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  • Cruising the Chesapeake: A Gunkholers Guide, 4th Editionby William Shellenberger

    McGraw-Hill Education 2012; US$ 45.00

    "Shellenberger has perfected the art of gunkholing . . . An excellent book for both those who enjoy weekend cruises and those who merely want to know more about Chesapeake Bay." -- Daily Press (Newport News, VA) "With more than 3,000 miles of shoreline, the Chesapeake Bay offers a treasury of cruising spots. Shellenberger's book provides the key... more...

  • The Cruising Life: A Commonsense Guide for the Would-Be Voyagerby Jim Trefethen

    McGraw-Hill Education 1999; US$ 22.95

    The Cruising Life: A Commonsense Guide for the Would-Be Voyager, Jim Trefethen. The funniest, drollest, wisest book on the shelf for the would-be cruiser. Trefethen pulls no punches—he tells you just what will be involved if you and your family decide to "let slip the surly bonds of earth" and set sail. How to get ready, how to finance the voyage,... more...

  • The Cruising Life: A Commonsense Guide for the Would-Be Voyagerby Jim Trefethen

    McGraw-Hill Education 2015; US$ 25.00

    Live the cruising life without being wealthy! Thousands of ordinary people are living their dreams of sailing the world thanks to The Cruising Life, and this completely updated Second Edition aims to help thousands more find adventure over the horizon. Even if you?ve never sailed before, this A-to-Z guide can have you cruising to exotic ports within... more...

  • Dag Pike's Cruising Under Powerby Dag Pike

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 26.99

    The aim of this book is to enable novices to cruise safely and enjoyably. It will cover the preparations needed before undertaking a cruise, operating the boat under different and sometimes challenging conditions, how to cope when things go wrong, how to conform to the rules and regulations, and how to navigate. It conveys the advice and information... more...

  • Dag Pike's Cruising Under Sailby Dag Pike

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 26.99

    Many sailboat owners undertake cruises in their boats, travelling from one port to another, sometimes on a day trip and sometimes for a week or two. The aim of this book is to give novices the information to cruise safely and enjoyably, covering: - the preparations before setting off - conforming with rules and regulations - navigating - coping when... more...

  • The Dinghy Cruising Companionby Roger Barnes

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 20.99

    'You will venture into the fringes of the wilderness with the minimum of simple gear, to live with it on its own terms. You will know that one of the sure ways to contentment in this life is a small boat, a fair wind, and a new coast to explore.' Dinghy cruising is a wonderful way to experience nature and new coastlines at close quarters and... more...

  • Do Whales Get the Bends?by Tony Rice

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Don Casey's Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manualby Don Casey

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 59.95

    The definitive guide from the world's best-known sailboat maintenance expert Don Casey?s Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual combines six core volumes into a single, utterly dependable resource that answers every frequent question, explains every major system, and helps you keep your boat and its components shipshape. More than... more...

  • Don't Shoot the Albatross!by Jonathan Eyers

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99

    Sailors are a notoriously superstitious lot - even if some won't admit it. Years of taking to the water, at the mercy of uncontrollable (and sometimes deadly) forces, have led even the wisest to seek ways of influencing the gods or fate. From bad omens and odd rituals to lucky tokens and forbidden words, the superstitions of the sea are legion. Many... 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...