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  • On Course to Winby Jim Saltonstall

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 18.99

    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$ 11.99

    '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$ 12.99

    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...

  • Rain Later, Goodby Peter Collyer

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    Rain Later, Good is the award winning story of Peter Collyer's extraordinary journey around the Shipping Forecast areas and has been a bestseller since first publication. The artist's brilliant and detailed paintings reproduced actual size, offer a series of images which help conjure up the most mythical locations, whilst his delightful idiosyncratic... more...

  • How to Paint Your Boatby Nigel Clegg

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    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$ 39.99

    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...

  • Reeds Diesel Engine Troubleshooting Handbookby Barry Pickthall

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    Most diesel engines will develop a problem at some point in their lives, but armed with the right knowledge a skipper needn't worry. The Reeds Diesel Engine Troubleshooting Handbook is a compact, pocket-sized guide to finding solutions to all of the most common engine problems, and many of the less common ones too. The perfect format for quick reference... more...

  • The Elements of Boat Strength: For Builders, Designers, and Ownersby Dave Gerr

    McGraw-Hill Education 1999; US$ 34.95

    "This work is significant. It is the first to include a method of assessing structural strength in the context of the modern marine environment." --Commander M. C. Cruder, U.S. Coast Guard Acclaimed author and naval architect Dave Gerr created this unique system of easy-to-use scantling rules and rules-of-thumb for calculating the necessary dimensions,... more...

  • Sailboat Hull and Deck Repairby Don Casey

    McGraw-Hill Education 1996; US$ 21.95

    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...