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  • The Trouble with Old Boatsby Adrian Morgan

    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...

  • Reeds Knot Handbookby Jim Whippy

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 8.99

    All boaters need to have a repertoire of reliable knots and splices they can call upon in many situations, both on board and at the dockside. This handy pocket guide, part of the bestselling Reeds Skipper's Handbook series, is a quick aide memoire for experienced sailors, but also provides novice sailors with all they need to know to master the most... more...

  • The Dinghy Cruising Companionby Roger Barnes

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 17.99

    '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...

  • Principles of Yacht Designby Rolf Eliasson; Lars Larsson; Michal Orych

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 61.99

    Principles of Yacht Design has now established itself as the standard book on the subject for practising designers, naval architecture students, discerning boat owners and the boatbuilding industry as a whole. Now revised and expanded for the third edition it examines every aspect of the process of yacht and powerboat design. The authors have... more...

  • The Illustrated Boat Dictionary in 9 Languagesby Bloomsbury Publishing

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 20.99

    The Illustrated Boat Dictionary in 9 Languages is a first - annotated illustrations arranged by topic allow quick communication when something goes wrong abroad. Centred around clear, full colour, annotated diagrams in each subject area, the dictionary makes it easy and convenient to translate between nine languages (English, French, German, Dutch,... 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...

  • Instant Wind Forecastingby Alan Watts

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 16.99

    Instant Wind Forecasting is a quick reference guide for all who work or play outdoors whether dinghy, coastal or offshore sailors, fishermen, motorboaters, farmers, golfers, walkers or pilots. It will help them make meaningful predictions based on the look of the sky and the feel of the day. This book is the perfect companion to Alan Watt's international... more...