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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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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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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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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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Celtic Ring

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by BJORN LARSSON
Bjorn Larsson's descriptions should strike a chord with everyone who has sailed a small boat in the Western Isles. Interwoven with these descriptions is the sailing narrative.
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The Voyage of the Cap Pilar

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by ADRIAN SELIGMAN
Adrian Seligman served before the mast in square rigged ships and came home to find his grandfather had left him some money - enough to buy a three-masted barquentine. With an amateur crew and his wife, he sailed to Rio, Tristan da Cunha and Cape Town, then across the Southern Ocean to Sydney.
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Winter Away From Home

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by R UNWIN
Around the end of the 16th century, several expeditions had undertaken to establish a north-east passage, but sea-fogs, pack-ice and the confusing geography of the coast of Russia consistently frustrated them. No-one pursued the idea of a north-east passage with such tenacious skill as the Dutch sailing-master William Barents. The glory and failure of his third voyage, with which this book is concerned, was...
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Slope of the Wind

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by A SELIGMEN
In this tale of life at sea the author tells of voyages round the Horn and his time in the Aland Islands where he fitted out a small boat and sailed with the lovely Elsa. He describes the trials and pleasures of life under sail, including adventures with sharks, drunken captains and a stowaway.
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Mate of the Caprice

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by Gordon Brown
In the 1930s, hundreds of barges sailed the crowded waters of the Thames estuary carrying up to 100 tons of every sort of cargo - wheat and barley, coal, gun powder, cement and gravel. These remarkable craft were worked by a crew of two - skipper and mate. Here, the shipmate tells his story.
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