Boat Design and Selection

Boat Design and Selection

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500 Days

500 Days

In 500 Days: Around the World on a 12-foot Yacht, resourceful adventuer Serge Testa recounts his dramatic circumnavigation. A lively account of microvoyaging from one of the true masters. Includes photos.
$14.95
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A Class of Their Own: Celebrating the O'Day Mariner by Nate Bayreuther

A Class of Their Own: Celebrating the O'Day Mariner by Nate Bayreuther

From the book: "In 2007, I purchased my 1970 O'Day Mariner, #1922 Orion, and within a year, I began a website - http://www.mariner1922.com - detailing the various projects I had tackled refurbishing and upgrading the boat. I began posting a photograph I particularly liked every week with a caption, sometimes written by myself and other times written by the photographer. Camera technology has advanced to the point where even the most amateur camera hobbyist is able to take a remarkable digital image. Professional photographers, of course, know exactly what to look for, and their results are truly stunning. A number of pictures in this album are from the lenses of Steve Hock, Alan Hlavenka and Stuart Watson, all professional photographers and past Mariner owners, and I am especially indebted to them for their permission to use many of their fine images." It's an 8" X 10", 122-page book packed with over 180 photos with captions. Published by Whaler Books. SIGNED BY AUTHOR
$34.95
A Speck on the Sea: Epic Voyages in the Most Improbable Vessels

A Speck on the Sea: Epic Voyages in the Most Improbable Vessels

More than 70 accounts of big adventures in small boats. One of our favorites and a must-have for small-boat adventure readers.
$14.95
Albert Strange: Yacht  Designer and Artist by John Leather (with a foreward by Iain Oughtred)

Albert Strange: Yacht Designer and Artist by John Leather (with a foreward by Iain Oughtred)

This gorgeous new re-issue of Albert Strange—Yacht Designer and Artist, is suitable for a coffee-table! At approximately 8.5 x 10.5", this edition features a Strange biography and commentary on many of his designs. The book also includes drawings of 27 yacht designs, an appreciation of Strange the artist, a selction of cruising yarns, an updated collection of images of his paintings, photos of Strange boats afloat, and much more. 224 pages. 12 plates. Lots of drawings, illustrations and a comprehensive list of designs. Softcover with sewn binding, cover flaps and matt lamination.

$29.95
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Beachcruising and Coastal Camping

Beachcruising and Coastal Camping

Quite possibly the closest thing to a small-boat cruising bible, Beachcruising and Coastal Camping is 352 pages packed with information on boat selection, modifications and outfitting, as well as places to cruise and safety gear. The authors were clearly living the life all the way! Great photos and summaries boats like of Sea Pearls, Dovekies, Drascombes, Pelicans, sailing canoes, etc.
$29.95
Boats with an Open Mind

Boats with an Open Mind

Phil Bolger's Boats with an Open Mind is a must-have for every small-boat enthusiast. This detailed and illustrated 406-page text features 75 designs and concepts, including the Micro, Chebacco, Martha Jane and Birdwatcher series. Soft cover.
$37.95
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Canoes: A Natural History in North America

Canoes: A Natural History in North America

From the back of the dust jacket: “(the authors) have written a wonderfully detailed biography of the vessel that made North America possible, treating it as a living, breathing personality. As enjoyable as a swift, steady, and smooth river, this is the ideal book for canoeists—the perfect canoe trip of a read.—Roy MacGregor, author of Canoe Country: The Making of Canada.”

Hardbound at 371 color pages (approximately 8 x 10 inches), this coffee-table-worthy masterpiece weighs in at more than three pounds!
$35.95 $39.95 10%
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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
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Cruising Catamaran Communique

Cruising Catamaran Communique

How to compare, select and sail cruising catamarans. Covers equipment and techniques for anchoring, diagrams, charts, specs and photos. The most comprehensive resource ever for this complex topic.
$29.95
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Details of Dinghy Building by W.N.C. Stirling

Details of Dinghy Building by W.N.C. Stirling

Whether she is to be rowed or sailed independently, or will be the tender to a larger vessel, nothing feels or looks quite like a traditional clinker-built dinghy, ‘done right’. And those two words are the key to a boat which will truly grace the water, charm all who use or see her, and maintain her value.

In Details of Dinghy Building boatbuilder Will Stirling painstakingly describes and illustrates, in full colour, the many arcane yet vital tasks which can daunt the beginning boatbuilder. Will has been building clinker dinghies professionally for many years and has made, and learned how to avoid, all the mistakes which lie in wait for the unwary. Take advantage of his experience, and some ‘tricks of the trade’, and draw inspiration from the many mouthwatering photographs of finished boats which punctuate the book.

If you’re building a boat, this textual guide and photographic reference will pay for itself many times over in the time, frustration and embarrassment it will save you. If you’re not, you’ll find it a fascinating verbal and visual window into a time-honoured traditional craft.

192 pages, beautifully presented in large 8.5 x 8.5" size with matte laminated cover with flaps, plus many color images.
$39.95
Finding Pax: The Unexpected Journey of a Little Wooden Boat by Kaci Cronkhite

Finding Pax: The Unexpected Journey of a Little Wooden Boat by Kaci Cronkhite

"Her book is nothing less than a love story for a wooden boat." —Tom Jackson, Woodenboat.

From the cover: "Around-the-world sailor, writer, and traveler Kaci Cronkhite knew better than to buy a wooden boat. But in 2007—smitten by the buxom curves of Pax and inspired by a life in the wind—she did. What transpired after that was a love story, an international mystery, and a seven-year quest. It was an unexpected journey for both author and boat."

Local author and friend of the magazine Kaci Cronkhite's just-released book is receiving rave reviews, and for limited time the copies offered through SCA are SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Beautifully bound soft cover. 199 pages. Photo and illustrations.

$18.95
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Folkboat Story

Folkboat Story

For over 60 years the Nordic Folkboat has helped define the term classic sailboat and the class is still going strong in many of the world's most challenging sailing areas. Here's the design history along with many personal stories, photos and illustrations.
$35.00
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