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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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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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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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Into The Bermuda Triangle

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by Gian Quasar
Still unsolved, still baffling, still claiming new victims - Here are the untold stories. A pilot reports a strange haze enveloping his plane, then disappears; eleven hours after fuel starvation, as if calling from a void, he is heard 600 miles away. He requests permission to land, then vanishes forever. A freighter steaming over placid seas disappears without a trace. A pleasure yacht ghosts past without a...
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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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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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Captain's Quickguides-Sail Trim & Rig Tuning

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by Bill Gladstone
This title provides the essential information every boater needs - onboard and at your fingertips. On the water, when questions arise, there is no time to spend searching through an exhaustive manual. The Captain's QuickGuides provide all the answers - fast. Drawn from the world's largest boating library, each laminated QuickGuide presents 14 colour panels of authoritative, concise information on a critical...
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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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How to Get a Job You Love 2017-2018 Edition

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by Lees, John
The nation's much loved careers guide book is back! How To Get A Job You Love is a blueprint for anyone looking for work or planning a career change. Whether you're looking for your first job, a graduate or an experienced professional, this book will guides you through the process accompanied by a series of exercises to help you decide what kind of role suits you. New Features in the 2017-18 edition incl...
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The One Pan Galley Gourmet

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by Don Jacobson
How to prepare fast, simple, fabulous meals afloat? Now you can turn even a one-burner galley into a gourmet kitchen and enjoy hot, wholesome, delicious meals wherever your boat takes you. Want apple pancakes for breakfast? Quesadillas for lunch? Saucy chicken with noodles and green peppers for dinner? All you need is one pan, the right ingredients, and a little help from "The One Pan Galley Gourmet". This ...
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Changing Course-A Woman's Guide to Choosing the Cruising Life

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by Cantrell, Debra Ann
'The essential first step for all couples planning to sail away; this is a must-read' - Paul and Sheryl Shard, authors of "Sail Away"! '"Changing Course" is the first book that honestly evaluates the transition to life afloat' - Beth Leonard, author of "The Voyager's Handbook". Debra Ann Cantrell faced a dilemma when her husband proposed living and cruising on a boat. She would lose a career she loved and, ...
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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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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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Fast Track to Cruising

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by Steve Colgate
From first sail to cruising a mid-sized sailboat, here is a how-to book tailored to would-be sailors with big dreams and little time Like the "Fast Track to Cruising" course, this book starts with the basics of sailing and moves the reader quickly through days ailing to cruising. The first half covers all the steps from learning to sail to live-a-board cruising in outline format, offering synopses of key in...
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New York City: 15 Walking Tours

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by Gerard R. Wolfe
This updated edition of one of the most popular guides to New York's architecture includes 15 walking tours of the city's most important structures and neighborhoods. Along with easy-to-follow street maps and travel directions, readers will find fascinating and rare details that put architectural history into fascinating context. The updates include: a new Foreword that discusses the events of September 11t...
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Certified Divers

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by C Coleman
Declare your diving independence. Now that you've got your diver's certification, make the most of it! "The Certified Diver's Handbook" supplies all the advice and information you need to make diving an ongoing and rewarding part of your life. This definitive, real-world guide is packed with helpful facts and suggestions on everything from equipment, safety, and rescue procedures to techniques for shore div...
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Powerboat Care and Repair

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by Alan Berrien
This title features do-it-yourself troubleshooting and maintenance prescriptions from the Boat Doctor himself. The boat-maintenance bible for small powerboats, "Powerboat Care and Repair" covers all you need to know to keep your boat running and looking like a million bucks. You'll find step-by-step guidance on: troubleshooting electrical wire and gear; electrolysis and how to protect your boat's underwater...
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The Dictionary of Nautical Literacy

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by Robert McKenna
'One of those rare reference guides that is as much fun to read as it is useful' - Nathaniel Philbrick, author of "In the Heart of the Sea". "The Dictionary of Nautical Literacy" is the first book to chart the culture of the sea - a comprehensive and entertaining reference for all those with an interest in things nautical. More than 3,500 entries describe the ideas, events, and individuals that have shaped ...
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