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
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.