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- Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 32.99
This book is the powerboating equivalent to Heavy Weather Sailing - the classic and bestselling sailing reference on the Adlard Coles list. Like Heavy Weather Sailing , it carries chapters on the theory of operating powerboats in rough seas as well as invaluable heavy weather experiences, and the lessons learned. Edited by Hugo Montgomery-Swan (Editor... more...
- 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...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 21.99
The complete and definitive bible of knots for seafarers. Featuring all the knots, hitches, bends, splices, whipping and decorative knotwork that you would find on a boat, this comprehensive bible of knots will help those who go to sea master every knot they will need. Over 200 knots are scored for strength, reliability, ease of tying (and untying)... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99
Skippers and crew have very different agenda, and nowhere does it become more evident than in their secret innermost - but not very often expressed - thoughts about the other. This brilliantly original humour giftbook has two beginnings. Opened one way it sends up skippers (from the crew's point of view). Flipped over and opened the other way it sends... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99
The Reeds Skipper's Handbook, now in its 6th edition, has been a bestseller since first publication 20 years ago. Now for the first time, here is the Reeds Crew Handbook for skippers to hand to new and aspiring crew. It will give them all the essential knowledge they need to undertake the tasks traditionally handled by crew aboard any size of yacht,... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99
From the people behind the UK's leading sailing magazine for cruisers comes Crash Test Boat , a dramatic documentation of controlled sailing disasters which has the potential to save the lives of each and every seaman who buys it. Crash Test Boat is unique in its field, with no other title on the market aimed at explicitly revealing at first hand... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99
'We didn't want to be wiping porridge off the walls - we wanted places no rougher than a farm pond. The silence in these places was complete - so much so that we found ourselves speaking in whispers.' Many sailors dream of a quiet life living aboard a classic yacht. Few reach that dream following the same path as Justin Ruthven-Tyers and his wife.... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99
Using the same question and answer format of his highly successful first book Do Whales Get the Bends? , marine expert Tony Rice sets out to answer another selection of general interest questions about the sea, sea life and man's relationship with the oceans. Questions tackled in this book include: * Did the Mediterranean once dry up? * What... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99
On Friday 14 June 1968 Suhaili , a tiny ketch, slipped almost unnoticed out of Falmouth harbour steered by the solitary figure at her helm, Robin Knox-Johnston. Ten and a half months later Suhaili , paintwork peeling and rust streaked, her once white sails weathered and brown, her self-steering gone, her tiller arm jury rigged to the rudder head,... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
Drawn from the best of Adrian Morgan's entertaining columns musing on the world of traditional boats and the joys of building, sailing and working on them, here is his long-awaited bunkside read. Billed as a 'zen and the art of wooden boatbuilding', it will resonate with classic boat enthusiasts everywhere. Illustrated with evocative watercolour paintings... more...