Since it was first published, more than 25 years ago, The Elements of Seamanship by Roger C. Taylor, has been read and re-read by thousands of beginner and experienced boaters alike. Now it can be read again in this new updated and expanded edition from Flat Hammock Press. The book is a no-nonsense, straightforward and witty explanation of the practical sea sense gained by the author in his more than 70 years at sea. The 128-page paperback contains five simple chapters, a series of appendixes, a bibliography and an index. This new Third Edition includes the appendix "Keeping a Civil Tongue at Sea" which was in the original hardcover edition. "The Elements of Seamanshiphas always been my favorite seamanship book," says editor Bob McKenna. "It is the essential nautical reference. We asked Roger for the rights to republish it and he agreed to update it for us."
When Roger C. Taylor relinquished the helm at International Marine in 1986, seventeen years after starting the company with the mission to publish "Good Books About Boats" he thought to run away to sea. He taught old-fashioned seamanship for the WoodenBoat School in Maine and the Caribbean; delivered yachts from southern waters to Maine; delivered a boat from New Rochelle to Rockland, via Grand Manan, and another from St. Martin to Tortola, via St. Lucia; brought a motor-sailer across the Atlantic in the trade winds; skippered charter boats in the Caribbean and South Pacific; and took charge of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum's replica of a Revolutionary War gunboat and, later, the replica of an 1862-vintage canal schooner for voyages on the Lake, the Hudson River, and the Erie Canal. He cruised the coast between Maine and Long Island in the Goblin, a 23-foot, gaff-rigged sloop designed and built by his uncle in 1923. On all these ventures except the Atlantic crossing, he was accompanied by his wife, Kathleen Carney (she is too wise to subject herself to 350,000 rolls). Roger and Kathleen now live on board the Water Lily, a 32-foot, Dutch, steel motor cruiser, in which they have patrolled rivers and canals in Holland, Belgium and France. The supervisor of locking-through is Jack, a black Labrador Retriever. Roger is currently working on a biography of L. Francis Herreshoff.
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Descrizione libro Flat Hammock Press, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0979594944
Descrizione libro Flat Hammock Press, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. third edition edition. 128 pages. 8.60x5.40x0.40 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0979594944
Descrizione libro Flat Hammock Press, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110979594944