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  • Why Sailors Can't Swim and Other Marvellous Maritime Curiositiesby Nic Compton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    Why will a sailor never go to sea on Friday 13th? Why are boats always referred to as 'she'? How do you navigate the ocean without a compass? Does the Bermuda Triangle really exist? Why do sailors wear earrings? Did Blackbeard actually exist? Did Nelson really say 'Kiss me, Hardy'? What's the correct way to bury a body at sea? Why is a rope never called... more...

  • Kids in the Cockpitby Jill Schinas

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    This book, based on 13 years of research and personal experience, is the bible of boating with babies and children. Immensely practical and highly entertaining, it contains a wealth of information on every aspect of the business, including: Introducing children to sailing, ideas to keep them from being bored on board, and tips for turning a mutineer... more...

  • The Psychology of Sailing for Dinghies and Keelboatsby Ian Brown

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    The Psychology of Racing for Dinghies and Keelboats is an inspirational practical guide to mind training for racing sailors. Aimed at aspiring dinghy sailors as well as yacht racers, the style is light, friendly and conversational - designed to inspire, guide and promote positive analytical thinking amongst racers of all levels, with the aim of... more...

  • Inland Waterways Manualby Emrhys Barrell

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 20.99

    There are more than 4000 miles of navigable waterways in Great Britain, with more in Ireland and Europe. Peaceful canals, bustling rivers, glorious lakes - there is something for everyone. This book will tell the reader all they need to know about how to get afloat - which boat to choose, whether to hire or buy, how much it will cost, and where they... more...

  • Replacing Your Boat's Electrical Systemby Mike Westin

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 23.99

    The second in a series of highly practical, hands on, step-by-step photographic manuals, Replacing Your Boat's Electrical System fills a gap in the market for the DIY boat builder and repairer. It is a subject covered only in piecemeal fashion by the yachting press, which, like general boat repair manuals, can't go into the level of detail Micke... more...

  • The Adlard Coles Book of EuroRegs for Inland Waterwaysby Marian Martin

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    In order to safely navigate Europe's major waterway routes, all boaters need to know CEVNI - the Waterway Code - whose rules, signs, symbols and signals are understood and used by bargemasters and working vessels of all nationalities. This book has been written especially for pleasure craft users, setting out the rules in an easy-to-follow handy... more...

  • Against the Flowby Dee Caffari; James Cracknell

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 4.99

    'An incredibly moving and inspirational book' Boat Mart In 2006, Dee Caffari became the first woman to sail solo round the world against the prevailing winds and currents. Her story is an adventure in the true sense of the word. It is about physical hardship in terrible conditions, overcoming sleep deprivation, 34 days of gales, 12 metre waves... more...

  • The European Waterwaysby Marian Martin

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 18.99

    Anyone who admits to a sense of confusion when confronted with the bewildering array of European waterway signs, symbols, rules and regulations should find this book useful. The author demystifies this world for the visitor, thereby eliminating any problems that may arise. This second edition includes chapters for Americans considering cruising the... more...

  • Coastal Turmoilby Ken Endean

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 22.99

    Most boating is done in coastal waters, yet being close to land can often present greater dangers than sailing offshore. Near to the coast, sea conditions are more complex: winds and currents change in strength and direction, often unpredictably, waves are distorted by shallows, and even in fine weather there are tidal races, tricky headlands and other... more...

  • 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...