Must read for serious sailors
This book is an essential on-board library addition. Any serious sailor, offshore or not, will benefit from the wisdom, guidance, and suggestions offered in this tome. If you want a safe, solid, reliable boat, read this book. It describes how to make your boat seaworthy, and how to handle a variety of emergencies, including the foulest weather Mother Nature can throw at you.
If you are concerned about safety, if you want to improve your survivability in an emergency, if you want peace of mind when you sail, this book will get you there in one piece. John Vigor and Don Casey are two remarkably competent sailors and authors. I would recommend you read their books before you sail.