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  • Reeds VHF/DSC Handbookby Sue Fletcher

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    The Reed's VHF DSC Handbook is a user-friendly guide that gets marine VHF radio users quickly up to speed with both the analogue and digital functions on the radio. Sue Fletcher's straightforward explanations and tips describe the leisure craft VHF DSC radio system in detail and its place within GMDSS. Since it was first published it has become... more...

  • The Adlard Coles Book of Outboard Motorsby Tim Bartlett

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    Aimed at boatowners rather than experienced mechanics, The Adlard Coles Book of Outboard Motors is a boon to anyone who puts to sea with an outboard engine. Covering both 2 and 4 stroke engines, the book explains how even the most sophisticated of modern outboards use simple processes to convert fuel to power, and then looks at each of the sub-systems... more...

  • Classic Classesby Vanessa Bird

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 26.99

    This is the complete reference to the classic yachts and dinghies still sailing today. Focusing on the most well-known, popular and enduring designs - from the 7ft Optimist to the 125ft J class - this beautifully illustrated book showcases 144 boats from across the world, with a wealth of detail on each class, including: the origins and history of... more...

  • Fast Fixes for Your Boatby Sandy Lindsey

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    Better than swapping ideas with the owners of the boat in the next marina berth, this handy book will be a godsend to all boaters looking for simple solutions to everyday problems. Keeping a boat (whether sail or power) in a damp, corrosive environment (i.e. water) leads to all sorts of issues: rust, mildew, UV degradation, crazing, bad smells, staining,... more...

  • On Course to Winby Jim Saltonstall

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    Jim Saltonstall has coached multiple National, European, World and Olympic racing champions, including Ben Ainslie, one of Britain's most successful Olympians. This quick reference handbook distills the wisdom of 40 years in the business to help all dinghy, yacht and windsurfers to improve their performance in one of the most challenging sports in... more...

  • Adventures of a Reluctant Boating Wifeby Angela Rice

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    'When I was first invited by a new - and handsome - man to the local Yacht Club to see his boat, I happily conjured up alluring pictures of me in an expensive bikini and a great suntan. It didn't occur to me that "see my boat" might actually mean going out in the thing....' Before she knew it, Angela Rice had agreed to a sailing trip... more...

  • Foul Bottomsby John Quirk

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    Based on a series of highly popular articles written for Classic Boat magazine, this witty collection dwells on the scrapes people get themselves into when building and sailing boats of all descriptions. Most sailors will find something to relate to in the escapades and faux pas detailed here, and the stories will undoubtedly bring a wry smile to... more...

  • Solitaire Spiritby Les Powles

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    Les Powles only had 8 hours of sailing experience when he decided to sail solo around the world. Many novices would be content to just dream of such an adventure, and maybe get as far as a solo Channel crossing a couple of years down the line. Not so Les Powles, one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary and eccentric sailors. Les was in his... more...

  • How to Paint Your Boatby Nigel Clegg

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    Most boatowners will find themselves with paintbrush in hand at least once during a season but with the vast range of products now available, how do you know which to select for the job? This book answers all the DIY boatowner's questions , and provides practical advice on painting every type of material. It explains: correct surface preparation... more...

  • Illustrated Custom Boatbuildingby Bruce Roberts-Goodson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 38.99

    This book caters specifically for the needs of prospective buyers of production and custom built boats, outlining the pros and cons of all types of boatbuilding materials. It will help owners decide what material is most suitable for their needs and how to customise and modify the boat to suit their particular requirements. With his vast experience... more...