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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yachting For Beginners
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beginner’s Guide to Boating: A How to Guide
Series: Travel, Book 7. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 31,140. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013 by Altiora Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks & Manuals
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).
Last Smallmouth
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,400. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012 by Fideli Publishing, Inc.. 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.
Construya su propio barco
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,830. Language: Spanish. Published: March 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » General
Construya su propio barco es una obra técnica escrita con lenguaje claro para que cualquier persona pueda entender los conceptos y construir su embarcación de forma fácil y económica.
Jagular Goes Everywhere: (mis)Adventures in a $300 Sailboat
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.
Bobbing to the Baltic
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.
How to Select, Equip and Maintain a Cruising Boat. The Series.
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 64,310. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating & sailing
This book is a compilation of the authors other e books on cruising boats. The material is the same but makes it all available in one volume at a much lower price. Thirty seven different chapters beginning with comparing boats and the various aspects of different designs and builds. The buying process, equipping for a voyage and numerous practical articles; Easy reading with a humorous approach.
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.
Ker-SPLASH! Recreational Power Boaters Guide
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.
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.