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Technical and Practical Preparations for Cruising 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
8:00 PM Eastern Time
Thinking about cruising more distant destinations? Liza Copeland discusses the many aspects to be considered and provides answers based on her years of long-term cruising. Applicable for crossing the Great Lakes or even oceans.

Choosing the right boat and equipment for the voyage planned within budget limitations. Size, design and outfitting (re-fitting) for open water -  rigs and sails: anchors, rodes and anchoring techniques; dinghies and life rafts; electrical systems and power management; engines and fuels. Weather and routing considerations when planning, charts & guide books; accessing weather and communication options; cruising costs and money management; insurance, boat and medical; safety equipment and strategies to practise; comfort on deck and below; stowage, spares and tools; pets and kids. Setting the date to leave the dock. . .