, and very humorous. If you'd like to avoid many of the errors of newcomers to sailing (or just laugh at what you learned "the hard way"), this is a great book. 

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Very interesting and useful information on all aspects of sailing from anchoring to operating a self steering device!
very good book, that i would certainly suggest to anyone (like myself) that is getting into sailing

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Contents

A
1
B
5
C
20
D
35
E
43
F
56
G
61
H
63
O
91
P
94
R
101
S
114
T
139
UV
145
W
149
YZ
160

IK
69
L
72
M
82
N
86
Some useful tables and formulas I wish Id known about
165
Books I wish someone had told me to read
183
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About the author (2005)

John Vigor is a former managing editor of Sea Magazine and the copy editor for Good Old Boat Magazine. He has contributed numerous articles and photos to Cruising World, Sail, Yachting World, Good Old Boat, Practical Boat Owner, and many other maritime publications. He is also the author of eleven sailing books, including The Practical Encyclopedia of Boating, Boatowners' Handbook and Small Boat to Freedom.. He lives with his family in Bellingham, Washington.

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