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.
Item Number: INT057
There is little about designing, making, repairing or improving sails that this book doesn't cover. More than a comprehensive apprenticeship, it is also a wonderfully illustrated examination of the world's rig and sail types. The author is our own Sail Doctor, Raven, formerly known as Emiliano Marino.
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.
166 pages. Soft cover.
COMING SOON (Will likely be in stock in 2 weeks) Most sailing scenarios comprise a couple or singlehander with no assistance from back-up crew. This unique book addresses the most common situations (sail setting, reefing, picking up moorings, heavy weather, etc.) from a short-handed perspective. Features step-by-step sequential photos showing exactly how to approach each situation. 160 pages. $25.
The most thorough guide yet to aging fiberglass boats, their problems and cures written as both buyer's guide and expose of shoddy building practices and lack of standards among builders and surveyors.
Our own William Mantis shows readers how to get under sail with a minimal investment of time and money in his "complete builder/ user/ experimenter/ historical guide and philosophical treatise" on The $50 5 Hour Canoe Sail Rig. 95 pages. Soft Cover.
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.
David Nichols' nice 8.5 x 11 book focuses on the lug sail, the gaff sail, the sliding gunter, the sprit sail, and more. Also included are marlinspike basics and tips on rigging. And there's information on how to retrofit a modern boat with a traditional sail. One of a few modern references on the topic, this 96-page book features many photographs and illustrations.
Small Craft Advisor contributor Gregg Nestor's new Trailer Sailer Owner's Manual is packed with info on selecting, caring for and enjoying a trailerable sailboat.
Imagine you spent 23 years working on painting and varnishing the classic wooden boats along the Port Townsend waterfront—just think of all the techniques you'd pick up. Joni Blanchard has just that kind of experience. Her new large-format (8.5 x 11) color book covers lots of the best known products, from plastic cleaner to Penetrol, and there are chapters on caulking, fillers for varnish and paint, oils, primer, rustlock, enamel, cetol, and many others. There are also a load of tips regarding technique, tools, weather and even safety—and some nice color photos. A valuable underground reference book. 104 pages. Perfect bound.
The Northwest's best-selling, most popular cruising guide. Informative and entertaining. Complete and up-to-date information on marinas, state and provincial parks, anchoring and piloting for all of Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, Inside Passage to Prince Rupert, B.C., and the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Includes the Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, Princess Louisa Inlet, Desolation Sound, North Coast of B.C. Articles on VHF radio usage, navigation aids, charts and more. With detailed marina maps, overview maps, and tons of photos. 383 pages.