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New Zealand, a country ‘rinsed by the sea’, has a shipping ... read more
Traditional Yacht Navigation combines two of Jeff Toghill's most popular books - Coastal Navigation and Celestial Navigation - making this the essential handbook about small-boat navigation. Most small boats are fitted with electronic navigation systems. But electronic gear is notoriously problematic in a damp or wet atmosphe... read more
This title includes full-sized plans for 8 canoe designs, most of which are the author's own adaptations. The step-by-step directions are accompanied by more than 100 photographs and illustrations. Covering everything from safety in the boat to shop repairs, Gil Gilpatrick thoroughly explains the whys and shortcuts learned f... read more
With Bruce Beveridge, Scott Andrews and Art Braunschweiger. The name Titanic has become synonymous with catastrophe, the story of this luxurious liner legendary. Wrecked after colliding with an iceberg on her maiden voyage, the loss of around 1,500 lives among her passengers and crew has gone down in history as one of the mo... read more
A practical step-by-step guide to sailing that every sailor needs on board. It enables you to learn every aspect of sailing. It includes the latest developments in technology, design and sailing procedures as well as advice and information on types of craft, from dinghies to large cruisers and over 1,000 photographs and full-... read more
A guide that is designed to take the novice step-by-step through the stages of designing both power and sailing boats, explaining the reasons behind the procedures and using typical lines plans and working drawings to help understanding.
Even the most well designed boats will suffer from wear and tear due to normal use on the water. And accidents can result in damage which needs to be repaired on the spot. Highly illustrated, with step by step instructions, this book equips the reader with the vital skills needed to make those crucial repairs. The Boat Repair... read more
The third in a series of highly practical, hands on, step-by-step photographic manuals, Replacing Your Boat's Electrical System fills a gap in the market for the DIY boat builder and repairer. It is a subject covered only in piecemeal fashion by the yachting press, which, like general boat repair manuals, can't go into the le... read more
Tips to improve and quicken your boatkeeping, so you can stop working on your boat and go boating! "Quick and Easy Boat Maintenance" is perfect for boatowners who want simple, quick, cost effective ways to take care of their pride and joy. This bestselling resource is now updated to include green solutions, information about ... read more
Eileen Ramsay was at the centre of a unique period in yachting history, and this wonderful book, featuring her classic photography, celebrates an extraordinary woman and her extraordinary subjects. Eileen's heyday was between 1957 and 1970 - a time when eccentrics ruled, records were there for the setting, and women weren't o... read more
"The Big Book of Wooden Boat Restoration" is the perfect introduction or reference guide to wooden boat lovers both experienced and new. Author Thomas Larsson, one of Sweden's most experienced and premier wooden boat restorers, has gathered his thorough knowledge of the subject for the reader and placed it in this book with i... read more
From the people behind the UK's leading sailing magazine for cruisers comes Crash Test Boat, a dramatic documentation of controlled sailing disasters which has the potential to save the lives of each and every seaman who buys it. Crash Test Boat is unique in its field, with no other title on the market aimed at explicitly rev... read more
The complete and definitive bible of knots for seafarers. Featuring all the knots, hitches, bends, splices, whipping and decorative knotwork that you would find on a boat, this comprehensive bible of knots will help those who go to sea master every knot they will need. Over 200 knots are scored for strength, reliability, ease... read more
A sumptuous, large format pictorial and historical account of the life of businessman and boat builder Percy Vos, his boatyard at Westhaven, the boats he built and the people he worked with. Established in 1922, P.Vos Ltd built a wide range of boats from simple dinghies and runabouts to large luxury launches, yachts, fishing ... read more
The #1 boatbuilding guide now revised by the publisher of WoodenBoat and Professional Boatbuilder.
The Skipper's Cockpit Racing Guide is an at-a-glance reference for dinghy and yacht racers, covering everything they need to know to improve their performance - and win. From those in their first year of racing to old hands wondering why they're not winning, this splash-proof, lie-flat guide covers an enormous amount of detai... read more
This quarterly journal, since its launch in 1972, has been regarded as the world
A rare insight into this complex family of Scottish origin, its brilliant individuals and to the times when they were turning out the very best yachts and launches in the Southern hemisphere. Details of every known Logan vessel.
Boat noodling. Boat lovers suffer universally from this benign affliction. In its mildest form, boat noodling is nothing more than wondering why that sloop in the next slip is faster than yours. In a more significant manifestation it could mean serious daydreaming - drifting off for extended periods, sketching design ideas on... read more