Handbook of Offshore Cruising: The Dream and Reality of Modern Ocean Cruising
by Howard, Jim
2nd ed. Divided into four sections–the boat, systems and equipment, the voyage, and in port–this book discusses everything related to planning and executing an extensive cruise. Topics covered include building versus buying a boat, size considerations, choosing a multihull or a monohull, equipment and rigging, accommodations, mechanical and electrical systems, self-steering, routines at sea, safety, health, and much more. This edition is updated to reflect the ever-changing technology. Also includes a new section of colour photos by Onne van der Wal, a well-known marine photographer.