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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cruise to Cape Town: A Journey into a New South Africaby Hugh Leggatt

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2012; US$ 8.74

    An expatriate South African?s detailed portrait of life aboard the superliner Queen Mary 2 as she sails from Southampton to Cape Town, followed by impressions of the spectacular Cape, with a tour to little-known upcountry destinations. This Travel/Memoir is spiced with autobiographical reminiscences of apartheid years, an English heritage, gold mining... more...

  • Cruise Shipsby Peter Smith

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 5.99

    The stunning elegance and luxurious interiors of today’s vast fleet of cruise liners remains unrecorded in all but holiday brochures. This book gives a complete overview of the cream of these ships, today’s queens of the sea. Each liner is illustrated and described with color illustrations of external and interior views. Details of the design,... more...

  • The Workboats of Core Soundby Lawrence S. Earley

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    Workboats of Core Sound: Stories and Photographs of a Changing World 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...