Everything sailors and powerboaters need to know about storm preparation, gear, and tactics Includes the most spectacular collection of storm photos and illustrations ever assembled Also filled with firsthand reports from survivors of the worst storms at sea on record, plus interviews with 33 professional seamen who reveal for the first time their secrets for surviving some of the worst weather on the planet Perhaps the most valuable lesson in this book is the concept that by taking an active part in battling the elements, sailors who are prepared can survive in conditions which many would call overwhelming Readers of Surviving the Storm will find their definition of heavy weather changing They will discover that, by practicing the techniques taught by the authors, all of their passages will be faster and comfortable not just those taking place in inclement conditions....
|Title||:||Surviving the Storm: Coastal and Offshore Tactics|
|Number of Pages||:||199 Pages|
|File Size||:||866 KB|
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Surviving the Storm: Coastal and Offshore Tactics Reviews
It did take a while to arrive but I was warned of that...! The book itself is like brand new considering it was a second hand purchase. Very very happy...!
“Surviving the Storm” is a great collection of stories and advice, with real-world example and data, for tactics and equipment for dealing with heavy weather.
An encyclopaedic covering of various tactics for surviving storms at sea, the dashews succinct writing and cogent organisation drives this hefty book forward. while powerboats are nominally covered, this book is more squarely aimed at the community of ocean going sailboats. Anyone sailing into deep blue water should read this book. A few notes: 1. the conclusions are mature: there is no single right answer, but the best strategy is to experiment with all the tactics in moderately heavy seas before you eventually get caught out in the big one. 2. active strategies (beating in and running off) shine a little brighter under the dashews' light than heaving to or sea anchors/drogues; fair enough. 3. consequently there is a nice treatment of heavy weather sails 4. the book is full of instructive black & white photos that make one sufficiently happy to be drinking tea at home. 5. numerous interviews with salty sailors make for instructive case studies, though several times key details (size of boat, location, crew experience, etc.) are left out. 6. the only weakness is that its numerous interviews and articles largely focus on experienced sailors who have been doing everything right for so long that it's difficult to get them to remember the episodes that taught them. The book is quite thin on disaster stories -which are frequently the most instructive -- and instead spends a lot of time interviewing 100,000 milers who can't remember the last time they were scared. Thus `surviving the storm' tells you merely how to do everything right, not how to avoid doing the wrong things... for those many of us who find the fear of failing (or drowning) particularly motivating from an instructional standpoint, this is a lacuna in an otherwise fine book. Two other sailing books, "MayDay!" and Coote's "Total Loss" admirably fill this gap, but if the dashew's had hit this final nail on the head I'd petition amazon for a 6-star review. At the end of the day, it's a must-read. Rock on steve and Linda, I've got dockage in fort Lauderdale if you ever want to visit.
A great way to finally understand the in's and out's of the various sails and sail plans available and their use in various weather conditions. A great read and an easy way to gain some knowledge on a lot of the options available in many kinds of weather and sea states. Fits in nicely as a companion book for "Mariners Weather Handbook"
This book had some interesting stories, lots of interesting ideas, but I came away more confused then reassured. I was definitely more comfortable about what might lay ahead after I watched the Pardeys Storm Tactics DVD. But maybe it is good to have lots of ideas stored in the back of my head for that day when we have to face real storms at sea.