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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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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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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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The Great Cruising Cookbook

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by John Payne
Here's a book to hurl at the culinary barbarian on your crew, though it's a lot more than a simple defense against digestion...John Payne, who writes with wit and clarity, makes the business of learning to be a good sea cook much more entertaining than it might otherwise be...All in all, this is an excellent guide to the task of providing good food afloat. Payne includes a lot of basic-but-need-to-know stuf...
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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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Wager

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by Woodman, Richard
Captain Cracker Jack Kemball of the tea clipper Erl King races Captain Richards of the Seawitch from Shangai to London. The wager: his daughter's hand in marriage.
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Metal Boats

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by KEN SCOTT
This updated new edition covers the design, building and maintenance of steel and aluminum boats, both power and sail.
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Chartering A Boat

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by Chris Caswell
When packing your duffel bag for a charter cruise, leave your expectations at home, open your mind and enjoy yourself to the fullest...it can be the most enjoyable vacation experience you ever had. Caswell explores the facts and fiction of the world of yacht chartering, dispels the myth that chartering a boat is only for the rich and shows us that for a reasonable price, anyone can enjoy the incredible suns...
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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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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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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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