books about: seamanship
Storm Tactics Handbook: Modern Methods of Heaving-to for Survival in Extreme Conditions
best I've read
My wife and I spent four years living on our sailboat (55ft) voyaging from Calif. to the east coast and read every book I could find on heavy weather sailing. About half-way through I came across Pardey's book. I think it's far and away the best volume out there on the subject. Even if you pass on the parachute angle and just plan on heaving-to in a tough situation. Should be in every crusing ...
The Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor : Or a Key to the Leading of Rigging and to Practical Seamanship
Exactly what it says it is.
Judge this book by its cover! It's exactly what it says it is. This book is full of practical knowledge suited for the young naval officer or merchant seaman. It's one of those books that is just fun to read. Similar to "The Art of Rigging," this book has tons of information about the rigging of sailing vessels not in common use today, but it's fascinating nonetheless. A great volume for those ...
CHAPMAN : PILOTING, SEAMANSHIP AND SMALL BOAT HANDLING
ELBERT S. MALONEY
Hearst Marine Books
Bible of Boating, but maybe you just need a little prayer.
If you could only buy one book on boating, this would be it, but it's overkill for a beginning recreational boater. The newcomer to boating will get lost in all the detail if he tries to use this as a practical manual. With all the books on boating, it might be better to label this as an intermediate-advanced reference book. Sure, it's got everything, but most weekenders don't need to know ...
International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
This is the one you want
This is the Bible on sailmaking-all types of sails, and detailed step by step instructions, profusely illustrated, an superbly written. As you read,, you discover no detail is left out. Moreover, you find your confidence growing, and you feel encouraged. I successfully made a mainsail and mizzen for a shallop rig boat-a fore and aft square rigger with sprit yards. Pete Culler , a master boat ...
Learning to Sail: The Annapolis Sailing School Guide for All Ages
wow, I can sail
I really love this book. It took all the "scarey" out of sailing. It stays on the boat and I consider it my best buddy....let them Luft!!
Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook: A Compendium for Coastal and Offshore Sailors
International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Wish I Had This Before We Went Cruising, But . . .
If you're already out cruising, this book isn't going to provide a lot of useful information -- it's more about what to think about before buying a cruising boat and outfitting it for your purposes. I wish I'd read this before we bought our boat as it would have given us a better framework for a lot of the decisions we had to make.
Seamanship in the Age of Sail: An Account of the Shiphandling of the Sailing Man-Of-War 1600-1860, Based on ...
John H. Harland
US Naval Institute Press
Superlative information on square-riggers
As a relatively inexperienced captain of a small square-rigged vessel, this is an invaluable work. It has helped me learn to sail better. I have been using the book for reference for around a year now, and I have ordered a second copy for one of my crew (I'm unwilling to loan my copy out, as I keep using it). For example, on one trip while sailing close-hauled, the wind speed increased, and, ...
We, the Navigators: The Ancient Art of Landfinding in the Pacific (Revised)
University of Hawaii Press
Ancient Polynesian navigation
I was a Naval Officer for 22 years. 5 years of that time was spent as a Navigator on two different submarines. I was fascinated by the way the Polynesians can find their way over hundreds of miles of open ocean with no instruments. As David Lewis observes, "It's amazing how much you notice when your life depends on it." The "ancient art" in the title is a misnomer. They still have ...
At the Mercy of the Sea
International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Anything by Kretchmer!
John is a joy to listen to at his lectures and his books do not disappoint either. This book is a great sea story.
The Annapolis Book of Seamanship
Simon and Schuster
This book isnt just eductational but really enjoyable if you like sailing and are interested in learning more about it. I always find myself distracted with other interesting topics. It is a book for any sailor to keep out on their coffee table. We were introduced to sailing from my aunt. She let me borrow their copy of this book. When they purchased a different boat we finally realized it was ...
Handbook of Offshore Cruising: The Dream and Reality of Modern Ocean Cruising 2nd Edition
my favorite cruising book
Nigel Calder's books, although detailed, don't really rub me the right way. Calder tends to analyze boats with everything but a hot tub onboard, and treats HVAC and microwaves like they should be standard issue with a rudder and compass. Howard, on the other hand, is much more basic and simple with his recommendations, but not nearly as spartan as the Pardey's (who are also excellent authors ...
Understanding GPS Principles and Applications (Artech House Telecommunications Library)
Elliott D. Kaplan
Artech House Publishers
GPS uses General Relativity
[A review of the SECOND EDITION, 2005.] In the last 15 years, GPS has moved from an expensive and specialised application to a mass consumer market. There are numerous books on GPS; mostly directly at that mass readership. These typically concern how to use a device with a GPS receiver. By contrast, this book is meant for the engineer who has to design such a device. It is a compendium of ...
HANDLING STORMS AT SEA
A great read!
You may be able to find much of what's in this book by searching for months or even years in the libraries, public and private, looking through stacks of magazines, talking to experts (real and assumed) and still never cover what Hal Roth has presented in his superb work. The first half is devoted to a number of different schemes for what to do if you're faced with 'handling a storm at sea' ...
Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 66th Edition (Chapman Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Handling)
Charles B. Husick
This has to be one of the most comprehensive books I have ever read. It has everything one needs to make in the boating world. It even prepares you for the Captains test. Good no Excellent book.
The Abandoned Ocean: A History of United States Maritime Policy
University of South Carolina Press
Andrew Gibson and Arthur Donovan. The Abandoned Ocean: A History of United States Maritime Policy. Studies in Maritime History Series. Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 2000. xiv + 362 pp. Illustrations, references, and index..., ISBN 1-57003-319-6. Reviewed by Gordon Boyce, School of Economics and Finance, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand . Published by ...
Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast
One of the best cruising guides around
One of the best cruising guides around, definitely the best for Maine. Well written, organized and easy to use. Great sketch charts and all of the info that cruisers (not tourists) really need, as well as a good bit of local color.
Intracoastal Waterway Chartbook
International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 2002
I recently bought a boat in Fort Lauderdale and brought it up to the Chesapeake Bay. I bought several guides but this was used the most. It also shows clearly anchorage areas. It is small and compact and you flip the pages as you go along. I marked it up and after the journey it can be thrown away. I also had a set of larger size maps that cost a lot more but only used them 2 or 3 times. This ...
Cruising Under Sail
If you want one book on cruising, this is it
While some of the information is a bit dated (no GPS, for instance)there is good, solid, readable stuff here, everything from sleeping bags to celestial navigation, recipes to emergency repairs. Hiscock had real hands on, been there experience, circumnavigating (with his wife Susan) several times. Far too many cruising books are of the "Oh, cut loose and have fun" type which can be more than a ...
Boating Skills and Seamanship, 13th Edition
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
The McGraw-Hill Companies
This book covers a lot of material which is essential for a new boat owner also a good review for old timer. Easy reading whit good photo illustraion. I found it very helpful for a power boat owner. You really need to need most everything that is covered in this book.
Chapman Piloting & Seamanship, 64th Edition
Elbert S. Maloney
"Front, Bow! Back, Stern!"
CHAPMAN'S PILOTING AND SEAMANSHIP is one of the half-dozen or so "essential" technical texts that any sailor should own. Coming into it's 65th edition in September 2006, CHAPMAN'S is the only book that offers serious competition to THE ANNAPOLIS BOOK OF SEAMANSHIP as an overall guide to sailing fundamentals. Unlike Rousmaniere's book however, CHAPMAN'S is just as applicable to power boating, ...
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