Voyaging Under Power

Voyaging Under Power

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The passagemaking bible updated to help you live yourlong-distance voyaging dreamsFirst published in 1975, Robert Beebe's Voyaging Under Power revolutionized long-distance cruising, encouraging powerboaters to enjoy what was once exclusive to sailboats and their crews: crossing oceans to exotic, interesting, and beautiful places in comfort with a minimum of problems and expense. Now power-cruising couple Denis and Mary Umstot, whose interest in power voyaging was ignited by Beebe's work, have updated Voyaging Under Power for the twenty-first century. The muchanticipated Voyaging Under Power, Fourth Edition, includes Beebe's original wisdom and philosophy of passagemaking, as well as his groundbreaking thoughts on vessel stability and fuel monitoring. Fourteen new chapters provide insights into a range of additional topics vital for ocean passages and passagemakers, including:

Seaworthiness, stability, and other design conceptsOptions for stabilizing passagemakers including paravanes, active and passive fins, and antiroll tanksSelecting and understanding the critical systems for long-distance voyagingA decision process for choosing a new boat or analyzing the suitability of a used boatAn examination of passagemaking models from Nordhavn, Kadey-Krogen, Seahorse, and Dashew, as well as the designs of Stephen Seaton, Michael Kasten, George Buehler, Dave Gerr, and othersHighlights of successful and proven passagemakers of the past, including examples from elevenbuilders and designersFirst-hand accounts from passagemakers around the globe, including the Mediterranean, Black Sea, South America, South Pacific, Madagascar, and beyondTips on understanding and predicting weather and waves and what to do in a stormUnderstanding offshore safety issues, including how to avoid trouble and cross oceans in comfortChoosing and training crew as well as communication tips for a better cruising experiencePreparing for and resolving maintenance problems at sea and in distant anchorages

"The list of contributors shows the quality of experience in the pages of this fourth edition. Anyone wanting to join, or at least understand the elements of, the long-distance passagemaking lifestyle will find a great deal of knowledge that is realistic, useful, andtimely. You'll keep Voyaging Under Power on your pilothouse bookshelf (or its electronic equivalent) for years to come." -- Bill Parlatore, Founder of PassageMaker Magazine

"Captain Beebe applied Navy experience, technical creativity, and an open mind to his self-appointed task of inventing the long-range power cruiser. He embraced ideas that others discarded as readily as he rejected solutions others found indispensable. His path, like all innovators, was the uncommon one and his selfless sharing in Voyaging Under Power literally launched a thousand ships. ThisFourth Edition of Beebe's classic draws on new ideas and the accumulated wisdom of today's yacht designers and experienced ocean voyagers to further Beebe's cause and liberate thousands more from the tyranny of dry land." -- Michael Jones, Ocean Traveler, Ship Design Collaborator, and Proud Parent of Google Earth
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Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 191 x 239 x 23mm | 988g
  • Rockport, ME, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 20 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0071767339
  • 9780071767330
  • 482,850

Table of contents

1-About Robert Beebe
2-History of power voyaging
3-Evolving the Passagemaker concept
4-Passagemaker: design, building, testing and lessons learned
5- Philosophy of power voyaging
6-Tecnicalities of seagoing motorboats: stability, etc.
7-Beebe's Passagemaker
8-Choosing a Boat
9-State of the Art Passagemakers, including Nordhavn, Windhorse and other designs. Include a section on economy passagemakers, like the Diesel Duck.
10-A Passagemaker's Machinery
11-Stabilization Against Rolling
12-Voyage Preparation and Planning
13-Crossing Oceans
14-World Cruising
15-Weather for the Passagemaking Vessel
16-Maintenance in Far Away Places and at Sea
17-Safety at Sea and at Anchor
18-The Cruising Community
Appendix: Featured Designers
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About Robert Beebe

Denis Umstot and his cruising partner, Mary, have crossed the Atlantic twice and circumnavigated the Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea. They have made three trips to Alaska and have cruised both the eastern and western Caribbean. They have travelled more than 55,000 nautical miles on their passagemaker, Teka III. Mary has written 13 articles for PassageMaker Magazine and a book, Voyaging to the Mediterranean Under Power.
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