The Practical Mariner's Book of Knowledge: 420 Sea-Tested Rules of Thumb for Almost Every Boating Situation
By Vigor, John
Between these covers is the essence of centuries of seafaring experience, distilled into a concise, alphabetically organized reference for sailors and powerboaters. You'll find rules of thumb for hull thickness, bottom paint coverage, estimating distances, when to hoist and lower flags, predicting weather, which colors are unlucky, rope size and strength, anchoring rights, making a rum punch, and a lot more. This is either the most useful boating book ever designed to entertain or the most entertaining book ever designed to be useful. Open it to any page and browse awhile. You'll see.


DOI: 10.1036/0070674752

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Author Biography

John Vigor (Oak Harbor, WA), a journalist for 35 years and former managing editor of Sea Magazine, has sailed more than 15,000 ocean miles. He is the author of The Practical Mariner’s Book of Knowledge (IM, 1994).


The Practical Mariner's Book of Knowledge: 420 Sea-Tested Rules of Thumb for Almost Every Boating Situation
Author(s): Vigor, John
ISBN: 0070674752
DOI: 10.1036/0070674752

Format: paperback, 256 pages.
Pub date: 1 Feb 1994
Copyright: 1994
$17.95 US
Product Line: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press (McGraw-Hill)

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