(Note: Waiting on more stock. Might be 2 weeks before your order ships.) In the small-boat world, his voyage was the stuff of legend. in 1982 Mike Mann tuned up his tiny Montgomery 15 Little Breeze and set sail for Hawaii, arriving 38 days later. What inspired the voyage? How trying was it? What kinds of modifications did he make? What provisions did he bring? We can finally answer these questions because Mike has just written a 250 page book recounting the voyage. The soft cover book includes rare photos, maps, and an appendix with equipment lists, and a glossary of terms. In addition, Mike was kind enough to sign each copy with the inscription to "Pursue your dreams." This collectible book is only $12.99.
This new book by Rudy and Jill Sechez is called, Anchoring: A Ground Tackler’s Apprentice. Sub-titled “Basics and Beyond,” the text does indeed deliver both the simple stuff and a level of detail only an engineer would appreciate.
Topics addressed include: How to throw a rope, whether chain is necessary, the paradox of rope stretch, to swivel or not to swivel, how to use tandem anchors, preventing chafe, bridles, anchors for soft bottoms, working loads, anchor comparisons, etiquette in tight spaces, kedging, and much more—including tables, charts and illustrations.
Anyone who wants to dig in deep on the topic should appreciate this new volume. 218 pages, soft cover. $24.95
The bible of knot and ropework. Every practical and decorative knot, function and origin. 7,000 drawings describing 3,900 knots, splices and whippings. The final word on knotting and ropework the world over.
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.
"The ultimate cruising guide to the South Coast of British Columbia" Pacific Yachting. This gorgeous, heavy-weight 336 page all-color guide is the go-to guide of its type. This book covers over 250 anchorages with hundreds of maps and color photos. It includes piloting details for more than 30 passes and special info on dozens of ports and marinas. Anchoring tips, history and native culture, best beaches and hikes, wildlife—it's all here. This up-to-date 2014 second edition is based on 30 years of experience. $34.95
"The ultimate boat addict's Boat Book."—Minneapolis Star Tribune.
This revised and expanded fourth edition makes a perfect small-craft record keeper for cruises, expenses and maintenance. Large 8.5 x 11 volume with water resistance cover features categories like: Cruise Organizer, Boat Log & Record, GPS, Getting Shipshape, Records and Costs, Cruising Memories, and much more. 184 pages. Special for SCA, copies are autographed by the author.
In BoatSense, veteran sailor and writer Doug Logan sets down a rare commonsense approach to boating and boat ownership, with observations and advice from a lifetime around a wide variety of boats. Many readers of sailing magazines and major boating websites will be familiar with his warm and humorous writing style; BoatSense is a collection of some of his best on-the-water wisdom, anecdotes, and practical advice, seasoned with reverence for the life lessons that boating can bring.
In the voice of a deeply knowledgeable friend, Doug describes the thoughts of an experienced boat operator heading out into open water, like a cop on the beat -- monitoring gauges, weather, boat traffic, and the welfare of the crew. He addresses the habits of seamanship needed to safely and happily operate any small boat, power or sail.
As someone with many years of gear-testing experience, Doug has strong opinions on must-have equipment and things that should stay ashore. He favors simplicity and the practices of seamanship over too much technology and "labor-saving" devices. A strong proponent of GPS-based navigation, he also explains why a well-adjusted compass and traditional piloting skills are just as important.
More than providing how-to boating advice, Doug describes the skills and sensibilities that a life around boats can help develop―things like self-reliance, adaptability, a sense of balance between daring and humility, and an appreciation of our place in the grand scheme. His BoatSense collection establishes a poetic reverence for the life in a small boat on the water.
How to tie and use correctly over 50 of the most common and essential sailing knots. Fully illustrated with clear, step-by-step instructions. Tie secure functional, appropriate knots for every onboard situation.
These spectacular updated chart books are ideal for both on-the-water and armchair adventurers. Each region's spiral-bound 12 x 18 book includes dozens of NOAA charts covering the entire region highlighted. These are printed on high-quality paper and the cover is laminate for durability. While not recommended for navigation because of their reduced size, they make a fantastic reference aboard small craft and for trip planning.
•Columbia River chart atlas includes 22 charts
• Florida Keys chart atlas includes 25 charts
• Puget Sound chart atlas includes 36 charts
• Gulf Coast Texas chart atlas includes 65 charts
Oversized, $12 for Priority Mail shipping in U.S. Canadian and International orders will require additional shipping.
The definitive reference on the art and science of rigging contemporary as well as traditional sailing vessels of all sizes. Lavishly illustrated and useful, covering knots, splices, fancy ropework, rig design and maintenance plus sidebars on better ways of performing common shipboard tasks. Author's style is not only illuminating, but delightful. This revised 2ND EDITION is hardbound.
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
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.