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  • Dag Pike's Cruising Under Sailby Dag Pike

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    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$ 9.99

    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$ 12.99

    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$ 14.99

    Aimed at boatowners rather than experienced mechanics, this book explains how even the most sophisticated of modern outboards use simple processes to convert fuel to power. A boon to anyone who puts to sea with an outboard engine. Includes rescuing an outboard dropped in the sea! more...

  • Nautical Knots Illustratedby Paul Snyder; Arthur Snyder

    McGraw-Hill Education 2002; US$ 18.00

    "Its illustrations on how the knots are tied are among the best I have seen." ญญ Mariner's Log With nearly 300 superb photographs illustrating the "ins and outs" of the 20 most useful nautical knots and splices, this reissue of the critically acclaimed Nautical Knots Illustrated will transform any beginner into a boater who knows the ropes.... more...

  • The Elements of Boat Strength: For Builders, Designers, and Ownersby Dave Gerr

    McGraw-Hill Education 1999; US$ 34.95

    "This work is significant. It is the first to include a method of assessing structural strength in the context of the modern marine environment." --Commander M. C. Cruder, U.S. Coast Guard Acclaimed author and naval architect Dave Gerr created this unique system of easy-to-use scantling rules and rules-of-thumb for calculating the necessary dimensions,... more...

  • Sailboat Hull and Deck Repairby Don Casey

    McGraw-Hill Education 1996; US$ 23.00

    A fiberglass hull's seamless nature leads many boatowners to conclude that repair must be difficult. Wrong. Here, clearly and abundantly illustrated, is all you need to know to seal joints, bed hardware, replace portlights, locate leaks, fix cracks and even holes, restore your hull's gloss, renew nonskid decks, and much more. You'll wonder what you... more...

  • Pete Culler on Wooden Boatsby John Burke

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 35.00

    The insights and wisdom of the late, great boat designer and builder Renowned as one of the last and best of the old-time boatbuilders, Captain R. D.?Pete? Culler provided a guiding light for the wooden boat revival in the 1970s. His designs are classic melds of elegance and utility; his workmanship was akin to artistry; and his teaching and writing... more...

  • Rough Weather Seamanship for Sail and Powerby Roger Marshall

    McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 35.00

    Written by an accomplished naval architect, this book shows the average boater how to safely weather the fiercest storm. Rough Weather Seamanship for Sail and Power arms readers with the knowledge they need to select and modify a boat for heavy weather; understand, track, and evade storm systems; and prepare for a storm in harbor, coastal waters,... more...

  • Offshore Sailing: 200 Essential Passagemaking Tipsby William Seifert; Daniel Spurr

    McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 29.00

    In a book that is sure to become a classic, internationally respected boatbuilder, yacht manager, and delivery skipper Bill Seifert shares his hard-won solutions to a host of boat design, construction, and equipment issues and seamanship dilemmas. Unlike other books on the subject, Offshore Sailing doesn?t just tell readers what to do for safe and... more...