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By Steve Dashew

Every little thing sailors and powerboaters want to know approximately hurricane instruction, equipment, and strategies. comprises the main astounding selection of typhoon pictures and illustrations ever assembled. additionally choked with firsthand stories from survivors of the worst storms at sea on list, plus interviews with 33 expert seamen who show for the 1st time their secrets and techniques for surviving a number of the worst climate in the world. might be the main beneficial lesson during this booklet is the idea that via taking an lively half in scuffling with the weather, sailors who're ready can continue to exist in stipulations which many may name overwhelming. Readers of Surviving the typhoon will locate their definition of heavy climate altering. they are going to detect that, via training the concepts taught through the authors, all in their passages may be speedier and more well-off - not only these happening in inclement stipulations.

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Over a period of time the drops and trickles accumulated until the inside of the boat was quite wet. The leak at the mast partners was one of the worst. A steady stream of water came down the mast and found its way into our shallow bilge. We pumped each watch just to keep the water from sloshing up onto the cabin sole. Drips from the overhead soaked our sea berths, making our off-watch periods miserable. Judy changed the bedd i n g o n t h e s t a rboard bunk but it was wet again within a few hours.

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But if you bet a lot, go offshore unprepared ³ you stand to lose a lot. “Some people will point out that there are all kinds of small and not-very-wellprepared boats that have done long passages all over the world for years without any problem. We just don’t agree with an outlook that relies so much on good luck with the w e a t h e r. O n t h e other hand, folks with even the best boats and the best equipment can’t get lulled into a false sense of security. “Since Annapurna does well in 25 to 35 knots of wind things worked out great.

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