Skipper's Cockpit Guide
by Bo Streiffert
The quick reference guide contains all the navigational information and practical seamanship needed by a skipper. Its accessible and concise presentation makes it ideal for instant reference at sea, and its splashproof pages and wiro binding enable it to stand up to the marine environment. Invaluable for experienced sailors as an aide memoire, as well as for beginners and students.
Contents: Seamarks. Bouyage. Pilotage. Speed, time and distance tables. Lights. Night sailing. Rule of the Road. Boat handling. Anchoring and mooring. Ropes & knots. Offshore sailing. Seasickness. Heavy weather sailing. Man overboard. Grounding. Fire aboard. First aid. Distress Signals. VHF radio.
Reviewed in Sailing December 2003:
Just 24 pages long, this little gem could prove to be the next best thing to a life jacket.
Now in its third reprint since 2000, its flip-over, waterproof-style pages are crammed full of goodies - ready references and practical hints on everything from buoyages, marks and lights, to pilotage, navigation, estimating distances, speed, depth, tides and currents.
If you need to find the right knot for the right job, and how to tie it, the info is here. More seriously, if you are having a spot of bother dropping the hook, or are anxious about bad weather, emergency procedures and first aid, the clear, concise text and illustrations will do more than give you comfort. They will enable you to cope.
It is a must for anyone going to sea. It is the sort of gift any sailor would be delighted to find in his Christmas stocking.
Price: - available on request -
Book ID (for ordering): 2073