Boat Repair and Do-it-Yourself

Boat Repair and Do-it-Yourself

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333 Tips for Sailors by  FRIDTJOF GUNKEL

333 Tips for Sailors by FRIDTJOF GUNKEL

Yachtsmen can now benefit from the practical expertise of scores of sailors and captains from a vast range of boating experience who divulge a wealth of information on types of ships, sailing areas, and requirements. This guide brings together their best ideas and secrets, including simple and cost-effective ways to improve equipment performance that make life on board more convenient and comfortable, and sailing easier and safer.

Included are tips on mooring and anchoring, handling, stowing, securing, storing during the winter, and cleaning and of course, maximizing comfort in the cockpit and on deck. Easy-to-follow demonstrations of how to tackle often complicated tasks efficiently, without much effort, and without breaking the bank, are sure to turn any serious sailor into a master yachtsman.9.6 x 6.6 144 pages.
$24.95
Captain Payley's Workshop: 60-plus Tips for Better Boating

Captain Payley's Workshop: 60-plus Tips for Better Boating

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this new book from Capt'n Pauley is worth over 60,000 of them. More than 60 time-tested, boater-approved hints, tips and projects. Each is presented on a separate page and illustrated with a CAD drawing or two. These tips were originally published in Small Craft Advisor magazine. They apply to both power and sail boats and can be grouped into thirteen broad categories: cabin, deck, electrical and electronics, fuel, galley, gear, maintenance, outboards, plumbing, rigging, tools, and trailers. 92 pages. Soft cover.
$12.99
Chinese Sailing Rig

Chinese Sailing Rig

A practical handbook for adapting the junk rig to western style hulls. Emphasis is on practical, straight forward design and construction choices with tested materials and methods throughout. Instructions on sailing the rig, also. Well illustrated.
$18.95
Cooking Aboard a Small Boat  by Paul Esterle

Cooking Aboard a Small Boat by Paul Esterle

No refrigeration, no running water, no stove, NO PROBLEM!

The definitive book on cooking aboard a small boat from Capt'n Pauley and Ternabout.

This book covers everything from stoves to trash handling, recipes to food types, packaging to organizing, all in one compact book. Pick the right stove and fuel, learn to live without refrigeration and still cook great tasting meals.

Chapters on: cooking fuels and stoves, utensils and tools, organization, preparation, foods and drinks, recipes, hints, tips & tricks and resources: books & websites
$17.95
Cost Conscious Cruiser

Cost Conscious Cruiser

This acclaimed cruising couple reveals how anyone can cruise in champagne style on a beer budget. The essence of making informed, real world decisions on boats, equipment, plans, maintenance to control costs and of making cruising dreams a reality. Many photos, illustrations.
$29.95
Ditty Bag Book: A Guide for Sailors

Ditty Bag Book: A Guide for Sailors

No sailor should leave the dock without this book! Sailors have used ditty bags to carry sewing equipment, toiletries, and other small items for centuries, and now The Ditty Bag Book teaches modern-day sailors the art form of hand-making ditty bags to use on their own seaward travels. Master sailor Frank Rosenow provides complete, step-by-step instructions in the making of a ditty bag-from cutting material to size to decorative touches-and emphasizes the proper maintenance of rigging and sails using the items stowed in the ditty bag. Included in this handy, portable guide is additional information about the essential tools any sailor should have aboard ship, such as a clasp knife, a hand-seeming palm, beeswax, and a serving mallet. Rosenow also offers an array of advice on repairing sails, splicing, palm-and-needle whippings, chafing gear, and much more! Complete with hand drawings by the author, The Ditty Bag Book is essential for any modern-day sailor. 100 black-and-white illustrations sailor should leave the dock without this book! Sailors have used ditty bags to carry sewing equipment, toiletries, and other small items for centuries, and now.
$14.95
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Don Casey's Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual

Don Casey's Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual

The largest, most complete, all encompassing, best-illustrated sailboat maintenance manual ever published. Combines and updates the six-volume series by the author to cover everything from repairing cosmetic and structural damage to sail repair. Includes over 2,500 two-color line illustrations. An amazing resource.
$59.95
Fix It and Sail

Fix It and Sail

Find it, buy it, restore it, sail it-and have money left over. That's the thinking behind SCA contributor Brian Gilbert's new book, Fix it and Sail. Step-by-step instructions guide the reader through the restoration process. Trailerable sailboats are the primary focus.
$19.95
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From Truths to Tools by Jim Tolpin and George Walker

From Truths to Tools by Jim Tolpin and George Walker

By Jim Tolpin and George Walker
Illustrated by Andrea Love

By Jim Tolpin and George Walker
Illustrated by Andrea Love

These beautifully-bound hardcover books are signed by author Jim Tolpin.

From the publisher:

Good books give you a glimpse of small truths – about workbenches, joinery or sharpening, for example. Great books, on the other hand, stitch together seemingly disparate ideas to present a new way of looking at the whole world, from your marking awl, to your hand or to the line of the horizon.

“From Truths to Tools” is a hand-illustrated work that masquerades as a children’s book. There are funny drawings. There aren’t a lot of words. You can read the entire 208-page book in one sitting.

But “From Truths to Tools” somehow explains the craft, the entire physical world, our language and geometry in a way that makes you feel like the authors have revealed a huge secret to you. One that has been sitting in front of you your entire life.

The book begins with an explanation of a circle and a single point, and it then shows how those simple ideas can be used to create an entire set of layout tools – a try square, a straightedge, dividers etc. that allow you to build furniture.

Once you understand the language behind your tools, very complicated things become easy to understand. Compound joinery. Fitting odd miters. Making curves that taper.

And once you get those ideas in your head, it’s a short hop to grasp how those same ideas can be applied to building anything of any shape imaginable – skyscrapers, boats, bridges. When you can calculate if a tree will hit you when you fell it in the forest, you’ll be able to calculate the circumference of the earth.

“From Truths to Tools” is the third book from the geometry-loving team of Jim Tolpin and George Walker. Their first book, “By Hand & Eye,” makes the case that simple whole-number ratios are the underpinning to the built world and our furniture. Their second book, “By Hound & Eye,” gives you the exercises that open your eyes to the way geometry and ratios govern our world. And the third, “From Truths to Tools,” shows how geometry creates our tools and, once understood, leads to a deeper grasp of the things we build, the world around us and even our language.
$23.95
Gougeon Brothers on Boat Construction

Gougeon Brothers on Boat Construction

An expanded, revised, reorganized, updated edition of this exhaustive manual on modern wood/epoxy yacht construction. Extensively illustrated with photos and drawings covering every operation from lofting to launching. Extraordinary volume.
$39.95
How to Paint Your Boat, 2nd ed.

How to Paint Your Boat, 2nd ed.

Concise, non-technical advice on how to do the job right using contemporary materials and techniques. Covers all paint, varnish situations and application challenges. A fault-finding section deals with when things go wrong. Line drawings and photos.
$19.95
Pocket Cruiser: How To Equip a Trailer-Sailer for Serious Ocean Cruising

Pocket Cruiser: How To Equip a Trailer-Sailer for Serious Ocean Cruising

This DVD is over an hour long and features William Trescott's hard-won advice on how to equip a modest trailerable sailboat for offshore work. Color. 1993.

Trescott has crossed the Gulf of Mexico—750 miles each way—four times.
$24.99
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