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Chapman Piloting & Seamanship (68th Edition)
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017, Chapman has been the one essential reference no boater should be without. Now fully updated, this authoritative book remains the indispensable resource for boating under power and sail. It includes:• Maintenance information for all marine engines including outboards and sterndrives• Tools and techniques of electronic navigation with Chapman's unsurpassed treatment of traditional chart-and-compass piloting skills• Marine communications• Anchors, safety gear, rope, hardware, and other essential equipment• Updated regulations; contact information for boating organizations; and engine, electronics, and other boating technologyWith photos, charts, drawings, and a comprehensive glossary of nautical terms, Chapman continues to be the fundamental guide to boating.NOTE: This is a Scratch & Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.
Celestial Navigation: A Practical Guide to Knowing Where You Are
Celestial navigation, in all its forms, is nearly as old as mankind. Anyone who can master its intricacies stands at the end of a long line of master navigators that is centuries old—an expert among many who would be lost with electronics.David Berson, a columnist for Ocean Navigator magazine and an instructor at both the Ocean Navigator School of Seamanship and onboard the training schooner Ocean Star, offers here an approach that is refreshing, unique, and sure to attract a new generation of readers looking to demystify this essential art for sailors.Through his hands-on coursework Berson has developed a practical and learnable method of teaching that has appealed to a new generation of students. He will share his proven method here for the first time.While many books on celestial navigation insist this age-old art is needed only when electronics fail, Berson uses a unique approach that allows boaters to combine both the modern and the traditional. No other books does that.In Celestial Navigation, as he does in his popular column and classes, Berson simplifies the math that so often frightens and deters potential students.Berson takes the same approach with his writing that he does with his classes and columns,informal true-life anecdotes that entertain as well as educate. To Berson, celestial navigation is personal and valuable. Anyone reading this book will catch his contagious enthusiasm.
A World of My Own
On Friday 14 June 1968 Suhaili, a tiny ketch, slipped almost unnoticed out of Falmouth harbour steered by the solitary figure at her helm, Robin Knox-Johnston. Ten and a half months later Suhaili,paintwork peeling and rust streaked, her once white sails weathered and brown, her self-steering gone, her tiller arm jury rigged to the rudderhead, came romping joyously back to Falmouth to a fantastic reception for Robin, who had become the first man to sail round the world non-stop single-handed. By every standard it was an incredible adventure, perhaps the last great uncomputerised journey left to man. Every hazard, every temptation to abandon the astounding voyage came Robin's way, from polluted water tanks, smashed cabin top and collapsed boom to lost self-steering gear and sheered off tiller, and all before the tiny ketch had fought her way to Cape Horn, the point of no return, the fearsome test of any seaman's nerve and determination. A World of My Own is Robin's gripping, uninhibited, moving account of one of the greatest sea adventures of our time. An instant bestseller, it is now reissued for a new generation of readers to been thralled and inspired.
First Aid at Sea (7th Edition)
(Wire Coil/Wire Combination)
This fully updated new edition of First Aid at Sea provides an easy-to-access instant guide to emergency first aid for all seafarers:- Color coded thumb index of emergencies for quick reference- Concise descriptions of medical conditions- Prioritized list of treatments- Ringbinding and waterproofed pages to withstand use at sea
Reeds Splicing Handbook
Splicing rope is an essential skill for any mariner. But the traditional 3-strand rope is fast disappearing. So how do you splice braided rope? Reeds Splicing Handbook tells you how.This is the definitive pocket-sized guide to all rope splicing techniques. Most of the techniques are quite easy to master--and also fun. Learn why splices are better--and stronger--than knots or shackles for joining or shortening rope, and follow the step-by-step photographs and clear instructions to find out how to splice any kind of line efficiently.Containing step-by-step photos and clear instructions, this colorful and easy-to-follow memory aid guides users every step of the way.
Instant Weather Forecasting: You Can Predict the Weather (5th Edition)
Instant Weather Forecasting has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published nearly 50 years ago. A brilliant concept, its winning formula of 24 clear color photographs of cloud formations and their accompanying explanatory text enables the reader to read the sky, pick up the clues, and predict what the weather will do. This revised and updated 5th edition takes into account the new ways users can receive professional weather forecasts, factor them into their own cloud observations, and develop an even better understanding of how the weather will change. This bestselling gem of a book will continue to be invaluable to anyone participating in outdoor activities, from farming, gardening, and walking to riding, golfing, flying, sailing, fishing--and of course holidaymakers.
Salty Dog Talk: The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions
Most of us never realize how many words and expressions used in everyday English have a fascinating nautical origin. This charming pocketbook explains the practical ship-board beginnings of over 200 such phrases-colorful, bizarre and surprising-and how they came ashore. For anyone with an interest in the sea & its traditions-landlubbers, boaters, historians, linguists.
The Rules Book: Complete 2017-2020 Rules
This best-selling pocket-sized racing rules book is unique in covering the rules by race situation and has been fully revised for this eleventh edition. The entire 2017-2020 racing rules are included. In revising The Rule Book to take account of the rule changes, Bryan Willis has maintained Eric Twiname's unique and much loved method of presentation.
How to Build a Boat: A Father, His Daughter, and the Unsailed Sea
Part ode to building something with one’s hands in the modern age, part celebration of the beauty and function of boats, and part moving father-daughter story, How to Build a Boat is a bold adventure.Once an essential skill, the ability to build a clinker boat, first innovated by the Vikings, can seem incomprehensible today. Yet it was the clinker, with its overlapping planks, that afforded us access to the oceans, and its construction has become a lost art that calls to the do-it-yourselfer in all of us. John Gornall heard the call.A thoroughly unskilled modern man, Gornall set out to build a traditional wooden boat as a gift for his newborn daughter. It was, he recognized, a ridiculously quixotic challenge for a man who knew little about woodworking and even less about boat-building. He wasn’t even sure what type of wood he should use, the tools he’d need, or where on earth he'd build the boat. He had much to consider…and even more to learn.But, undaunted, he embarked on a voyage of rediscovery, determined to navigate his way back to a time when we could fashion our future and leave our mark on history using only time-honored skills and the materials at hand. His journey began in East Anglia, on England’s rocky eastern coast. If all went according to plan, it would end with a great adventure, as father and daughter cast off together for a voyage of discovery that neither would forget, and both would treasure until the end of their days.How to Build a Boat celebrates the art of boat-building, the simple pleasures of working with your hands, and the aspirations and glory of new fatherhood. John Gornall “tells the inspiring story of how even the least skilled of us can make something wonderful if we invest enough time and love” (The Daily Mail) and taps into the allure of an ancient craft, interpreting it in a modern way, as tribute to the generations yet to come. “Both the book, and place, are magical” (The Sunday Telegraph).
Escape Under Sail
Selling up and escaping to sea on their own boat is a dream that many think they can never make happen. Escape Under Sail is here to show you that it can be done, and for less money that you might think.This book delves to the very heart of what it takes and shows you exactly how you can go from casual cruiser to long-term liveaboard. Escape Under Sail covers all of the crucial topics, including budget and costs, how to choose a boat, making sure crew are equipped and trained, letting go both practically and psychologically, preparation and provisioning, education and, most importantly, the challenges and rewards of living at sea.The book pays special attention to making the liveaboard dream come true for those with a limited budget, while providing further options for those with the means and desire to spend more and splurge where they like. Written in the voices of both authors, so you can follow their experiences from each of their perspectives, which are sometimes wildly different, this practical handbook is peppered with personal anecdotes and hard-earned wisdom. Light-hearted but informative, it contains all the questions, answers, lists, figures and diagrams you need to make your liveaboard dreams come true.
Cutty Sark: The Last of the Tea Clippers (150th Anniversary Edition)
An international icon and one of the fastest clipper ships in history, Cutty Sark is unveiled in all her splendour, having been fully conserved and radically renovated after the devastating fire of 2007.This brand new edition in celebration of her 150th anniversary tells the story of this world-famous tea clipper, from her early years sailing the seas as a global trader to her new life as a museum ship, following the most ambitious modern heritage project ever undertaken.
The Weather Handbook: An Essential Guide To How Weather Is Formed And Develops
The Weather Handbook is the essential guide to how the weather is formed, providing readers with the ability to look at the sky and interpret its signs, and combine this knowledge with information provided by professional forecasts to assess for themselves what the coming weather is likely to be.This handbook has been the standard reference for almost 20 years for students on Day Skipper and Yachtmaster courses, and the handbook of choice for skippers and crew of cruising and racing yachts. It has now been completely redesigned for the third edition to be more user friendly, with new photos and updated explanatory text.The book also addresses new sources of weather information that have exploded on to the market. There are countless websites and apps providing forecast data, and The Weather Handbook guides users in how to use and interpret this information for themselves.
Yachting: A Visual Celebration of Sailing Past and Present
Le Carrer, Olivier
What makes yachting so very special? Sailing journalist Olivier Le Carrer takes us on a journey to the iconic places of the yachting world, from Cowes to Antigua, the Mediterranean and Auckland, in order to find out. Looking at what drives sailors in this sport, the rise of fashion in yachting clothing and accessories, the important personalities and even the sport's portrayal in art and film, the author explores the essence of yachting, its values, its exhilaration and its atmosphere. Racing also plays an important role and stunning photography follows the history of the America's Cup, imposing J Class yachts as well as the single-handed Transat. Although yachts are simply pleasure boats, regardless of size, they are important in the lives of many people. This book pays homage to the beauty of these craft and to the seamanship required to sail them well. Featuring: - the great racing regattas (from Cowes Week to the America's Cup, the Fastnet Race and Sydney-Hobart Race) - cult sailing venues (St Tropez, Porto Cervo, Newport Rhode Island, the Solent) - iconic characters and celebrities who characterize yachting as a sweeping global leisure pursuit (Aristotle Onassis, Errol Flynn, Sir Peter Blake, Sir Thomas Lipton) - yachting's influence on glamor and design (the timeless fashions yachting has inspired--the blazer, Dockside shoes, stripey Breton jumpers)
GMDSS: A User's Handbook (6th Edition)
The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)--the revolutionary maritime equivalent of 911--provides a fast and efficient way of calling for assistance at sea, whatever the size of craft or its location. Denise Bréhaut explains the system and clearly outlines the procedures required to get help quickly, as well as covering the syllabi of the General Operator's Certificate (GOC), the Long Range Certificate (LRC), and the Restricted Operator's Certificate (ROC). Concise descriptions of channel usage, call signals, types of transmission modes, and all the various equipment involved-both aboard and throughout the entire system--allows novices as well as long-time users to thoroughly understand this life-saving communication system. Maps of INMARSAT areas and clear instructions for step-by-step distress communication protocols make this THE GMDSS bible. The sixth edition of GMDSS incorporates all the changes to the regulations that came into force in 2009 as well as the 2016 system updates.GMDSS: A User's Handbook has proven an invaluable reference for exam candidates and equipment users for almost twenty years, both in UK and North America. The clear and lucid text is supported with illustrations, handy Q&A sections, and a quick-reference review guide for GOC and LRC students.Since it was first published, this book has helped explain the system for anyone using GMDSS and has been excellent pre-course reading for students.
Rowing for My Life: Two Oceans, Two Lives, One Journey
Just out of college, newly wed, and set up with her husband Curt in a small town in New York, Kathleen Saville quickly realized that an ordinary life working for a better used car and a home with a mortgage would never satisfy her thirst for freedom and adventure. The year before, she and Curt had retraced Henry David Thoreau's canoe journey through the Maine Woods, and both were veteran rowers. Inspired, she suggested that they row across the Atlantic Ocean. Returning to her hometown, living on a shoestring, they built their own twenty-five-foot ocean rowboat. They set out from Morocco and, tested by adverse currents, gales, and their own inexperience, accomplished the near impossible.Three years later, while they attempted to row across the Pacific, Curt was washed overboard and lost their sextant—their only means of navigation. Now, besides confronting fatigue, storms, sharks, and deadly reefs, they had to find a way to avoid becoming lost at sea and succumbing to starvation. Their ordeal in completing their crossing exposed the fissures in their marriage, and in this and subsequent adventures, Kathleen was forced to confront the difference between courage and foolhardiness. Cinematic, suspenseful, heartbreaking, and ultimately triumphant, her story of an unraveling marriage is also the account of finding her true self amid the life-and-death challenges at sea.
Reeds Superyacht Manual
Reeds Superyacht Manual, published in association with Bluewater Training, is the first and best reference manual for everyone involved with yachts large and small, under sail or power, from deckhands to skippers and owners.There is extensive coverage for leisure and professional yachtsmen, including: - key information for all required courses at all levels from STCW crew basic training through RYA Yachtmaster™ Offshore to MCA Officer of the Watch (Yacht) - comprehensive treatment of safety, sea survival, first aid, fire fighting, navigation, seamanship, meteorology, marine radio, and general ship knowledge - additional section on marine law, including international and flag state requirements - easy guide to the Collision Regulations, as well as their full textWell-illustrated and user-friendly, this is the complete reference for all those involved with private or commercial yachts worldwide.
Narrowboat Life: Discover Life Afloat on the Inland Waterways
Narrowboat Life is a fascinating and visually stunning insight into what it's like to have a narrowboat as your home, answering the delightfully nosey questions on the ins and outs of liveaboard life on the beautiful inland waterways.
Reeds Cooking at Sea Handbook
Eating at sea does not have to be a drudge - as many a salt knows, eating pre-packaged breakfast, lunch, and dinner quickly becomes boring. This handy pocket-sized galley reference is packed with invaluable advice for feeding a hungry crew for a weekend, a week, a month or even a long-term cruise or ocean passage. Brodie shows how to prepare and cook interesting, varied, and delicious meals with the minimum of space, equipment, and - most importantly - hassle. A third of the book contains simple but delicious recipe ideas, and the entire book is packed with tips, tricks, and guidance from someone who learned all the secrets (and the pitfalls) during a two-year cruise with only a single paraffin burner.
The bestselling companion volume to Yachtmaster for Sail and Power, by the same author, provides practice exercises and test papers for students working towards their RYA Yachtmaster certificates of competence - whether sail or power.Including a free practice chart, along with extracts from tide tables, almanacs and pilotage notes, this essential revision guide enables students to work on real sailing scenarios and plot their own courses without the need for any other material.Completely revised for the fourth edition, with new questions and examples as well as new photography and illustrations, this is an invaluable course book for anyone studying for the RYA exams or simply brushing up on their navigation skills.
Yacht Were You Thinking? An A-Z of Boat Names Good and Bad
Naming a boat is never easy. Many skippers fear that someone else might have nabbed their brilliantly original name first - or ruined it forever by reducing its reputation to snicker-worthy derision. Some skippers are desperate enough to consult the sort of people who think Booty McBoatface would be a good choice.Featuring hundreds of names both common and uncommon, from the eminently inspired to the woefully unfunny, Yacht Were You Thinking? explores the history behind the more famous names and the bizarre stories behind the stranger ones.It also answers one of the most important questions new skippers are bound to worry about: what might this name say about me?
Stress-Free Motorboating: Single and Short-Handed Techniques
Stress-Free Motorboating is the answer to all single and short-handed crews' prayers. Extensively illustrated with step-by-step photographs and diagrams, this highly practical handbook tackles the most common motorboating scenarios anyone will ever have to manage, whether cruising along a river or around the coast.The author covers groundbreaking and dependable procedures for getting off (and then back on to ) a berth, anchoring, picking up mooring buoys, boat-handling in tides and fast-flowing rivers, managing locks and even picking up a man overboard. QR codes link to helpful instructional action videos to clarify the procedures, and invaluable advice is given about fuel monitoring, engine care and maintenance - in fact all the essential issues that affect motorboats.Whether you're aboard a sports runabout or a 60-foot displacement cruiser, crossing the Channel or pottering along a river or coast, Stress-Free Motorboating will make life aboard that much easier - and with less stress comes more enjoyment for everyone.
Reeds Nautical Almanac 2019 (Reed's Almanac)
Towler, Perrin (Edt)
Reeds Nautical Almanac is the indispensable trusted annual compendium of navigational data for yachtsmen and motorboaters, and provides all the information required to navigate Atlantic coastal waters around the whole of the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and the entire European coastline from the tip of Denmark right down to Gibraltar, Northern Morocco, the Azores and Madeira.The 2019 edition continues the Almanac's tradition of year on year improvement and meticulous presentation of all the data required for safe navigation. Now with an improved layout for easier reference and with over 45,000 annual changes, it is regarded as the bible of almanacs for anyone going to sea.The 2019 edition is updated throughout, containing over 45,000 changes, and includes: 700 harbour chartlets; tide tables and tidal streams; buoyage and lights; 7,500 waypoints; invaluable passage notes; distance tables; radio, weather and safety information; first aid section. Also: a free Marina Guide.
Reeds Nautical Almanac 2017 (Reed's Almanac)
Reeds Nautical Almanac is the indispensable trusted annual compendium of navigational data for yachtsmen and motorboaters, and provides all the information required to navigate Atlantic coastal waters around the whole of the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and the entire European coastline from the tip of Denmark right down to Gibraltar, Northern Morocco, the Azores and Madeira.The 2017 edition continues the Almanac's tradition of year on year improvement and meticulous presentation of all the data required for safe navigation. Now with an improved layout for easier reference and with over 45,000 annual changes, it is regarded as the bible of almanacs for anyone going to sea.The 2017 edition is updated throughout, containing over 45,000 changes, and includes: 700 harbour chartlets; tide tables and tidal streams; buoyage and lights; 7,500 waypoints; invaluable passage notes; distance tables; radio, weather and safety information; first aid section. Also: a free Marina Guide.NOTE: This is a Scratch & Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.
Reeds Maritime Meteorology (Reeds Professional, Fourth Edition)
The fourth edition of this established and popular text analyses the elements and forces which contribute to maritime meteorology and the principles which govern them.Written primarily for serving and trainee deck officers, those studying for certificates of competency in merchant shipping and fishermen, Reeds Maritime Meteorology analyzes the elements and forces which contribute to maritime meteorology and the principles which govern them. Updated to include the latest developments in the use of satellite technology in forecasting, Navtext and the ramifications of GMDSS, the book examines:- cloud formation and development- precipitation and thunderstorms- atmospheric pressure and wind- ocean currents and swell- tropical revolving storms- the development and distribution of sea ice- weather routeing- passage planning- the management and care of cargo in heavy weatherThis revised edition covers significant developments in the variety of forecasts available for the seafarer, coverage of global warming and weather routing options, as well as updates throughout in line with technological advancements and research discoveries, and updates to the exam questions at the end of each chapter.
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