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Old 27-04-2016, 06:27   #1
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Free: Dashew Offshore Cruising Encyclopaedia

Steve Dashew has always been a hero of mine.

His Offshore Cruising Encyclopaedia is regarded as the bible.

It has until recently been an expensive book, but it has been very generously just been offered as a free download. Along with his other books (which are also strongly recomended) it is available here:

SetSail » Free Books
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Old 27-04-2016, 06:45   #2
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Thanks.

Mariner’s Weather Handbook
Surviving the Storm
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Offshore Cruising Encyclopedia

The Mariner’s Weather Handbook is just what I was looking for, to get started won the 500mb
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Good one Noelex.. manna from heaven for the 'Wannabes'...
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Re: Free: Dashew Offshore Cruising Encyclopaedia

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Steve Dashew has always been a hero of mine.

His Offshore Cruising Encyclopaedia is regarded as the bible.

It has until recently been an expensive book, but it has been very generously just been offered as a free download. Along with his other books (which are also strongly recomended) it is available here:

SetSail » Free Books
That's really awesome! I'm downloading them all right now. Thank you very much for posting the info and link. Great stuff right there!
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Old 27-04-2016, 14:55   #5
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Re: Free: Dashew Offshore Cruising Encyclopaedia

I quickly scanned the Weather Handbook - lots of good information. But too big to send to my kindle (same with the encyclopedia). Going to use Adobe to break each up into 2 or 3 parts so i can read on my Kindle. I bet these books are HEAVY in hardcover....
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I quickly scanned the Weather Handbook - lots of good information. But too big to send to my kindle (same with the encyclopedia). Going to use Adobe to break each up into 2 or 3 parts so i can read on my Kindle. I bet these books are HEAVY in hardcover....
Can you give a short explanation of how to do this.
I would like to have them on my Kindle.

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Steve Dashew has always been a hero of mine.

His Offshore Cruising Encyclopaedia is regarded as the bible.

It has until recently been an expensive book, but it has been very generously just been offered as a free download. Along with his other books (which are also strongly recomended) it is available here:

SetSail » Free Books
Thank you! Good post.
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Re: Free: Dashew Offshore Cruising Encyclopaedia

when I first went to send to the Kindle (do you know how to do this? ), it said the file was too large. So I used Adobe Acrobat (not the reader) to remove the Preface and any pages I did not feel I needed. I was about to split it into 2 parts but I thought to try to send again and it went thru. Ended up in my Kindle last night.
If you need more details on any of this, send me a PM and I will generate a quick Powerpoint to do a step by step. I have been putting all my manuals onto the Kindle.
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Superb! Thanks for the tip
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Great, thanks for the tip! At a first glance quite a lot of pictures and graphics (as expected), which is not the forte of at least the older Kindles (I have the original touch), may finally find some use for the 10" Chinese e-ink I have lying around somewhere.
Great content anyway you view it!
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Steve Dashew has always been a hero of mine.

His Offshore Cruising Encyclopaedia is regarded as the bible.

It has until recently been an expensive book, but it has been very generously just been offered as a free download. Along with his other books (which are also strongly recomended) it is available here:

SetSail » Free Books

Learned to outfit and bought two cruising boats from the Encyclopedia. The best book for beginning I ever found. Spent 3 years cruising based on the advice and never regretted any of it.


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Whoa! Thanks noelex77 and the Dashews! All money has gone to boat and coffee, and wanted but couldn't afford these. BTB, dashews' log entries for gulf of Alaska helped me make the decision whether to plot us north to avoid the fairweather grounds. (Yep.)
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The iPad makes the best Kindle reader for large books, (Calder's, Cornell, the Dashews, Brion Toss, etc), and magazines (Cruising World, Sail, etc).

I also loaded all the manuals for the boat's systems.

I upgraded to the iPad Pro with cellular and it's not only my manuals and magazine reader, but also my backup navigation system.
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