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Marlinspike Sailor

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by Smith, Hervey Garrett
Hervey Garrett Smith was the foremost marine illustrator of the 1950s and 1960s, and his wonderful drawings of traditional ropework quickly propelled The "Marlinspike Sailor" to cult classic status when it was published in 1956. With the addition of a section on modern, synthetic rope in the 1970s, its popularity has continued undiminished to this day. It teaches a few basic knots - the bowline, sheet bend,...
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How Boat Things Work: An Illustrated Guide

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by Wing, Charlie
"Anyone who contemplates any onboard do-it-yourself work should have this book at his or her elbow."--Cruising World "This book reduces a boat to its most rudimentary parts in simple drawings and clear explanations. Fascinating to read, it's a perfect teaching tool."--Ocean Navigator Whether you're a new mariner or a lifetime veteran, How Boat Things Work is a resource you can't afford to be without. With i...
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Building Outrigger Sailing Canoes

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by Dierking, Gary
Build the fastest, most exoticsailboats around! Popular in Hawaii and throughout the South Pacificand Indian Oceans, outrigger canoes combine theromance of the South Seas with a ruthless efficiency ofdesign and breathtaking sailing performance. This is thefirst book to present complete plans and buildinginstructions for three outrigger sailing canoes. Based on traditional Hawaiian and Micronesian types, t...
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How to Sail Around the World

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by Roth, Hal
Whether you'd like to sail around the entire world or just part of it, the well-tested sea wisdom in "How to Sail Around the World" will make your voyage easier and more successful. Here's clear and authoritative information on how to buy a small sailing yacht at a modest price, how to sail her on a big ocean, and what it's like to live aboard. Hal Roth has been a long-distance sailor for 37 years. He has s...
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Mountaineering Handbook

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by C Connally
The first mountaineering instructional guide to focus exclusively on the kind of mountaineering most climbers do, and to collect the best modern practices in one popular resource Complete and up to date. Emphasizes the best modern practices for alpine rock, snow, and ice.Uniquely focused. Omits what is too basic such as camping and backpacking and what is too advanced, such as fifth-class climbing in its va...
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Nautical Knots Illustrated

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by Paul Snyder
Praise for the previous edition: 'The book's clear, sequential photographs include all the basics, including bends, splices, and line-handling tips' - "Ocean Navigator". 'Teaches the 20 most useful knots and splices with wonderful step-by-step photographs. Almost every knot is pictured on two facing pages, so the entire sequence is right before you' - "The Ensign". 'More than knots, [this book] is about rop...
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Ultralight Boatbuilding

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by TOM HILL
Ultralight canoes and small boats are things of beauty, their apparent delicacy concealing great strength. They are lapstrake-constructed from marine plywood planks, each plank overlapping the one below it in a gracefully curved hull. Epoxy glue along the laps gives the hull structural reinforcement, minimizing the need for framing and permitting an amazingly light structure. Round-bilged and elegant, they ...
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Building Classic Small Craft

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by Gardner, John
'Gardner's work has engaged and inspired more individuals connected with traditional small craft than will ever be counted' - "WoodenBoat". 'Ought to be considered the Bible on the subject' - "Cruising World". As Associate Curator of Small Craft at Mystic Seaport Museum from 1969 to 1995, John Gardner sought out the best examples of classic wooden boats and then measured them, drew them, and researched thei...
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Sextant Handbook: Adjustment, Repair, Use and History.

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by Bruce Bauer
Loran and GPS notwithstanding, there will always be a place for the sextant aboard any blue-water boat, if for no other reason than the thrill and mystery of finding one's position on earth by gazing at the heavens. Here is the indispensable reference that should accompany the instrument aboard. Cmdr. Bruce Bauer, a professional navigator and master mariner with the U.S. Merchant Marine, has distilled years...
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Sea Kayaker's Deep Trouble

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by Gronseth, George
'For many of us, a kayak is the means by which we can take in the full measure of the rich coastal environment. But the environment where air, water, and land meet is notoriously variable, and the intimate connection a kayak provides with that environment leaves us exposed and vulnerable to forces that can easily overpower us...Paddlers who invest time and effort and fully engage their senses not only have ...
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Rescue In The Pacific

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by TONY FARRINGTON
In June 1994, a dangerous "bomb" storm caught dozens of cruising sailors by surprise as they voyaged north from New Zealand. This is the true story of how nine yachts struggled to survive the hurricane-like conditions. Boats were battered by fierce winds and capsized by seas towering well over 50 feet high. Masts collapsed, rudders broke, and sailors lost steering control when they needed it most. This book...
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Cruising Cuisine

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by Pastorius, Kay
The simple and exciting recipes in Cruising Cuisine--everything from crowd-pleasing appetizers to tempting sauces and sinful desserts--are fresh, modern, healthful, and tailored to save cruisers time, energy, and effort. Here are more than 450 recipes for all gastronomical persuasions: Pear Crepes, Apple Pancakes, Porcini Mushroom Dip, Conch Fritters, Curried Rock Scallops, Basque-Style Chicken and Sausage,...
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The International Marine Book of Sailing

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by Robby Robinson
The International Marine Book of Sailing is a comprehensive, indexed manual containing need-to- know information for the sailor from the first afternoon of sailing to advanced racing and bluewater voyaging, featuring 1,000 colour photographs and illustrations.
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Cruising Multihull

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by White, Chris
Long typecast as the hotrods of the sea - fast but dangerous - modern cruising multihulls actually are among the safest and most comfortable cruising sailboats available. Modern multihulls offer significant advantages over single-hull sailboats: They sail faster, have more living space, they're more comfortable, more stable, they can sail safely in much shallower water, and, because their stability comes fr...
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Great Eastern RV Trips

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by GORDON & JANET GROENE
This title features 20 dream RV vacations for all seasons. How does an apple butter festival in autumnal New England sound? Or Mardi Gras in New Orleans when you're fed up with winter? How about a dazzling summer drive through Canada's Maritime Provinces, or a long lazy jaunt along the "lonely leg" of Florida's Gulf coast? Let experienced RVers Janet and Gordon Groene help turn your dreams into reality. Sin...
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Know your Boat

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by Kroenke, David M.
This is the owner's manual for the mechanically impaired sailor or powerboater. The simplest, least threatening guide to boat maintenance and repair ever written, "Know Your Boat" is dedicated to these propositions: that simply praying that nothing breaks on your boat doesn't prevent it from happening; that things don't often break when you're at the dock and help is convenient; that the things that go wron...
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Essential Sea Kayaker

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by Seidman, David
"The Essential Series" are your trusted guides. 'Does an excellent job' - "Sea Kayaker". 'A standout. Empathy for the reader - what a concept!' - "Canoe and Kayak" 'Filled with the details you need to make paddling safe and pleasurable' - "WoodenBoat". 'We needed a book of this quality' - "Atlantic Coastal Kayaker". Combining the logic of a lesson plan with the grace of informality, this book is the next be...
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Sea Kayaker's Pocket Guide

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by Johnson, Shelley
Like having a trusted guide at your side Ingenious, simple, and eminently practical, "Sea Kayaker's Pocket Guide" is all you need to get out on the water and start kayaking. Experienced kayak guide and instructor Shelley Johnson provides expert advice on pretrip planning, launching (and landing) your kayak, paddling tips, weather and navigation, safety and first aid, and leave-no-trace camping. This guide i...
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The Oceans

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by Ellen Prager
"[An] absorbing survey of oceanography...[this] elegant study is an excellent resource." - "Publishers Weekly". This is a fascinating examination of the earth's oceans. This exhaustive overview of oceanography captures the excitement of discovery in the making. "The Oceans" opens up the world of ocean science to the general reader and raises significant questions about the future of the ancient, nurturing o...
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Intrepid Voyegers

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by Tom Lochhaas
A lone man in a small sailboat races around the world with no competitors and gives birth to an exciting new sport; a teenage New York City bicycle messenger circumnavigates the globe alone in lieu of going to college; a series of minimalist sailors compete to see who can cross the Atlantic in the smallest boat: these are just a few of the dauntless adventurers whose stories you'll find in "Intrepid Voyager...
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