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Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing

Up the Lake
Series: Coastal British Columbia Travel Memoirs · Off the Grid Living. Price: Free! Words: 70,240. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing
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
Price: Free! Words: 8,300. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(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.
3 Sharks - A Sailing Story
Price: Free! Words: 18,980. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing
(4.00 from 1 review)
This is a true story. It tells of a life and death situation that I found myself in while visiting Kenya in 1987. The journey is trepidatious, the outcome life-threatening. An African native's dress becomes a 'sail' with 4 lives in the balance. And there's 'adrenaline'.....you find what you are truly capable of when your adrenaline is pumping hard.
Celestial Navigation for the Complete Idiot - A Simple Explanation
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.
Pressure Falling - Short Stories of Stormy Seas
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.
Building a Sailing Garvey
Price: Free! Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing
Since 1984 New Jersey Friends of Clearwater's Environmental Sail Program (ESP) gave free environmental sail boat rides in a historical, 26 foot Tuckerton River Sailing Garvey. That vessel was retired to a seaport musuem, and we needed a new vessel. Planning, construction, launch, and sailing are all presented as a photo album with captions and narrative. Thirty eight photos, one drawing.
Up the Strait
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.
Colregs
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,070. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing
International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.
Deepwater Heroes: The Boats That Saved the Coast
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 920. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
When the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill came to light, it was local fisherman that stepped up and set sail in hope of solving the crisis. Using their personal vessels, these men and women performed a great service to the Gulf of Mexico as well as the people who love and depend on it for survival. See their vessels in action as well as what they were up against in this pictorial.
Rescued: Relocating, Restoring and Reviving the Pretty Lady: A Photo Essay
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
This short photo essay is not just about renovating a boat, but about reviving a family treasure. It is about maintaining one man's legacy that began in the dusty heart of Oklahoma in 1926. It is about an old Alaska boat, and how a new Idaho crew brought her back to life.
Sailing Alone to Isla
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A single-handed voyage on a small sailboat from Key West Florida to Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
A tranquil Day on the Strait of Canso
Price: Free! Words: 890. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & 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.
Hurricane Handbook
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.
Collected Fat
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 54,530. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing
The Collected Fat represents the very best writing from one of the most outrageous writers in the Caribbean. Cap’n Fatty will enthrall you with his rollicking tales of Lush Tropical Vegetables, Wonderful Waterfront Wackos, and Colorful Caribbean Characters. A number of these stories will make you laugh. A few will touch your heart. One might change you, ever-so-slightly, forever.
Understanding Your Boats Systems and Choices.
Series: Cruising Boats, How to Select, Equip and Maintain. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: Australian English. Published: December 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing
Understanding Your Boats Systems and Choices deals in a light hearted, practical way with the choices and options that come with a boat. Windlass selection and installation, water making, water catchment, boats electrical systems, both AC and DC, 12-24v and 110-220v and living with either. Boat comfort in hot climates, shade, fans ventilation and air conditioners are included. Fun and informative.
Comparing Production Boats in Order to Get What You Need
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.
An Incredible Journey: The Idlewild Expedition
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.
Spanish Castle to White Night
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.
An Old Salt's Practical Guide to Boating
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.
Last Smallmouth
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,400. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012 by Fideli Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Fishing, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing
“I don’t care what size my last fish will be …I just want it to be a smallmouth.”~Tony Bean Tony Bean, one of America’s most renowned smallmouth bass fishermen, is back fishing and teaching anglers the sport he loves. The Last Smallmouth provides step-by-step techniques for catching the elusive smallmouth as well as showing anglers good fishing practices.

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