Making It Happen & Free Book Offer

Linda and Steve Dashew’s four books now available as a free PDF download.

We have been blessed with the support of the cruising community for many years, and we’d like to return the favor in a small way. We are making Mariner’s Weather Handbook, Surviving the Storm, Practical Seamanship and Offshore Cruising Encyclopedia available for free as PDF files. We hope Mariner’s Weather Handbook helps you avoid the need for Surviving the Storm, and that Offshore Cruising Encyclopedia and Practical Seamanship enhance your tools for successful cruising. If these books help a few of our fellow cruisers have a more enjoyable experience, and perhaps stay out of difficulty, we will have been amply repaid. Simply click on the links below to download these publications.

Mariner’s Weather Handbook

Surviving the Storm

Practical Seamanship

Offshore Cruising Encyclopedia

Posted by Steve Dashew  (March 27, 2020)

6 Responses to “Making It Happen & Free Book Offer”

  1. Jackson sullivan Says:

    Hi, I would like to purchase hardcover versions of your books. Where is the best place to locate them? Thank you, Jackson

  2. Steve Dashew Says:

    Check any of the used book sources. They are no longer available as new.

  3. Philip Gibb Says:

    Dear Steve & Linda,
    Thank you very, very much for not only documenting your extensive experience, but also making it freely available to the cruising community – such a gesture is rare in this day and age.
    I have recently retired, and am in the process of preparing my flat in London for sale, in readiness to go cruising. Originally from New Zealand, I spent several seasons as crew competing in “round the cans” races on Saturdays in Wellington Harbour, along with a couple of offshore races – I gradually realised that cruising held more allure for me than the stress of racing.
    Now the time for a boat purchase is approaching, and I’m considering the Amel ketchs (Amel 54 or 55), Discovery yachts, but realise I should look more closely at your designs – if you have any specific thoughts on the Amel yachts, I’d be most grateful to read them.
    And finally, in the uncertain times we’re currently living through, I wish you and your family all the best to stay safe & healthy – Your books are ideal reading material for me during this time.
    Thank you once again.
    Kind regards,
    Philip Gibb

  4. Bob N Says:

    Many thanks. Much appreciated.

  5. Eric Field Says:

    I am very grateful for the opportunity to read all four books that you have so graciously made available.
    thank you.

  6. Bruno Says:

    Thanks Dave and Linda, a wealth of knowledge made available. its very generous of you guys.

    Many thanks
    B. Rosa