Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook: A Compendium for Coastal by Nigel Calder

By Nigel Calder

The main finished and useful consultant ever written for choosing and equipping a cruising sailboat
Whether you’re a coastal or offshore cruiser, you’ll locate your so much urgent issues taken care of with the knowledge that makes for skillful, convinced cruising in Nigel Calder’s Cruising instruction manual. the writer -- the most revered marine how-to authors on each side of the Atlantic, and writer of the universally in demand Boatowner's Mechanical and electric handbook, -- walks you thru all key technical and useful points of recent cruising structures and gear, giving you a precis of the talents worthy for secure, stress-free sailing.

The first half the booklet comprises an easy-to-use tabular procedure for comparing a boat's suitability for cruising; principles for viable deck and inside lay-outs and association; the best way to pick out and configure appropriate boat structures for cruising; and the way to put in apparatus for hassle loose operation.

The book's moment part teaches you boat dealing with abilities; middle navigational services; anchoring concepts; climate knowing; heavy climate services; and particular abilities for long term and long-distance cruising.

CONTENTS

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
PART ONE: THE BOAT
CHAPTER 1. a ship FOR CRUISING

Basic layout Parameters

Length–Beam Ratio
Keel Types
Displacement Calculations
Ballast Ratio
Displacement–Length Ratio
Overhangs
Waterplanes and Immersion
Comfort Factor
Sail Area–Displacement Ratio
Stability Curves and Ratio
Capsize Screening worth and STIX Number
Maintaining Control
Speed–Length Ratio
Buttocks, Diagonals, and Aft Sections
Speed as opposed to Comfort
Getting right down to Details

Construction Materials
Cored Hulls and Decks
Hull-to-Deck Joints
Structural Reinforcements
Keels
Rudders and Skegs
Skegs and Propellers
Bilge Water and Tankage
Conclusion

CHAPTER 2. ON DECK

Rigs and Rigging

Rig Options
Masts, Spreaders, and Shroud Angles
Holding up the Mast
Roller-Reefing Foresails
Mainsail
Odds and Ends
Cockpits and Deck Layout

Center or Aft Cockpit
Basic Parameters and the relaxation Factor
Steering
Dodgers and Biminis
Cockpit Flooding
Deck layout and Layout
Stowage
Dealing with floor Tackle

Bow Platform
Deck Layout
Anchor Wells
Chain Locker
Windlasses
Addendum: Carbon Fiber Masts

Lightning and different Survival Issues
CHAPTER three. CRUISING lodgings: FUSING performance AT SEA WITH convenience at the HOOK

General Considerations

Minimizing Motion
Keeping issues in Place
Insulation
Ventilation
Air Conditioning and Heating
Specific Spaces

Navigation Station
Wet Locker
Galley
Saloon
Forecabins, sector Berths, and Aft Cabins
Head Compartment
Conclusion

Addendum: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide Alarms
CHAPTER four. electric SYSTEMS

A Balanced System

Keeping the burden Down
The offer Side
Supplementary resources of Power
Defining the Limits
Miscellaneous DC platforms Issues
DC to AC Inverters

Sizing an Inverter
DC and AC Installations
Over-Current safety and High-Current Circuits

What dimension Fuse or Circuit Breaker?
High-Current Circuits
Check your individual Boat
Low-Energy Refrigeration

Efficiency
Versatility
Insulate, Insulate, Insulate
Enhancing Performance
Effective Refrigeration
Low-Energy Lighting

Fluorescent Lights
LED Lighting
Halogen Lights
AC Systems

Safety
Corrosion
Miscellaneous AC structures Comments
Bonding, Zinc Anodes, and Lightning Protection

Stray-Current Corrosion and Bonding
Lightning Protection
Conclusion

CHAPTER five. the remainder of THE SYSTEMS

Engine and Propeller

How titanic an Engine?
Propeller Sizing
Propeller Matters
Peripheral Systems
Living with an Engine
Fuel and Water Tanks

Metal Tanks
Plastic Tanks
Freshwater Systems
Watermakers
Bilge Pumps

Flooding charges and Pumping Capacities
Improving functionality: Hoses and payment Valves
Improving functionality: electric Considerations
Float Switches
Keeping Dry lower than Decks
Through-Hulls, Seacocks, and Hoses

Quality Through-Hulls and Seacocks
Hoses
Propane Installations

The challenge of Refills whilst Cruising
Making apparatus Choices

What Spares to Carry?
CHAPTER 6. ACQUISITION STRATEGIES

Defining Priorities

What measurement Boat?
To construct or to not Build
Commissioning Costs
Used-Boat Market

Refurbishing an Older Sailboat
Old Racing Boats
A Survey
Go crusing once Possible!
Cruising-Boat Questionnaire and list of fascinating Features

PART : CRUISING SKILLS
CHAPTER 7. BOAT dealing with less than strength AND SAIL

Maneuvering below Power

Close Quarters Maneuvering below Power
Docking (Mooring) Lines
Docking Situations
Mediterranean Moor
Getting out and in of Slips
Picking up and Leaving a Mooring
Sailing Skills

A Little conception (of Sorts!)
Going to Windward
Using Telltales
Adjusting Draft
Tacking
Reaching
Running earlier than the Wind
Double Headsails
Spinnakers
Cruising Spinnakers
Weather Helm and Lee Helm
Motor Sailing
Tuning a Rig

Preparatory Measurements
Static Tuning
Dynamic Tuning at Sea
CHAPTER eight. PILOTING, NAVIGATION, AND the principles OF THE ROAD

Paper Charts

Chart Construction
Chart Terminology and Symbols
Chart Corrections
Other Nautical Publications
Buoyage platforms and Lighthouses

Lateral and Cardinal Marks
Lighthouses
Picking out Navigation Marks
Compasses and Plotting

Compass Basics
Compass install and Adjustment
Transferring Bearings to and from a Chart
Plotting Positions
Basic Piloting

Dead Reckoning
Estimated Positions, and Set and Drift
Fixes
Plotting Conventions
Tides, Tidal Currents, and Currents
Keeping a Logbook
Expanding the Piloting Repertoire
Complex events, Fog, and Coral
Electronic Navigation

Chart and GPS Datums
Electronic Charting
Radar Navigation
Rules of the Road

Basic Rules
Sound (and gentle) Signals
Navigation Lights
In Perspective

Addendum: One Person’s Ellipsoid Is one other Person’s Shipwreck

Newton as opposed to the Cassini Family
From Sphere to Ellipsoid
From Ellipsoid to Geoid
A New Age
Nautical Peculiarities
Avoiding Reefs
CHAPTER nine. ANCHORING, operating AGROUND, AND KEDGING OFF

Ground Tackle

Calculating the Load
Matching the Components
Chain Rodes
Rope Rodes
How a lot Rode?
Anchor Choices
Anchoring

Anchoring Routine
Setting and Retrieving an Anchor lower than Sail
Setting a couple of Anchor
Retrieving (Weighing) an Anchor
Running Aground and Kedging Off

Running Aground less than Sail
Running Aground on a emerging Tide
Running Aground on a Falling Tide
Running Aground in Tideless Waters
Towing and Salvage
CHAPTER 10. THE DITTY BAG

Modern Ropes

A examine Construction
Caring for Ropes
Marlinespike Seamanship

Knots
Eye Splices
Seizings and Whippings
Ratlines
Sails

Materials and Construction
Maintenance and Repairs
Dinghies

Hard as opposed to Inflatable
Inflatable Options
Getting a Dinghy off and on a Boat
Miscellaneous Dinghy Thoughts
Foul-Weather Gear

Features
Layering and the Extremities
Safety-Related Equipment

Life Jackets and Harnesses
Crew Overboard Maneuvers
Fire Extinguishers
CHAPTER eleven. climate PREDICTIONS AND HEAVY-WEATHER SAILING

Basic Theory

Adding Wind and placing a Spin on those Processes
Pressure alterations, Isobars, and Wind Direction
Relative Humidity, Air plenty, balance, and Instability
Frontal Systems
The Jet movement and the 500-Millibar Chart
The enormous Picture
Coastal Cruising: placing conception to Use

Onshore and Offshore Winds
Thunderstorms
Fog
Offshore Cruising: placing conception to Use

Things to Monitor
Signs of Change
Ocean Currents
Extreme climate Situations

Hurricanes and Typhoons
Rapidly Intensifying Lows (Meteorological Bombs)
Microbursts
Heavy-Weather Sailing

Being Prepared
Heaving-To
Lying Ahull
Running Off
Sea Anchors
Dealing with Flooding
Abandoning Ship
Conclusion

CHAPTER 12. prolonged CRUISING AND STAYING IN TOUCH

Logistical Considerations

Provisioning
Ensuring secure Water
Environmental Issues
Finding Crew
Financial issues and Insurance
Bureaucracy
Children Onboard
Staying Healthy

Seasickness
Good healthiness in Tropical Climates
Diarrhea
Childhood Infections and Infestations
Avoiding Mosquito-Borne and different Transmittable Diseases
Cuts, Scratches, Insect Bites, and Marine Hazards
Staying in Touch

Big send Developments
VHF Radio
Marine SSB and Ham SSB Radio
Inmarsat
Satellite and mobile (Mobile) Phones
E-Mail
Making Decisions
Snail Mail
Postscript
Bibliography
Metric Conversions and Trademarks
Index

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The main complete and valuable consultant ever written for choosing and equipping a cruising sailboat
Whether you’re a coastal or offshore cruiser, you’ll locate your such a lot urgent matters taken care of with the knowledge that makes for skillful, convinced cruising in Nigel Calder’s Cruising guide. the writer -- probably the most revered marine how-to authors on both sides of the Atlantic, and writer of the universally fashionable Boatowner's Mechanical and electric guide, -- walks you thru all key technical and functional facets of recent cruising platforms and gear, supplying you with a precis of the abilities useful for secure, stress-free sailing.

The first 1/2 the booklet contains an easy-to-use tabular process for comparing a boat's suitability for cruising; principles for conceivable deck and inside lay-outs and association; find out how to select and configure compatible boat structures for cruising; and the way to put in equipment for difficulty loose operation.

The book's moment part teaches you boat dealing with abilities; middle navigational services; anchoring strategies; climate figuring out; heavy climate services; and particular abilities for long term and long-distance cruising.

CONTENTS

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
PART ONE: THE BOAT
CHAPTER 1. a ship FOR CRUISING

Basic layout Parameters

Length–Beam Ratio
Keel Types
Displacement Calculations
Ballast Ratio
Displacement–Length Ratio
Overhangs
Waterplanes and Immersion
Comfort Factor
Sail Area–Displacement Ratio
Stability Curves and Ratio
Capsize Screening price and STIX Number
Maintaining Control
Speed–Length Ratio
Buttocks, Diagonals, and Aft Sections
Speed as opposed to Comfort
Getting all the way down to Details

Construction Materials
Cored Hulls and Decks
Hull-to-Deck Joints
Structural Reinforcements
Keels
Rudders and Skegs
Skegs and Propellers
Bilge Water and Tankage
Conclusion

CHAPTER 2. ON DECK

Rigs and Rigging

Rig Options
Masts, Spreaders, and Shroud Angles
Holding up the Mast
Roller-Reefing Foresails
Mainsail
Odds and Ends
Cockpits and Deck Layout

Center or Aft Cockpit
Basic Parameters and the relaxation Factor
Steering
Dodgers and Biminis
Cockpit Flooding
Deck layout and Layout
Stowage
Dealing with floor Tackle

Bow Platform
Deck Layout
Anchor Wells
Chain Locker
Windlasses
Addendum: Carbon Fiber Masts

Lightning and different Survival Issues
CHAPTER three. CRUISING lodgings: FUSING performance AT SEA WITH convenience at the HOOK

General Considerations

Minimizing Motion
Keeping issues in Place
Insulation
Ventilation
Air Conditioning and Heating
Specific Spaces

Navigation Station
Wet Locker
Galley
Saloon
Forecabins, region Berths, and Aft Cabins
Head Compartment
Conclusion

Addendum: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide Alarms
CHAPTER four. electric SYSTEMS

A Balanced System

Keeping the burden Down
The provide Side
Supplementary resources of Power
Defining the Limits
Miscellaneous DC platforms Issues
DC to AC Inverters

Sizing an Inverter
DC and AC Installations
Over-Current safety and High-Current Circuits

What measurement Fuse or Circuit Breaker?
High-Current Circuits
Check your individual Boat
Low-Energy Refrigeration

Efficiency
Versatility
Insulate, Insulate, Insulate
Enhancing Performance
Effective Refrigeration
Low-Energy Lighting

Fluorescent Lights
LED Lighting
Halogen Lights
AC Systems

Safety
Corrosion
Miscellaneous AC platforms Comments
Bonding, Zinc Anodes, and Lightning Protection

Stray-Current Corrosion and Bonding
Lightning Protection
Conclusion

CHAPTER five. the remainder of THE SYSTEMS

Engine and Propeller

How vast an Engine?
Propeller Sizing
Propeller Matters
Peripheral Systems
Living with an Engine
Fuel and Water Tanks

Metal Tanks
Plastic Tanks
Freshwater Systems
Watermakers
Bilge Pumps

Flooding premiums and Pumping Capacities
Improving functionality: Hoses and cost Valves
Improving functionality: electric Considerations
Float Switches
Keeping Dry lower than Decks
Through-Hulls, Seacocks, and Hoses

Quality Through-Hulls and Seacocks
Hoses
Propane Installations

The challenge of Refills while Cruising
Making gear Choices

What Spares to Carry?
CHAPTER 6. ACQUISITION STRATEGIES

Defining Priorities

What dimension Boat?
To construct or to not Build
Commissioning Costs
Used-Boat Market

Refurbishing an Older Sailboat
Old Racing Boats
A Survey
Go crusing once Possible!
Cruising-Boat Questionnaire and record of fascinating Features

PART : CRUISING SKILLS
CHAPTER 7. BOAT dealing with lower than strength AND SAIL

Maneuvering below Power

Close Quarters Maneuvering below Power
Docking (Mooring) Lines
Docking Situations
Mediterranean Moor
Getting out and in of Slips
Picking up and Leaving a Mooring
Sailing Skills

A Little concept (of varieties! )
Going to Windward
Using Telltales
Adjusting Draft
Tacking
Reaching
Running prior to the Wind
Double Headsails
Spinnakers
Cruising Spinnakers
Weather Helm and Lee Helm
Motor Sailing
Tuning a Rig

Preparatory Measurements
Static Tuning
Dynamic Tuning at Sea
CHAPTER eight. PILOTING, NAVIGATION, AND the foundations OF THE ROAD

Paper Charts

Chart Construction
Chart Terminology and Symbols
Chart Corrections
Other Nautical Publications
Buoyage platforms and Lighthouses

Lateral and Cardinal Marks
Lighthouses
Picking out Navigation Marks
Compasses and Plotting

Compass Basics
Compass install and Adjustment
Transferring Bearings to and from a Chart
Plotting Positions
Basic Piloting

Dead Reckoning
Estimated Positions, and Set and Drift
Fixes
Plotting Conventions
Tides, Tidal Currents, and Currents
Keeping a Logbook
Expanding the Piloting Repertoire
Complex occasions, Fog, and Coral
Electronic Navigation

Chart and GPS Datums
Electronic Charting
Radar Navigation
Rules of the Road

Basic Rules
Sound (and gentle) Signals
Navigation Lights
In Perspective

Addendum: One Person’s Ellipsoid Is one other Person’s Shipwreck

Newton as opposed to the Cassini Family
From Sphere to Ellipsoid
From Ellipsoid to Geoid
A New Age
Nautical Peculiarities
Avoiding Reefs
CHAPTER nine. ANCHORING, working AGROUND, AND KEDGING OFF

Ground Tackle

Calculating the Load
Matching the Components
Chain Rodes
Rope Rodes
How a lot Rode?
Anchor Choices
Anchoring

Anchoring Routine
Setting and Retrieving an Anchor lower than Sail
Setting a couple of Anchor
Retrieving (Weighing) an Anchor
Running Aground and Kedging Off

Running Aground less than Sail
Running Aground on a emerging Tide
Running Aground on a Falling Tide
Running Aground in Tideless Waters
Towing and Salvage
CHAPTER 10. THE DITTY BAG

Modern Ropes

A examine Construction
Caring for Ropes
Marlinespike Seamanship

Knots
Eye Splices
Seizings and Whippings
Ratlines
Sails

Materials and Construction
Maintenance and Repairs
Dinghies

Hard as opposed to Inflatable
Inflatable Options
Getting a Dinghy off and on a Boat
Miscellaneous Dinghy Thoughts
Foul-Weather Gear

Features
Layering and the Extremities
Safety-Related Equipment

Life Jackets and Harnesses
Crew Overboard Maneuvers
Fire Extinguishers
CHAPTER eleven. climate PREDICTIONS AND HEAVY-WEATHER SAILING

Basic Theory

Adding Wind and placing a Spin on those Processes
Pressure adjustments, Isobars, and Wind Direction
Relative Humidity, Air plenty, balance, and Instability
Frontal Systems
The Jet circulate and the 500-Millibar Chart
The mammoth Picture
Coastal Cruising: placing concept to Use

Onshore and Offshore Winds
Thunderstorms
Fog
Offshore Cruising: placing conception to Use

Things to Monitor
Signs of Change
Ocean Currents
Extreme climate Situations

Hurricanes and Typhoons
Rapidly Intensifying Lows (Meteorological Bombs)
Microbursts
Heavy-Weather Sailing

Being Prepared
Heaving-To
Lying Ahull
Running Off
Sea Anchors
Dealing with Flooding
Abandoning Ship
Conclusion

CHAPTER 12. prolonged CRUISING AND STAYING IN TOUCH

Logistical Considerations

Provisioning
Ensuring secure Water
Environmental Issues
Finding Crew
Financial concerns and Insurance
Bureaucracy
Children Onboard
Staying Healthy

Seasickness
Good future health in Tropical Climates
Diarrhea
Childhood Infections and Infestations
Avoiding Mosquito-Borne and different Transmittable Diseases
Cuts, Scratches, Insect Bites, and Marine Hazards
Staying in Touch

Big send Developments
VHF Radio
Marine SSB and Ham SSB Radio
Inmarsat
Satellite and mobilephone (Mobile) Phones
E-Mail
Making Decisions
Snail Mail
Postscript
Bibliography
Metric Conversions and Trademarks
Index

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The ratio of these two areas— the stability ratio—is a measure of the relative stability of the boat, both upright and capsized: the higher the number, the better. 0, and preferably higher; the farther it is intended to go offshore, the higher it should be. 0. Water ballast raises an interesting question. Given the possibility that in a worst-case scenario it may all end up on the “wrong” side of the boat, should the stability numbers be run with the assumption that the ballast is contributing to or detracting from the boat’s stability?

For this reason, 22 Part 1: The Boat it is important to use the same criteria when comparing boats. ) to be tested to the ISO standard in the near future, which will provide a measure of consistency. However, a couple of caveats need to be remembered. On the one hand, the stability test is conducted in a lightly loaded condition (MSC; factory-installed equipment onboard plus an estimate for crew weight), which tends to understate the stability of a boat loaded down with cruising stores. On the other hand, the test is to some extent done on the “honor system”; therefore, it is quite possible for a builder to have a boat tested with, say, Sail Area (sq.

With the water ballast all on one side, it induces no more than a 10-degree heel), it has a limited effect on a boat’s point of maximum stability, and actually increases its LPS or AVS. Stability curves and ratios are useful as a guide for selecting offshore boats, but they need to be put in perspective. The curves are based on a static calculation, and do not consider the dynamic forces at work in conditions of heavybreaking seas when a knockdown is most likely to occur. According to one school of thought, a desirable range for cruising boats— the higher the better 500 Number of Boats 400 300 200 100 104 106 108 110 112 114 116 118 120 122 124 126 128 130 132 134 136 138 140 Limit of Positive Stability (degrees) 1400 desirable range for cruising boats— the higher the better 1200 Number of Boats LPS or AVS for a boat’s beam–displacement ratio and size.

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