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Illustrated Seamanship

by Dedekam, Ivar

Book: £13.99 BUY BOOK
Published:4th April 2017
Type:Paperback & E-Book
Series:Illustrated Nautical Manuals


Today, yachts are often equipped with electrical windlasses, autopilot, bow thrusters, etc. This equipment has also become much more reliable, making it possible to make long offshore passages without much knowledge of seamanship. 

However, as the coastguards in many countries can confirm, more and more yachts require assistance, even when they should be able to reach harbour on their own. 

In this book you will be shown the traditional techniques you should be familiar with – regarding rope handling, manoeuvring and anchoring – in order to make long or short passages safely. Each element is clearly explained alongside detailed illustrations, combining to make a straightforward and easy-to-follow guide.

Although yacht gear is becoming more and more reliable, you can be almost sure that, sooner or later, it will fail or you will be out of electrical power to use it. Learning the traditional techniques may not only be necessary but is also both interesting and fun. Instead of waking up the entire harbour in the early hours with the noise of your bow thruster, you may, alternatively, use a spring line to get safely moored to or leave the pontoon quietly.


“Very much recommended for trainees as the illustrations work very well with the clear and concise explanations, but even more experienced sailors can profit with a little revision on seldom-used techniques.” Little Ship Club

“If you’re new to sailing, this book will teach you almost everything you’ll ever need to know about ropework, boat handling and anchoring. Even if you’ve been sailing for years, there are still a few boat handling manoeuvres and anchoring techniques that you probably won’t have tried…" Yachting Monthly

We hope you enjoy this book but would like to point out that, due to the design of the book, we have had to restrict the layout of the ebook to PDF style which may result in giving you a more restricted reading experience. For this reason, we would not recommend viewing it on very small screens. For best results, we recommend the following apps/ereaders:

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Illustrations:466 colour illustrations
Dimensions:240 x 170 mm
Foreign Rights Sold:French

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