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  • How To Read a Nautical Chart: A Captain's Quick Guideby Nigel Calder

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 11.00

    Your quick-reference, on-board guide to the symbology and shorthand notations used on nautical charts Nautical charts contain an incredible amount of information for those who know how to decipher them. But without a key to the symbology, a chart can be bewildering. Nigel Calder, one of today's most respected boating authors, helps you make sense... more...

  • Building Strip-Planked Boatsby Nick Schade

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 24.00

    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...

  • The Instant Handbook of Boat Handling, Navigation, and Seamanshipby Nigel Calder; John Rousmaniere; Bill Gladstone; Robert Sweet; Peter Nielsen; Charlie Wing; Richard Clinchy

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 27.00

    Instant answers for your boat handling, navigation, and seamanship questions The Instant Handbook uses a dynamic new quick-reference format to cover the critical aspects of piloting, seamanship, and boat handling under sail or power more accessibly and effectively than has ever been done before. It puts at your fingertips all the information... more...

  • Rescue From Grampa Wooby Joan Skelton

    Dundurn 1998; US$ 17.95

    The dramatic story of the rescue of two men from a cruise ship on Lake Superior as it drifts out to sea in hurricane-force winds. more...

  • The Intracoastal Waterway Chartbook, Norfolk, Virginia, to Miami, Floridaby John Kettlewell

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 69.95

    Find your way down the Intracoastal Waterway between the Chesapeake Bay and Florida The Intracoastal Waterway Chartbook provides a complete set of navigational charts (a $350 value) for the 1,090-mile ICW from Norfolk to Miami, as well as major Atlantic inlets, in a single, easy-to-use $70 package. Proven over 16 years and four prior editions,... more...

  • Get Your Captain's License, Fourth Editionby Charlie Wing

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 69.95

    Know you?ll pass before you take the exam. If you are planning to take paying passengers on your boat or you want to save money on your insurance, you?ll need to pass the U.S. Coast Guard captain?s ratings exams. Get Your Captain?s License is the quickest, easiest, and least expensive way to prepare for these tests. This complete study tool includes:... more...

  • Marine Diesel Enginesby Nigel Calder

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 30.00

    Praise for this boating classic: ?The most up-to-date and readable book we've seen on the subject.?? Sailing World ?Deserves a place on any diesel-powered boat.?? Motor Boat & Yachting ?Clear, logical, and even interesting to read.?? Cruising World Keep your diesel engine going with help from a master mechanic Marine Diesel Engines has... more...

  • The Weekend Navigator, 2nd Editionby Robert Sweet

    McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 27.00

    Read what the the U.S. Power Squadron and the U.S. Coast Guard trust as the definitive authority on electronic navigation, now updated with the latest electronic technologies and methods The Weekend Navigator teaches you how to navigate using today's tools and methods, including the latest technologies such as smart phones. While electronic navigation... more...

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

    McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 35.00

    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 plans,... more...

  • In the Wake of Madnessby Joan Druett

    Algonquin Books 2004; US$ 14.95

    After more than a century of silence, the true story of one of history's most notorious mutinies is revealed in Joan Druett's riveting "nautical murder mystery" (USA Today). On May 25, 1841, the Massachusetts whaleship Sharon set out for the whaling ground of the northwestern Pacific. A year later, while most of the crew was out hunting, Captain... more...