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Spiral-Bound, NOAA and NGA, 136pages, 11 x 8.5, ISBN: 9781937196295
This 130 page book describes the symbols, abbreviations, and terms used on paper NOAA nautical charts and for displaying NOAA electronic navigational chart (NOAA ENC®) data on Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS). The document also shows paper chart symbols used by the...

Flexicover, Jimmy Cornell, 352pages, 9.5 x 7.6, ISBN: 9781999722913
“ World Voyage Planner ” is a comprehensive guide for planning a voyage from anywhere in the world to anywhere in the world. The fully revised and updated second edition deals with all the elements that would ensure a successful voyage, by providing practical advice for would-be voyagers on...

Flexicover, Jimmy Cornell, 616pages, ISBN: 9781999722944
Reprinted October 2019 with updated information on the latest weather phenomena that have occurred since the publication of this edition in 2018. Long established as the bible for long-distance cruisers and a bestseller since its first publication in 1987, World Cruising Routes is a...

Concealed Spiral, Jimmy and Ivan Cornell, 136pages, 17.25 x 11.75, ISBN: 9781999722906
 The first edition, published in 2012, was based on satellite observations undertaken in the previous 20 years (1991-2011). The second edition is fully revised and updated by incorporating data gathered during the last five years (2011-2016).  So the data now spans 25 years and also...

Flexicover, Jimmy Cornell, 416pages, ISBN: 9780957262683
Jimmy Cornell’s latest book is based on his extensive knowledge of offshore cruising gained from an experience that stretches over four decades. Jimmy has sailed over 200,000 miles in all oceans of the world, including three circumnavigations as well as two voyages to Antarctica and a...

Hardcover, Kitty van Hagen, 256pages, 8.3 x 1 x 11.7, ISBN: 9781472935342
The  Pacific Crossing Guide  is a complete reference for anyone contemplating sailing the Pacific in their own boat. From ideal timing, suitable boats, routes, methods of communication, health, and provisioning to seasonal weather, departure and arrival ports, facilities, likely costs...

Paperback, USCG, 198pages, 9 x 6, ISBN: 9781937196233, Current Edition: Updated as of 5/2018
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Hardcover, Nigel Calder, 944pages, 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 9780071790338
Packed with new and updated information on every system found aboard virtually every pleasure boat. If it has screws, wires or moving parts, it's covered in this trusted manual. . Includes troubleshooting chart, clear illustrations.

Hardcover, John Rousmaniere, ISBN: 9781451650198
Completely revised and updated to address changes in technology and safety standards, this new edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing. Since the publication of the first edition in 1983, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship has set the standard by which other books on...

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Paperback, Herb McCormick, ISBN: 9781929214983
In As Long as It’s Fun, the biography of Lin and Larry Pardey, Herb McCormick recounts their remarkable sailing career—from their early days in Southern Cal. to their two circumnavigations to their current life in a quiet cove in New Zealand. Through interviews with their families, friends,...

Paperback, Eric Weiss, Michael Jacobs, 304pages, 4.5" X 6", ISBN: 9781594856600
* Advice for sailing, pleasure boating, fishing, and diving emergencies* More than 100 illustrations* Near-shore or out-at-sea first aid covered* As vital a piece of gear as your PFD and signal flares This new edition features the latest information on marine first aid. It includes chapters on...

Paperback, Ivar Dedekam, 80pages, 6.75 x 9.5, ISBN: 1898660670


Paperback, Jim Grant, 186pages, 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 9780070240803
For sailboat or powerboat owners who want to construct sail covers, awnings, biminis, dodgers, cushion covers, boat covers, weather cloths from traditional canvas or synthetic materials. Detailed instructions, clear and easy to follow. 180 illustrations.

Paperback, Charlie Wing, 320pages, 11 x 8, ISBN: 9780071446440
Keep your boat's electrical systems running and reliable. Boat owner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook is perfect for learning how your boat's electrical system and much of its equipment works, and it will be an invaluable guide when adding equipment as well. . This book needs to be in every...

Hardcover, Nigel Calder, 284pages, 7.5 x 95, ISBN: 9780071475358
The world's bestselling marine engine maintenance book got even better and more up-to-date. Lucid explanations, over 300 b&w photos and drawings of every diesel system and advice on what to do when things go wrong.

Paperback, Miner Brotherton, revised by Ed Sherman, 189pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780071392334
A clear, non-threatening introduction to 12-volt electrical systems used on small boats. Thoroughly updated as to modern equipment, materials and practices while retaining the simplicity that made the first edition a boating best-seller.

Paperback, Charlie Wing, 16pages, 4 x 9, ISBN: 9780071423700
An excellent, compact onboard reference to the most useful knots and line handling techniques. . 14 waterproof panels fold into a tidy and useful package.

Paperback, Charlie Wing, 16pages, 4 x 9, ISBN: 9780071423694
A great aid for the skipper who needs a quickly available source of steering rules information. Colorful, concise, compact. 14 waterproof panels. . Covers every rule and light a pleasure boater is likely to encounter.

Paperback, US Sailing, 160pages, 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 1882502868
A concise, up-to-date instruction manual for both coastal and offshore passage making. Includes seamanship, weather, equipment, coping with heavy weather, life aboard while under way, much more. Excellent photos, clear illustrations.

Paperback, Tom Cunliffe, 126pages, 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.4, ISBN: 9780976226161
Excellent grounding in traditional and up-to-date electronic navigation techniques for near coastal passage making. Clear, instructional text with excellent photos, drawings.

Fold out pocket guide -laminated, Nigel Calder, 16pages, 4.2 x 0.1 x 9, ISBN: 9780071592871
Your quick-reference, on-board guide to the symbology and shorthand notations used on nautical charts Nautical charts contain an incredible amount of information for those who know how to decipher them. But without a key to the symbology, a chart can be bewildering. Nigel Calder, one of today's...

Paperback, Gregg Nestor (foreword by John Vigor), 224pages, 9x6, ISBN: 9780939837724
In Twenty Affordable Sailboats to Take You Anywhere you will find in-depth reviews of twenty affordable, comfortable, and seaworthy sailboats. These boats range in size from 30-38 feet, an ideal size for the cruising couple, yet big enough to accommodate an occasional cruising hitchhiker or two....

Spiral-Bound, Kathy Parsons, 352pages, 8.1 x 7, ISBN: 9780967590516
This practical, easy-to-use guide provides the vocabulary and language skills necessary to cruise in French-speaking waters. . Whether your boating plans include the Caribbean, French Polynesia, Mediterranean or the canals of France, French For Cruisers gives you the tools you need to communicate.

Spiral-Bound, Kathy Parsons, 368pages, 8.5 x 6, ISBN: 9780967590523
This second edition of the popular Spanish for Cruisers has been greatly expanded so that it now covers ALL the language and vocabulary necessary to cruise the Spanish-speaking countries of the Caribbean, Central and South America and Europe. There is no other source that provides boaters and...
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