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  • Ultrasimple Boat Buildingby Gavin Atkin

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 24.95

    The first complete how-to guide for building the latest generation of quick and easy boats In Ultrasimple Boatbuilding , renowned designer Gavin Atkin shows you how to create elegant, seaworthy plywood boats with a minimum of time, experience, and expense. Using clearly written and illustrated step-by-step instructions, Atkin explains the basics... more...

  • Australian Migrant Shipsby Peter Plowman

    Rosenberg Publishing 2006; US$ 15.99

    In 1945 Arthur Calwell announced a new immigration policy for Australia requiring an influx of 70,000 migrants a year, and it was hoped that all of them would come from Britain. When insufficient Britons applied the Australian government looked to Italy and Greece and then to refugee camps across Europe. This book looks at the ships that brought these... more...

  • Titanic at 100by Various Authors; Colonel Archibald Gracie; W. T. Stead; Morgan Robertson

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; Not Available

    April 15, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic , arguably the 20th century?s most famous peacetime sea disaster. Titanic at 100 commemorates the anniversary by bringing together news stories, opinions, tributes, survivor accounts, and more, giving a glimpse into the aftermath of the loss of the ?unsinkable? ship. Included... more...

  • Pocket Cruisers & Tabloid Yachts/1by Jay Benford

    Tiller Publishing 1996; US$ 14.99

    A salty collection of complete building plans for six small cruising boats, including a fantail steam launch (17' or 25'), working tugboat (14' or 20'), supply boat (20'), cruiser (14' or 20'), long-distance-sailing cruiser (14'), or fantail catboat (20'). Among the most popular designs offered by Benford, special effort has been made to reproduce... more...

  • Small Craft Plansby Jay Benford

    Tiller Publishing 2005; US$ 14.99

    Taken from Benford's original drawings and reduced in scale, the plans for each of the 15 small boats included in this collection are nevertheless complete and ready for lofting full size. The boats range in size from 7' to 18' and can be varied for rowing, sailing, or small outboard engine. more...

  • The Hovercraft Storyby Ashley Hollebone

    The History Press 2012; US$ 4.36

    Motoring journalist Ashely Hollebone reveals for the first time the full story behind the hovercraft, a wonderful British invention that was created in a back shed from a rusty baked bean tin and an old hair dryer - simple but remarkable nonetheless! The hovercraft has a multitude of uses across numerous arenas, including leisure cruising and Formula... more...

  • Titanicby Anton Gill; Transworld Publishers

    Lyons Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    A fascinating look at the making of the Titanic in vivid, colorful detail. A skilled workforce of thousands spent years building the ship in a remarkable feat of design and engineering. From the engine room to the ball room, here is the story of the riveters, engineers, electricians, carpenters, cabinet makers, and artisans who designed, built,... more...

  • Sailboat Refinishingby Don Casey

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 14.95

    Make your boat shine again No improvement to a tired-looking boat will have a more dramatic impact than refinishing, and few tasks are easier. Here is everything you need to achieve a fabulous finish on your fiberglass boat?s bottom, topsides, deck, spars, wood trim, and belowdeck surfaces while saving time, money, and grief. What reviewers... more...

  • BoatWorksby SAIL Magazine

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 39.95

    Expert guidance for the hands-on sailor--whether you?re varnishing a handrail or replacing bulkheads With contributions from leading how-to experts, this wide-ranging collection of projects from BoatWorks magazine ranges from structural, mechanical, and electrical projects to plumbing and cosmetic repairs and improvements. Much of this full-color... more...

  • WIG Craft and Ekranoplanby Liang Yun

    Springer 2010; US$ 199.00

    WIGs (Wing in Ground) are advanced hybrid air cushion crafts and they offer the combination of speed, fuel efficiency, and ride smoothness. WIG rides above the surface like an airplane on a dynamic air cushion that is produced by the vessel's forward motion. This title provides an overview of the design, development and building of WIG vessels. more...