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Cuba: A Cruising Guide


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product no: 19910
author: Nigel Calder
publisher: Imray
isbn:9780852884133
edition: Revised Edition
edition date: April 1999
pages: 264
size: 216 x 280 x 18 mm
weight: 1 kg
format: Paperback
sales rank: 11412

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Cuba is a unique island at a turning point in its history. It is almost the last major destination in the Caribbean unexplored by the cruising community. For thirty-five years this island on the doorstep of America has been off-limits - a tantalizing Shangri-La hidden behind an iron curtain of gunboats and coastal defenses. In recent years, the iron curtain has been lifted; tourists, including sailors, are welcome. The one remaining bar to cruising the island has been the lack of a good, widelyavailable, cruising guide. But not anymore.

Cuba: A Cruising Guide dispels the navigational fog that has long surrounded the island. In researching this guide Nigel Calder left no stone unturned. His meticulous attention to detail, which has made his other books international best sellers, shows in every page. The information in this book is condensed from over $3,000 in Cuban, American and British charts, supplemented with archival materials from the British Admiralty and the DMA, and checked, tested and corrected with the latest in satellite-based chartmaking technology.

This 1999 revised edition contains a large number of revisions, an updated introductory section and includes the addition of a section of colour plates.There are almost 200 sketch charts, showing details of well over 200 anchorages, with entry waypoints for each and everyone. The charts are supplemented by excellent horizon sketches drawn by Nigel's artist wife, Teresa Frisbie-Calder.

There has never been a cruising guide with sketch charts of this caliber , or with this amount of detail. This guide sets a new standard. For anyone contemplating or planning a cruise in Cuban waters, it is an absolutely indispensable resource. With this book, the navigational mysteries surrounding Cuba are dispersed once and for all, and the island is finally opened up to full enjoyment by cruising sailors worldwide.

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This book is the most comprehensive, helpful and up to date guide ever written on selecting, equipping and sailing a cruising yacht. Indispensable for prospective boat buyers and cruisers, whether coastal or world-girdling, it covers all the technical and practical aspects of cruising yachts and systems in one unique book.

Nigel Calder, one of the most respected nautical how-to authors with extensive cruising experience and a rare ability to reduce complexities to simple explanations, explains not only how to select and equip a yacht for coastal or offshore cruising, but also how to sail and navigate it, addressing the concerns of beginners and experienced owners alike.

This is the book the cruising world has welcomed as a must have reference.
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The boatowner's foremost troubleshooting guide, now better than ever

If it's on a boat and it has screws, wires, or moving parts, it's covered in Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual. When you leave the dock with this book aboard, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on:

  • Battery technologies
  • 12- and 24-volt DC systems
  • Corrosion, bonding, and lightning protection
  • Generators, inverters, and battery chargers
  • Electric motors and electric lights
  • Marine electronics, antennas, and RFI
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  • Tanks, plumbing, and through-hulls
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  • Steering, autopilots, and wind vanes
  • Stoves and heaters
  • Winches, windlasses, and bow thrusters
  • Spars, rigging, and roller reefing

Nigel Calder is widely acknowledged as the world's foremost writer on boat systems maintenance. A diesel mechanic for more than 25 years, he has also been a boatbuilder, cabinetmaker, and machinist. Calder is the author of How to Read a Nautical Chart, Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook, Refrigeration for Pleasureboats, and Marine Diesel Engines. He is a frequent contributor to boating magazines in the United States and Britain.

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