WOODEN BOATS OF THE ATLANTIC
Wayne Barrett & David Walker
In an age of fibreglass, the survival of wooden dories,
fishing boats, surfboats and other craft is due to the way they are
designed and built. Here some 20 types are captured in nearly 100 colour
photographs preserving their simplicity, their practicality and their
beauty for all time.
222 x 277 mm | 96 pp, illus. | ISBN 0 921054 54
8 | £14.95 SB hbk
A Manual of Medical Self-Sufficiency at Sea
Dr. Michael H Beilan
Thoroughly illustrated easy to follow, this layman's
guide by a seagoing physician covers a wide range of medical problems
and emergencies, and gives advice on such topics as preparing medical
histories of the crew, setting up a medical kit according to the type
of voyage to be made, determining priorities, and making a tentative
diagnosis. Don't leave port without it.
216 x 137 mm | 184 pp, illus | ISBN 1 57409 013
5 | £14.95 SH pbk
Restoring a classic wooden boat
The Lilibet Logs tells the story of a two-year restoration
project on a classic wooden sailing boat. It talks about the history
of the boat, the owner's history with boats, the purchase of the boat,
the process of restoration and the experience of learning to sail the
boat. The book is enlivened with the writer's unique observations about
the process, and the people and the places involved.
Starting with a brief background check on Jack's
boating experience, continuing with the process of choosing and buying
the boat, moving it across country, finding suitable work space, then,
through the restoration work itself,
this story of learning-while-doing, culminates in the reality that Jack
has never actually sailed before. Launching Lilibet and learning to
handle her on lake Minnetonka, where she is the biggest and oldest sailboat,
closes the circle on the story of The Lilibet Logs.
'If you are faced with a project-any project of any
kind-that seems more difficult than you can handle, read Jack Becker's
The Lilibet Logs. He did what most of us in the same position, given
the limited resources available, would see as undoable, and his description
of how he pulled it off makes an inspiring read'
Peter H. Spectre
mms • 192 pages Illus • ISBN 1574092383•
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BIG ON A SMALL SAILBOAT
Anyone who dreams of owning an affordable sailing
boat will be attracted by this book, which gives small boat sailors
and first-time boat buyers a good introduction to trailer-sailing. The
author shows how cruising on a small but properly equipped boat that
can be kept at home and towed to the water behind the family car can
be a satisfying and not very costly exercise.
229 x 151 mm | 208 pp, illus | ISBN 1 57409 007
0 | £13.95 SH pbk
GUIDE TO LIFERAFT SURVIVAL
Everything a castaway needs to know to survive in
a liferaft and get rescued as quickly as possible. Fascinating reading
at home, the book is essential at sea. Filled with useful experience
from the author's twenty years as a captain, it draws on the latest
research in equipment, techniques and emergency medicine.
'Without doubt, Captain Cargal's handbook is the
best and most comprehensive ever written on the subject.'
Sailing Inland and Offshore
216 x 138 mm | 182 pp illus. | ISBN 0 85036 418
3 | £14.95 SB hbk
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Your guide to a perfect holiday
A charter cruise can be among the most enjoyable
vacation experiences. Caswell explores the facts and fictions of the
world of yacht chartering, dispelling the myth that it is only for the
rich. Incredible sunsets, pristine beaches, and afternoons drifting
on sparkling waters are available to anyone.
'An ideal introduction for the novice traveller and
an invaluable reference for the seasoned charter
user friendly compendium of advice on everything from selecting the
right cruising area to dealing with problems common to chartering.'
260 x 180 mm | 224 pp, illus. | ISBN 1 57409 111
5 | £20.99 SH hbk
An entertaining and practical book by a former merchant
navy officer and writer on navigation, for those who wish to be less-dependent
on electronics. A variety of illustrated projects, show you how to make
traditional navigation instruments and explore some unusual and long-forgotten
'Mariners will love this book, which should be required
reading for small boat sailors. It is great fun and might just save
210 x 137 mm | 148 pp illus. | ISBN 0 95427 503
9 | £10.95 SBSH pbk
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Elliott Dunlap Smith and Thomas R. Moore
An invaluable compendium of the language of boats
and sailing - an authoratitive guide to the rich vocabulary sailors
use, and a key to correct and proper usage.
210 x 137 mm | 96 pp, illus. | ISBN 1 57409 117
4 | £8.99 SH pbk
And a few others
Thomas Firth Jones
Packed with photos and plans, and written with perception
and humour, this is an indispensable guide to the design and construction
of many types of small craft, using plywood, fibreglass and various
new materials and techniques.
'Anyone considering any level of boatbuilding will
want to have this book in his or her library.'
Good Old Boat
254 x 178 mm | 200 pp illus. | ISBN 1 57409 096
8 | £14.95 SHpbk
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IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE PRACTICAL SAILOR
Stephen J Fishman
This guide leads the reader through over 20 easy,
do-it-yourself projects, covering such matters as control lines, covers,
dodgers and biminis, refrigeration, bilge pumps, galley upgrades and
insulating the engine compartment.
an ideal guide for those who have neither
an unlimited array of power tools, nor the skills to use those tools
Sailing Inshore and Offshore
260 x 180 mm | 192 pp illus. | ISBN 0 71365 381
7 | £15.99 SH hbk
TO CHOOSE YOUR FIRST POWERBOAT
Buying a powerboat is a big financial commitment,
and a decision that will affect the quality of your leisure time for
years to come. Fortunately, the expertise you need to make a well-informed
first purchase or a worthwhile upgrade is now readily available in this
'This book is not limited to choosing your first
powerboat. it's also a good book to use as a checklist for your next
three or four purchases.'
216 x 138 mm | 192 pp, illus. | ISBN 1 57409 056
9 | £12.95 SH pbk
101 useful tips for every sailor
'The handiest sailing book ever
full of gems
that will keep any cruising sailor busy
The author has a keen
eye for noticing unusual solutions to common problems.'
229 x 149 mm | 128 pp, illus. | ISBN 0 71364 433
8 | £9.99 SH pbk
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