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Buehler's Backyard Boatbuilding for the 21st Century

by George Buehler

"Build wooden boats the Buehler way, which is to say inexpensively, yet like the proverbial brick outhouse." -- Wooden Boat

"A WEALTH OF VALUABLE INFORMATION." -- American Sailing Association The classic and...


Honey Let's Go BOATING!

by Darren Finkelstein

From inland waterways to the world-renown rugged coastline, rich in history, Honey, let's go BOATING! is the definitive book on Victorian boating destinations - The 101 destinations you must visit. Chock full...


The Intracoastal Waterway Chartbook, Norfolk, Virginia, to Miami, Florida

by John Kettlewell

Find your way down the Intracoastal Waterwaybetween the Chesapeake Bay and FloridaThe Intracoastal Waterway Chartbook provides a complete set of navigational charts (a $350 value) for the 1,090-mile ICW from...


How to Sail a Boat

by Matt Vance

To sail a boat is a magical, and sometimes mystical, experience. The sailor is free from the cares of life on land, entirely absorbed in the enterprise of moving a craft across the water. For the uninitiated,...


Master Mariner: A Life Under Way

by Capt. Philip Rentell

The real-life story of a modern British sea captain, following his career that spans forty years on the world's oceans.


Wager

by Richard Woodman

Captain Cracker Jack Kemball of the tea clipper Erl King races Captain Richards of the Seawitch from Shangai to London. The wager: his daughter's hand in marriage.


Jack Tar and the Baboon Watch: A Guide to Curious Nautical Knowledge for Landlubbers and Sea Lawyers Alike

by Frank Lanier

Was the Titanic doomed because of its name? Can you really "swallow the anchor"?

Jack Tar and the Baboon Watch is a collection of unusual, nautical-based phrases and trivia tidbits for Jack Tars* and landlubbers**...


Building Chris-Craft: Inside the Factories

by Anthony S. Mollica & Christopher J. Smith

For more than half a century, Chris-Craft reigned supreme in the world of motorboating. This market dominance was due in no small part to the design and construction techniques employed in the company's studios...


To the Sea Again: Classic Sailing Stories

by Tom Mccarthy

Few people would want to test their mettle in an ice-encrusted boat with Ernest Shackleton, sail the Straits of Magellan with Joshua Slocum, or watch with Owen Chase as an angry whale sends his ship to the bottom,...


A Cruising Guide to Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands : Olympia to Port Angeles

by Migael M. Scherer

"Simply put, every local boater should have a dog-eared, well-thumbed copy [of this guide] as a permanent feature in the nautical library."—48° North

A Cruising Guide to Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands...


Bridge Resource Management for Small Ships: The Watchkeeper's Manual for Limited-Tonnage Vessels

by Daniel S. Parrott

Your vessel may be equipped with the most advanced technology and the most powerful engines, but the failure to apply the basic principles of bridge resource management can still prevent you from getting where...


Ship Modeling Simplified: Tips and Techniques for Model Construction from Kits

by Frank Mastini

In Ship Modeling Simplified, master model builder Frank Mastini puts to paper the methods he's developed over 30 years at the workbench to help novices take their first steps in an exciting pastime. You don't...


Heart of Glass: Fiberglass Boats and the Men Who Built Them

by Daniel Spurr

The fascinating story of fiberglass boats and the mavericks who dreamed them. Nine out of ten sailors today own sturdy, often beautiful fiberglass craft. Fiberglass brought boating to the non-rich, but the history...


HANDLING STORMS AT SEA: The 5 Secrets of Heavy Weather Sailing

by Hal Roth

The definitive guide to a critical, hotly debated topic

How should a sailor cope with storms at sea? Some advocate heaving-to, others running off. Some say trail a sea anchor over the bow, others a drogue astern....


The Old Outboard Book

by Peter Hunn

"Incredible amount of detail about all those kickers from the past, including an appendix with comprehensive model-year information."

­­WoodenBoat

"This book is the one to buy if you are interested in collecting...


Diesel Engine Care and Repair: A Captain's Quick Guide

by Nigel Calder

When it's sink or swim, this Quick Guide will keep you afloat! On the water, when an engine problem surfaces, there is no time to spend searching through an exhaustive manual. Diesel Engine Care and Repair provides...


Pete Culler on Wooden Boats: The Master Craftsman's Collected Teachings on Boat Design, Building, Repair, and Use

by John Burke

The insights and wisdom of the late, great boat designer and builder

Renowned as one of the last and best of the old-time boatbuilders, Captain R. D."Pete" Culler provided a guiding light for the wooden boat...


Nautical Knots Illustrated

by Paul Snyder & Arthur Snyder

"Its illustrations on how the knots are tied are among the best I have seen."

­­Mariner's Log

With nearly 300 superb photographs illustrating the "ins and outs" of the 20 most useful nautical knots and splices,...


Offshore Sailing: 200 Essential Passagemaking Tips

by William Seifert & Daniel Spurr

In a book that is sure to become a classic, internationally respected boatbuilder, yacht manager, and delivery skipper Bill Seifert shares his hard-won solutions to a host of boat design, construction, and equipment...


Your First Powerboat: How to Find, Buy, and Enjoy the Best Boat for You

by Robert Armstrong

Navigate the hazards of boat ownership with absolute confidence

Next to your house, your boat may well be the biggest investment you ever make. Buying and owning a boat involves one baffling decision after another....