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  • Boat Mechanical Systems Handbookby Dave Gerr

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 39.95

    The First Ever Guide for Optimizing Boat Systems This guide is invaluable for anyone designing or installing mechanical systems on a new boat, retrofitting an existing boat, or evaluating a boat's operating condition. Writing for designers, builders, owners, buyers, mechanics, surveyors, and insurers of sailboats, powerboats, and commercial vessels,... more...

  • This Old Boat, Second Editionby Don Casey

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 49.95

    Turn a run-down fiberglass boat into a first-class yacht Since it first appeared in 1991, Don Casey?s This Old Boat has helped tens of thousands of sailors refurbish older fiberglass boats and has become a revered classic among boat rehabbers.This second edition is revised from first page to last with new information on electrical systems,... more...

  • Maintain and Improve Your Powerboatby Paul Esterle

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 24.95

    Dozens of DIY projects to keep your boat looking good and running well This wide-ranging projects book covers maintenance, repairs, and upgrades to improve comfort, utility, appearance, value, safety, and enjoyment of powerboats up to 35 feet long. Projects include standard maintenance like changing engine oil and preparing for winter storage;... more...

  • Practical Boat Mechanics: Commonsense Ways to Prevent, Diagnose, and Repair Engines and Mechanical Problemsby Ben Evridge

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 26.95

    Work-around solutions and emergency repairs that will get your boat home when all else fails Practical Boat Mechanics belongs onboard every boat that has a gasoline, diesel, inboard, or out-board engine. This practical collection of fast fixes enables you to repair failed machinery with basic tools under adverse conditions. Designed and written... more...

  • Classic Ships of Islamby Dionisius A. Agius

    BRILL 2007; US$ 196.00

    This book charts the development of Islamic ships and boats in the Western Indian Ocean from the seventh to the early sixteenth century with reference to earlier periods. It utilizes mainly Classical and Medieval Arabic literary sources with iconographical evidence and archaeological finds. The interdependence of various trading activities in the region... more...

  • The Frances Smithby Scott L. Cameron; C. Patrick Labadie

    Dundurn 2005; US$ 14.99

    The Frances Smith, the first steamboat to be built in Owen Sound, was the largest and most luxurious vessel to sail the Upper Great Lakes from a Canadian port. more...

  • Hydrodynamics of High-Speed Marine Vehiclesby Odd M. Faltinsen

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 56.00

    This 2006 book discusses the three main categories of high-speed marine vehicles - vessels supported by submerged hulls, air cushions or foils. more...

  • Chinese Junks and Other Native Craftby Ivon A. Donnelly; Gareth Powell

    Earnshaw Books 2008; US$ 7.99

    The sailing junk was an amazing vessel. From Tientsin to Hong Kong - and up and down the great rivers in between - Ivon A. Donnelly immortalized these lost treasures in this book from 1924, with a pen and sketchpad and with words that betray his passion for the ancient watercraft of China. Vivid and graceful, grotesque and gay, junks were supremely... more...

  • Cruising Designsby Jay Benford

    Tiller Publishing 1996; US$ 12.99

    First published in 1975, this classic guide is a collection of basic boat plans of a variety of Benford designs, ranging in size from 7 to 131 feet in length and selected from the custom designs created over the past three decades. It is designed as the spark to fire one?s ideas about the sort of boat one really wants or to suggest an idea for a new... more...

  • The Titanic For Dummiesby Stephen J. Spignesi

    Wiley 2012; US$ 15.99

    The Titanic For Dummies paints the whole picture of the most famous maritime disaster. It examines the building of the ship, life onboard during its maiden voyage, tragic decisions made that fateful night, the discovery of the wreck, and the many controversies that have emerged in the century since the sinking. Information includes: Theories behind... more...