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  • Your First Sailboat, Second Editionby Daniel Spurr

    McGraw-Hill Education 2014; US$ 18.00

    Praise for Your First Sailboat "Here's a book for first-time sailboat buyers that offers practical information they can really use to ease the transition to boat ownership. The buying guide to 84 of the more popular used sailboats will be particularly helpful when making the rounds at the boatyard." -- Cruising World "Spurr strikes just the... more...

  • The Boatbuilder's Apprenticeby Greg Rossel

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 42.00

    Learn the Ins and Outs of Building Lapstrake, Carvel, Stitch-and-Glue, Strip-Planked, and Other Wooden Boats Whether you are contemplating your first-ever boatbuilding project or trying to decide what design you'd like to build next, Greg Rössel can help. Here's just a glimpse of what's inside this complete overview of wooden boatbuilding: How... more...

  • Buehler's Backyard Boatbuildingby George Buehler

    McGraw-Hill Education 1991; US$ 25.95

    Everybody has the dream: Build a boat in the backyard and sail off to join the happy campers off Pogo Pogo, right? But how? Assuming you aren't independently wealthy, if you want a boat that's really you, you gotta build it yourself. Backyard boatbuilding has its problems. Building in fiberglass is itchy, smelly, and yields a product that yachting... more...

  • Celestial Navigation in a Nutshellby Hewitt Schlereth

    Sheridan House 2000; US$ 15.99

    Celestial Navigation in a Nutshell demonstrates how to take sights by the sun, moon, stars, and planets, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of each method. The reader is taken carefully through several examples and situational illustrations, making this a most effective self-teaching guide. Common errors are reviewed and several tips on... more...

  • Sailing Essentialsby Steve Sleight

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2013; Not Available

    All you need to know when you're at sea Whether you're setting sail for the first time or have been sailing for years, Sailing Essentials is the perfect companion. Full of practical advice on every aspect of sailing, from basic manoeuvres to dealing with difficult weather conditions, it also includes guidance on fundamental maintenance and repairs.... more...

  • Winging Itby Diane Swintal; R. Steven Tsuchiya; Robert Kamins

    McGraw-Hill Education 2013; US$ 26.00

    "The design and tactical battles that led to the most exciting America’s Cup in history are laid out in meticulous detail in Winging It: Oracle Team USA’s Incredible Comeback to Defend The America’s Cup . Written by three veteran sailing journalists, Winging It provides an insider’s look at the professional sailing business and the America’s Cup,... more...

  • Don't Shoot the Albatross!by Jonathan Eyers

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99

    Sailors are a notoriously superstitious lot - even if some won't admit it. Years of taking to the water, at the mercy of uncontrollable (and sometimes deadly) forces, have led even the wisest to seek ways of influencing the gods or fate. From bad omens and odd rituals to lucky tokens and forbidden words, the superstitions of the sea are legion. Many... more...

  • The Knot Bibleby Bloomsbury Publishing

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 18.99

    The complete and definitive bible of knots for seafarers. Featuring all the knots, hitches, bends, splices, whipping and decorative knotwork that you would find on a boat, this comprehensive bible of knots will help those who go to sea master every knot they will need. Over 200 knots are scored for strength, reliability, ease of tying (and untying)... more...

  • Reeds Crew Handbookby Bill Johnson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 8.99

    The Reeds Crew Handbook is the ideal primer or aide-memoire for anyone going on a flotilla or charter holiday, or sailing aboard a friend's yacht for the weekend. more...

  • Crash Test Boatby Paul Gelder

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 15.99

    The crew at Yachting Monthly take a boat through eight major disasters and lessons they learned from them, so you don't have to: jury rig, major leaks, grounding, capsize, dismasting, sinking, fire, explosion. more...