Author: Bernard Moitessier
Publisher: Sheridan House
Keywords: way
Number of Pages: 256
Published: 1995-01-01
List price: $16.50
ISBN-10: 0924486848
ISBN-13: 9780924486845

The Long Way recounts the incredible story of Bernard Moitessier’s participation in the first Golden Globe Race a solo, non-stop circumnavigation rounding the three great Capes of Good Hope, Leeuwin, and the Horn. For seven months, the veteran seafarer battled storms, doldrums, gear failures, and knock-downs, as well as overwhelming fatigue and loneliness. Then, nearing the finish with victory in hand, Moitessier suddenly pulled out of the race and sailed on. His 37,455-mile journey continued for another three months, finally ending in Tahiti. Never once in all that time had he touched l

Author: Norman L. Skene
Publisher: Sheridan House
Keywords: books, seafarer, design, yacht, elements
Number of Pages: 272
Published: 2001-09-01
List price: $19.95
ISBN-10: 1574091344
ISBN-13: 9781574091342

’This book is intended to be a practical and concise presentation of some of the operations involved in designing yachts of all types. Cumbersome and impractical methods which are so often found in more pretentious works on naval architecture have been avoided. Those presented have been in everyday use by the author. The thirty-footer design used for purposes of illustration is obsolete in type, having been designed many years ago, but serves the purpose of illustrating the various operations involved in designing a yacht.’ Thus wrote Norman L. Skene in his preface to the fifth edi

Author: Tristan Jone
Publisher: Sheridan House
Keywords: voyage, improbable
Number of Pages: 332
Published: 1998-10-25
List price: $16.50
ISBN-10: 1574090623
ISBN-13: 9781574090628

The Improbable Voyage is the astonishing account of master sailor and storyteller Tristan Jones’ 2,307-mile voyage across Europe in an oceangoing trimaran, Outward Leg. Continuing his round-the-world journey, Tristan traveled from the North Sea to the Black Sea via the rivers Rhine and Danube. Tristan welcomed each difficulty-including a Bulgarian gunboat-as a challenge to be met and overcome. Battling ice and cold, life-threatening rapids and narrow defiles, German bureaucrats and Romanian frontier police, the indomitable Tristan made his way through eight countries and emerged triumpha

Author: Tristan Jone
Publisher: Sheridan House
Keywords: leg, outward
Number of Pages: 286
Published: 1998-10-25
List price: $14.95
ISBN-10: 1574090615
ISBN-13: 9781574090611

After seven years ashore and after having his left leg amputated, Tristan Jones decided to return to the sea. He began to piece together Operation Star and found the perfect vessel in a 36-foot trimaran. In October 1983, Jones and his only crew member, Wally Rediske, set out in Outward Leg from San Diego, intending to circumnavigate the world from west to east by sail. The book is the exciting story of Tristan’s preparation for this major seagoing event and the chronicle of half of it. Tristan sailed down the western coast of Central America through the Panama Canal to a small Colombian

Author: John C. Payne
Publisher: Sheridan House
Keywords: charging, battery, batteries, boat, understanding
Number of Pages: 89
Published: 2003-06-01
List price: $13.95
ISBN-10: 157409162X
ISBN-13: 9781574091625

This new series features easy-to-understand yet thorough treatments of technical issues facing every boat owner, sail or power. Each volume is fully illustrated with photos and technical drawings. Author John C. Payne is one of the foremost international authorities on marine electronics and the author of two major handbooks. Book 1, Understanding Boat Batteries and Battery Charging, includes the following subjects: lead acid batteries; AGM batteries; gel batteries; general battery information; battery ratings and selection; safety, installation, and maintenance; charging, alternators, and reg

Author: Jack Laga
Publisher: Sheridan House
Keywords: navigator, barefoot
Number of Pages: 148
Published: 2006-09-06
List price: $17.95
ISBN-10: 1574092324
ISBN-13: 9781574092325

The Barefoot Navigator is an unusual and fascinating exploration of the skills of navigation employed by the ancients and transferable to the present day. The first half of the book investigates the navigation capabilities of seafarers long before modern navigation instruments or charts became available. For example, how did the Polynesians manage to populate an area of ocean larger than North America simply by analyzing clouds, currents, wind direction, sun, stars, and the flight patterns of ocean birds? And how did the Vikings routinely travel between Iceland, Greenland and Scandinavia huge

Author: Sterling Hayden
Publisher: Sheridan House
Keywords: wanderer
Number of Pages: 448
Published: 1998-01-25
List price: $19.95
ISBN-10: 1574090488
ISBN-13: 9781574090482

Since its publication in 1963 Sterling Hayden’s autobiography, Wanderer, has been surrounded by controversy. The author was at the peak of his earning power as a movie star when he suddenly quit. He walked out on Hollywood, walked out of a shattered marriage, defied the courts, and, broke and an outlaw, set sail with his four children in the schooner Wanderer-bound for the South Seas. His attempt to escape launches this autobiography. It is the candid, sometimes painfully revealing confession of a man who scrutinized his every self-defeat and self-betrayal in the unblinking light of cons
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