Sloop: Restoring My Family's Wooden Sailboat
Small Boat Cruising on Great Salt Lake: Past and Present by Marilyn Kraczek is full of personal cruising stories and local history. Unusual for its small-boat emphasis, this 312 page book is a a real find for anyone thinking of sailing the shallow "desert sea." Soft cover.
Send a small-boat note with these heavy stock, glossy note cards. A set of 12 card (3 of 4 different styles) and envelopes is only $12.95
From the editors of Small Craft Advisor magazine, Small Boats Big Adventures compiles seven years of interviews with small-boat adventurers, writers and designers. Includes interviews with Phil Bolger, Larry Brown, Sven Yrvind (Lundin), and 12 others. Includes a 3-page preface and many photos. 1st edition.
166 pages. Soft cover.
Here's a VERY small-boat specific title you won't find many other places. Author Joe Farinaccio sits down with experts from all over the sailing world and talk small trimarans. Interviews inlude: Russel Brown, Dick Newick, Chris Ostlind, Chuck Leinweber, Gary Dierking and many others. Boats discussed include: Magnum, Windrider, Rave, Weta, Tremolino and many others.
True stories of contemporary sailing disasters that will keep you alert and careful when you are on the water.
Suddenly Overboard tells stories about sailors who experienced catastrophes when least expecting them and who were rescued, or who died, or who lived to tell the tale simply by good luck. These tales will make you think “if these are the ways most sailors actually die, then what if I were in that situation?”
These true-life stories are told in compelling, short narratives, with an insider’s analysis of what contributed to the accidents so you know what not to do or what to look out for when you are on the water. You will learn important topics such as decision making under stress and the role of emotions in accident survival. The book also includes an exclusive interview with Gary Jobson, president of US Sailing.
One of our readers down in Jamaica told us about a book we should offer—one he said any small-boat sailor should enjoy. We finally tracked its author Gary Sack, down, and with our encouragement he has released a new third edition of his Ten Years in a Twenty Foot Boat.
As the book cover says, this is a story about a young man and his love of a small boat (Vivacity 20 bilge-keeler). Follow the little sailboat Melody as they adventure boldly far and wide throughout the Americas.
This new large-format soft cover (8.5 x 11) edition is more than 250 pages, with illustrations, and it features a wonderfully detailed appendix with definitions and explanations of technical terms. Each copy is also signed by the author. $22 + shipping.
This is Henry M. Plummer's idiosyncratic log of his 1912-1913 sailing adventure in the Mascot, a 24-foot Cape Code catboat. With his son, Henry Junior, and Scotty the cat, Plummer worked his way down from Buzzard's Bay, Massachusetts, to Miami, Florida, and back – a round trip of nearly 3,000 miles.
The gorgeous new book covers canoe yawls in detail, with chapters like "the Four Pioneers" "The Golden Age," "Why the Canoe Yawl?" and "The Canoe Yawl Today." The book is full to the gunnels with fantastic color and black and white illustrations of famous or important canoe yawl designs, plans, photos, charts and graphs. There's even a forward from small-boat designer Iain Oughtred.
Here's the description from the publisher: The Canoe Yawl was developed from the sailing canoe in late Victorian times to better suit the conditions encountered on Britain’s coasts and larger estuaries, and in this history, study and present-day survey Richard Powell, Technical Secretary of The Albert Strange Association, makes its case to be the best type today for the single- or short-handed coastal cruising sailor. The story of this modest yet seaworthy family of boats is described from its emergence with the Victorian pioneers of leisure sailing, through its hey-day around the turn of the twentieth century, its decades in the doldrums following the Great War, and its remarkable and welcome revival in recent years using both traditional and modern materials. Profusely illustrated with the author’s drawings, original design drawings, and photographs—spanning the past century and a half—The Canoe Yawl is an essential addition to the literature of traditional sail.
ISBN 978-1-907206-31-3; 216 x 216mm, 160 pages, profusely illustrated in colour and monochrome. Softcover with sewn binding, cover flaps and matt lamination.
Just released, Roger Barnes' The Dinghy Cruising Companion is one of the most exciting small-boat specific books to come along in some time. 256 slick, well designed pages cover topics like Finding a Good Boat, Fitting Out, Mooring and Anchoring, Preparing for Open Water, Coastal Navigation, Keeping Comfortable and Safe, and much more. Countless color photos, maps and illustration are part of this full color, glossy text. This comprehensive guide is perfect for aspiring or already-enthusiastic dinghy cruisers. Published by Adlard Coles, UK.
This book will appeal to anyone who has ever been drawn to the water and wondered about what it would be like to experience the personal freedom of being their own skipper on a small sailboat. If you're already sailing a small boat such as a Potter 15, but want to improve your skills and expand your horizons, you'll find this book quite helpful. The Gentle Art of Pottering will guide you through finding a boat, day sailing, cruising, and racing which are the major activities that sailors do. The subjects covered are extensive and detailed, but explained in the simplest of terms. The author, Mr. Bacon, has been sailing his Potter 15 for ten years. He has cruised his boat throughout the Pacific Northwest and raced successfully at both the Cruiser Challenge and Sail Havasu events. Mr. Bacon has been sailing small boats for over fifty years and resides in the SanFrancisco Bay Area.
In August 2003, John Guider walked out the back door of his home in Franklin, TN and placed a canoe in the creek behind his house. Three months later, he had paddled all the way to New Orleans. Along the way, Guider kept a detailed journal and took hundreds of remarkable photographs, documenting his amazing journey that led him down five rivers, including the Mighty Mississippi. A traveling exhibition of his photography and this companion coffee table book chronicle this life changing experience and bring this adventure to thousands of Arm-Chair Adventurers across America.