To cope with extreme weather conditions sailors need to know to be able to recognize well in advance the approach of a deep low pressure system, to prepare for safe navigation during the passage of a storm, and then be able to handle the boat safely while the storm rages. This book, packed with practical advice and information, will help readers cope with all these aspects.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
While Dietrich von Haefton's book deal with storm tactics, half of the book is devoted to the causes and effects of weather and how they affect boats. The book makes it clear that coping with storms requires the mariner to know what kind of storm is confronting him and he will be better prepared by knowing how the storm will evolve. The book deals exclusively with sail boats, but this should not diminish its value to power boaters because the common denominator is weather and sea conditions and their effect on the boat and crew. An important chapter, too often over looked in other articles and books about storms, is von Haeften's chapter on Gales in Harbour. For sheer opportunities for collision, damage and injury, nothing can surpass violent weather in a harbor crowded with unprepared and uncrewed boats. How to Cope with Storms is a concise, readable package of information as appropriate for refreshing your knowledge of storms as for a first exploration of the subject. It is both practical and simple.--Dockside
This concise and highly-practical title shows you both how to cope with extreme weather at sea and how to prepare for safe navigation during the passage of a storm. There are more than 60 helpful illustrations and photographs. Another winner from the sea-worthy folks at Sheridan House!--The Islander
Should you weather a storm or head for shelter? Can the helmsman handle the mounting seas? Will the rigging take the strain? Questions like these go through the heads of sailors and powerboaters coming into rough weather often just at the moment when there's little time to think. Von Haefton's book is intended to prepare sailors in advance for the worst in weather and help them deal with it effectively from watching for signs of oncoming danger to coping with emergencies on board.--Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal