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Motor Boats - Construction and Operation - An Illustrated Manual for Motor Boat, Launch and Yacht Owners, Operator's of Marine Gasolene Engines, and Amateur Boat-Builders

by Thomas Herbert Russell

This vintage book is an illustrated manual for motor boat, launch and yacht owners; operators of marine gasoline engines, and amateur boat-builders. It is a comprehensive guide to the design, construction, installation...


A Guide to Motor Boat Design and Construction - A Collection of Historical Articles Containing Information on the Methods and Equipment of the Boat Builder

by Various

This volume contains a collection of classic articles on the subject of designing and building motor boats, with information on equipment, methods, common problems, materials, where to begin, installing motors,...


Simple Boat-Building - Rowing Flattie, V-Bottom Sailing Dinghy, Moulded Pram, Hull for Outboard

by Geoffrey Prout

This vintage book is a complete and beginner-friendly guide to building boats, with information on the design and construction of a rowing ?flattie?, a V-bottomed sailing dinghy, a moulded pram, and more. It...


Gunning Punts - How to Construct, Care For, Manoeuvre and Hunt from Single Handed and Double Handed Punts

by Ralph Payne Gallway

This book contains a detailed guide to the hunting of wildfowl with the use of single and double handed punts. Complete with a wealth of extremely detailed diagrams and illustrations, this text is perfect for...


The Steam-Yacht 'North Star'

by Anonymous

This article, "The Steam-Yacht 'North Star,'" originally from the July 1853 issue of The Knickerbocker magazine, describes a yacht privately used by the Yankee millionaire Cornelius Vanderbilt III. 


Fifty Places to Sail Before You Die

by Chris Santella

Landlubbers joke that sailors are always wanting to head off to the ends of the earth, but Chris Santella takes that life-changing desire very seriously. In this, the third installment in his immensely successful...


Ocean Life in the Old Sailing Ship Days

by John D. Whidden

John D. Whidden started out at sea in 1834, at the age of twelve, and did not retire until 1870. 

This is his account of over a quarter-century spent on the high seas. 

Orphaned at five, nothing held Whidden...


How To Have A Perfect Boating Experience

by Jeannine.Hill

These Are Some Of The Tips You Will Find In The Book :

* Kinds Of Boats

* Buying A Used Boat

* Boat Maintenance

* Emergency Boat Repair

* Boating With Children

* Boating Etiquette For Guests

* Boat Safety

* A Brief...


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...


Biomechanics of Rowing

by Valery Kleshnev

In rowing, races are often won in spite of, not because of, technique and many misconceptions still preoccupy both rowers and coaches. This book explains the facts about rowing technique and will help you to...


BUILD YOUR OWN CANOE

by Dennis Davis

Build Your Own Canoe is a comprehensive, clearly structured and uncomplicated manual that guides the reader through the various stages of constructing an inexpensive, lightweight and versatile plywood canoe....