- Paperback: 232 pages
- Publisher: International Marine (1 July 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 007137616X
- ISBN-13: 978-0071376167
- Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 1.5 x 23.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 453,009 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat: A Guide to Essential Features, Handling, and Gear Paperback – 1 Jul 2001
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From the Back Cover
All sailors want to believe their boats can go anywhere and stand up to anything. Who knows when you might get caught by bad weather? It's enough to worry about your own responses without worrying about the safety of your boat. The Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat explains feature by feature how you can refit your boat for worry-free bluewater voyaging.
Take the unique diagnostic questionnaire to determine whether your boat is capable of offshore sailing, then let John Vigor show you step by step how to get there, as he covers everything from structural modifications and reinforcements to rigging, engines, systems, and gear. Whether you're planning an offshore voyage or just dreaming of one, The Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat is the perfect guide.
"An invaluable resource. Vigor's practical wisdom gives you the know-how and confidence to prepare your boat for the sea."--Cruising World
"Not only hands us practical advice in a clear format but also the hope that an offshore voyage is fully within our grasp if we are willing to follow his roadmap."--Good Old Boat
"Vigor's questionnaire offers hard-to-find, honest evaluations of whether or not a boat is bluewater capable. . . . This clear, objective reference will make fearless, prudent skippers."--Mariner
About the Author
John Vigor has sailed more than 15,000 ocean miles in boats 11 to 40 feet. He is the author of The Practical Mariner's Book of Knowledge and The Boatowner's Handbook.
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Top Customer Reviews
John explains his subjects with the greatest of care. His explanation of Seasickness (and remedies) is the best I've read. Similarly, the section on how to manage the sails of your yacht in heavy weather, and the effect of each decision is frankly, as comprehensive an explanation as you'll find in a book 3 times the size.
Be prepared to have a pencil to hand when reading this book, because there will be so many phrases and suggestions you'll know you'll want to come back to.
I'm preparing to go offshore, and John's advice deepens one's understanding of what is required (and what is not!) hugely.
Thank you John, for sharing your experience so well!
For those who plan to buy a sailboat: a must read. Also well printed in a very readable font.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It started mildly and easy to read for the first few chapters, but as the pages progressed I was taken deeper and deeper into the knowledge and experience of a master, it just... Read morePublished 13 months ago by tets
This book is so full of knowledge, any sailor should read this. John is an excellent writer. I have read this several times, it's a great book about sailing ships and what to look... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Kindle Customer
A must have book to all that are planning to buy a boat to do blue oceam sailing. Good tips to look for when buying a boat!Published on 20 April 2015 by Ricardo Jorge de Oliveira Amaro
The section on electronic navigation could be updated as it is all sounding a little dated now. The book has a cheap feel to it and I found it difficult to hold as the cover simply... Read morePublished on 28 April 2014 by Andratx Peter
Thinking of going off shore, good read to ensure your boat is ready for the deep blue, and you have not forgotten anything.Published on 28 Jun. 2013 by A. R. Greenway