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  • Your First Channel Crossingby Andy Du Port

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    After day sailing, the next step for the adventurous yachtsman or motorboater is their first open sea crossing, and for many that invariably entails crossing the English Channel. This invaluable guide walks the first timer through their first Channel crossing step by step, tackling all the aspects that have to be taken into account before embarking,... more...

  • First Aid At Seaby Colin Berry; Douglas Justins

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99

    This highly popular guide to emergency first aid at sea has been updated throughout. A bestseller for many years, it has been updated for this new edition with fresh artwork and sturdier pages to withstand the harsh marine environment. Its handy features are: Wiro binding makes the pages easy to turn and enables the book to lie flat Lamination... more...

  • Ever Wonder Why We Do It?by 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. Now here, at last,... more...

  • Why Sailors Can't Swim and Other Marvellous Maritime Curiositiesby Nic Compton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    Why will a sailor never go to sea on Friday 13th? Why are boats always referred to as 'she'? How do you navigate the ocean without a compass? Does the Bermuda Triangle really exist? Why do sailors wear earrings? Did Blackbeard actually exist? Did Nelson really say 'Kiss me, Hardy'? What's the correct way to bury a body at sea? Why is a rope never called... more...

  • Replacing Your Boat's Electrical Systemby Mike Westin

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    The second in a series of highly practical, hands on, step-by-step photographic manuals, Replacing Your Boat's Electrical System fills a gap in the market for the DIY boat builder and repairer. It is a subject covered only in piecemeal fashion by the yachting press, which, like general boat repair manuals, can't go into the level of detail Micke... more...

  • Against the Flowby Dee Caffari; James Cracknell

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    'An incredibly moving and inspirational book' Boat Mart In 2006, Dee Caffari became the first woman to sail solo round the world against the prevailing winds and currents. Her story is an adventure in the true sense of the word. It is about physical hardship in terrible conditions, overcoming sleep deprivation, 34 days of gales, 12 metre waves... more...

  • Buying a Motorboatby Barry Pickthall

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    Buying a boat can be a minefield, but a handbook like this will make it a lot easier for would-be boat owners to make sensible, informed choices. Whether buying a new or secondhand boat, would-be owners will gain expert advice on topics including: - the type of boat best suited to their needs - where to find it (brokers, etc) - what to look out... more...

  • Do Whales Get the Bends?by Tony Rice

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 10.99

    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...

  • Learning the Rule of the Roadby Basil Mosenthal

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    A good working knowledge of the Rule of the Road is essential for both skippers and crew of yachts and motorboats - as well as everyone else who goes to sea. It is also an important part of RYA Day Skipper and Yachtmaster courses. Learning the Rule of the Road includes the full text of The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions... more...

  • Reeds Outboard Motor Troubleshooting Handbookby Barry Pickthall

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    Most outboard motors will be troublesome at some point in their lives, but armed with the right knowledge a skipper needn't worry. The Reeds Outboard Motor Troubleshooting Handbook is a compact, pocket-sized guide to finding solutions to all of the most common outboard problems, and many of the less common ones too. The perfect format for quick reference... more...