Here's a must-have for beginner and novice boaters or anyone looking for a refresher. Don't Hit the Dock teaches mooring and docking, wind and current management, rules of the road, navigation lights, safety, and fuel and waste management. 40 Minutes. Color. 2011.
What to pack for costal travel in an open boat with notes on anchoring, hazards, money and other helpful things.
This book describes what I took aboard the 18 foot dory Golden Moon rowing and sailing from Alaska to Seattle with a few words on travelling by open boat. If some things are in the way of your open boat travels; like you've got no boat, no gear, no money, no experience with either distance rowing or sailing and no clue where to start, this book is for you. Whether for weekend camping, distance rowing, or the simple happiness of a sunset in an open boat, my hope is that this gear list will be of help to those who walk the docks and feel a certain pull. 84 pages. Soft cover. Signed copy.
Handbook of Sailing
A complete course in basic and advanced sailing with over 2,000 how-to diagrams, drawings, photos illustrating every sailing maneuver and procedure. Color photos.
A uniquely user-friendly and contemporary introduction to sailing and a wonderfully useful manual for sailors of all experience levels. Includes 750 color images to promote in-depth understanding. This is a tremendous work. For modern sailors everywhere.
Another opportunity for you to sit down with the experts and get your questions answered about the fascinating small trimarans out there! This book picks up where Small Trimarans: An Introduction leaves off.
This book covers many newer (and some older models) not featured in the first book. In these exclusive interviews, some of the leading small trimaran designers in the world today (along with a couple representative agents) also share ...
* Unique and fascinating personal experiences
* Individual design philosophies (see where they agree, and sometime disagree)
* Useful construction tips (if you're seriously considering building your own)
* Vintage small tri history (from those who've seen the develpment of modern multihulls in the 20th century)
* Little sailing gems and pieces of information not gathered in any other "small tri" resource
A "behind-the-scenes" look at ...
1. The Tri-Star 18
A very practical guide for young and old, with wonderful, clear illustrations. Learn the heaving-line knot, find out how Santa Claus ties up his sack of presents, learn a knot that will help you lift heavy objects, wow your friends with a double figure eight bend, or save the day with a square knot. Covers everything from fishing and boating to camping and shoelaces. Aimed at ages 7-10. Full color, 45 pages.
An enormously comprehensive guide to all facets of modern sailing. Stuffed with reliable information and full-color photos and illustrations.
Maybe the best overall knot book we've seen, the new Reed's Knot Handbook is clear and concise, and knots are sorted into categories. It comes as a tidy, pocket-sized 128-page color package—perfect for carrying aboard your small boat.
From the back cover: "Riding the Wild Ocean is a compilation of author Paul Krantz's wildest adventures over the yeas, which takes us from coastal New England to the Dry Tortugas, all in small boats under twenty-feet in length. Beyond the thrill of adventure, Riding the Wild Ocean is a how-to manual for the serious sailor contemplating trying his or her hand at such open-ocean adventuring in small boats, including how to select and equip a boat for all-weather, day and night sailing; and how to prepare one's self as well through gradual exposure t extreme conditions in controlled situations." 239 pages. Soft cover. Feature fantastic illustrations by Russ Kramer. Includes appendix with gear list, charts, and glossary Our copies SIGNED by the author (while supplies last)
Teaches boat buyers to evaluate trailerable sailboats boats in the 22-26 ft. range with an eye on maximizing usability and real-world suitability for the sailor's needs. Emphasizes careful planning, selection and accessories. Photos, drawings.
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.
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.