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Sailing Seamanship and Yacht Construction

Author : Uffa Fox
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Packed with information, ideas, and more than 300 excellent illustrations, this classic of the genre was written by the father of modern planing sailboats. Most of text focuses on individual vessels.

Uffa Fox s Second Book A Companion Volume to Sailing Seamanship and Yacht Construction With Over 350 Photographs and Diagrams

Author : Uffa FOX
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The Practical Encyclopedia of Boating

Author : John Vigor
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Presents a practical A to Z guide to boating, with tips on maintenance, navigation, and seamanship.

Picture History of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth

Author : William H., Jr. Miller
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Authoritative, profusely illustrated volume describes the ships' debuts, amenities, rivalry, and contributions during WWII. Also covered: their grand royal successors: Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2. 189 photographs.

Sinking of the Titanic

Author : Jay Henry Mowbray
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Spellbinding reports by survivors, rescuers, and others of boarding the lifeboats, parting with loved ones, watching the ship sink, and drifting until rescue. Remarkable 1912 "memorial edition," published shortly after the tragedy. Rare photographs.

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship Third Edition

Author : John Rousmaniere
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Offers information based on the sailing program of the U.S. Naval Academy, giving detailed instructions for all levels of experience on developing and maintaining effective sailing skills

MotorBoating

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Yachting

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Yachting

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The Rudder

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The Rudder

Author : Thomas Fleming Day
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Rudder

Author : Thomas Fleming Day
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Bibliography of Nautical Books

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Yachting

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Offshore Sailing 200 Essential Passagemaking Tips

Author : William G. Seifert
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In a book that is sure to become a classic, internationally respected boatbuilder, yacht manager, and delivery skipper Bill Seifert shares his hard-won solutions to a host of boat design, construction, and equipment issues and seamanship dilemmas. Unlike other books on the subject, Offshore Sailing doesn’t just tell readers what to do for safe and comfortable passage making; it shows them how to do it with clear, step-by-step instructions and nearly 200 detailed drawings and photographs.

Understanding Rigs and Rigging

Author : Richard Henderson
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Understanding Rigs and Rigging by Richard "Jud" Henderson provides you with a detailed look at a subject that is too important to gloss over. Beginning with a review of the history of sailboat rigs, Henderson moves quickly to modern fore-and-aft rigs, taking time for a sampling of the more exotic rig configurations that may be seen sailing today, such as the luna, modern Chinese lug rigs, cat ketches, and wing sails. There is a thorough look at masts and other spars, with a very complete discussion of wood, aluminum, carbon-fiber, and other materials as they are used in spar construction. You will find out how best to utilize your rig in a manner compatible with your sailing interests. There are chapters on standing and running rigging, with a detailed look at their components; discussions of rigging constructions such as wire and rod, and the most effective terminal fittings for each; and information on turnbuckles, chainplates, tangs, and backstay adjustors. Henderson gives you a comparison of halyards (should yours be all rope, or wire and rope?); a look at winches, cleats, blocks, and levers; and a most helpful section on deck layout. You will also read about sail trim and basic aerodynamics, and learn how to set up and tune your rig to optimize rake, shroud tension, lateral bend, mast flexing, and stay tension. The final chapter looks at improvements, modifications, and offshore rig considerations, including such elements as changing mast length and converting a sloop to a yawl or cutter, or vice versa. Throughout the book, Jud Henderson draws on his experience to focus on safety issues. For the newcomer and the experienced sailor alike, there is no excuse for putting a poorly selected rig in any boat that may venture offshore. Understanding Rigs and Rigging will provide you with the information you need to rig your boat properly. "This is an exceptionally detailed look at everything above the deck on a sailboat. Henderson is an experienced author and sailor, and he has organized a tremendous amount of information in one volume."--Yachting"Details specific enough to guide sailboat owners in assessments of their own rigs are the strength of this survey. After reading this book's recommendations on points as various as how to keep a mast heel dry and how to check for correct bend in shroud tangs, many readers will make some changes."--Soundings

Chapman Piloting Seamanship and Small Boat Handling

Author : Elbert S. Maloney
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With the 60th edition, Chapman's continues its tradition as the most up-to-date and authoritative book available for recreational boaters. Important changes include the latest word on all the new developments in safety systems and the fast-changing fields of marine electronics, radar, and communications. 1,500 photographs and 2-color line drawings.

Complete Yachtmaster

Author : Tom Cunliffe
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Includes: an analysis of a good skipper; the theory and practice of sailing; seamanship; navigation, including plotters and PCs; meteorology; heavy weather and stability; and coping with emergencies. This book guides examination candidates authoritatively through the RYA syllabus as a sea pilot bringing a ship to harbour.

The Complete Yachtmaster

Author : Tom Cunliffe
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The Complete Yachtmaster has been a bestseller since first publication and has established itself as the standard reference for Yachtmaster students as well as skippers of all levels of experience. In this fully revised sixth edition, Tom Cunliffe brings together all the essentials of modern cruising in one volume. Subjects include an analysis of what makes a good skipper, the theory and practice of sailing, seamanship, navigation including chart plotters and PCs, meteorology, heavy weather, yacht stability and coping with emergencies. The Complete Yachtmaster promotes each subject as an integral part of the whole. It guides examination candidates as authoritatively and reassuringly through the RYA syllabus as a sea pilot bringing a ship to harbour. Required reading for all skippers whether on board or in the classroom. 'A gem, distilled from decades of experience' Yachting Monthly 'Cunliffe's competence and authority radiate from the pages... thoroughly recommended' Little Ship Club 'There are all too few authors who not only know their subject but can write well about it. Tom Cunliffe is one' Cruising

Catamarans

Author : Gregor Tarjan
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The modern cruising catamaran has arrived The arguments are over and the verdict is in--cruising catamarans comprise a rapidly growing percentage of the cruising fleet worldwide. Their advantages of space, stability, speed, and handling under power are truly compelling, and modern cats are every bit as reliable as monohulls. This long overdue, in-depth guide will help you choose and cruise the right catamaran for your needs. “An authoritative guide for novices and experienced sailors; the best book written on the subjects since the early 1990s.”--“Trimaran” Jim Brown, renowned multihull designer “In Catamarans, Gregor Tarjan shares his enthusiasm for yachts with two hulls, based on years of sailing all types. An excellent introduction.”--Dick Newick, legendary catamaran and trimaran designer “If you are contemplating spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a cruising catamaran, the small price of this book is probably the best investment you could possibly start with.”--from the Foreword by Charles K. Chiodi, publisher of Multihulls Magazine