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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...


Fiberglass Boat Repairs Illustrated

by Roger Marshall

Step-by-step color photo guidance for repairing and renewing fiberglass boats If you don't have the experience of working with fiberglass, any repairs to your boat must be done by high-cost professionals or...


The Complete Sailor, Second Edition

by David Seidman

This is not just an instructional book---it's an insight into a sailor's approach to the sea, boats, and the ever-changing dynamic of wind on the water

"A learn-to-sail book with heart."--WoodenBoat

"A real...


Diver Down: Real-World SCUBA Accidents and How to Avoid Them

by Michael Ange

One diver, after a seemingly brief period below the surface, discovers that his gas supply has run perilously low. Another, paralyzed, bobs helplessly on the surface, and when a poorly trained divemaster attempts...


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 BACKPACKER'S HANDBOOK

by Chris Townsend

"The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to equipment and technique available anywhere."-Backpack (UK)

This enormously practical guide includes everything from essential techniques such as map and compass...


Wilderness Survival: Living Off the Land with the Clothes on Your Back and the Knife on Your Belt

by Mark Elbroch & Michael Pewtherer

Do you have what it takes?

You're alone in the wilderness with nothing but a knife and the clothes on your back. Will you survive? Do you have the skills to feed, clothe, and protect yourself? Mark Elbroch,...


Sailing a Serious Ocean: Sailboats, Storms, Stories and Lessons Learned from 30 Years at Sea

by John Kretschmer

"I know you'll want to read more after you finish Sailing a Serious Ocean. And be warned, you'll very likely want to sail with John, perhaps across an ocean." -- DALLAS MURPHY, AUTHOR OF ROUNDING THE HORN

After...


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...


Suddenly Overboard: True Stories of Sailors in Fatal Trouble

by Tom Lochhaas

WHEN YOU ARE MORE LIKELY TO DROWN WHILE BOATING: SAILING ON ROUGH WATERS OR DOCKING ON A SUNNY, CALM DAY?

Rough waters may seem the clear choice to you, but docking on a sunny, calm day can turn just as deadly--all...


Wilderness Survival Handbook: Primitive Skills for Short-Term Survival and Long-Term Comfort

by Michael Pewtherer

An essential guide to everything you need to stay sheltered, fed, healthy, and safe in the backcountry

Organized around the six essentials of survival (shelter, water, food, fire, comfort and health, and navigation),...


Paul Elvstrom Explains Racing Rules of Sailing, 2013-2016 Edition

by Soren Krause

Your comprehensive reference for sailboat racing

Paul Elvstrom Explains the Racing Rules of Sailing has accompanied sailors to regattas since 1965. This new edition of the book--known to all simply as "Elvstrom"...


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 Complete Trailer Sailor: How to Buy, Equip, and Handle Small Cruising Sailboats

by Brian Gilbert

A soup-to-nuts introduction to small, economical sailing craft

Trailer sailers--the smallest, most economical sailboats with sleeping accommodations--are a popular platform for learning the basics of sailing...


The Boat Galley Cookbook: 800 Everyday Recipes and Essential Tips for Cooking Aboard

by Carolyn Shearlock & Jan Irons

No matter what anyone tells you, boat cooking IS different from cooking ashore. The space is smaller, there's no grocery store 5 minutes away, you have fewer prepared foods and electric appliances, and food...


RICH JOHNSON'S GUIDE TO WILDERNESS SURVIVAL: How to Avoid Trouble and How to Live Through the Trouble You Can't Avoid

by Rich Johnson

Expert advice on staying safe in the outdoors from one of America's best-known survival writers

The best way to survive an extreme situation in the wilderness is to avoid it in the first place, says Rich Johnson...


Outboard Engines: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair, Second Edition: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair

by Edwin R. Sherman

The first edition of Outboard Engines set the standard for a clear, easy-to-follow primer on engine basics, troubleshooting, care, and repair. This new edition, significantly expanded, brings the subject up...


Where the Fish Are: A Science-Based Guide to Stalking Freshwater Fish

by Daniel Bagur

More science and less art leads to bigger fish and fewer tales

Most anglers rely on advice from fishing buddies or books by well-known but unscientific anglers. Here is a book that distills the science of fish...


Powerboat Handling Illustrated: How to Make Your Boat Do Exactly What You Want It to Do

by Robert Sweet

From docking to surviving storm waves, everything you need to know before you hit the water

Using hundreds of illustrations and photos, Powerboat Handling Illustrated shows you step-by-step how to do tasks such...


Wink

by Ed Hotaling

"May be the most fascinating untold sports story in American history."--Charles Osgood, anchor, CBS News Sunday Morning

"Winkfield's story is so incredible you'll find yourself wondering why you've never heard...