This comprehensive manual leads you through every aspect of choosing, planning, and following the voyager?s life. Using three examples of cruising lifestyles?Simplicity, Moderation, and Highlife?Beth Leonard helps make your bluewater dreams come true. Leonard offers advice on how to select crewmembers who are committed to the voyage, how to choose the right boat, and how to find just the right approach to financing your voyage. Managing life from a floating home and keeping that home livable, seaworthy, and safe requires you to become, among other things, the ship?s purser, engineer, doctor, cook, and cruise director. You?ll discover how to prepare for these new roles and put necessary equipment and arrangements in place before you untie your docklines. This detailed guide also helps you master the skills you?ll need to handle a boat at sea with a small crew. 2006, 640 pgs, hardcover.