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About Lin and Larry Pardey
Lin and Larry Pardey have now been cruising on board their own boats, racing, delivering, and repairing other people's boats for more than 44 years. After west-to-east and east-to-west circumnavigations, and voyages to more than 75 countries, they have a breadth of knowledge that few other boating authors possess. Most of the voyaging has been done on an earn-as-you-go budget that could be well within the reach of the majority of those whose dream is to set sail. The Pardeys' strengths are neatly symbolized by the boats they have built. Each one is romantically traditional, with swooping sheerlines, and is completely dependent on the wind. And yet each boat carries the best, strongest, and most seamanlike gear. Like their vessels, the Pardeys' writings are founded on a marriage of the spirit of romantic adventure and the practical, up-to-date seamanship that keeps them and their boats safe. Their motto? Go small, go simple, but go now!
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Capable Cruiser THIRD EDITION
This revised and expanded third edition of a cruising classic includes 9 completely new chapters with such advice as: sixteen ways to encourage your lover (partner) to share your dream; strategies for turning sudden engine failure into a minor incident; choosing safety equipment; repairing rigging at sea. All of the original chapters have been updated and many are expanded to ensure that the information will be helpful for everyone who dreams of cruising—whether now or soon.
The Capable Cruiser is a logical extension of the Pardeys' The Self-Sufficient Sailor, with more emphasis on seamanship underway, including careful analysis of extreme anchoring situations and solutions for mitigating them. Underlying each and every chapter is the warmth and encouragement that spurred Herb McCormick, editor-at-large for Cruising World, to label Lin and Larry Pardey: the enablers
|Price: $24.95 + S&H
Pub Date: DEC 2009
Publisher: Paradise Cay
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You need to read the third edition of Capable Cruiser both for the knowledge it imparts and the sensible seamanship that runs through every page. George Day, editor, Blue Water Sailing
Excellent! Capable Cruiser is just one part of a must-read series for serious sailors. Karen Larson - Founding Editor, Good Old Boat magazine
When it comes to the subject of "capable cruising," the Pardeys have literally and figuratively written the book on it. The lessons they've learned after tens of thousands of miles at sea are hard-earned, clearly imparted, and totally invaluable. Herb McCormick - Cruising World editor-at-large
The Capable Cruiser is must reading for anyone who would like to take their yacht across the waters to high adventure anywhere around the globe. Midwest Book Review
Nothing can keep you cruising longer, safer and on a lower budget than self-sufficiency, and no one knows more about it than the Pardeys. Tom Linskey, Sail Magazine
Sound guidance, experience allied to common sense... it makes a good guide. Practical Boat Owner