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Busy Boats
Tony Mitton
0753459167
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Come along with silly animal sailors as they go out fishing, zip along in a motorboat, and take a trip on a mighty cruise ship.

About the Author
Tony Mitton is a widely anthologized children's poet, as well as a teacher and performing poet. His Royal Raps won the 1997 Nottinghamshire Libraries/Dillons Children's Book Award. Tony teamed with illustrator Ant Parker on several books, including Dazzling Diggers, Roaring Rockets, and Terrific Trains. Ant Parker studied drawing and printing at the Bath Academy of Art in England and has taught papermaking, printing and bookbinding workshops for children. Toddlers and parents around the globe have discovered the irresistible appeal of his wacky cartoon characters in Flashing Fire Engines, Terrific Trains, Dazzling Diggers, and...


Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 64th Edition
Elbert S. Maloney
1588160890
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This new edition of the classic reference used by boating schools and recommended by the Coast Guard Auxiliary covers every imaginable topic related to both powerboats and sailing ships, from emergency procedures and international signals at sea, to weather conditions, knots, navigation and much more. This heavy dose of information is presented in an easy-to-understand text and a user-friendly design that features sidebars, color and b&w illustrations, maps, etc. While the scope of the book may be more than a casual boater needs, the author assumes many readers are novices. For example, he says, "Among the most important of all piloting tools are ordinary pencils and erasers. Pencils should be neither too hard nor too soft ." More experienced sailors might know this, but a weekend boater may not think to bring...


2006 Wooden Boats Wall Calendar
Noah Publishing
096089649X
July 2005
Wall Calendar
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Along the Edge of America
Peter Jenkins
0395877377
Sept 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
In the past, Peter Jenkins' explorations (The Walk West, A Walk Across America, The Road Unseen) have been confined to land, but now Jenkins takes to the watery edge of the Gulf Coast, traveling in a 25-foot cruiser from the Florida Keys to Texas cattle country. Jenkins's riveting storytelling is all the more fascinating because his adventure is not just a paean to dare-devil accomplishments. Jenkins explains from the start that this trip was meant to renew the confidence he'd had before a bad divorce laid him low. But while he rediscovers his zest for life, he also learns how to operate a boat, navigate a storm, and avoid getting hijacked--all the while sharing the stories of the individuals he meets, from the alligator-wrestling Parker brothers to Mr. James Bloodworth and Bloodworth's Drugstore, where...


Who Sank the Boat
Pamela Allen
069811373X
March 1996
Paperback
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Card catalog description
The reader is invited to guess who causes the boat to sink when five animal friends of varying sizes decide to go for a row. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


The Fiberglass Boat Repair Manual
Allan H. Viatses
0071569146
Oct 1988
Hardcover
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Review
Boatbuilding : ``The definitive book on cosmetic repairs, as well as major structural repairs to hulls and decks, delamination, refinishing, blistering, etc.''
Sailing : ``The aroma of resin wafting out of this manual is refreshing. This book will save you money and grief before you can say woven roving.''

Sailing
"The aroma of resin wafting out of this manual is refreshing. This book will save you money and grief before you can say woven roving."

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Wind and Water: Boating Photographs from around the World
Onne Van der Wal (Photographer)
0821228447
April 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
An award-winning nautical photographer and former yacht racer portrays the power of the ocean and the blowing wind in 114 awe-inspiring images. In one shot, the star-studded sail of America’s Cup champ Endeavour unfurls beautifully over the sea. In another, a Swan 77 "slams into a wave off Beavertail, Jamestown, Rhode Island." Van der Wal also captures homey behind-the-scenes details, such as yellow raingear-clad sailors doing maintenance work on a schooner. And not all the images are of racing boats—among the highlights are shots of a rustic fishing boat beached in Chile and a hand-built Kayuka. The author’s respect for maritime history and tradition is evident, and his photos pay homage to the passions of boat-lovers around the world.Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed...


How to Read a Nautical Chart
Nigel Calder
0071376151
Aug 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
A PAPERBACK ORIGINAL The best handbook on chart usage, from one of the most trusted names in boating In 2000, the U.S. government ceased publication of Chart No. 1 , the invaluable little book that generations of mariners have consulted to make sense of the complex system of signs, symbols, and graphic elements used in nautical charts. Now Chart No. 1 is not just reborn but expanded and improved in How to Read a Nautical Chart . The demand for a book like this has never been greater. Arranged and edited by Nigel Calder, one of today's most respected boating authors, and containing four-color illustrations throughout, How to Read a Nautical Chart presents a number of original features that help readers make optimum use of the data found in Chart No. 1 , including a more intuitive format, crucial background...


Boats
Byron Barton
0694011657
May 1998
Board Book
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Book Description
Fishing boats and ferryboats.Sailboats and tugs.Boats on the water.Come aboard.

Card catalog description
Depicts several kinds of boats and ships. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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The Classic Outboard Motor Handbook
Peter Hunn
0760315523
Nov 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Enthusiasts of vintage outboard motors fall into two categories. First, there is the tinkerer or sportsperson who buys an old motor at a yard sale with an eye on restoring and actually using it. Second, there is the enthusiast who performs a complete, authentic restoration for the pure satisfaction of returning a vintage piece of machinery to its original condition. Often this second motor will become a static display, taken out for the occasional boat show.This how-to book caters to both groups by presenting case studies covering five of the most typical motor types: an antique 1922 Johnson Waterbug, a classic 1955 Evinrude Sportwin 10, an air-cooled bargain 1957 Comanco, a late-model 3.9hp single 1964 Mercury, and a 1950s electric Minn-Kota. The case studies discuss principles applicable to all vintage outboards and...


Chapman Boating Etiquette
Pat Piper
1588164497
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Chapman's indispensable "rule book" for boaters-now completely updated and thoroughly revamped, with all-new full color illustrations, a fresh contemporary design, and up-to-date information on boating etiquette.


Complete Idiot's Guide to Boating and Sailing
Frank Sargeant
1592573231
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Revised and updated—don’t leave the dock without it! Here is an excellent overview of both power boating and sailing that focuses on the techniques shared by both. Solid material any boater will need to know on buying a boat and the cost of ownership, marine power and motors, technology and weather, safety, navigation, and boat handling—as well as expanded coverage on sailing and a brand new chapter on personal watercraft—this is the only boating book to own.

Download Description
You're no idiot, of course. You can recite dialogue from every episode of Gilligan's Island, cook a delicious gourmet fish dinner, and even bait your own hook without feeling squeamish. But when it comes to boating, you don't know the bow from the stern. Don't abandon ship yet!...


First You Have to Row a Little Boat: Reflections on Life and Living
Richard Bode
0446670030
June 1995
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Bode ( Blue Sloop at Dawn ) uses his great love of sailing as a metaphor for the tides of life. Describing his own introduction to sailing at age 12, he stresses the importance of mastering the simple, small things before attempting more complicated actions. Later the author purchases a blue sloop, matures and, as a grown man with children, decides to sell the sloop and sail into new, uncharted waters, assuming he will never forget the many important lessons the boat taught him. Other themes include complacency ("Going with the Wind"), confusion ("Fogbound"), forgiveness ("A Forgiving Boat"), and violence ("A Lazy Sailor at Heart"). Determinedly inspirational, this book will appeal to admirers of Robert Fulghum et al. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the...


River-Horse
William Least Heat-Moon
0140298606
Apr 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Since hitting the American roads in Blue Highways nearly 20 years ago, William Least Heat-Moon has been following another calling--to traverse America by its rivers. "I wanted to see those secret parts hidden from road travelers," he writes. And from the waterways of his 5,000-mile voyage, Least Heat-Moon shares a sharp and stirring vision of America. Filling a small bottle with brine from the Atlantic Ocean, Least Heat-Moon and his wise companion, whom he calls "Pilotis," start up the Hudson River in a 22-foot C-Dory that Least Heat-Moon has named Nikawa--from the Osage words ni for river and kawa for horse. The voyage--from New York harbor to the Pacific Ocean--packs surprises, wisdom, regrets, mishaps, candor, and conversations that readers who savored Blue Highways and PrairyErth will delight in.

The impetus for...



Seaworthy: Essential Lessons from Boat U.S.'s 20-Year Case File of Things Gone Wrong
Robert J. Adriance
007145327X
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
You're safest on the water when you and your boat are seaworthy BoatU.S. provides marine insurance coverage to 250,000 American powerboaters and sailors, which makes its collection of claims reports one of the world's largest archives of boating accidents. For more than 20 years, as writer and editor of BoatU.S.'s quarterly publication Seaworthy , Bob Adriance has sifted and analyzed this rich trove to discover and highlight the profound lessons it contains. Here is the ultimate boater's guide to preventing, responding to, and surviving accidents under power or sail, including hurricane damage, lightning strikes, collisions, fires, groundings, sinkings, crew overboard, dismastings, and more. Experience may be the best teacher, but the lessons are a lot less painful when the experience is someone else's. Here...


Paul Elvstrom Explains the Racing Rules of Sailing with Other
Soren Krause
0071456260
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Paul Elvstrom Explains the Racing Rules of Sailing has accompanied sailors to regattas since 1965. This new edition of the book--known to all simply as "Elvstrom" and famous for its plastic boats and wind arrows--incorporates the complete text of the International Sailing Federation's (ISAF) 2004 rules changes. It features color-coded explanations and interpretations of the rules with the help of two-color bird's-eyeview drawings. It also offers a full-color chart of race signals, a graphic quick-reference locator for the rules, a summary of recent rules changes, and procedural notes for filing a protest.

About the Author
Soren Krause is a leading authority on the rules, a frequent judge on international regatta committees, and a member of the ISAF rule-making...


How to Draw Planes, Trains and Boats
Barbara Soloff Soloff Levy
0486433501
May 2004
Paperback
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The Intracoastal Waterway
Jan Moeller
0071422110
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Powerboat Reports
"... indispensable... Don't do the ICW without it." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Practical Sailor
"Unlike any other publication, its format is simply a mile-by-mile listing of every bridge, anchorage, marina, shoal and obstruction... It's the best [money] you'll ever spend." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Paddling South Carolina
Gene Able
0878441611
June 2001
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Boating 101: Essential Lessons for Boaters
Roger Siminoff
0071343296
March 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
No boater should leave the dock without reading this unique guide to the basics of boating. Roger Siminoff's decades of experience are boiled down into valuable, even life-saving advice on safety aboard...navigation...anchoring...dinghies...maintenance... sailing at night...and heavy weather.

From the Back Cover

Boating knowledge has never been this easy to acquire, at home or on the water.

The elements of seamanship are in your hands. In this handy little volume, Roger Siminoff shares the wisdom and practical experience he's earned the hard way--from years on the water.

How sharply you skipper your vessel and react to your fellow boater--staying keenly alert to your vessel and your surroundings--are all key to success, fun, and safety on the water.

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