Sailing Boat Manual: Buying, Using, Maintaining and Repairing Sailing Dinghies and Small Sail Cruisers

Author(s): Dennis Watts

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The dream of owning, maintaining and sailing your own boat without great expense can be achieved with the help of the Sailing Boat Manual. Written in down-to-earth language, it gives anyone new to sailing the confidence and knowledge to buy and enjoy a sailing dinghy or small sail cruiser. Packed with well-illustrated practical information and handy tips for both new and existing boat owners, this manual, now available in paperback, covers the routine maintenance, repairs and improvement of a sailing boat for those with good basic DIY skills and has further information for the jobs best left to the experts. There are also useful sections on buying, moorings and safe sailing techniques.


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Dennis Watts has considerable experience of building, maintaining, improving and using sailing boats over four decades. His writing has included over 20 non-fiction titles as well as magazine articles on a variety of topics including all aspects of boating, and he also has experience of teaching sailing.

Buying a sailing dinghy or small sail cruiser. Introduction to sailing in sheltered coastal and inland waters. Moorings and trailers. Simple maintenance, repairs and improvements. The hull, rig, fittings, auxiliary motors and equipment. The cabin: fittings and equipment. Winter protection and laying-up. Safe sailing techniques.

General Fields

  • : 9780857334855
  • : Haynes Publishing Group
  • : J H Haynes & Co Ltd
  • : September 2013
  • : 270mm X 210mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dennis Watts
  • : Paperback
  • : 2017
  • : 797.124
  • : 216
  • : Illustrations