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Mariner’s Weather Handbook

Mariner’s Weather Handbook

By Steve & Linda Dashew

Published by Beowulf, 1998, First edition. This book covers the whole subject of weather; what makes it, how to read it, how to predict it ; jet stream to wave patterns, low pressure tactics to hurricane avoidance, and everything in between, Steve and Linda Dashew leave nothing out.

In over 200,000 miles of sailing they have seen less than 48 hours of serious weather as a result of their expertise, but as this indomitable pair say in the introduction: ‘Weather is the ultimate variable…we feel it is always better to take the most conservative approach. This may result in a few extra miles sailed, or a delayed departure, but in the end, the passages are usually over more quickly…and are a lot more comfortable.’

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