First published in , 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. The much anticipated 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:. 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, and timely.
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Voyaging Under Power by Robert Beebe ,. James Leishman. At that time world cruisers voyaged exclusively in sailboats. But sailboats are confined to narrow lanes of predominantly favorable winds - the same sea lanes sailors have used for centuries. Those famous tradewinds also turn most In World War II, aboard the aircraft carrier Saratoga, Captain Robert Beebe dreamed of one day retiring and cruising the world in a small boat. Those famous tradewinds also turn most oceans into one-way streets, and miss some areas of the globe entirely.
And sailing in the trades can be difficult and unpredictable, with dead calms or howling gales as likely as a steady knot breeze. Beebe wanted to cross oceans in his slippers and robe, not seaboots and oilskins. He wanted to arrive at distant ports relaxed and on time, not grizzled, battered, and two months late.
He wanted to voyage under power. Back in the s, no suitable long-distance powerboats existed. Beebe literally had to invent modern powerboat voyaging from scratch.
The design parameters he developed for long-distance powerboats are still in use by naval architects today. The resulting boat, Passagemaker, was home to the Beebes for many years and more than 60, ocean-crossing miles. What Beebe learned in those years of voyaging became, in , Voyaging Under Power still the most important and influential book ever published on long-distance powerboating. Now, under the able pen of world cruiser Jim Leishman, Beebe's classic Voyaging Under Power has received its first complete overhaul.
This thoroughly revised third edition is one of the most anxiously awaited boating books of the s. The core of the book is vintage Beebe; his designs, his research, and his wonderful cruising stories remain intact. What's new are details of theadvances of the past twenty years: electronic wizardry for navigation and communication; efficient new engines that wring more miles out of a gallon of diesel fuel; active roll-prevention devices that virtually eliminate seasickness; propeller nozzles and bow thrusters that impro Get A Copy.
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Are you guys sinking? Nearly all marine engines are designed to be adjustable, to a point, relative to the propeller shaft by using adjustment or jacking nuts on their motor mounts. Most of the more experienced power voyagers I work with have a system and a plan to look after just about every aspect involved in the management of their boats. When you have a mess to clean up, sometimes the best solution is to take matters into your own hands and suck it up. Story and photos by John Kettlewell. Edit Module Advertisement.