15.05.2020
THE GOUGEON BROTHERS ON BOAT CONSTRUCTION

Here is the latest fifth edition of the publication first released back in 1979 to provide readers with the good introduction to the most effective wooden boat building techniques. The main focus was made by the author on mating wood with the epoxy in order to form a good composite with the physical characteristics of the material that would be superior to the components.

Another feature of the composite should be its potential to withstand the effects of moisture. The narrative text is very simple to understand – the author describes how any single person possessing some tools and wood plus some epoxy material, could turn out an excellent boat. The experienced boat builders, in turn, will find lots of useful information which they can use for production of the technically sophisticated boat hulls.

The material in this edition of the volume has been arranged in a new order, so there are now six sections covering the basics of the construction, introductory information, production and boat building techniques, most effective methods used for boat hull construction etc. The explanations provided by the author are remarkably straightforward and easy to follow so the book will be of great practical use for any boat builder.

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28.03.2020
SEAMANSHIP TRAINING MANUAL

These useful and practical notes have been compiled in order to provide required assistance to the cadets and ship staff in need for the readily available reference source as applied to the official training syllabus. There are eleven chapters in this book covering absolutely everything they should know. The opening chapter is dealing with the general sea terminology for the parts of the ship and navigation.

The second chapter will tell you about the general ropework including different types of the ropes, their construction and characteristics. The next two chapters address the bends and hitches commonly used on the ships together with the whipping and splicing techniques. Once the trainees have been familiarized with the above information, they can proceed to the fifth chapter dealing with the rigging.

The sail making and decorative sail work and basic boat work have been covered in the next four chapters. The last two chapters of the volume are devoted to the chartwork and navigation. Some of the supplementary information is contained in the four appendixes, where the readers will find some additional info about the rigging equipment an regulatory framework, such as the COLREG.

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21.03.2020
THE NATURE OF BOATS — INSIGHTS AND ESOTERICA FOR THE NATURALLY OBSESSED

Most of the people who love boats and boating do suffer from the so called boat noodling which is actually just checking why the others’ boats are faster than yours. This is what exactly the content of the present publication is intended to help you with. The book was written by the professional naval architect who has provided the readers with a sort of antidote and a great reference tool that shall be used to get better and deeper understanding of how the boat ticks.

You will find here absolutely everything you would like to know about the boats, the coverage includes all types of boats, such as the powerboats, sailboats, cruising boats, dinghy boats, racing yachts, up to and including the megayachts. The text is presented in a nontechnical style making it readable and understandable to anyone.

The author has explained all aspects considered important to the boat owners, with all information presented in a clear and reader-friendly way. The book will be interested to all people willing to learn more about the boats and dreaming about having one. Studying this volume is the best ways to become better sailor, ready to handle any situation safely, professionally and effectively. Start here and you will succeed.

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25.02.2020
THE MIRROR BOOK — MIRROR SAILING FROM START TO FINISH

This publication is devoted to the mirror dinghy boat which has been considered one of the most significant factors in the whole dinghy boom in the sixties of the last century. Even though there are many types of boats available, the mirror dinghy boat is still an excellent one for learning how to sail.

This book will tell all interested readers about literally everything they could need to know to start the dinghy sailing. It is aimed at a broad readership, from the newcomers to the world of sailing and to the professionals. The book is full of informative and colorful illustrations making it fascinating.

Numerous photos showing the process step by step have been included for easier understanding of the instructions and practical tips provided by the authors. The process of setting up the boat is explained in detail together with the numerous scenarios.

There are almost two hundred photos and more than seventy data diagrams supplementing the text. The key parts of the dinghy boat have been illustrated. Due attention has been paid to the development of the sailing skills and this is where the instructions given by the authors of the book will be truly invaluable. Have a look, go through and start sailing.

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12.01.2020
POWERBOAT HANDLING ILLUSTRATED

This book will be greatly appreciated by all boaters and yachters. They will definitely find it absolutely perfect as the book contains literally everything they may need. It will be useful not only for the students or practicing seamen but also to those people willing to refresh their knowledge in maneuvering boats. The authors made the contents of the volume short and concise but still enough informative to be used as a quick reference tool on board any yacht or boat.

It shall be treated as an indispensable source for the people who do not have too much time to spend and therefore cannot afford spending enough time on water; however, they do understand the need for the proper knowledge and will be glad to have such an excellent book readily available at all times.

Though there are so many book available today on the subject, this particular one is a bit standalone one due to the way the material has been presented and described, and also due to the numerous illustrations supplementing the text part. We recommend it for familiarization by any person starting to handling their powerboats and yachts to make sure they are duly prepared, and also have them on board for reference whenever needed.

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01.12.2019
SMALL BOAT NAVIGATION

This publication was prepared by Frank Ward Sterling, Lieutenant of the United States Navy Fleet, back in 1942. Taking into account the date of the release, it is quite obvious that some of the latest technological developments in the field of boating cannot be reflected in this volume. However, the book covers all important aspects of the boat handling which have actually remained unchanged.

The volume will be of some interest to any boat owner and any person willing to get to the essentials of the boat navigation. The material is arranged in two halves covering boat navigation and seamanship. While the first part deals with the various navigational tools, records and publications, dead reckoning and positioning of the boat, the second one addresses soundings and tides, weather issues, rules of the road etc.

In short we would recommend all people planning their voyage on the boat to have a look into this book to ensure proper knowledge of the theory. The material is presented in a very understandable way and maybe that is why the publication is still used by many people notwithstanding the age of the book. In fact the explanations provided by the authors will make the topics understandable even to the people with no maritime background.

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28.03.2019
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO METAL BOATS — BUILDING, MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR

Every single person involved in construction, purchase or renovation of the metal boats in any way will like this book. The boaters from all around the world consider it as a must-have publication providing a thorough professional overview of the boats made of steel as well as aluminum and alloys. The content was prepared by one of the respected designers of the small crafts.

The book will provide good explanations of all advantages offered by the metal boats. There are valuable tips included covering the process of purchasing the boat - you will know what shall be paid maximum attention. People dealing with the construction and repair of the metal boats will find useful information about new building and refurbishing the hulls, boat superstructures and decks.

In addition to that, the topics covered by the author also include boat engineering and prevention from corrosion, design of the boat's interior, all electrical systems installed on board metal boats, up to the fittings and appendages. This is a great book with very informative text supplemented with numerous illustrations and it should be recommended to any boat builder or boat owner who will benefit from the valuable advice.

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18.02.2019
ASYMMETRIC SAILING

This popular publication will be appreciated by the people with the interest in yachting and boating. The content of the book will help them learn the fundamentals of sailing and reveal some of the secrets they will need to get the maximum from their boats. Note that the type of the boat does not matter at all - it can be a dinghy boat, catamaran, sports boat or any other.

The practical tips and valuable advice contained in the pages of this brilliant volume have been provided by the recognized experts sailors so the readers will get a perfect inside knowledge required to significantly improve their sailing techniques. According to the boaters from all around the world, the author of this book has managed to cover all boat handling aspects in detail. This volume is an essential one to anyone willing to sail a fast asymmetric boat.

Among the topics covered in the publication are standard and advance moves, avoiding common disasters when sailing, boat speed, survival sailing, strategy and tactics of sailing, broaching and capsizing of the boats etc. This is a really must-have book on the shelf of any boater and we recommend it to the boaters and yachters regardless of their boats and of their skills and experience.

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