A soup-to-nuts introduction to small, economical sailing craft Trailer sailers--the smallest, most economical sailboats with sleeping accommodations--are a popular platform for learning the basics of sailing and are often considered to be the entry level to cruising under sail. Author Brian Gilbert shows how trailer sailers can be the ideal craft for a lifetime of enjoyment, including serious, long-distance cruising. This book covers all the bases, including how to inspect, buy, and equip a boat; how to trailer, sail, navigate, and cruise in small boats; how to use communications and navigation equipment; and more.Even this isna#39;t an absolute requirementa many sailboat owners live far from their regular sailing grounds. But chances are ... Unfortunately, I didna#39;t check the manual, which said this van shouldna#39;t pull anything over 2, 000 pounds. ... According to the technician I spoke with, burned-out transmissions are a common repair with vans similar to mine. ... The next vehicle I bought was a Nissan Frontier pickup.
|Title||:||The Complete Trailer Sailor: How to Buy, Equip, and Handle Small Cruising Sailboats|
|Publisher||:||McGraw Hill Professional - 2007-06-22|