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Sail for the Mediterranean. How to prepare for your dream cruise

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Автор: Claire James
Издательство: Adlard Coles Nautical (все книги издательства)
Место издания: London
ISBN: 0-7136-6249-8
Год: 2003
Формат: 155x215
Переплет: Мягкая обложка
Страниц: 198
Вес: 525 г
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Setting sail for the Mediterranean in 1992 was a completely unknown venture for me and my husband Jimmy. True, we had been sailing for many years, but never for more than a few weeks at a time. Live-aboard cruising is a different matter altogether. We knew no one else doing the same thing, and were totally dependent on books to guide us. But though there were books on selling-up-and-sailing the oceans, and books about sailing in the Mediterranean, there was very little on making preparations for cruising there. So having spent three years reading everything we could find, we then spent the next six years discovering from bitter experience all the things our reading had missed out.


Regional map


1 Initial Planning and Preparation
Setting the scene
Why the Med?
Is it for you?
Routes to and from the Mediterranean
Time-scale planning
Sell up or not?
Experience and qualifications

2 Choosing and Buying a Yacht
Type of yacht
On deck
Below deck
Age, condition and equipment
Purchase and insurance
Where to buy

3 Modifying Your Yacht
Getting aboard from the quay
Getting aboard from the water
Anchors and windlasses
Deck and cockpit modifications
Keeping cool
Engine, power supply and electrics
Domestic systems Stowage

4 Equipping Your Yacht
Safety equipment
Deck equipment
Cockpit locker
Engine, spares and tool kit
Radio, navigation and electrics
Domestics and galley
Documents, stationery, etc
Personal gear

5 Leaving Home
Leaving your property empty
Leaving your car
Cats and dogs
Medical matters
Leaving family and friends
Mobile communications for the uninitiated
Dealing with your mail

6 Final Preparations
Planning your departure
Finishing the work
Stowing your gear
Getting off and away!

7 The Voyage to the Mediterranean
The Atlantic route French canals - general information
The main French canals
The Camargue and the Canal-du-Rhone-a-Sete
The Canal-du-Midi route
8 Mediterranean Cruising Grounds
General information
The mainland coast of the
Western Mediterranean Basin
The islands of the Western
The Eastern Mediterranean
The Eastern Adriatic
The Aegean
Moving between cruising grounds
9 Life in the Mediterranean
Formalities, facilities and food
General points about
Mediterranean countries
Learning languages
Visits home

10 Living on Board
Anchoring and mooring
Life at anchor
Life at sea
Various problems
Weather forecasts

Appendices Appendix 1
Packing and Modifications List Safety equipment
Deck and cockpit locker
Engine and electrics
Interior yacht equipment
Domestic equipment
Galley equipment
Food and drink Papers

Appendix 2
Pilotage books
Recommended titles

Appendix 3
Useful Addresses

Appendix 4
Weather Forecasts

Appendix 5
Abbreviations and Conversions Index

The Mediterranean Sea
1 Routes to the Mediterranean
2 Canal du Midi route
3 Western Mediterranean
4 Eastern Mediterranean

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