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Three Ways to Capsize a Boat: An Optimist Afloat

by Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart had a long and eclectic list of jobs.  From some of the most glamorous careers – he was original drummer in Genesis - to the more offbeat - a sheep shearer and circus performer - he had done...


Three Men in a Boat

by Jerome Klapka Jerome

Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), published in 1889, is a humorous account by Jerome K. Jerome of a boating holiday on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford. The book was initially intended to...

How Boat Things Work: An Illustrated Guide

by Charlie Wing

"Anyone who contemplates any onboard do-it-yourself work should have this book at his or her elbow."--Cruising World

"This book reduces a boat to its most rudimentary parts in simple drawings and clear explanations....


Why Book of Sailing

by Scott Welty

The science behind sailboats, told in layman's terms.


Moby-Dick

by Herman Melville

Moby-Dick is an 1851 novel by Herman Melville. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaling ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab...

This Old Boat, Second Edition: Completely Revised and Expanded

by Don Casey

Turn a run-down fiberglass boat into a first-class yacht

Since it first appeared in 1991, Don Casey's This Old Boat has helped tens of thousands of sailors refurbish older fiberglass boats and has become a revered...


Seamanship Secrets: 185 Tips & Techniques for Better Navigation, Cruise Planning, and Boat Handling Under Power or Sail

by John Jamieson

"Secrets' is the modern Bowditch, written so clearly that navigation and seamanship will be comprehensible to anyone . . ."

-- Dave and Jaja Martin, circumnavigators and authors of Into the Light: A Family's...


The Complete Anchoring Handbook: Stay Put on Any Bottom in Any Weather

by Alain Poiraud & Achim Ginsberg-Klemmt

A modern, authoritative anchoring guide for sailors and powerboaters

A boat swinging safely at anchor can mark the relaxing conclusion to a great day of boating or the successful completion of an essential emergency...


The Insider's Guide to Boat Cleaning and Detailing: Professional Secrets to Make Your Sail-or Powerboat Beautiful

by Natalie Sears

Restore that "showboat" look to tired gelcoat, canvas, brightwork, upholstery, metalwork, and more

Boat cleaning isn't as simple as taking a can of kitchen cleanser and scrubbing away, and improper procedures...


The Cruising Life: A Commonsense Guide for the Would-Be Voyager

by Jim Trefethen

The Cruising Life: A Commonsense Guide for the Would-Be Voyager, Jim Trefethen. The funniest, drollest, wisest book on the shelf for the would-be cruiser. Trefethen pulls no punchesÑhe tells you just what will...


Boat Mechanical Systems Handbook: How to Design, Install, and Recognize Proper Systems in Boats

by Dave Gerr

The First Ever Guide for Optimizing Boat Systems

This guide is invaluable for anyone designing or installing mechanical systems on a new boat, retrofitting an existing boat, or evaluating a boat's operating...


Practical Boat Mechanics: Commonsense Ways to Prevent, Diagnose, and Repair Engines and Mechanical Problems

by Ben L Evridge

Work-around solutions and emergency repairs that will get your boat home when all else fails

Practical Boat Mechanics belongs onboard every boat that has a gasoline, diesel, inboard, or out-board engine. This...


The Instant Handbook of Boat Handling, Navigation, and Seamanship: A Quick-Reference Guide for Sail and Power

by Nigel Calder, John Rousmaniere & Bill Gladstone

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...


Building Outrigger Sailing Canoes : Modern Construction Methods for Three Fast, Beautiful Boats

by Gary Dierking

Build the fastest, most exoticsailboats around!

Popular in Hawaii and throughout the South Pacificand Indian Oceans, outrigger canoes combine theromance of the South Seas with a ruthless efficiency ofdesign and...


Emergency Navigation, 2nd Edition: Improvised and No-Instrument Methods for the Prudent Mariner

by David Burch

Find Your Way at Sea, No Matter What

"Inherently interesting and fun to read . . . provides the clearest understanding of general navigation principles we've seen yet."--BoatU.S.

"Thorough and authoritative."--...


Maintain and Improve Your Powerboat: 100 Ways to Make Your Boat Better

by Paul Esterle

Dozens of DIY projects to keep your boat looking good and running well

This wide-ranging projects book covers maintenance, repairs, and upgrades to improve comfort, utility, appearance, value, safety, and enjoyment...


Make Money With Your Captain's License: How to Get a Job or Run a Business on a Boat

by David Brown

A practical guide to turning your love for boating into money in the bank You may dream of making your passion for the sport a means for a livelihood. Whether you are looking for new employment possibilities...


Sailboat Refinishing

by Don Casey

Make your boat shine again

No improvement to a tired-looking boat will have a more dramatic impact than refinishing, and few tasks are easier. Here is everything you need to achieve a fabulous finish on your...


Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual: How to Maintain, Repair, and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems

by Nigel Calder

The boatowner's foremost troubleshooting guide, now better than ever

If it's on a boat and it has screws, wires, or moving parts, it's covered in Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual. When you leave...


The Nautical Dictionary

by N. Bowditch

This is THE Complete Nautical Dictionary. ALL the words both ancient and modern.


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