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  • Buying a Motorboatby Barry Pickthall

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    Buying a boat can be a minefield, but a handbook like this will make it a lot easier for would-be boat owners to make sensible, informed choices. Whether buying a new or secondhand boat, would-be owners will gain expert advice on topics including: - the type of boat best suited to their needs - where to find it (brokers, etc) - what to look out... more...

  • Do Whales Get the Bends?by Tony Rice

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 10.99

    Using a question and answer format, this entertaining narrative addresses a multitude of general interest questions about the sea, sea life, seabirds and man's relationship with the sea. Have you ever wondered: Does drinking seawater drive you mad? Do fish drink water? Does anything eat jellyfish? How do flying fish fly? Why do icebergs... more...

  • Sailboat Hull and Deck Repairby Don Casey

    McGraw-Hill Education 1996; US$ 21.95 US$ 18.00

    A fiberglass hull's seamless nature leads many boatowners to conclude that repair must be difficult. Wrong. Here, clearly and abundantly illustrated, is all you need to know to seal joints, bed hardware, replace portlights, locate leaks, fix cracks and even holes, restore your hull's gloss, renew nonskid decks, and much more. You'll wonder what you... more...

  • Pete Culler on Wooden Boatsby John Burke

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.70

    The insights and wisdom of the late, great boat designer and builder Renowned as one of the last and best of the old-time boatbuilders, Captain R. D.?Pete? Culler provided a guiding light for the wooden boat revival in the 1970s. His designs are classic melds of elegance and utility; his workmanship was akin to artistry; and his teaching and writing... more...

  • Rough Weather Seamanship for Sail and Powerby Roger Marshall

    McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.70

    Written by an accomplished naval architect, this book shows the average boater how to safely weather the fiercest storm. Rough Weather Seamanship for Sail and Power arms readers with the knowledge they need to select and modify a boat for heavy weather; understand, track, and evade storm systems; and prepare for a storm in harbor, coastal waters,... more...

  • Offshore Sailing: 200 Essential Passagemaking Tipsby William Seifert; Daniel Spurr

    McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 29.00 US$ 23.78

    In a book that is sure to become a classic, internationally respected boatbuilder, yacht manager, and delivery skipper Bill Seifert shares his hard-won solutions to a host of boat design, construction, and equipment issues and seamanship dilemmas. Unlike other books on the subject, Offshore Sailing doesn?t just tell readers what to do for safe and... more...

  • Coastal Cruising Under Powerby Gene Hamilton; Katie Hamilton

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 26.00 US$ 21.32

    Coastal Cruising Under Power is your ultimate companion for exploring the coastal waters of North America with confidence in your powerboat. This beautifully illustrated guide provides countless tips on anchoring, piloting, weather, and more, along with in-depth, step-by-step instructions on numerous specific skills and techniques. more...

  • Nautical Knots Illustratedby Paul Snyder; Arthur Snyder

    McGraw-Hill Education 2002; US$ 18.00 US$ 14.76

    "Its illustrations on how the knots are tied are among the best I have seen." ญญ Mariner's Log With nearly 300 superb photographs illustrating the "ins and outs" of the 20 most useful nautical knots and splices, this reissue of the critically acclaimed Nautical Knots Illustrated will transform any beginner into a boater who knows the ropes.... more...

  • Getting Started in Sailboat Racingby Adam Cort; Richard Stearns

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 16.95 US$ 13.90

    A complete course in the fundamentals, Getting Started in Sailboat Racing dispels the sport?s elite aura and makes racing accessible to any sailor who wants to give it a try. This illustrated manual takes readers around the buoys, explaining the rules and tactics that govern starts, finishes, mark roundings, and boat-to-boat struggles for speed... more...

  • Spurr's Guide to Upgrading Your Cruising Sailboatby Daniel Spurr

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 39.00 US$ 31.98

    Is your boat ready to go cruising? Just about every sailboat?used and new?can make a good cruiser, but only if the hull-deck structure, rig, and systems meet certain standards. Spurr?s Guide to Upgrading Your Cruising Sailboat tells you what those standards are, and gives you all the help you need to refurbish and upgrade every structure, surface,... more...