The best books for learning about cruising and to keep as reference books once you’re out there.
Voyaging with Kids (Amazon)
Get Real, Get Gone: How to Become a Modern Sea Gypsy and Sail Away Forever (Amazon)
How NOT to Buy a Cruising Boat (Amazon)
Don Casey’s Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual (Amazon)
The Boat Galley Cookbook (Amazon)
Storm Tactics (Amazon)
Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual (Amazon)
World Cruising Routes (Amazon)
Spanish for Cruisers (Amazon)
French for Cruisers (Amazon)
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Dave Skolnick (S/V Auspicious) says
While I was transitioning from a casual boater I bought a lot of books. Here are the ones that have survived after twelve years, not on Carolyn’s excellent list:
The Voyager’s Handbook, Beth Leonard
The Rigger’s Apprentice, Brion Toss
Changing Course, Debra Cantrell