Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing

Up the Lake
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Series: Coastal British Columbia Travel Memoirs · Off the Grid Living. Price: Free! Words: 70,250. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Living off-the-grid in coastal British Columbia, where mountains drop into the sea and people practice self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. Life in a floating cabin, with travel by boat, kayak, bicycle, and all-terrain vehicle. Contrarian views of the people and places of coastal British Columbia, including the author's extensive study of one of Powell Lake's best float cabin designers.
Red Skies In Morning: An Unforgettable Stormy Passage from Juneau to Seattle
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Price: Free! Words: 8,310. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
(4.00 from 1 review)
The author, a novice sailor, and her husband set out from Juneau, Alaska on a sailboat headed for Seattle, WA. Though early spring, winter weather prevailed in the far north making the voyage long and stressful. Storms, rough seas, frigid temperatures, dense fog, intense rain squalls test their abilities, stamina and their marriage.
An Old Salt's Guide to Free Maritime Websites
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
An Old Salt's Guide to Free Maritime Websites is a list of the various websites that I have found useful to the mariner. Some is real time information, like weather and sea conditions; other sites are for marine charts and publications. All information, electronic charts and electronic publications accessible from these sites are free. All web locations are hyperlinked for easy reference.
Risk to Gain
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,080. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Water sports
(5.00 from 1 review)
Have you ever dreamed of sailing around the world? If so, it probably wasn’t like this - stomach-churning storms, frustrating calms, broken gear, shattered hopes and stunning victories. Risk to Gain is the story of the men and women aboard two boats sailing around the world in the classic Whitbread Race. Travel with them on their voyage and gain a unique insight into their inspirational journey.
Pressure Falling - Short Stories of Stormy Seas
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,250. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
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.
Up the Strait
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Series: Coastal British Columbia Travel Memoirs · Off the Grid Living. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,620. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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.
A tranquil Day on the Strait of Canso
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Price: Free! Words: 890. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This is a summary of a wonderful day spent dinghy sailing in the confines of the Strait of Canso which separates mainland Nova Scotia from Cape Breton Island.
Skagerrak and Back
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Price: $2.40 USD. Words: 32,080. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
“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.
Hurricane Handbook
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and 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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,600. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Water sports
(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.
Ker-SPLASH! Recreational Power Boaters Guide
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 82,300. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and 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.
Sailing Alone to Isla
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A single-handed voyage on a small sailboat from Key West Florida to Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
Farther Up the Strait
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Series: Coastal British Columbia Travel Memoirs · Off the Grid Living. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,590. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
Boating 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, with contrarian views of the people and places of coastal British Columbia. A follow-up book to the original 'Up the Strait,' which constitutes a set of two books that can be read in either order.
Beginner’s Guide to Boating: A How to Guide
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Series: Travel, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,150. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013 by Altiora Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
Everything an absolute beginner needs to get out there on the water and start enjoying life far from the madding crowd, out where it is just you and the sea and sky. If you're planning on buying a boat or already have one that's not being used, it's time to learn how to use it. You can start this great learning journey by reading Beginner's Guide to Boating (includes Glossary of Nautical terms).
Kite Innovations - Beginner Kiting Buyers Guide
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011 by Ebook.Gd Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Parasailing and hang gliding
KiteInnovations.com created a great kite guide for beginners. This book will make you a kite expert in no time at all! Featuring kite types; single, dual, and quad line power stunt kites, cellular and box, diamond, parafoil, sled, bird. Don't forget kiting accessories like; bags, lines, reels, winders, spools, straps and handles, tails and line laundry, windsocks, wind gauges, and kite stakes.
Colregs
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.
iSailing Manual
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 10,230. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
Learn how to sail the funny way! A lot of famous saiing quotes in every chapter will help you discover the wonderful world of sailing...
A Beginner's Guide to the Action Photography of Boats
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 6,140. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
This book was written specifically to help amateur photographers capture stunning, action images of boats. The lessons can be applied to powerboats, sailboats, large boats or small boats. Technique is more important than equipment and the reader will learn how to get the most with the camera he already owns. Over fifty photographs are used as illustrations. Have fun with your camera!
Sailing Misadventures of the Wild Hair
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,900. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This is a compendium of four sailing stories that document the intrepid misadventures of the Wild Hair in and around the Florida Keys and the Bahamas. The MacGregor twenty five foot sailboat provides a vehicle for the Giles to "enjoy" sailing and all the challenges that go with it. Whether you are a sailor or not, you will get a laugh out of the short stories.
Work on a Super Yacht: The Beginners Guide
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Price: $5.60 USD. Words: 17,000. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
Fancy a career change? Looking for something different? Wanting to travel the world and save money? Well may be super yachting could be for you?