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Ships & Shipbuilding

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  • 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 Built-Up Ship Modelby Charles G. Davis

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    A highly detailed, superbly illustrated manual introducing serious model builders to the hand-crafting of ship models from the bottom up, exactly as real ships were built in shipyards. The model is the 16-gun United States brig Lexington, in active service during the Revolution. Not for beginners. 133 illustrations. more...

  • Chasseur de vaguesby Aurélien Mars

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    A la poursuite des vents, un rêve de liberté et de sensations fortes Le plus souvent, on vous parle de l?homme et son voilier, son avion, sa voiture de course, qu?à la fin ils ne font plus qu?un? Mais un homme et sa planche à voile, c?est infiniment plus rare. Pourtant, voici les aventures de celui qui n?a cessé de pourchasser les vents et glisser... more...

  • Coastal Passenger Liners of the British Islesby Nick Robins

    Seaforth Publishing 2011; US$ 22.99

    At the beginning of the last century it was possible to sail from London to Glasgow via the south coast ports and Belfast, returning along the east coast from either Dundee or Leith for as little as five pounds. Those were the days when 300 passengers were landed twice weekly at Grangemouth or Dundee from the London boat, and the coastal passenger... 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...

  • The European Waterwaysby Marian Martin

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 17.99

    Anyone who admits to a sense of confusion when confronted with the bewildering array of European waterway signs, symbols, rules and regulations should find this book useful. The author demystifies this world for the visitor, thereby eliminating any problems that may arise. This second edition includes chapters for Americans considering cruising the... more...

  • Fibreglass Boatsby Hugo du Plessis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 28.99

    This masterly work will continue to be an invaluable source of reference for anyone wanting practical advice on working with GRP, in order to make repairs and improvements correctly and thus extend the life of their boat. Since it was first published 45 years ago, Hugo du Plessis' Fibreglass Boats has become a classic, relied upon by owners,... 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 Gaff Rig Handbookby John Leather

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 34.99

    This is the internationally regarded definitive handbook for anyone designing, building, rigging or sailing gaff rigged craft. It provides a fascinating insight into the design, history, techniques and developments of a rig which has evolved through the centuries. John Leather outlines the practical aspects of the masts, spars, sails, running and... 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...