By Beth Leonard

ISBN-10: 0071437657

ISBN-13: 9780071437653

“Belongs within the bookshelf of each cruising vessel.”―Blue Water Sailing

“If you're eager about that prolonged voyage, learn The Voyager’s Handbook.”―Sailing

“Every from time to time a brand new voice emerges on this planet of boating literature that sticks out, a voice that's either transparent and of lasting caliber. the looks of any such new voice is whatever of an occasion, and that’s what we’d name the e-book of The Voyager’s Handbook.”―Blue Water Sailing

This inspirational and finished guide leads you step-by-step via each element of selecting, making plans, and following the voyager’s lifestyles. utilizing 3 instance boats representing 3 cruising lifestyles―Simplicity, Moderation, and Highlife―Beth Leonard is helping make your bluewater desires come precise, no matter if you’re crusing on a shoestring or a CEO’s pension. beginning with the stuff you can’t do without―an enthusiastic team, a seaworthy boat, and, after all, money―Leonard bargains sage suggestion on easy methods to pick out crewmembers who're really dedicated to the voyage, how one can pick out the perfect boat for you, and the way to discover simply the ideal method of financing your voyage and benefiting from each greenback spent.

Managing lifestyles from a floating domestic and retaining that domestic livable, seaworthy, and secure calls for you to develop into, between different issues, the ship’s purser, engineer, general practitioner, cook dinner, and cruise director. You’ll detect tips on how to arrange for those new roles and positioned important apparatus and preparations in position prior to you untie your docklines. This exquisitely specified consultant additionally is helping you grasp the talents you’ll have to deal with a ship at sea with a small group, together with

  • Weather forecasting
  • Passage making plans
  • Watchkeeping
  • Heavy-weather crusing
  • Emergency administration
  • Midocean maintenance

Complete with dozens of easy-to-use graphs and tables for speedy reference, besides the hard-won knowledge of skilled cruisers, The Voyager’s Handbook is the last word source for somebody who's making plans, getting ready for, or simply dreaming a few nice event at the excessive seas.

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Of cruisers: people who spend from three to six months But although most people had work within a few months of each year living aboard their own boats in exotic locaof ending their voyages, only a handful jumped back on tions and the rest of the year living “normal” lives ashore. the career track. For the rest, the jobs they got were at the These people have opted for parallel lives with two homes same level or a bit below what they had left behind. Very and two quite different lifestyles. They’ve managed to few of them regretted this.

I couldn’t picture what this new life would For much of the time, the boat exists as a self-contained offer, despite the books I had read and people I had world, and the other crewmembers aboard will come to talked to. ” of people—work colleagues, buddies, close friends, relaI’ve tried to answer that question in the Introduction tives. This creates much greater dependency between and Chapter 27, but to a certain extent no one can tell partners, which in turn demands much more trust. you what it will be like for you.

What’s different? For one thing, the maid is permanently off duty. Our teens placed a hotel sign on their cabin door: Please have this room made up as soon as possible. They’re still waiting after five years at sea. Stowage and strewage are ongoing issues, both in terms of comfort and safety. Rules are the same as on land. Make the rules together and hope for the best. The crew needs to be a team, which means that everyone contributes according to his or her abilities. One of my best time investments was ensuring that all the kids learned to cook.

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