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  • The Sailor's Book of Small Cruising Sailboatsby Steve Henkel

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 33.00

    For the first time ever, a comparative survey of 95 percent of the fiberglass pocketcruising sailboats ever built Author Steve Henkel has researched hundreds of cruising sailboats less than 26 feet long--pocket cruisers--to create this definitive gallery and handbook of the small cruising sailboats built in the last 45 years. With detailed... more...

  • Amazing & Extraordinary Facts - The Titanicby Stuart Robertson

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 12.99

    Which novel predicted the disaster a whole 14 years before Titanic's maiden voyage? Who photographed Titanic's nemesis - the iceberg? What were the last words and deeds of Titanic's Captain? How did a bottle of whisky save one of the crew? Find the answers to these and many other intriguing aspects of the doomed ship in this absorbing collection... more...

  • Sunset on the Clydeby Duncan Graham

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 10.19

    The 1950s were the heyday of the Clyde pleasure-steamer, when hordes of ordinary folk went 'doon the watter' to Dunoon, Largs and Millport to the strains of accordian and fiddle. Others went with suitcases to Rothesay for the Fair, while the well-to-do filled brass-bound trunks and headed for the boarding houses of Brodick and Whiting Bay. The resort... more...

  • GMDSS for Navigatorsby John Seaton; Peter Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95

    The Global Maritime distress and Safety System (GMDSS) is becoming the all-embracing term for communication and data transfer between ship and shore, and ship and ship. It's a highly automated system of terrestrial satellite communications technology whose primary role is to maintain safety of life at sea. Within the next five years all vessels over... more...

  • The Levelling Sea: The Story of a Cornish Haven in the Age of Sailby Philip Marsden

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    The story of Britain?s colourful maritime past seen through the changing fortunes of the Cornish port of Falmouth. more...

  • The Colombo Bayby Richard Pollak

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 18.95

    In the face of killer storms, fires, piracy, and terrorism, container ships the length of city blocks and more than a dozen stories high carry 90 percent of the worlds trade. This is an account of one ship's voyage and of the sailors who daily risk their lives to deliver six million containers a year to United States ports alone. Inside these twenty-foot... more...

  • Reeds Skipper's Handbookby Malcolm Pearson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    The Reed's Skipper's Handbook , now in its 6th edition, has been a bestseller since first publication. A handy pocket size, it is an aide-memoire of everything a boater would need to know at sea. Packed with a wide range of information in a concise form it is frequently recommended by Yachtmaster Instructors as a quick reference guide and as a revision... more...

  • Surveying Yachts and Small Craftby Paul Stevens

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 28.99

    This is the only book linked to a practical surveying course. Highly practical in nature, and packed with detailed close-up photography, step by step procedures, and helpful checklists, this definitive handbook will prove a godsend to small craft owners who want to check out defects on their own boats or on boats they are planning to buy, as well as... more...

  • Inspecting the Aging Sailboatby Don Casey

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 15.95

    ". . . the perfect place to begin, or continue, your education." -- Sailing Whether you are shopping for a used fiberglass boat or prioritizing maintenance tasks on the one you already own, this book saves money--and perhaps even disaster. With clear step-by-step drawings and instructions, Don Casey explains how to recognize problems--both surface... more...

  • Building Strip-Planked Boatsby Nick Schade

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 22.95

    The first comprehensive book on stripbuilding almost any type of small boat Strip-planking is a popular method of amateur boat construction, but until now there has never been a book that showed how to use it for more than one type of boat. Author Nick Schade presents complete plans for three boats of different types (canoe, kayak, and a dinghy)... more...