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A Visual Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast epub

by James L. Bildner


A Visual Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast epub

ISBN: 0071453288

ISBN13: 978-0071453288

Author: James L. Bildner

Category: Sport

Subcategory: Water Sports

Language: English

Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1 edition (June 1, 2006)

Pages: 240 pages

ePUB book: 1123 kb

FB2 book: 1637 kb

Rating: 4.4

Votes: 795

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James L. Bildner is a sailor, helicopter pilot, explorer, and summer resident of North Haven, Maine. Everyone cruising the Maine coast will want to have this supurb visual guide aboard to supplement the three standard guides.

James L. Together with his wife, Nancy, Jim has sailed the coast of Maine for more than a quarter century, most recently aboard Windward, a Hinckley 52-foot sloop. I only hope that the availability of this fine work won't bring TOO many folks and boats "from away" up to crowd our beautiful coast.

WHEN YOU NAVIGATE THE COAST OF MAINE, A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS A Visual Cruising Guide to the . James L.

WHEN YOU NAVIGATE THE COAST OF MAINE, A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS A Visual Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast takes the guesswork out of navigating Maine’s intricate, reef-strewn waters, ensuring that your next voyage through this coastal paradise will be picture-perfect. Inside you will find more than 180 full-color aerial photographs that provide "by-the-picture navigational guidance for Maine’s treasured harbors, difficult passages, and hidden approaches.

When you navigate the coast of maine, a picture is worth a thousand words. A Visual Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast takes the guesswork out of navigating Maine’s intricate, reef-strewn waters, ensuring that your next voyage through this coastal paradise will be picture-perfect.

Start by marking A Visual Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast as Want to Read . Author James Bildner has added chart segments and recommended course lines to these low-altitude photos, giving you a unique, at-a-glance guide to sailing around Maine

Start by marking A Visual Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Author James Bildner has added chart segments and recommended course lines to these low-altitude photos, giving you a unique, at-a-glance guide to sailing around Maine. It's like cruising with a masthead lookout to point the way. - Text descriptions of area with piloting instructions. Labeled approach lines.

A lifelong sailor and pilot, he has published two recent books, A Visual Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast (Ragged Mountain Press, 2006) and A Visual Cruising Guide to the Southern New England Coast (Ragged Mountain, 2009).

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By: James L. Bildner. New concept in navigation provides the perfect complement to your charts and traditional cruising guides This unique cruising guide features aerial photos matched with chart segments to guide you through channels and harbor approaches. Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press. Print ISBN: 9780071489195, 0071489193. Prepared with input from local experts up and down the coast, hazards, safe channels, and key navigation aids are clearly labeled on photos and charts.

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WHEN YOU NAVIGATE THE COAST OF MAINE, A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

A Visual Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast takes the guesswork out of navigating Maine’s intricate, reef-strewn waters, ensuring that your next voyage through this coastal paradise will be picture-perfect.

Inside you will find more than 180 full-color aerial photographs that provide "by-the-picture” navigational guidance for Maine’s treasured harbors, difficult passages, and hidden approaches. Author James Bildner has added chart segments and recommended course lines to these low-altitude photos, giving you a unique, at-a-glance guide to sailing around Maine. It’s like cruising with a masthead lookout to point the way.

• Text descriptions of area with piloting instructions

• Labeled approach lines

• Low-angled photos with key navigation aides labeled

• Chart segments from high resolution NOAA charts

I recall chartering in the British Virgin Islands over 20 years ago and being handed a spiral-bound book that showed all the anchorages viewed from a couple hundred feet above the water, looking in. Wouldn't it be great if there were something like that for the far-trickier Maine coast? Well, now there is, and it's extremely well done.

Most two-page spreads in the book comprise an excellent harbor photo, the related section from the current NOAA chart, and a description of the harbor area. Superimposed on the chart is an arrow indicating the location from and direction in which the photo was shot. Some charts also include additional arrows that are overlayed on the photo as well so that you can see, for example, how the safest route for entry as seen on the chart actually looks on the water. That is really nice.

By my rough count, there are 110 harbors covered, from Isles of Shoals (OK, they're not quite in Maine) to Buck's Harbor on the west shore of Machias Bay. Unfortunately, anchorages around Eastport have been omitted. Maybe Mr. Bildner can get to them in a future edition.

Everyone cruising the Maine coast will want to have this supurb visual guide aboard to supplement the three standard guides. I only hope that the availability of this fine work won't bring TOO many folks and boats "from away" up to crowd our beautiful coast.
This outstanding book provides substantial assistance for trip planning and cruising the coast of Maine.
Having cruised Maine's beautiful coast for several decades, planning for my next cruise this summer has already been made easier by having this fine book. Of course, one must do the usual "paper chart navigation" planning before hand, but the additional help of this book is invaluable.
This book has a permanent place both shoreside and onboard while cruising.
It also makes a fabulous gift for my like-minded cruising friends.
Captain Ken Wright
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Excellent book
This reference book allows you to see the finer points of specific coastal areas, allowing safer access and enjoyment while boating.
nice pictures but very few details. Not very useful for cruising. Would be great to have a comprehensive digital guide for cruising.
it's ok and gives a different prospective-- not sure yet of the value when cruising
Very helpful in planning a future cruise.
Look forward to using it while on the water.
A must have if you're cruising Maine