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  • Practical Junk Rigby H.G. Hasler; J.K. McLeod

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 66.99

    This encyclopaedic volume synthesises 25 years of research and development of this unique rig as adapted to western craft. It is a work which has been welcomed by the growing number of yachtsmen and designers throughout the world who already enjoy the benefits of junk rig or who wish to do so. Now available as an ebook for the first time, Practical... more...

  • The Boat Maintenance Bibleby Bloomsbury Publishing

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 35.99

    The Boat Maintenance Bible is the most up to date, user-friendly and hands-on manual for boat owners of all skill levels wishing to keep their boat seaworthy and safe. Packed with detailed, exploded diagrams, helpful step-by-step photographs and detailed guidance, it provides a wealth of maintenance expertise and advice to enable anyone to maintain... more...

  • The Adlard Coles Book of Diesel Enginesby Tim Bartlett

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    The Adlard Coles Book of Diesel Engines is aimed at boatowners rather than experienced mechanics. In clear, jargon-free English it explains how a diesel engine works, and how to look after it, and takes into account developments in engine technology. This fourth edition has been thoroughly updated and illustrated with new full-colour photos and... more...

  • Instant Weather Forecastingby Alan Watts

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2008; US$ 10.99

    Instant Weather Forecasting has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published nearly 40 years ago. A brilliant concept, its winning formula of 24 colour photographs of cloud formations and their accompanying explanatory text enables the reader to read the sky, pick up the clues, and predict what the weather will do. With a revised and... 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...

  • Mike Peyton's Floating Assetsby Mike Peyton; Mike Peyton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    Mike Peyton is the nautical world's best known and much loved cartoonist. For years he has made his mark, contributing witty, well executed and poignantly funny cartoons to the yachting and boating press, poking fun at seafarers of all types and capturing in his distinctive cartoon style their often eccentric and idiosyncratic ways. Following on from... more...

  • 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...