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  • 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 G. 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...

  • Getting Started in Sailboat Racingby Adam Cort; Richard Stearns

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 16.95

    A complete course in the fundamentals, Getting Started in Sailboat Racing dispels the sport’s elite aura and makes racing accessible to any sailor who wants to give it a try. This illustrated manual takes readers around the buoys, explaining the rules and tactics that govern starts, finishes, mark roundings, and boat-to-boat struggles for speed... more...

  • Logs of the Dead Pirates Societyby Randall S. Peffer

    Sheridan House 2000; US$ 22.99

    This tale of exploration and adventure is a warm account of the people and places around the waters of Southern Massachusetts. more...

  • Spurr's Guide to Upgrading Your Cruising Sailboatby Daniel Spurr

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 39.00

    Is your boat ready to go cruising? Just about every sailboat—used and new—can make a good cruiser, but only if the hull-deck structure, rig, and systems meet certain standards. Spurr’s Guide to Upgrading Your Cruising Sailboat tells you what those standards are, and gives you all the help you need to refurbish and upgrade every structure, surface,... more...

  • Skipper's Cockpit Racing Guideby Tim Davison

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    The Skipper's Cockpit Racing Guide is an at-a-glance reference for dinghy and yacht racers, covering everything they need to know to improve their performance – and win. From those in their first year of racing to old hands wondering why they're not winning, this guide covers an enormous amount of detail in a simple, easy to follow format. Topics... more...

  • The Pirate Handbookby Pat Croce; Dave Hopkins

    Chronicle Books LLC 2011; US$ 12.99

    Avast, ye! For anyone who has dreamed of hitting the high seas, manning a crew, brandishing a cutlass, or burying treasure, here's The Pirate Handbook . Part how-to, part illustrated history, this detailed manual gives insight into every aspect of the pirating life: learn how to make a seaworthy raft, navigate by the stars, brew up a batch of grog,... more...

  • Creeping Up on Aucklandby Courtenay Latimer

    Sheridan House 2005; US$ 9.99

    Presents a voyage undertaken by twelve people on a North Sea trawler in 1959, from England to New Zealand with adventures along the way. more...