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  • Ever Wonder Why We Do It?by Mike Peyton; Mike Peyton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    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$ 12.99

    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$ 21.99

    A practical, step-by-step illustrated guide to replacing a boat's electrical system, aimed at the DIY boat repairer or builder who wants less theory, more instructive detail. more...

  • Against the Flowby Dee Caffari; James Cracknell

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    '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$ 12.99

    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$ 12.99

    This guide clearly and simply explains the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, looking particularly at those sections affecting small craft. Ideal for beginners or as an aide-memoire for those with more experience. more...

  • Reeds Outboard Motor Troubleshooting Handbookby Barry Pickthall

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • The Complete RIB Manualby Dag Pike

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 32.99

    First built in the 1960s for rescue work, the Rigid Inflatable Boat has revolutionised the marine market. The Complete RIB Manual , published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first RIB, is the ultimate reference catering all aspects of a RIB's design, handling and maintenance, aimed at all owners and users, both commercial and leisure.... more...

  • Replacing Your Boat's Engineby Mike Westin

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 26.99

    The first in a series of highly practical, hands on, step-by-step photographic manuals, Replacing Your Boat's Engine 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 Mike Westin does.... more...