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  • Titanic

    The sinking of the Titanic on its maiden voyage in 1912 is one of the most dramatic stories in maritime history. The largest passenger steamship in the world, fitted with more advanced safety features than any of her rivals, she was proclaimed to be virtually unsinkable. Just how and why the Titanic foundered on such a beautiful April evening is the subject of this fascinating book. Author Rupert ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Narrow Margins

    The Narrow Boat Books

    by Marie Browne ...
    series The Narrow Boat Books
    Narrow Margins – a laugh-out-loud book which proves that lean times can sometimes be a very positive thing.Faced with the loss of everything following the collapse of the Rover Group, Marie Browne moved her long-suffering husband Geoff, chaotic children and smelly, narcoleptic dog on to a houseboat in search of a less stressful, healthier, alternative way of life.Strapped for cash, the family buy ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Narrow Focus

    The Narrow Boat Books

    by Marie Browne ...
    series The Narrow Boat Books
    Peace and tranquillity. For once nothing terrible is happening. After years of dodgy moorings, ankle-deep mud, exploding toilets and all the other normalities of live-aboard life, the Brownes now seem to have found the perfect spot in which to park Minerva, their aging narrowboat. Marie and family finally find the time to work on the outside of the boat and even take a holiday or two. It looks as ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Important Upgrades for Your Cruising Boat

    by John Champion ...
    series Cruising Boats, How to Select, Equip and Maintain
    Learn the easy and humorous way about some serious topics. These non technical chapters will provide a light hearted but informative understanding of the topic. Many many suggestions for making your life at sea (or anchor) more comfortable and fun. ... Read more

    $4.92 AUD

  • The Splicing Handbook, Third Edition : Techniques for Modern and Traditional Ropes: Techniques for Modern and Traditional Ropes

    Techniques for Modern and Traditional Ropes

    by Barbara Merry ...
    The only reference devoted entirely to splicing today’s ropesThe Splicing Handbook includes step-by-step illustrations and explanations for the most useful and popular splices in traditional twisted and modern braided ropes, and it covers every kind of splicing project you are likely to encounter, including modern cordage such as Spectra; mainstream rope materials such as Dacron and nylon; and ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Narrow Escape

    The Narrow Boat Books

    by Marie Browne ...
    series The Narrow Boat Books
    "Oh, you live on a boat? That must be really cold in the winter. . ." Or, "Oh, you live on a boat? It must be great being so close to nature . . ." Or, "Oh, you live on a boat? It must be fantastic to be able to go wherever you like, whenever you like . . ."Narrow Escape sets out to dispel these commonly held public myths.From how to avoid assassination by ninja stealth ducklings, through ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Building Model Boats - Including Sailing and Steam Vessels

    This vintage book is a complete guide to designing and building model boats, with information on tools and equipment, rigging, fitting engines, and many other related aspects. Profusely illustrated and highly accessible, this book is ideal for those with little previous experience, and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: “Building Model Yachts ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Narrow Minds

    The Narrow Boat Books

    by Marie Browne ...
    series The Narrow Boat Books
    In her debut memoir Narrow Margins Marie Browne saved her family from financial ruin by moving her long-suffering husband, three children and a dog on to a houseboat called Happy Go Lucky in search of a less stressful, alternative way of life.Now in Narrow Minds the family find themselves sucked back into normality, they're pretty much back where they started, horrible house, no boat and the kids ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Marine Diesel Basics 1

    Maintenance, Lay-up, winter Protection, Tropical Storage, Spring Recommission

    Book 1 - Marine Diesel Basics
    Seeing is understanding! With 300+ illustrations and 222 pages this book explains:all basic maintenance tasks of the marine diesel system - fuel, lubrication, cooling, breathing, electrical, and drive train (coupling, shaft, shaft seal, propeller)all the tasks to winterize the complete system and to prepare for tropical storage (high heat and humidity)all the tasks to recommission (“summerize”) ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Replacing Your Boat's Electrical System

    by Mike Westin ...
    series Adlard Coles Manuals
    The second in a series of highly practical, hands on, step-by-step photographic manuals, Replacing Your Boat's Electrical Systemfills a gap in the market for the DIY boat builder and repairer. It is asubject covered only in piecemeal fashion by the yachting press, which,like general boat repair manuals, can't go into the level of detailMicke Westin does. This is a visual, hand-holding guide, ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD

  • The Boat Maintenance Bible

    Refit, Improve and Repair with the Experts

    The Boat Maintenance Bible isthe most up to date, user-friendly and hands-on manual for boat ownersof all skill levels wishing to keep their boat seaworthy and safe.Packed with detailed, exploded diagrams, helpful step-by-stepphotographs and detailed guidance, it provides a wealth of maintenanceexpertise and advice to enable anyoneto maintain or repair a yacht, motorboat or a dinghy.Fromhull and ... Read more

    $48.99 AUD

  • Boatbuilding

    Cold-moulded and Strip-Planked Wood

    Cold-moulded wood boatbuilding predates fibreglass and has been used successfully for sailing dinghies, offshore racing yachts, fast multihulls and powerboats, and even rowing shells. It involves bonding together layers of wood veneers or thin planks to make a strong, lightweight and watertight hull. Modern glues, particularly epoxy resins, gave cold-moulding a boost and improved both its strength ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • How to Paint Your Boat

    Painting, Varnishing , Antifouling

    by Nigel Clegg ...
    Most boatowners will find themselves with paintbrush in hand atleast once during a season but with the vast range of products nowavailable, how do you know which to select for the job? This book answers all the DIY boatowner's questions, and provides practical advice on painting every type of material.It explains:correct surface preparationdealing with defectscorrect application methodsestimating ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Surveying Yachts and Small Craft

    by Paul Stevens ...
    This is the only book linked to a practical surveying course. Highly practical in nature, and packed with detailed close-up photography, step by step procedures, and helpful checklists, this definitive handbook will prove a godsend to small craft owners who want to check out defects on their own boats or on boats they are planning to buy, as well as practicing surveyors and surveying students ... Read more

    $60.99 AUD

  • Practical Boat Building for Amateurs: Full Instructions for Designing and Building Punts, Skiffs, Canoes, Sailing Boats, Etc.

    by Adrian Neison ...
    This vintage book is a complete and accessible guide to boat construction, with full instructions for designing and building punts, skiffs, canoes, sailing boats, and more. With detailed working drawings and simple, step-by-step instructions, this volume is ideal for those with little previous experience, and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of related literature. Contents ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Designing with Geosynthetics - 6Th Edition; Vol2

    Following the structure of previous editions, Volume 2 of this Sixth Edition proceeds through four individual chapters on geomembranes, geosynthetic clay liners, geofoam and geocomposites. The two volumes must accompany one another. Volume 1 contains geosynthetics, geotextiles, geogrids and geonets. The two volumes must accompany one another. All are polymeric materials used for myriad ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • The New Get Rid of Boat Odors, 2nd Edition

    A Boat Owner's Guide to Marine Sanitation Systems and Other Sources of Aggravation and Odor

    by Peggie Hall ...
    This is the completely-updated 2nd Edition of Peggie Hall's famous book "Get Rid of Boat Odors." "The New Get Rid of Boat Odors, 2nd ed." by Peggie Hall, known by many of her fans as "The Headmistress," will teach you how to eliminate annoying odors on your boat by treating the source instead of perfuming the symptoms. It covers all aspects of marine sanitation as well as other odor-causing ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Fiberglass Boat Restoration

    The Project Planning Guide

    How to select a boat, plan your project, finish the job, and actually head for the water.Over the past thirty to forty years boat builders, large and small, have produced tens of thousands of fiberglass boats. Many now sit abandoned, waiting for some tender care to get back on the water where they belong. Fiberglass unlike many other types of boatbuilding materials does not rot, rust, or break ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD $1.99 AUD

  • Rowing the Pacific

    7,000 Miles from Japan to San Francisco

    by Mick Dawson ...
    Storms, fatigue, equipment failure, intense hunger, and lack of water are just a few of the challenges that ocean rower Mick Dawson endured whilst attempting to complete one of the World's 'Last Great Firsts'.In this nail-biting true story of man versus nature, former Royal Marine commando Dawson, a Guinness World Record-holder for ocean-rowing and high-seas adventurer takes on the Atlantic and ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Anatomy of Sail

    The Yacht Dissected and Explained

    by Nic Compton ...
    An encyclopedic compendium of every element of a yacht, this book contains a wealth of information for the aficionado as well as the newcomer, taking apart the sailboat to explore every part of it in depth. Gloriously illustrated with beautiful photography and explanatory diagrams, each page is packed with fascinating and satisfying detail.Looking first at the history of yachting and boatbuilding ... Read more

    $48.99 AUD

  • A Boat Builder's Guide to Hull Design and Construction - A Collection of Historical Articles on the Form and Function of Various Hull Types

    This book is a collection of classic articles on building yachts and motor boats, dealing with design, repairs and maintenance, equipment, materials, and many other related aspects. Carefully selected for a modern readership, these timeless articles will be of considerable utility to anyone with a practical interest in the subject and would make for worthy additions to collections of allied ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • General Engineering Knowledge

    by H D McGeorge ...
    This book covers the general engineering knowledge required by candidates for the Department of Transport's Certificates of Competency in Marine Engineering, Class One and Class Two. The text is updated throughout in this third edition, and new chapters have been added on production of fresh water and on noise and vibration. Reference is also provided to up-to-date papers and official publications ... Read more

    $82.99 AUD

  • The Boat Repair Bible

    Even the most well designed boats will suffer from wear and tear due tonormal use on the water. Whilst accidents are less common, they too canresult in damage which needs to be repaired on the spot. Highlyillustrated, with step by step instructions, this book equips thereader with the vital 'first aid' skills he needs to make temporaryrepairs until he can get back to harbour.The Boat Repair Bible ... Read more

    $48.99 AUD

  • The Boat Improvement Bible

    Practical Projects to Customise and Upgrade your Boat

    The Boat Improvement Bible is the most up to date, user friendly and hands-on practical manual for boatowners who wish to improve their sailboat or motorboat. It will equip any boatowner with average DIY skills to improve all aspects of their boat: safety, comfort, facilities, storage and performance on the water. Many of these projects will also help increase a boat's value.Projects include: ... Read more

    $48.99 AUD