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  • The Splicing Handbookby Barbara Merry; John Darwin

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    The only handbook devoted to splicing today's ropes, this bestselling reference covers every kind of splicing project a boater will ever need. Featuring step-by-step illustrations and explanations for the most useful and popular splices in traditional twisted and modern braided ropes as well as wire, it covers: - how to splice high-tech, slippery,... more...

  • 50 Ways to Improve Your Powerboat Drivingby Dag Pike; Dag Pike

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    This is a book about practical powerboat driving in boats large and small, operating at speeds between 20 and 100 knots. It is about techniques that can only be picked up from experience - practical ways to make your driving safer, easier and better, whatever the conditions. This book starts where most other books finish. You may have learnt the... more...

  • Competent Crewby Pat Langley-Price; Philip Ouvry

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    Competent Crew covers both the shorebased and the practical aspects of the RYA Competent Crew course. It will prepare newcomers for the first time afloat by explaining basic skills and boat handling including: sail trimming and sail handling; understanding the compass; sailing a course; anchoring and mooring; ropework; handling safety equipment;... more...

  • Foul Bottomsby John Quirk

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    Based on a series of highly popular articles written for Classic Boat magazine, this witty collection dwells on the scrapes people get themselves into when building and sailing boats of all descriptions. Most sailors will find something to relate to in the escapades and faux pas detailed here, and the stories will undoubtedly bring a wry smile to... more...

  • Solitaire Spiritby Les Powles

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    Les Powles only had 8 hours of sailing experience when he decided to sail solo around the world. Many novices would be content to just dream of such an adventure, and maybe get as far as a solo Channel crossing a couple of years down the line. Not so Les Powles, one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary and eccentric sailors. Les was in his... more...

  • Reeds Marine Surveyingby Thomas Ask

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 35.99

    Reeds Marine Surveying is an expanded and updated new edition of the author's Handbook of Marine Surveying . Aimed at students of marine surveying, professional marine surveyors, boatyard operators and technically-minded boat owners, it covers the latest marine surveying technology, including analysis of the mechanical behaviour of materials, failure... more...

  • Rain Later, Goodby Peter Collyer

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    Rain Later, Good is the award winning story of Peter Collyer's extraordinary journey around the Shipping Forecast areas and has been a bestseller since first publication. The artist's brilliant and detailed paintings reproduced actual size, offer a series of images which help conjure up the most mythical locations, whilst his delightful idiosyncratic... more...

  • Practical Boat Owner's Sailing Around the UK and Irelandby Roger Oliver

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 26.99

    This book, based on a highly successful series of articles in Practical Boat Owner magazine, is a detailed practical guide to sailing around the UK - all by means of day sails. Roger Oliver, a passionate sailor, explains his in-depth passage planning, boat preparations, weather checks and log-keeping, as well as his choice of routes, the detailed... more...

  • The Adlard Coles Book of Radarby Borje Wallin

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    Radar is notoriously tricky to operate and 'read' correctly for collision avoidance either with the land or with other vessels. But used by an informed operator it is an immensely valuable navigation tool - especially in poor visibility. GPS will tell you where you are, but it won't tell you if there's another boat in that spot! Rather than taking... more...

  • The Adlard Coles Book of the International Certificate of Competenceby Bill Anderson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    This book aims to help yachtsmen and motorboaters pass the ICC test - essential for anyone wanting to take their yacht or motorboat to the inland waterways of Europe and to many European coastal waters too. Now completely revised and updated for the third edition, Bill Anderson explains the syllabus in detail, provides revision notes on all the subjects... more...