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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • How to Build Wooden Boatsby Edwin Monk

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    Clear concise manual by noted naval architect offers a portfolio of designs for 16 basic wooden craft ? rowboats, sailboats, outboards, runabouts, a hydroplane, and more. Detailed illustrated instructions for amateur boat builders cover selecting a design, choosing and assembling building materials, building and finishing. 15 halftones. 49 line illustrations.... more...

  • How to Read a Nautical Chart, 2nd Edition (Includes ALL of Chart #1)by Nigel Calder

    McGraw-Hill Education 2012; US$ 21.00

    Authoritative, practical, and hands-on information on reading and relying on electronic and paper nautical charts The classic How to Read a Nautical Chart explains every aspect of electronic and paper nautical charts: how a chart is assembled, how to gauge the accuracy of chart data, how to read charts created by other governments, how to use... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 24.95

    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...

  • Intracoastal Waterway Chartbook Norfolk to Miami, 6th Editionby John Kettlewell; Leslie Kettlewell

    McGraw-Hill Education 2012; US$ 75.00

    $500 WORTH OF GOVERNMENT CHART AND COAST PILOT COVERAGE--MARKED WITH WAYPOINTS, BRIDGES, AND THE ROUTE! The Intracoastal Waterway Chartbook is a complete set of navigation charts for the 1,090-mile Intracoastal Waterway from Norfolk to Miami, as well as charts for all major Atlantic inlets. The chartbook also includes a complete listing of waterway... 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...