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BLUEWATER CRUISING Series
by Rory and Sandra Burke
This bluewater cruising trilogy by Rory and Sandra Burke, includes a preparation guide, a travelogue, and checklist.
Bluewater cruising has all the features of a complex project , requiring effective budgeting, procurement, scope management and time planning. 
Most importantly it requires effective risk management and disaster recovery for the safety of the crew and integrity of the yacht.

bluewater checklist

BLUEWATER CHECKLIST

Checklists provide an effective management tool to confirm everything is on board, and all tasks completed. Why try to remember everything in your head when checklists never forget!!!

This book provides a comprehensive portfolio of checklists covering every aspect of bluewater cruising.

To ensure your bluewater cruise will be successful, it must be effectively managed. Checklists provide an excellent tool for this purpose - even NASA uses them!!!

Table of Contents:
Planning Countdown
Route Planning
Cruising Budget
Yacht Equipment
Personal Effects
Documents
Ship's Papers
Provisioning
Shopping List
Galley
Navigation
Electrical
Ventilation
Plumbing
Deck Plan
Canvas Work
Sails and Rigging
Anchoring
Dinghy and Outboard
Communication
Safety
Heavy Weather
Sailing
Disaster Recovery
Tool Kit
Decommissioning
Main Engine
Leaving Port Port
Officials
Crew Selection
Life on Board
Life at Sea
Life Ashore

Authors Note (1-7-2001):
“ Have I forgotten anything?”

Checklists provide an effective management tool to confirm everything is on board, and all the tasks are completed. Why try to remember everything in your head when checklists never forget!!! During our cruise across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans we compiled numerous checklists and procedures to control our activities.

We do not normally consider bluewater cruising as something that needs to be managed, but if you want to make the most of your cruise, then it must be effectively planned, co-ordinated and controlled. Checklists are an excellent tool for this purpose – even NASA uses them!!!

This comprehensive portfolio of checklists focuses on the needs of a 40 to 50 foot yacht, and covers every aspect of bluewater cruising from shopping lists to equipment lists, and from safety procedures to going ashore. Where appropriate we have included checklists from international institutions (ORC Category 1 and SOLAS), marine equipment manufacturers and yachting magazines.

These checklists can be read in conjunction with our preparation guide, Managing Your Bluewater Cruise, and our bluewater travelogue, Greenwich to the Dateline. If bluewater cruising is right for you then, this could be the most rewarding period of your life.
 
 
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BLUWATER CHECKLIST

ISBN: 978-0-9582391-0-3

96 pages, size: 210 x 99mm
Photographs and diagrams 400+
Price: UK £4.95, US $9.95, AUS $12.95,
NZ $12.95
Published: 2003
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GREENWICH to the DATELINE

ISBN: 978-0-6201655-7-0

340 pages, size: 240 x 168mm
Photographs and diagrams 400+
Price: UK £9.95, US $19.95, AUS $29.95,
NZ $29.95
Published: 2002
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MANAGING YOUR BLUEWATER CRUISE

ISBN: 978-0-4730382-2-9

344 pages, size: 240 x 168mm
Photographs and diagrams 400+
Price: UK £9.95, US $19.95, AUS $29.95,
NZ $29.95
Published: 2000
This book is no longer available as a print copy but will shortly be offered as an eBook.
Please check back here again soon for more details.