The Complete Trailer Sailor

Author(s): Brian Gilbert

Nautical - Seamanship

How to Buy, Equip, and Handle Small Cruising Sailboats

This is a soup-to-nuts introduction to small, economical sailing craft. Trailer sailors - the smallest, most economical sailboats with sleeping accommodations - are a popular platform for learning the basics of sailing and are often considered to be the entry level to cruising under sail. Author, Brian Gilbert shows how trailer sailors can be the ideal craft for a lifetime of enjoyment, including serious, long-distance cruising. This book covers all the bases, including how to inspect, buy, and equip a boat; how to trailer, sail, navigate, and cruise in small boats; how to use communications and navigation equipment; and more.


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Brian Gilbert is a lifelong sailor who lived aboard a Catalina 27 for four years. His total restoration of a basket-case trailer sailer is documented in his book Fix It and Sail, and he is a frequent contributor of how-to articles for magazines such as Good Old Boat, Small Craft Advisor, and DIY Boatowner.

PART 1 Getting a Boat 1. Finding the Right Boat for You 2. Evaluating Trailerable Sailboats 3. The Sailboats 4. Purchasing a boat 5. Tow Vehicles and Trailers PART 2 Getting Your New Boat Ready for Sailing 6. Parts Common to most trailer-sailers 7. Trailer-Sailing equipment PART 3 Taking Your Boat Out for the First Time 8. Ready to Sail 9. Sailing Knots 10. Sailing a Trailerable PART 4 Expanding Your Experience and Ability 11. Rules Of The Road 12. Navigation and Piloting 13. Emergencies Under Sail 14. Best Practices for the Prudent Mariner PART 5 Maintaining and Modifying your boat 15. Maintaining your Investment 16. Sailboat Improvements and Modifications 17. Getting Around when the Wind Won't Blow 18. Electricity on Your Boat PART 6 Cruising in the Trailer-Sailer 19. Cruising Clothes and Stowage 20. Anchors and Anchoring 21. Meal Planning & Provisioning 22. What About the Bathroom? 23. Odds and Ends

General Fields

  • : 9780071472586
  • : 74125
  • : 74125
  • : 0.451
  • : July 2009
  • : 235mm X 185mm X 17mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Brian Gilbert
  • : Paperback
  • : 623.8223
  • : 272
  • : illustrations