The Adlard Coles Book of Mediterranean Cruising

The Adlard Coles Book of Mediterranean Cruising

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Rod Heikell is the acknowledged expert on Mediterranean sailing, and this is the perfect guide for anyone cruising the area. Thoroughly updated and in colour throughout, this new edition conveys the magic of Mediterranean cruising, as well as giving practical first-hand advice on sailing these enticing waters. Although the Mediterranean provides wonderfully diverse cruising opportunities, it can also deliver a few surprises to the unwary. Rod Heikell gives sound advice on anchoring, berthing bow or stern-to, what weather to expect, facilities and the costs of keeping a boat there, plus advice on navigation, popular routes, formalities and what to expect ashore. Each country around the Mediterranean is covered, and there's even a handy section on shoe-string cruising for those on a tight budget. 'Offers time-served advice to both the novice and the old-hand.' Nautical Magazinemy estimated consumption with house batteries giving 500 amp hours and the engine starting battery providing 200 amp hours. ... battery types, but I believe that modern charging methods and TLC over the winter will do more to prolong battery life than ... Even quite small engines can usefully take a larger alternator and all engines can and should use a marine alternator ... Basically, normal car regulators will charge at, say, 50 amps until the battery warms up and charging is resisted.

Title:The Adlard Coles Book of Mediterranean Cruising
Author: Rod Heikell
Publisher:A&C Black - 2013-05-29

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