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  • 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 J. 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...

  • Inspecting the Aging Sailboatby Don Casey

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 17.00

    ". . . 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...

  • A Visual Cruising Guide to the Maine Coastby James L. Bildner

    McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 45.00

    WHEN YOU NAVIGATE THE COAST OF MAINE, A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS A Visual Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast takes the guesswork out of navigating Maine’s intricate, reef-strewn waters, ensuring that your next voyage through this coastal paradise will be picture-perfect. Inside you will find more than 180 full-color aerial photographs... more...

  • The Rough Guide to the Titanicby Greg Ward

    Rough Guides Ltd 2012; Not Available

    A century after the most famous shipwreck in history, The Rough Guide to the Titanic tells the full compelling story of the supposedly unsinkable liner. A comprehensive history, it covers all the Titanic's final hours, from striking the iceberg to disappearing beneath the freezing Atlantic waters. Discover the epic human drama at the heart of the... more...

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

    McGraw-Hill Education 2012; US$ 22.00

    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...

  • Amazing & Extraordinary Facts - The Titanicby Stuart Robertson

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.69

    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...