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Repair & Maintenance

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  • The Complete Sailing Manual

    by Steve Sleight and 1 more

    The only sailing manual you will ever need, covering everything from sailing basics to making repairs and mastering navigation.The undisputed market leader in sailing guides, this fully revised and updated sailing manual answers questions about any sailing situation - with thorough coverage of all aspects of sailing and boat ownership.In DK's The Complete Sailing Manual, former British national ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Titanic

    by Rupert Matthews

    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

  • 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

    $25.84 AUD

  • Marine Diesel Basics 1

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

    by Dennison Berwick

    series Marine Diesel Basics #1
    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

  • Building Model Boats - Including Sailing and Steam Vessels

    by Paul N. Hasluck

    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

    $11.54 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

    $60.82 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

    $11.54 AUD

  • Designing with Geosynthetics - 6Th Edition; Vol2

    by Robert M. Koerner

    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

    $5.93 AUD

  • How To Build A Boat

    A Father, his Daughter, and the Unsailed Sea

    by Jonathan Gornall

    ‘The passages he addresses directly to Phoebe are as tender as the father-daughter letters in Karl Ove Knausgaard’s Seasons Quartet’ Times Literary Supplement‘This book tells the inspiring story of how even the least skilled of us can make something wonderful if we invest enough time and love’ The Daily Mail'Both the book, and place, are magical' The Sunday Telegraph'When Jonathan Gornall ... ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Command Companion of Seamanship Techniques

    by David House

    The Command Companion of Seamanship Techniques is the latest work from the well-respected marine author, D J House. It contains all the information needed for command posts at sea.· All aspects of shipboard management are discussed, with special emphasis placed on health and safety.· Guidelines on how to respond to accidents and emergencies at sea· Contains the most recent SOLAS revisions and a ... Read more

    $87.55 AUD

  • Fiberglass Boat Restoration

    The Project Planning Guide

    by Captain Wayne Canning

    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

  • 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

    $48.61 AUD

  • Buyers' Guide to Outboard Boats

    Selecting and Evaluating New and Used Boats

    by David H Pascoe

    This book is totally dedicated to blue water type outboard boats, not jet boats, I/O's, pontoon boats, bass boats or mega yachts. You won't be just reading part of it and disregarding the rest. Or paying for something that is irrelevant. What I mean by "blue water" type boats are boats that are sea worthy for heading out into larger bodies of water, not just small lakes and protected bays, etc. ... Read more

    $19.57 AUD

  • Celestial Navigation

    A Practical Guide to Knowing Where You Are

    by David Berson

    Learn-and Appreciate-What Master Navigators Have Practiced for Centuries in This Hands-on, Friendly Approach.Celestial navigation, in all its forms, is nearly as old as mankind. Anyone who can master its intricacies stands at the end of a long line of master navigators that is centuries old-an expert among many who would be lost with electronics.David Berson, a columnist for Ocean Navigator ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Wooden Boats

    The Art of Loving and Caring for Wooden Boats

    by Andreas af Malmborg and 1 more

    There is something beautiful and nostalgic about wooden boats. These exquisite, polished works of art give us a glimpse into the past, a time when technology wasn’t so advanced, a time when everything was crafted by hand. These magnificent vessels deserve our attention and our utmost respect.As beautiful as these boats may be, they do require a great deal of maintenance and care. This book has all ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • The Big Book of Wooden Boat Restoration

    Basic Techniques, Maintenance, and Repair

    by Thomas Larsson

    An excellent manual for embarking on a wooden boat restoration project.The Big Book of Wooden Boat Restoration is the perfect introduction or reference guide for both novice and experienced wooden boat enthusiasts. Author Thomas Larsson, one of Sweden’s most experienced and premier wooden boat restorers, has compiled his knowledge of the craft for readers and placed it in this book. This ultimate ... Read more

    $23.99 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

    by Various Authors

    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

    $11.54 AUD

  • 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

    $76.77 AUD

  • A Classic Guide to Building Punts and Canoes - Including Construction Your Own Canvas Canoes and Building a Sailing Boat

    by Anon

    This book is a collection of vintage articles about designing and building punts and canoes. With detailed diagrams and a wealth of useful tips, these timeless articles will be of considerable utility to those with an interest in making their own small boats and is not to be missed by collectors of classic literature of this ilk. Contents include: “Building Punts and Canoes”, “A 12-ft. Flat ... Read more

    $7.69 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

    $12.31 AUD

  • Reeds Vol 12 Motor Engineering Knowledge for Marine Engineers

    by Leslie Jackson and 2 more

    series Reeds Marine Engineering and Technology Series
    Developed to compliment Volume 8 (General Engineering Knowledge) and work as an examination guide for the requirements of the IMO's Engineering Knowledge under regulation III/2, covering the syllabuses followed by Chief Engineers and 2nd Engineers, this book helps officer cadets working toward the STCW Officer of the Watch qualification or equivalent academic award.Starting with the theoretical ... Read more

    $67.20 AUD

  • Die Lotsen

    Berater der Schiffsleitung

    by Thomas Fröhling

    Schifffahrt ohne Lotsen ist und bleibt undenkbar. Die Schifffahrtsrouten an der deutschen Nord- und Ostseeküste sind nicht nur die dicht befahrensten der Welt, sondern auch wegen ihrer Unberechenbarkeit ein schwer zu navigierendes Gebiet. Jeder Frachter, jedes Kreuzfahrtschiff braucht Lotsen, um sicher in die Häfen einlaufen oder schwierige Fahrwasser passieren zu können. 750 Seelotsen, 95 ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Safety and Security at Sea

    by D S Bist

    Safety and Security at Sea is concerned with the safe operation of ships and consequently with preventing errors and oversights. This book contributes to safety where it is most effective - right at the site of work, on board the ship itself. It is here, indisputably, that it will prevent accidents and save lives. It translates theory into practice besides covering several new and current topics. ... Read more

    $80.40 AUD