632 pages of exhaustive detail on practically every aspect of seamanship,
both traditional and modern. "A graduate course in going to sea...Will shave
10 to 20 years off your learning curve." (Sailing Magazine)
with literally dozens and dozens of clear, concise photos and illustrations, and
chockful of first-hand stories from countless long-range voyagers, the Dashews'
encylopedic Practical Seamanship is a vast resource that'll be an important
reference tool for sailors planning to follow in the wakes of its prolific authors...All
I can say is 'wow'..." Herb McCormick, Editor, Cruising World
Seamanship is unique in that it is written for both novice and experienced
sailors alike. It builds on your existing knowledge, augmenting all you have learned
with nearly a thousand tips, techniques and warning signs, making all your cruising
better. And the "essential skills" you'll learn will make all the difference
in difficult situations.
As with the Steve & Linda Dashews' other books,
Practical Seamanship excels at making this information easily accessible
and user-friendly. More than just a book, it is engineered to be used as a tool,
with executive summaries, quick reference check lists and detailed indexes. You'll
refer back to it for years to come. It is an important asset and should be aboard
Whether you are working your way through ice, piloting in
coral, running a breaking bar, anchoring in a hurricane hole, or salvaging your
boat after a hurricane, Practical Seamanship covers it all.
unique aspect of Practical Seamanship is that it is actually built to be
taken offshore, with water resistant, commercial grade, hard cover binding and
a lifetime salt-water warranty. It gets even better, as it comes with a 90-day
satisfaction guarantee. At $69.95 it is a real bargain.