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Elements of Yacht Design

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by Skene, Norman Locke
This is the original edition of the classic book on yacht design and one of the most famous books on yacht design ever written. This book is a practical and concise presentation of some of the operations involved in designing yachts of all types. At last this book will be available for boatbuilders, aspiring naval architects and sailors who need it for frequent reference. The index has been completely revis...
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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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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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Ice Bears and Kotick

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by Peter Webb
“Ice Bears and Kotick” is the extraordinary true story of a boat journey that two men made for the fun of it. They rowed and sailed through pack ice, past glaciers and icebergs. They survived whales, polar bears, starvation and capsize.
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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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Cruise of the "Conrad"

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by Villiers, Alan
In 1934, Alan Villiers sailed a fully rigged ship around the world, commanding a band of young men in a two-year voyage. Here, he tells how he did his job.
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Navigation Through the Ages

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by Launer, Donald
Sailors have been navigating the seas for thousands of years, and navigational technology has progressed exponentially during that time. This concise yet comprehensive volume from popular Sheridan House author Donald Launer begins with the impressive developments in navigation undertaken by early seafarers, and follows the art and science of navigation through the ages to their culmination in the huge advan...
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Moitessier - A Sailing legend

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by Jean-Michel Barrault
In 1968 during the Golden Globe, the first solo non-stop race around the world, Bernard Moitessier sent the following message with a slingshot onto the deck of a freighter, ?I am continuing ?? With this unbelievable decision to turn his back on glory and money, when he had victory in his grasp, and continue sailing to the Pacific Islands after seven months at sea, he became a guru for all small boat sailors...
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Sailor's Weather Guide

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by Jeff Markell
Markell's handbook, now in a fully updated second edition, tells the sailor where to get the latest weather information and how to make the best use of it. Part one deals with the collection and distribution of weather information, as well as some of the author's thoughts on evaluating timeliness and accuracy. Part two covers several matters essential to the small boat sailor's understanding of the weather ...
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Understanding Boat Wiring

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by John Payne
This new series features easy-to-understand yet thorough treatments of technical issues facing every boat owner, sail or power. Each volume is fully illustrated with photos and technical drawings. Author John C. Payne is one of the foremost international authorities on marine electronics and the author of two major handbooks. Book 2, Understanding boat wiring, includes the following subjects: boat wiring st...
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Understanding Boat Corrosion

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by John Payne
Covers problems with metal corrosion on the hull and fastenings, lightning hazards and protection and electrical problems on a boat. It is part of series of books about technical issues facing every boat owner and is fully illustrated with photos and technical drawings.
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Understanding Boat Diesal Engines

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by John Payne
This volume offers a comprehensive coverage of marine diesel engine parts and what they do, checklists for regular engine care and maintenance and an overview of electrical systems. It is part of series of books about technical issues facing every boat owner and is fully illustrated with photos and technical drawings.
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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 favorite 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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