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  • Pirates of New Spain, 1575-1742by Peter Gerhard

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.99

    Captivating, well-documented study focuses on piracy among Spain's Pacific coast colonies, ranging from Panama to points north. Gerhard traces the exploits of the Elizabethan pirates ? most notably, Sir Francis Drake and the crew of the Golden Hind ?Dutch raiders, mercenary buccaneers like Captain Morgan, and the incursions of English smugglers.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Ship Modelsby Charles Davis

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.99

    Complete, step-by-step instructions for building schooners, galleons, clipper ships, more. Includes scale plans for 1846 clipper ship Sea Witch. Excellent guide for both the novice and the practiced woodworker ? from the first steps in selecting proper materials to final task of painting the model. Over 150 photographs. more...

  • The Ship Model Builder's Assistantby Charles G. Davis

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Invaluable guide offers detailed descriptions, drawings of masting, rigging and major fittings of American clippers and packets of the Great Age of Sail. Also includes a wealth of details on deck furniture of various types of vessels from different periods. Nearly 280 line drawings give the model builder a deep understanding of the workings of a... more...

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

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 69.95

    John and Leslie Kettlewell have cruised the waters between Labrador and the Caribbean for more than 25 years, often living aboard for extended periods of time. more...

  • Inspecting the Aging Sailboatby Don Casey

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 15.95

    Don Casey abandoned a career in banking in 1983 to devote more time to cruising and writing. He is the coauthor of the bestselling Sensible Cruising: The Thoreau Approach and the author of the universally praised guide This Old Boat . more...

  • A Visual Cruising Guide to the Maine Coastby James Bildner

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 39.95

    James L. Bildner is a sailor, helicopter pilot, explorer, and summer resident of North Haven, Maine. Together with his wife, Nancy, Jim has sailed the coast of Maine for more than a quarter century, most recently aboard Windward , a Hinckley 52-foot sloop. more...

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

    McGraw-Hill Education 2012; US$ 75.00

    JOHN AND LESLIE KETTLEWELL have been exploring the Intracoastal Waterway for more than 25 years. In addition to this chartbook, John is coeditor with Bill Moeller of The Intracoastal Waterway: Norfolk to Miami, the Complete Cockpit Cruising Guide. John and Leslie are members of the Taunton Yacht Club and the Cuttyhunk Yacht Club. 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

    John Rousmaniere is the author of The Annapolis Book of Seamanship and a dozen other nautical books. Bob Sweet , author of GPS for Mariners and The Weekend Navigator , is the national education coordinator for the United States Power Squadrons. Charlie Wing is the author of Get Your Captain?s License and other boating books. Nigel... more...