Published March 2021
The knowledge to sort yourself out when encountering problems at sea is largely forgotten. How to find your way when the GPS plotter has a blackout, how to get yourself off when grounded, how to save the life of someone in your crew when the ambulance or SAR helicopter is hours away… Too many rely on technology to navigate and run their boats, and this beautifully illustrated handbook will be a literal backup when the tech fails, filled with core knowledge – seamanship – that all skippers should know anyway, whether they're in the middle of an emergency or not.
Packed with vital information, with handy fact boxes to highlight especially important information, the authors have lent a modern, real-world approach to the subject matter, and the wonderful illustrations bring it to life.
- How to use this book
– This is Seamanship 2.0
- Seamanship: Best practice: engage your crew, voyage planning, staying on board, staying afloat, tight marinas, prepare for a storm, med mooring, catch a mooring buoy, anchoring, gale and storm tactics, towing
– Problem fixing: gas leak, when sails rip apart, a line in the prop, stuck anchor, engine problems, fuel problems, electrical problems, blackout
– Emergencies: man overboard, fire, holed and sinking, running aground, rudder failure, losing the mast, helicopter rescue, SAR boats, abandon ship, emergency communication
- First aid: DRABS, CPR, respiratory problems, circulation/shock, treating wounds, burn injuries, fractures and sprains, head injuries, hypothermia, seasickness, bites/stings, abdominal pains, first aid kit
Published in Sweden by the Swedish Cruising Association. Read this now to give yourself the knowledge to get out of trouble and (even better) avoid getting into it in the first place.
Read the Nautilus Telegraph's review of Seamanship 2.0