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Survive the Savage Sea

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by DOUGAL ROBERTSON
After their 43-foot schooner was stove in by a pod of killer whales, the six members of the Robertson family spent 37 days adrift in the Pacific. With no maps, compass, or navigational instruments, and rations for only three days, they used every survival technique they could as they battled 20-foot waves, marauding sharks, thirst, starvation, and exhaustion.
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Sea Vagabond's World

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by BERNARD MOITESSIER
"I would like now to write a practical book that will cover three topics: boats, the sea, and the beachcombing life." These were the thoughts of Bernard Moitessier after he finished writing his last book, Tamata and the Alliance, while in Polynesia. The great master died in 1994 and never completed the book, but here it is, meticulously collected from hus many writings, published and unpublished, by his com...
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Celestial Navigation In A Nutshell

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by Hewitt Schlereth
Celestial navigation is an essential tool for those who do not wish to be caught short when modern technology fails. The basic process is simple - take a sight with a sextant, establish a secondary reference or benchmark sight, compare the two sights and plot the result of the comparison on a chart. Schlereth demonstrates how to take sight by the sun, moon, stars and planets, discussing the advantages of ea...
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Last of the Sailorman

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by Bob Roberts
This work brings to life the last days of carrying cargo under sail, written in Bob Roberts' lively and evocative style.
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Sailing For Fun

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by A C Stock
High adventure on a small budget - this is Charles Stock's philosophy as he cruises his midget 16 -foot gaff-rigged sailing cruiser Shoal Waters on the Thames Estuary, having logged 68,000 miles since 1963. No engine, no electronics. The art of pottering taken to its zenith, and happiness achieved with great simplicity. There's a lesson here for all of us who hanker after the South Seas!
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Amulet - Sailing to the Western Isles

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by Bob Orrell
Saved from an inglorious end as a garden ornament, Amulet a 26-foot wooden keel boat, amateur built in Fort William, Scotland in 1964, was restored by Cumbrian based author and charter yacht skipper, Bob Orrell. The story is a humorous account of the author's love hate relationship with Amulet during the eighteen month restoration and the subsequent voyage from Maryport, on the Cumbrian coast to the Western...
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AB Sea - A Loose Footed Lexicon

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by Jack Lagan
A guide to the language and lore of 21st century seafarers. Full of practical advice, this is a dictionary with a difference: many words are illustrated by passages from classic books of the sea, yet more by the experiences of the author aboard an American schooner.
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Rough and Tumble

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by Bob Roberts
Bob Roberts and his friend Bully worked nights and saved every penny they could make to buy Thelma, a 27-foot Looe smack, and fit her out for her epic voyage. After testing her out in the North Sea, they headed for Panama, by way of Madeira and the Azores. Australia was in their minds, as times were hard in England. Their plans fell apart in the Cocos islands, where they were shipwrecked, and soon found the...
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A Mariner's Miscellany

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by PETER H. SPECTRE
The editor of the best-selling annual Mariner's Book of Days assembles some of his favourite classic nautical material into an amalgam of practical information about boats, anchors, rope and ballast, together with poetry, legend, lore, language of the sea, art, thoughts about literature and more. A rich collection of maritime knowledge. Fully illustrated.
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Creeping Up On Auckland

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by Courtenay Latimer
Presents a voyage undertaken by twelve people on a North Sea trawler in 1959, from England to New Zealand with adventures along the way.
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Rough Passage

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by R D Graham
In 1934 Commander Graham set off singlehanded from Falmouth in Emanuel, a tiny seven-ton cutter, on a voyage to Labrador. On the passage home in heavy gales, the boom was smashed and the trysail ripped to shreds. Eventually he made Bermuda.
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Gossip

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by Cecily Gould
This is the story of a most unusual man, Dambom, his yacht "Gossip" and his family who grew to love and crew her from small children and throughout their lives. "Gossip"'s many adventures both home and abroad are recounted here. Sister ship to the celebrated "Firecrest" in which Alain Gerbault made the first single-handed Atlantic crossing from east to west in 1923, "Gossip" was in turn being prepared for t...
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Breeze For A Bargeman

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by Bob Roberts
An exciting sailing narrative evoking a vivid picture of Bob Robert's time in the Thames sailing barge Cambria. In this book he introduces some of the colourful characters that he met over the years in those trading days. Then he became part owner of the Whitstable fishing vessel Quartette and made passage to Rio de Janeiro encountering various adventures on the voyage. Quartette was sold in Port of Spain a...
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Transatlantic At Last

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by Helen Tew
Helen Tew sailed across the Atlantic in a small boat at the age of 89. This is a remarkable book about a remarkable life, by a remarkable woman whose sense of adventure is both infectious and inspirational.
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Letters From High Latitudes

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by Dufferin and Ava, Frederick Temple Hamil
In 1865, Lord Dufferin, a young Anglo-Irish peer, commissioned the schooner Foam and sailed to the Arctic. The lively style and humour of his account of the voyage won instant success and the book became an Victorian bestseller.
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Captain's Guide to Liferaft Survival

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by Michael Cargal
This text contains everything a castaway needs to know to survive in a liferaft and get rescued as quickly as possible. It draws on contemporary research in equipment, techniques and emergency medicine. It tells how to abandon ship, make a solar still and choose a liferaft and medical care.
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The Compleat Cruiser

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by L FRANCIS HERRESHOFF
This monologue on cruiser boating discusses shoal versus deep draft, accommodation plans, the proper fish chowder, rowing techinques and the blessings of a heads equipped with a cedar bucket, among other subjects.
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An Old Gaffers Tale

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by MARTIN EVE
This is the story of Privateer, a traditional old gaffer built in the 1940s as a fishing smack and converted in the boatyard in Boston.
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Schooner Integrity.

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by Frank Mulville
The schooner Integrity was built in a famous boatyard in the 1960's in Massachusetts, and she was the dream boat of her owner, Waldo Howland. She cruised in the West Indies and crossed the Atlantic to visit Ireland and England. Then she was sold, and there began a chain of events which led to adventure, chicanery and eventually tragedy.
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Northwest Passage Solo

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by DAVID SCOTT COWPER
Cowper was the first to make it single-handed through the Northwest Passage, in converted life-boat the Mable E. Holland. Blocked by pack-ice, he left her over winter in the Artic where she was sunk by the ice. There followed a two year struggle to recover her and continue the journey.
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