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  ----- Popular Titles -----
Beachcruising and Coastal Camping
(ISBN 0-918752-15-9) - Price: $29.95
by Ida Little and Michael Walsh

352 pages, 6” x 9”, perfect bound paperback, 129 photos, 20 line drawings of recommended boats, 17 charts.

How to go cruising and camping at low cost. This is the definitive book on the subject.

Note - We ran out so this is a new print run. Same original great book. Same ISBN Number. Second Printing.)

Serena To Sea Story II
(ISBN-978-0-9789350-7-8) - Price: $24.95
By Mary Jane Hayes

Mary Jane Hayes and her husband Warren have been avid boaters for many years and through many vessels. Owning and cruising both power and sail, they encountered and negotiated their way through it all: on land, at dock, and at sea. In these pages, Mary Jane Hayes shares those experiences through a collection of stories that ultimately weaves itself into a tale so interesting and so enjoyable that anyone who loves life and a good book is sure to be mesmerized.

Serena was their first sailing vessel. A 32-foot Grand Banks trawler was their next “little ship,” christened Sea Story in honor of first mate and author Mary Jane Hayes. Ultimately, Sea Story II followed. Through it all, the stories were lived and the times were written. Now they are all here in this book for everyone to enjoy.

Take this book home! Put on some comfortable clothes, collect a pleasing beverage, find yourself a cozy chair, and prepare to pleasantly drift away to another place, another life, another world. Under the skilled direction of author Mary Jane Hayes, you will be taken along as she and her husband Warren pursue one adventure after another. You may yourself be a lover of boating and the cruising life, or you may be someone simply fortunate enough to love the company of a good book and a good story. In either case, you are certain to remember the enjoyable time you spend on that lazy afternoon, during those stolen moments at lunch, on your daily commute, or whenever you choose to cast off with Serena to Sea-Story II. Truly, this is a voyage worth your taking.
 
Going About A Waterway Adventure
 (ISBN 978-0-9789350-2-3) - Price: $21.95
by Gillian Outerbridge

In this book are the adventures of grandmother Gillian Outerbridge and her devoted Jack Russell terrier, Tucker. After a life-changing event, the author chose to go out and engage the world. Packing up her beloved 20-foot sloop Dart, she had it transported from her home in Bermuda to New York. There, she and Tucker started their voyage through the waterways of the northeastern U.S. and southeastern Canada. Join Gillian, Tucker, and Dart through these pages for some great reading and real inspiration.
Lights and Legends
(ISBN 0-918752-08-6) - Price: $29.95
by Harlan Hamilton

A Historical Guide to the Lighthouses of Long Island Sound, Fishers Island Sound, and Block Island Sound.

286 pages, 6” x 9” perfect bound paperback. Histories, legends, complete descriptions. A valuable resource for mariners, history buffs, and lighthouse aficionados.
 
  ----- Reference Books -----
  Skipper's Handbook
(ISBN 1-892216-26-4) - Price: $29.95
By Robert "Skipper Bob" Grossman

Covers First Aid, Rules of the Road, Rights of Way, Bouys, Navigation Lights, Day Shapes, Sound Signals, Distress Signals, and much more. No captain or boat should be without a copy of this valuable book.
  Boaters' Book Of Nautical Terms
(ISBN 1-892216-11-6) - Price: $19.95
by David S. Yetman

The dictionary of nautical terms, this book is a must for anyone interested in boating.

This book is not intended to list every one of the obscure terms, but it will give the reader an understanding of a broad cross-section of those that may arise in the course of being a boating enthusiast.
  Practical Seamanship
(ISBN 1-892216-37-X) - Price: $17.95
By David Yetman

Seamanship encompasses many skills and activities. It includes knowledge of piloting, navigation, lines and knots, weather wisdom, communication and maintenance, much of which is acquired through experience and, therefore, difficult to teach in a tutorial. Knowledge about another important aspect of seamanship - boat handling - is also experience-based, but learning it can be helped considerably by an understanding of how the boat and its systems work. That is where Practical Seamanship comes in.
  The Boat Book
(ISBN 0-918752-17-5) - Price: $22.95
by Helene Gaillet de Neergaard

384 pages, 6” x 9”, perfect bound paperback, 83 photos, 26 drawings.

A reference book for all boat owners, power and sail. How to find and use boating supplies, equipment, electronics, marine hardware, and much more. The most useful book that a boat owner can buy.
  ----- How To Books -----
  Buying A Great Boat
(ISBN 1-892216-35-3) - Price: $21.95
By Arthur Edmunds

Don't buy a boat without reading this book. Arthur Edmunds, yacht designer, tells you what you should look for when shopping for your water craft, large or small.

This book will show the differences in boat types and where each can be used efficiently. This will assist you in making a decision on the correct boat to fit your needs and the time available for enjoying the pleasures of being on the water.
  Fiberglass Boat Survey
(ISBN 1-892216-07-8) - Price: $21.95
By Author Edmunds

Understand how to evaluate a boat.

The book begins by explaining the types of boat styles available and their primary functions or use. The reader is then taken through the same steps the professional will use, which must be completed to insure the boat is of the quality they desire, before an offer is made.
  Designing Power and Sail
(ISBN 1-892216-05-1) - Price: $29.95
By Arthur Edmunds

This book will answer design questions that everyone has and will prove valuable to boat owners and all those interested in the marine business.
  Building A Fiberglass Boat
(ISBN 1-892216-16-7) - Price: $24.95
By Arthur Edmunds

Written by a seasoned yacht designer, this book is a complete guide for anyone considering building their own fiberglass boat. Easy to read and understand. And a great reference for the experienced boat builder.  
  Complete Guide to Diesel Marine Engines
(ISBN 1-892216-24-8) - Price: $24.95
By John Fleming

Whether a professional mechanic or an amateur, you should read this book before you turn another wrench on a diesel marine engine.
  Complete Guide to Gasoline Marine Engines
(ISBN 1-892216-30-2) - Price: $24.95
By John Fleming

Marine engines are really rather simple devices, if we will only let them be so. Yes, there are some pretty complicated things going on in our engines, but even those need not be a mystery. This book will bring everything you ever wanted to know about the four-stroke gasoline marine engine down to an understandable level.
  Complete Guide to Outboard Engines
(ISBN 1-892216-31-0) - Price: $24.95
By John Fleming

Tells the reader all about two-strokes, how they run, why they run, and why sometimes they do not run! One chapter and a few references to four-stroke outboards are made in this book for comparison purposes. Everyone with an outboard engine and a tool box needs this book on his shelf.
  Trouble Shooting Gasoline Marine Engines
(ISBN 1-892216-28-0) - Price: $24.95
By John Fleming

Includes the Theory of Trouble Shooting, Test the Fuel System, The Tune-Up, Low Compression - How to Proceed, Visual Signs, Audible Signals, The Wiring Harness, and much more. This book will help you learn how to fix your gasoline marine engine.

Today, many engine systems are electronic in nature, and diagnosis is largely done by laptop computer. Yet many are not electronically controlled. Starters, alternators, manifolds and even the entire engine assembly are still mechanical in nature. This book provides information on all types of trouble shooting approaches.
  Boat Repair Made Easy - Engines
(ISBN 1-892216-03-5) - Price: $24.95
By John P. Kaufman

This is one of the four "Boat Repair Made Easy" books we publish. Every boater should have the entire series as a reference. The series includes Engines - Finishes - Haul Out - Systems.  
  Boat Repair Made Easy - Finishes
(ISBN 1-892216-01-9) - Price: $21.95
By John P. Kaufman

This is one of the four "Boat Repair Made Easy" books we publish. Every boater should have the entire series as a reference. The series includes Engines - Finishes - Haul Out - Systems.
  Boat Repair Made Easy - Haul Out
(ISBN 1-892216-00-0) - Price: $21.95
By John P. Kaufman

This is one of the four "Boat Repair Made Easy" books we publish. Every boater should have the entire series as a reference. The series includes Engines - Finishes - Haul Out - Systems.
  Boat Repair Made Easy - Systems
(ISBN 1-892216-02-7) - Price: $24.95
By John P. Kaufman

This is one of the four "Boat Repair Made Easy" books we publish. Every boater should have the entire series as a reference. The series includes Engines - Finishes - Haul Out - Systems.
Basic Boat Maintenance
(ISBN 1-892216-23-X) - Price: $24.95
By Frank Brumbaugh

This book contains a wealth of information any boat owner can use to perform routine maintenance and repairs. Along with this, the book provides a recommended time schedule to follow for this work.

Highly illustrated with graphics showing, in detail, the steps needed to accomplish most tasks.
  Marine Weather Forecasting
(ISBN 1-892216-22-1) - Price: $15.95
By Frank Brumbaugh

Weather, both good and bad, is a constant companion to the small boat at sea. This book demonstrates how to recognize and interpret Nature's warnings, both those visible to anyone and those which may be measured with simple instruments which are on board practically every small boat.
  Captain Jack's Basic Navigation
(ISBN 1-892216-09-4) - Price: $21.95
by Jack I. Davis

Learning basic navigation is a critical skill any boater should have before going to sea. This is the book to get you going.
  Captain Jack's Celestial Navigation
(ISBN 1-892216-18-3) - Price: $24.95
By Jack I. Davis

Find your way by the heavens.
  Captain Jack's Complete Navigation
(ISBN 1892216-25-6) - Price: $34.95 
By Capt. Jack Davis

Here is how to know your position at any time while boating.

Captain Jack's Complete Navigation is a combination of Captain Jack's Basic Navigation and Captain Jack's Celestial Navigation. This is truly the most complete and easy-to-understand navigation package you will own.
  Simple Boat Projects
(ISBN 1-892216-19-1) - Price: $24.95
By Donald Boone
- No Longer Available -

This book is for those individuals who are inclined to modify their vessels in some manner -- those individuals who are never quite satisfied with a factory-equipped vessel. The modifications you will find in this book can be performed on your vessel to make it more comfortable, more efficient, or both.
Modern Boatworks
(ISBN 1-892216-34-5) - Price: $24.95
By David S. Yetman

A treasure chest of information, ideas, projects, and maintenance hints for the hands-on boat owner. Modern BoatWorks is novel in that it covers a wide variety of topics, including mechanical, electrical, communications, and maintenance information. It is not just another do-it-yourself text, although it includes some DIY projects.
  After Forty Years
(ISBN 1-892216-44-2) - Price: $24.95
By Dave Wheeler

How To Avoid the Pitfalls of Boating

Dave Wheeler has been on boats for more than forty years, living aboard and cruising for over half of those forty years. In that time he has encountered every conceivable problem that can and will arise. Fortunately for boaters, he also has found solutions to those pitfalls and explains them clearly, concisely, and often with a little humor.
  Trailer Boats
(ISBN 1-892216-32-9) - Price: $24.95
By Alex Zidock

Finding the right boat, hull design, inflatables, personal watercraft, alternative boat ownership, boat trailers, towing ABC's, tow vehicles, launching & retrieving, & much more. Get this book before you buy your next boat.
  Electronics Aboard
(ISBN 1-892216-40-X) - Price: $29.95
By Stephen Fishman

This book won't tell you which brand of radar you should buy, and it won't justify the expense of a higher priced radio over a cheaper one. What this book will do is help you become is a better-informed consumer and a more knowledgeable skipper the next time you consider adding to your on-board electronics. At a minimum, you'll be able to tell in a moment or two if a salesperson in a marine store knows what's what when it comes to marine electronics.
  Catch Of The Day - Out of Print
(ISBN 1-892216-45-0) - Price: $21.95
By Carla Johnson

Nothing rivals the taste of fresh seafood. Fine restaurants and quality markets pride themselves on having the freshest available. But have you ever had a seafood meal that tasted a little off- fishy, or like it had been frozen for a long time?

This book is more than just a collection of simple yet delicious seafood recipes. It is a complete step-by-step guide to finding, catching, and cleaning your favorite seafoods. From building a shrimp net to outsmarting a lobster, Catch of the Day will have you on your way to the many adventures both on and under the water.
  ----- Cruising Guides -----
Cruising Guide to Maine-Volume I - Kittery To Rockland
Second Edition
(ISBN 0-918752-16-7) - Price: $29.95
by Don Johnson

Details: 204 pages, 8½” x 11”, 94 harbor and regional charts and diagrams, 56 photos, and big 27” x 40½” folded chart showing entire area.

Vastly expanded 2nd edition includes Don’s ratings for every harbor and anchorage and waypoints for Loran-C or GPS. Charts locate all points of interest afloat and ashore. Plus tidal currents, foraging, chartering, complete cruising information.
Cruising Guide to Maine-Volume II - Rockport to Eastport
Second Edition
(ISBN 0-918752-18-3) - Price: $34.95
by Don Johnson

Charts locate all points of interest afloat and ashore, tidal currents, chartering, state parks. Two large folded charts both printed two sides show entire area with GPS and Loran-C waypoints.
  Cruising South - What To Expect Along The ICW
(ISBN 1-892216-38-8) - Price: $21.95
By Joan Healy

Joan and Paul took their boat from Buffalo, N. Y. to Florida. This book is full of tips and information on how to plan a trip on the Intracoastal Waterway and what to expect along the way.
  ----- Reading Pleasure -----
  Five Against The Sea
(ISBN 1-892216-41-8) - Price: $24.95
By Ron Arias

A True Story of Courage and Survival
  Scuttlebutt - Seafaring History & Lore
(ISBN 1-892216-42-6) - Price: $24.95
By John Guest

Back in the days of sailing ships, a barrel was called a butt. A scuttlebutt was the barrel where the crew's daily allowance of fresh water was stored, and the parched sailors would gather there to slake their thirst.
  ----- Log Books -----
  Ship's Log Book - Large Edition
(ISBN 1-892216-08-6) - Price: $24.95
Designed by John P. Kaufman

Pages include Waypoint Listing, Fuel Log, Generator Log, Important Ship's Facts, Periodic Maintenance Items, Locker Contents, Engine Maintenance, Ships Maintenance, and Before Leaving Boat Unattended.

Both front and back covers of the Large Ship's Log Book are laminated with heavy plastic to prevent water damage. Each log sheet has column headings for all the pertinent information you will need. This book is designed to help you keep accurate records of shipboard events.

The Large Ship's Log Book contains 150 Ship's Log sheets, 4 Fuel Record sheets, 6 Ship's Maintenance sheets, 10 Engine Maintenance sheets, 4 Genset Run Time sheets, 2 Waypoint sheets, 2 Locker Contents lists, 2 Periodic Maintenance list, and 1 Important Ship's Facts list.
 
 
Ship's Log Book - Standard Edition

(ISBN 1-892216-04-3) - Price: $21.95
Designed by John P. Kaufman

Handy 8.5" wide by 5.5" tall Log Book

Pages for the Standard Ship's Log include Waypoint Listing, Fuel Log, Generator Log, Important Ship's Facts, Periodic Maintenance Items, Locker Contents, Engine Maintenance, Ships Maintenance, and Before Leaving Boat Unattended.

Both front and back covers of the Standard Ship's Log Book are laminated with heavy plastic to prevent water damage. Each log sheet has column headings for all the pertinent information you will need. This book is designed to help you keep accurate records of shipboard events.

  ----- Kids Books -----
 
Wake Up & Water Ski
(ISBN 1-892216-33-7) - Price: $9.95
By Kimberly P. Robinson

Illustrated

Logan's Dad teaches him to water ski.

Boaters will want to get this for their young children. Easy to read. Good illustrations. A great gift for young readers.
Daddy & I Go Boating - Out of Print
(ISBN 1-892216-14-0) - Price: $9.95
By Ken Kreisler

Illustrated

Parent & Child Guide To Safe Boating. A must-have book for boaters with kids.

An entertaining and informative boating safety book for children to enjoy while learning the importance of safety on boats.
  Billy The Oysterman - Out of Print
(ISBN 1-892216-12-4) - Price: $9.95
By Ken Kreisler

Illustrated.

Great for young readers. A cute story about a young boy.
  My Grandpa Is A Tugboat Captain - Out of Print
(ISBN 1-892216-13-2) - Price: $9.95
By Ken Kreisler

Illustrated
Great for early readers.  
  ----- Temporarily Out Of Stock -----
I Don’t Do Portholes!
(ISBN 0-918752-06-X) - Price: $9.95
by Gladys Walker and Iris Lorimer

387 boatkeeping tips including easy-to-use-aboard recipes. A fun book.
Out of stock till November 2010
   
   
   
   
   
   
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