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Celestial Navigation in a Nutshell

by Hewitt Schlereth

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...


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.


Canoe and Boat Building: A Complete Manual for Amateurs

by W. P. Stephens

Contains comprehensive, simply written directions for designing and constructing canoes, rowing and sailing boats, and hunting craft. 87 illustrations.


Rowing the Atlantic

by Roz Savage

STUCK IN A corporate job rut and faced with an unraveling marriage at the age of thirty-six, Roz Savage sat down one night and wrote two versions of her own obituary -- the one that she wanted and the one she...


Little Ship of Fools: Sixteen Rowers, One Improbable Boat, Seven Tumultuous Weeks on the Atlantic

by Charles Wilkins

The dramatic and hilarious story of sores and survival on a human-powered journey across the ocean.

It was to be an expedition like no other—a run across the Atlantic from Morocco to Barbados aboard an experimental...


Mine's Bigger

by David A. Kaplan

As the dominant venture capitalist of Silicon Valley, Tom Perkins had seemingly done it all—from amassing a billion-dollar fortune to getting himself convicted of manslaughter in France. But his ultimate dream...


The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon

by Kevin Fedarko

From one of Outside magazine’s “Literary All-Stars” comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary...


With Reckless Abandon: Memoirs of a Boat Obsessed Life

by Jim Sharp

Here is the inspiring story of a man who overcame childhood polio to live an adventure-filled life as captain of Maine's most famous windjammer, the schooner Adventure, now a National Historic Landmark in Gloucester,...


Honey, let's buy a BOAT!

by Darren Finkelstein

Revised Edition published 2014. Right now there are over 1.6 million people who love boating on the rivers, lakes and oceans around Australia. They must be onto something. So what's stopping you from getting...


Boaters: Beware of Repair Bills

by Michael Bivona Cpa

Youre probably familiar with the difficulty of dealing with service departments when getting a vehicle repairedbut what happens when that vehicle is a boat?

Those encounters are harrowingand even if youre only...


How Hard Can It Be?

by Paul F. Hill Jr.

This story is about the true-to-life misadventures concerning the trials and tribulations of the problems one faces when trying to bring an old wooden boat back to life. The author was not a boater, a captain,...


A Row a Day for a Year

by D.P. Ordway

Experts agree that if you set a goal and track your progress, youll succeed where others fail. Regular, moderate exercise is generally recognized as the closest thing to a fountain of youth, and A Row a Day...


Adventures in the Ditch

by Jon Coile

As a seven-year-old boy, Jon Coile dreamed of spending the summer sailing Author of Evolution of an Xmas Letter the Atlantic. He just couldnt get his friends to cooperate. Coile grew up and spent time on the...


Cruising (With) Class

by Stan Zimmerman

Many beginning sailors soon yearn for a larger boat - with a galley, head and berths - so they can extend their time on the water and range of action. However, the simple mechanics of sailing do not include...


Salvage - A Personal Odyssey

by Ian Tew

'No cure, no pay'- those are the terms under which a salvor operates, and in doing so he takes on an onerous responsibility. If he is defeated by the elements he is not paid. He receives nothing, however much...


52 positive thoughts To Become An Elite Athlete

by Alain Ruiz & Agnès Ruiz

Citius, Altius, Fortius , in other words, "Faster, Higher, Stronger" Positive thoughts are essential to succeed in high-level sport. This guide is there to help you on a daily basis to surpass you, to give...


Chasin' Crustaceans

by Victor Cole

Along the Maine coast, the distinctive lobster boat is ubiquitous, and fisherman devote nearly as much time and effort naming their boats as their children. In this charming little volume, Victor Cole has reached...


Sailing

by Dave Franzel

With Sailing: The Basics, acclaimed teacher and racer Dave Franzel moves you quickly from book to boat. It is his firm conviction that the best and most effective way to learn to sail is to be out on the water....


Speed Kills: Who killed the Cigarette Boat King, the fastest man on the seas?

by Arthur Jay Harris

BORDERING A CANAL LEADING TO BISCAYNE BAY, a short dead-end stretch of Northeast 188th Street in Miami was the crossroad of the Americas in the mid-1980s for the biggest drug smugglers into the U.S.; the guys...


Small Craft Advisory

by Louis D. Rubin

Small Craft Advisory is an enchanting book about Louis Rubin’s obsession with boats and his years of often hilarious boating adventures.

When Louis Rubin was thirteen, he built a leaky little boat and paddled...