Self-Sufficient Sailor

The self-sufficient sailor
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Sort order. Dec 14, Numidica rated it really liked it. Warning to reader - this book offers very, very specific advice about boats and sailing, and my review is a bit technical as well, so if you are not a sailor, you might want to skip this. Lin and Larry Pardey have done what not one in , people who own boats have done: they built their own boat in the late 70's and sailed it around the world, sans engine, more than once, I believe.

They've fetched up hard aground in New Zealand now Larry is now 79 , but they still go sailing near their home Warning to reader - this book offers very, very specific advice about boats and sailing, and my review is a bit technical as well, so if you are not a sailor, you might want to skip this. They've fetched up hard aground in New Zealand now Larry is now 79 , but they still go sailing near their home.

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For example, Larry talks about the over-reliance of most modern sailors on engines; since they didn't have and engine, Lin-Larry had to know how to sail competently in all situations. Lin describes watching a 50 foot ketch motoring in through the breakwater with no sails up and no anchor rigged to drop. The engine quit midway in, and the skipper did not have time to either raise sail or break out an anchor before the boat was blown onto the rocks. I have actually had the experience of having the engine die just as I entered an inlet, and fortunately I had the genoa flying and the winds were not howling, so I sailed in and turned onto the ICW, but if I'd been entering a marina, it would have been an emergency stop with the anchor, if I could do it in time.

But the Pardey's story made me reconsider my approach to entering marinas and inlets. Much of what they say about anchoring is useful today, except anchors themselves have improved, and no one who can avoid it today uses a CQR vs a Mantis or Rocna. But Larry's input about chain and scope is quite valid. I've heard many sailors say scope is fine.

The Self-Sufficient Sailor

Well it's fine if the wind doesn't get up in the night. As Larry says, what good does a hundred feet of chain do you in the locker? Put it out, go on scope, or more if you have it and if you have the room to swing. Also, check out your neighbors; if one boat has nylon rode, and another has chain, all other things being equal, anchor downwind from the boat with chain - he probably won't drag, and the chain will definitely not chafe through on a piece of debris on the bottom. Larry also addresses an issue that always comes up on sailor-cruiser forums these days: guns on the boat.

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Intermediate Sailing. Show all copies. Granted, my boat is only 32 feet, but I like this size for single handing. About Larry Pardey. View all copies of this ISBN edition:. Originally Posted by Stillraining.

His bottom line is, if you are so afraid of people in the area you are cruising to that you feel you need a gun, don't go there. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. The E-mail Address es field is required.

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Self Sufficient Sailor Hardcover – January 1, Self Sufficient Sailor 3rd edition, fully revised and expanded. Lin and Larry Pardey have voyaged together for over 26 years, covering the equivalent of 5 circumnavigations on board their own self-built cutters, Seraffyn and. Start by marking “Self Sufficient Sailor” as Want to Read: Sailor, boatbuilder, life-long ocean cruiser with wife, Lin Pardey. Cruising Sailors to contribute most to the sport of Sailing – voted by readers of Sail Magazine

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