Boating and Sailing
The Period Ship Handbook 2
The Period Ship Handbook 2
Paperback      ISBN: 1557506736

A further venture into the world of static-model ships, this book offers additional information to both beginners and more-experienced modelmakers. The bulk of the book describes the construction of ten models, rach with something different to offer. All the models described are made from kits.

The Nature of Boats: Insights and Esoterica for the Nautically Obsessed
The Nature of Boats
Insights and Esoterica for the Nautically Obsessed
Paperback      ISBN: 007024233x

Boat noodling. Boat lovers suffer universally from this benign affliction. In its mildest form, boat noodling is nothing more than wondering why that sloop in the next slip is faster than yours. In a more significant manifestation it could mean serious daydreaming--drifting off for extended periods, sketching design ideas on the back of an envelope. Chances are, if you've picked up this book just to see what's in it, you're beyond help.

Naval architect Dave Gerr offers the perfect antidote, a browser's reference to understanding how boats tick: all you've ever wanted to know about boats--power and sail, racer and cruiser; dinghy and motoryacht.

In the clear, friendly, nontechnical style that has made his column for Offshore magazine so enduring and popular, Gerr explains everything from how thick a hull should be to why one sailboat tips less than another, from choosing an engine to designing a rig for your trawler yacht, from building a dinghy to simple rules of thumb for dozens of design quandaries.

Gerr writes for the boat noodler in all of us--those seriously interested in learning and dreaming about all types of watercraft. There is no better way to become a better sailor, equipped to handle any contingency. And there's no better place to start than right here.

Adrift [Movie Tie-In]: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea
Adrift [Movie Tie-In]
A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea
Paperback      ISBN: 0062868209

New York Times Bestseller

The heart-stopping memoir, soon to be a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, and directed by Baltasar Korm kur (Everest).

"An inspirational and empowering read."--Shailene Woodley

Young and in love, their lives ahead of them, Tami Oldham and her fianc Richard Sharp set sail from Tahiti under brilliant blue skies, with Tami's hometown of San Diego as their ultimate destination. But the two free spirits and avid sailors couldn't anticipate that less than two weeks into their voyage, they would sail directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. They found themselves battling pounding rain, waves the size of skyscrapers, and 140 knot winds. Richard tethered himself to the boat and sent Tami below to safety, and then all went eerily quiet. Hours later, Tami awakened to find the boat in ruins, and Richard nowhere in sight.

Adrift is the story of Tami's miraculous forty-one-day journey to safety on a ravaged boat with no motor and no masts, and with little hope for rescue. It's a tale of love and survival on the high seas-- an unforgettable story about resilience of the human spirit, and the transcendent power of love.

Kayaking
Kayaking
Paperback      ISBN: 0736067167

Embrace the outdoors by becoming one of the 17 million people who participate in kayaking, one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities around. Kayaking presents the basics of the sport as well as the skills and knowledge required for becoming a successful paddler.

Expert instructors from the American Canoe Association provide you with

-practical guidance on gear and equipment selection, nutrition, fitness and stretching, water trail etiquette, and safety and survival skills;

-step-by-step paddling techniques for flatwater, river and whitewater, and sea kayaking, as well as instruction on more complex maneuvers and rolls;

-useful consumer, technique, and safety tips throughout the book; and

-Web-based resources to help you plan trips throughout the world and find paddling organizations and instructors.

Part I of Kayaking explains the background knowledge, fitness fundamentals, equipment and gear selection, nutritional needs, and safety and survival skills for a successful adventure. Part II helps build basic techniques, strokes, and maneuvers so you can embark on adventures of increasing difficulty. You'll find tips and instruction for the three most popular types of kayaking: sea, river, and whitewater.

This book also includes the Quick-Start Your Kayak DVD to reinforce the paddling strokes and safety information found in the book. It features videos of kayaking maneuvers, which will make anyone capable of learning the basics.

This introductory book teaches you the techniques and skills you need in order to enjoy your water adventure and then challenges those skills with more complex rolls and maneuvers. After reading Kayaking, you'll feel confident enough with your kayaking skills to test more challenging waterways and even plan overnight or extended trips with friends and family.

Kayaking is part of the Outdoor Adventures series. This practical series contains the essential information to help you get ready and go. The books in this series will prepare you with instruction in the basic techniques and skills so you can be on your way to an adventure in no time.

Sail: A Tribute to the World's Greatest Races, Sailors and Their Boats
Sail
A Tribute to the World's Greatest Races, Sailors and Their Boats
Hardcover      ISBN: 1781315337

Whether it is to test the high seas on around-the-world events in the glory of 49er yachts, to cut through choppy coastal waters on a Lazer racing for Olympic Gold or to set team against team in the great cup challenges, Sail is a celebration of the adventure and skill of one of mankind's oldest sports.

Including chapters on the greatest races and their class divisions and the incredible and inspirational stories of the world's greatest sailors - from Ellen MacArthur to Seve Jarvin, Tony Bullimore to Vinny Lauwers - homage is paid to those who have mastered their boats and set out to conquer the seas.

Sail also includes detailed technical analysis and intricate illustrations on each classification of racing boat, explained by the experts in their field, to give a complete account of the world of sailing competition.

Mutiny on Board HMS Bounty
Mutiny on Board HMS Bounty
Paperback      ISBN: 1472907213

On 28th April 1789 a small and unremarkable merchant vessel became one of the most famous ships in maritime history. HMS Bounty was under the command of 34-year-old Lieutenant William Bligh, an inexperienced commander who lacked the respect of a crew attracted to the promise of an easy life in a Tahitian paradise.

Fletcher Christian led half the crew in mutiny against Bligh and after overpowering all resistance, they cast their deposed captain adrift along with those still loyal to him. Luckily for Bligh, his skills as a navigator were better than his skills as a captain and he managed to sail the 23ft boat 3,618 nautical miles to Timor in the Dutch East Indies with no chart or compass, and only a quadrant and a pocket watch for navigation. On returning to England he reported what had happened, and the Royal Navy hunted down and captured most of the mutineers.

However, this is only half the story - William Bligh's version. The captured mutineers went on trial and their testimonies give a much less heroic portrait of their former captain, accusing him of unduly harsh treatment. Fletcher Christian's older brother Edward, a judge, oversaw a more balanced account of the mutiny. Of the mutineers who returned to England, only three were hanged; four were acquitted and three pardoned.

This book gives the fullest version of the mutiny, allowing Bligh's account to sit alongside those of his detractors. The discrepancies are fascinating, and allow us to make up our own minds about this infamous mutiny.

Also includes an exclusive Foreword by former World Sailor of the Year Pete Goss, who offers a unique perspective on the trials and tribulations of the Bounty's crew, whether castaway or mutineer.

Gitana: 140 Years of Rothschild Yachting History
Gitana
140 Years of Rothschild Yachting History
Hardcover      ISBN: 1419722808

The exciting history of the Rothschild family's fleet of racing yachts, all named Gitana, is recounted in this new book. Beginning on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, in 1876, when Baroness Julie-Caroline de Rothschild christened her schooner Gitana, through to today, when Baron Benjamin de Rothschild and his Gitana Team participate in major international races, this is a tale of technological innovation and a family's passion for excellence, aesthetics, and performance. Each generation has left its imprint on the Rothschild racing tradition, with continued success. In this book, stunning new and archival photographs, along with drawings, plans, and thrilling first-person accounts of yacht races, bring the family's quest for excellence to life.

A, B, Sea: A Loose-Footed Lexicon
A, B, Sea
A Loose-Footed Lexicon
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1574093223

A, B, Sea is an entertaining, comprehensive guide to the language and lore of 21st-century seafarers. This playful mariner's glossary of nautical terms includes definitions for and cross-references to everything from aft to zenith, brass monkey to tuna tower. This second edition includes many new entries, some purely from the swashbuckler vernacular, and others for serious sailors. Packed with practical advice, this is a dictionary with a difference: many words are illustrated by passages from classic books of the sea, others by the author's experiences aboard an American schooner with a European engine and two boxes of tools. Sample entries from this informative and entertaining dictionary include: Bermuda Triangle: Given a choice between alien creatures and bad weather combined with inept seamanship and navigation, you should vote for the latter every time. The US Coast Guard certainly does. carry away, to: when any part of the standing rigging or a spar breaks it is said to have "carried away." What you say is probably unprintable. seasickness (mal de mer): a form of motion sickness usually brought on by a feeling of well-being and euphoria. Reputedly comes in two stages: during the first you fear you might die, during the second, you fear you might not. The most reliable cure: Stand under a tree.

Adlard Coles Book of Diesel Engines
Adlard Coles Book of Diesel Engines
Paperback      ISBN: 1472955404

The Adlard Coles Book of Diesel Engines is aimed at boatowners rather than experienced mechanics. In clear, jargon-free English, it explains how a diesel engine works, and how to care for it.

Melanie Bartlett explains how the engine uses simple processes to covert fuel to power, and then looks at the various sub-systems that allow those processes to take place. She also advises on tools, winterizing and provides hints, tips and helpful fault-finding tables. Systems covered include: fuel, air, cooling, oil, electrical, propeller and transmission and control.

This fifth edition has been thoroughly updated and illustrated with new full-color photos and diagrams. In particular, the Common Rail Injection System is covered, which governs how the fuel system is constructed, combined with the use of electronics (as opposed to mechanics) to control it thereby meeting the need for cleaner, greener engines to meet emissions regulations.

All in the Same Boat: Living Aboard and Cruising
All in the Same Boat
Living Aboard and Cruising
Paperback      ISBN: 0071427910

An excellent and practical step-by-step manual to help prepare you for the cruising lifestyle and to entertain you as you learn. --Cruising World

More than two decades ago, Tom and Mel Neale moved onto a boat full-time with their two daughters. Now their neighborhood is anywhere they choose to anchor. Here's all the information needed to follow in their footsteps, including choosing a boat, earning a living, raising and educating kids, and much more.