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Sun, Wind, & Water - Part 2 of 2

2, Sun, Wind, & Water
The Essential Guide to the Energy-Efficient Cruising Boat
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This is Part 2 of 2 of Sun, Wind, & Water, The Essential Guide to the Energy-Efficient Cruising Boat.  
Part 2 covers the following topics:  

•    Lighting, Navigation, and Communication
•    Refrigeration
•    Windvane Self-Steering
•    Autopilots
•    Manual Windlasses
•    Electric Windlasses
•    Tools, Spare Parts, and Maintenance Supplies
•    The Essence of Green Voyaging.
•    Energy Efficiency: Three Cruising Yachts

A successful ocean passage on a small to midsize sailing vessel means keeping things as simple as possible. Sun, Wind, & Water: The Essential Guide to the Energy-Efficient Cruising Boat gives you the most detailed, up-to-date advice on how to prepare your boat for an ocean crossing while at the same time saving money and ensuring a smaller footprint on Mother Nature. 

Circumnavigator-author Bill Morris describes in detail the best options for reducing dependence on fossil fuels, minimizing battery usage, and enjoying a comfortable lifestyle on the water. He presents an array of electrical charging systems, power-saving electrical fixtures, and manual devices aimed at saving money on fuel, along with pointers on installation and maintenance. This practical guide covers:
•    The development of an energy-saving plan for your boat
•    Battery technology and hydrogen fuel cells
•    Charging batteries from sun, wind, and water power
•    Battery charge control systems
•    Effective refrigeration options for the tropics
•    Autopilots and windvane self-steering
•    Energy-saving systems on three successful blue water vessels
•    And much, much more

Bill Morris, author of The Windvane Self-Steering Handbook and a frequent contributor to Ocean Navigator Magazine, currently cruises the Channel Islands of Southern California on the 1966 Cal 30 Saltaire as he prepares for his next offshore adventure.
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Contents
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction

11. Lighting, Navigation, and Communication
Navigation Lights
Cabin Lights
Navigation
Charting
Communications
AC Appliances

12. Refrigeration
Assessing Refrigeration Needs
How Refrigeration Works
Refrigeration and Climate
Air-Cooled Systems
Water-Cooled Systems
Keel-Cooled Refrigeration
Cruiser Options

13. Windvane Self-Steering
Windvane Versus Autopilots
Servopendulums
Trim Tabs
Wind-Powered Auxiliary Rudder
Matching Windvane to Boat
Installation Tips
Emergency Rudder Capability

14. Autopilots
Operating Theory
Above-Deck Systems
Below-Deck Systems
Sailing With an Autopilot

15. Manual Windlasses
Overview of Manual Windlasses
The Simpson-Lawrence Legacy
New Manual Windlasses

16. Electric Windlasses
Overview of Features
Horizontal
Vertical
Drawbacks of Electric Windlasses
Electric Windlass Advantages

17. Tools, Spare Parts, and Maintenance Supplies
Engine and Drive Train
Electrical
Plumbing
Hand Tools
Power Tools
Hull and Deck
Rigging Materials

18. The Essence of Green Voyaging.
Bilge
Marine Sanitation Device
Gray Water
Garbage Overboard
Anchoring and Mooring
Sailing Versus Motoring
Going Ashore
Responsible Fishing
Establishing Personal Standards

19. Energy Efficiency: Three Cruising Yachts
Going the Distance
Contessa 32
Tayana 37
Hallberg-Rassy 46

References
Appendices
Appendix 1: AWG Battery Cable Sizes
Appendix 2: AWG Wire Gauge Sizes
Appendix 3: Beaufort Scale
Appendix 4: Cruiser's Ham Bands
Appendix 5: Marine Fire Extinguishers
Appendix 6: Sailboat Specifications Decoded
Special Thanks
About the Author

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Autor: Bill Morris
ISBN-13 :: 9781892399830
ISBN: 1892399830
Verlag: Seaworthy Publications, Inc
Seiten: 132
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 1
Sonstiges: Ebook