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Celestial Navigation for the Complete Idiot - A Simple Explanation by Gene Grossman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,310. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2009 by Magic Lamp Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing
At last - a plain English explanation of a valuable navigation procedure, without complicated diagrams, astronomy, or strange scientific words. Reading this book is guaranteed to raise your level from ‘Idiot’ up to being merely ‘Navigationally Challenged,’ and will also suggest how to further elevate your status to that of Competent Navigator. This book won a 2011 Global eBook Award.
An Incredible Journey: The Idlewild Expedition by Ben Gray
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 77,820. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Hillbilly landlubber Ben Gray and his sons launched a 55 hp boat near their ranch in Alberta. 2,000 miles with portages and groundings to the Arctic Ocean. Then west past Alaska to the Bering St and turned back North and East through the ice choked NW Passage to circumnavigate the world in 2005. From hurricanes to pirates to being arrested to meeting lovely people, it was An Incredible Journey.
An Old Salt's Practical Guide to Boating by Donald Bates-Brands
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,280. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing(5.00 from 1 review)
A basic boating guide, told in a salty tale format. Emphasis is on the practical and not on calculations and theory that the average boater doesn't need. The author has over 40 years of experience on the water as a pleasure boater, Coast Guardsman and commercial tug captain. This is an easy reading and entertaining way to become a proficient boater.
Jagular Goes Everywhere: (mis)Adventures in a $300 Sailboat by Tom Pamperin
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 64,970. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing
With a steadfastly contrarian sensibility and a lively appreciation of both the profound and the absurd, Tom Pamperin sets out with his cantankerous sidekick Jagular (a fourteen-foot sailboat he built from cheap plywood, a 2x4 mast, and a $20 tarp for a sail) on a series of sail and oar (mis)adventures ranging from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes.
Sea Gypsies Down Under by Ross Bodle
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 30,700. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2011 by Heather Mackay. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing(3.00 from 1 review)
A guide to life at sea. A collection of interviews with cruising folk who shared their own personal experiences. Some told of frightful events while others had wonderful relaxed voyages. There is a mine of valuable information about storms, pirates, shootings, shipwrecks, man-overboard, diving experiences and shark attacks, plus other helpful advice for those who want to go cruising offshore.
Hurricane Handbook by Gene Parola
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing(5.00 from 3 reviews)
In this, as in any discussion about boats and weather, one can make no assumptions. There is little new in that matrix. Boats, the sea and weather have posed those ambiguities ever since man leapt astride a log and rode it the first time. However, there are some steps that a responsible owner can take in an attempt to minimize damage. The following suggestions, properly executed, may help.
Spanish Castle to White Night by Mark Chisnell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,510. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Water sports, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing(4.00 from 1 review)
So, you think you’d like to sail around the world? Sunsets across calm oceans, cocktails at cosy anchorages, landfalls in amazing new places? Not if you take part in one of the planet’s last great adventures. An incredible race, ripping and roaring through the seven seas. This is a tale of endurance, deprivation and adventure, a story of winners and losers, those who made it and those who did not.
Bobbing to the Baltic by Martin Edge
Price: $3.90 USD. Words: 94,490. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing, Nonfiction » Travel » By region(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the story of my cruise from Edinburgh to the Russian border aboard my 27ft yacht ‘Zophiel’. In 2012 we left the Forth to cross the North Sea. Though we had intended to go to Denmark, wimpiness and poor navigation took us to Holland instead. I sailed to the Baltic, cruising the islands of Sweden and Finland as far as Russia. I returned, via Estonia and the east of Sweden, to Holland.
Yachting For Beginners by My Ebook Publishing House
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,390. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Transportation
This guide is aimed at those wand to learn yachting. It is full of essential information and useful pointers and tips to help get you started. If you think that even setting foot on a yacht would involve spending the next year living on a diet of mud and navel fluff then this is the book for you.
Comparing Production Boats in Order to Get What You Need by John Champion
Series: Cruising Boats, How to Select, Equip and Maintain. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,000. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing
Details in a fun manner the difference between various production sailing boats and suggests numerous differences and points to help select a better vessel. Examines materials, hardware, engines, sails and much more.
Up the Strait by Wayne J Lutz
Series: Coastal British Columbia Travel Memoirs · Off the Grid Living. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,600. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing
Boating, hiking, and survival off the grid in coastal British Columbia, where mountains drop into the sea and people practice self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. Destinations on the Strait of Georgia that can be reached by boat, bicylcle, and all-terrain vehicle. Sea kayaking in the Gulf Islands. Contrarian views of the people and places of coastal British Columbia.
Skagerrak and Back by Martin Edge
Price: $2.60 USD. Words: 32,070. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing
“Skagerrak and Back” is the story of my North Sea circuit aboard my 27ft yacht. This is not a tale of astonishing derring-do and bravery in the face of insurmountable odds. Neither does it purport to be a pilot book or sailing directions. It’s just the story of an achieveable summer cruise aboard a seaworthy wee boat.
Ker-SPLASH! Recreational Power Boaters Guide by Floyd M. Orr
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 84,190. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing
This book of non-fishing, recreational powerboats, a step up from the very basic Power Boating for Dummies, offers the avid boater or novice a comprehensive overview of the hobby. Packed inside are how-to articles, builder histories and addresses, and engine option details. This 2002 publication is being offered at a special low price prior to the 2010 release of an updated edition.
Pressure Falling - Short Stories of Stormy Seas by Mark Chisnell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,210. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Ocean life
Are you warm, safe and dry? Good - because the ocean can be a dangerous place and never more so than when the barometric pressure plummets and huge waves start to rise. These five short stories - chilling, funny and scary in turns - will show you just how ugly and dangerous the sea can become. Wrap up warm and safe when you read this book, because the raw power of storms comes roaring to life.
Go Sailing! Or Not? by Greg Hoey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,600. Language: Australian English. Published: September 23, 2019. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing
A short story set in the authors home town in which the author strives to adapt his fairly new sailing skills to others somewhat debatable sailing skills. With some appalling outcomes and a few fairly rough waves!