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The Art of Seamanship: Evolving Skills, Exploring Oceans, and Handling Wind, Waves, and Weather
Ralph Naranjo

International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 2014

Wind, waves, weather, and water demand the practiced art of seamanship "Planning and reacting to the unanticipated are the flip sides of seamanship. This blending of pre-voyage preparedness with effective on-the-water response is learned rather than inherent--together they define the art of seamanship." -- Author RALPH NARANJO Each time a sailboat casts off its docklines the sailor enters a marine realm that demands knowledge, ...
  
  











  



  
Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 67th Edition (Chapman Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Handling)

Hearst, 2013

More than ever, boaters need a single comprehensive reference that combines the best traditions of seamanship with cutting-edge practices, gear, and technology. That's why, for nearly a century, Chapman Piloting & Seamanship has remained the most respected and widely used guide for boating under power and sail. No other book on the subject is more current or complete. This 67th revised edition is not only fully updated, it is also enhanced in ...
  
  











  



  
How to Read a Nautical Chart, 2nd Edition (Includes ALL of Chart #1): A Complete Guide to Using and ...
Nigel Calder

International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 2012

Authoritative, practical, and hands-on information on reading and relying on electronic and paper nautical charts The classic How to Read a Nautical Chart explains every aspect of electronic and paper nautical charts: how a chart is assembled, how to gauge the accuracy of chart data, how to read charts created by other governments, how to use information such as scale, projection technique and datum that every chart contains; how not to ...
  
  











  



  
Small-Boat Seamanship Manual
Richard Aarons

International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 2006

Make the U.S. Coast Guard your first mate The Small-Boat Seamanship Manual contains all the information found in the Coast Guard's official 1,200-page training manual, giving you access to the highest standards of seamanship practiced and perfected by professional mariners. In addition to in-depth coverage of boat handling and navigation, you’ll find instructions for dealing with extreme situations, including search and rescue, towing, ...
  
  











  



  
Illustrated Seamanship
Ivar Dedekam

*Wiley Nautical, 2007

Seamanship is the art of managing a boat. This book is a follow-up to the successful Sail & Rig Tuning and Illustrated Navigation c overing knots, docking the boat and anchoring, all illustrated in Ivar Dedekam’s distinctive style and backed up with clear and simple text. These skills are imperative to keep a boat safe and make cruising as enjoyable as possible. Follows on from the success of the author’s previous work, Sail & Rig ...
  
  











  



  
Boating Skills and Seamanship, 14th Edition
Inc. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Assoc.

International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 2013

Learn the essentials of seamanship from one of the world's premier boating organizations Developed and refined through 40 years of Coast Guard Auxiliary training courses, Boating Skills and Seamanship is your perfect introduction to recreational boating's fundamentals. Great for beginning and intermediate powerboaters alike, it offers you the basics of choosing, equipping, and handling a small to midsize powerboat. This updated edition of ...
  
  











  



  
Seamanship Secrets: 185 Tips & Techniques for Better Navigation, Cruise Planning, and Boat Handling Under ...
John Jamieson

International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 2009

" Secrets ' is the modern Bowditch , written so clearly that navigation and seamanship will be comprehensible to anyone . . ." -- Dave and Jaja Martin , circumnavigators and authors of Into the Light: A Family's Epic Journey "It's a great book. The prose is simple and clear . . ." -- John Vigor , author of The Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat "The nautical tips and techniques presented are encyclopedic, yet the clear explanations demystify ...
  
  











  



  
The Annapolis Book of Seamanship: Fourth Edition
John Rousmaniere

Simon & Schuster, 2014

“The art of sailing, maneuvering, and preserving a ship or a boat in all positions and under all reasonable circumstances.” With the addition of the words, “and some unreasonable circumstances, too,” this definition of “seamanship” is as valid today as when the first edition of this book was published in 1983. The aim remains to advise you the sailor on essential gear, skills, and behavior that enhance your pleasure and safety. ...
  
  











  



  
Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 66th Edition
Charles B. Husick

Hearst, 2009

With millions of copies sold, Chapman Piloting has been the leading reference for both power and sail boaters for nearly a century. Now this absolutely essential guide—with 928 pages, 1,500 full-color illustrations and charts, and exploded views and cutaways—is thoroughly updated with all the latest information on US federal laws, regulations, and fees. In fact, NO competing book is more current on this ever-changing sport. Chapman ...
  
  











  



  
The Seaman's Friend Containing a treatise on practical seamanship, with plates, a dictinary of sea terms, ..., 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
  
  











  



  
The Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor : Or a Key to the Leading of Rigging and to Practical Seamanship
Darcy Lever

Dover Publications, 1998

Widely used among young 19th-century officers in the Royal Navy and East India Company, this now-rare volume offers clear definitions and copious illustrations of the principles of rigging and other aspects of seamanship — tacking, use of a compass, splicing ropes, making sails, and much more. A must for ship fanciers and naval historians.
  
  











  



  
Boating Skills and Seamanship, 13th Edition
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

The McGraw-Hill Companies, 2006

Learn the essentials of seamanship from one of the world’s premier boating organizations Developed and refined through 35 years of Coast Guard Auxiliary training courses, Boating Skills and Seamanship is your perfect introduction to recreational boating's fundamentals. Great for beginning and intermediate powerboaters alike, it offers you the basics of choosing, equipping, and handling a small to midsize powerboat. This new edition of the ...
  
  











  



  
Powerboat Handling Illustrated: How to Make Your Boat Do Exactly What You Want It to Do
Robert Sweet

International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 2007

From docking to surviving storm waves, everything you need to know before you hit the water Using hundreds of illustrations and photos, Powerboat Handling Illustrated shows you step-by-step how to do tasks such as docking, trimming, wave handling, and close-quarters maneuvering. These maneuvers are adapted to different types of boats under various conditions.
  
  











  



  
Seamanship in the Age of Sail: An Account of the Shiphandling of the Sailing Man-of-War 1600-1860, Based on ...
John Harland

Naval Institute Press, 1984

Describes the proper historical development of seamanship among the major navies of the world. In order to explain even the most complex evolution clearly, over 350 line drawings were specially commissioned. Every aspect of handling a man-of-war is detailed and illustrated from original sources.
  
  











  



  
Chapman Piloting: Seamanship & Small Boat Handling (Chapman Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Handling)
Elbert S. Maloney, Charles Frederic Chapman

Hearst Books, 1996

Continuously updated to reflect ever-advancing technology, Chapman Piloting, Seamanship & Small Boat Handling remains the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to recreational boating after three quarters of a century. More than 1,500 photographs and drawings illustrate all the information necessary to own and operate a seaworthy boat. With a well-earned reputation as the Bible of Boating, Chapman's offers the most current ...
  
  











  



  
The Annapolis Book of Seamanship, 3rd Completely Revised, Expanded and Updated Edition
John Rousmaniere

Simon & Schuster, 1999

Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship has set the standard by which other books on sailing are measured. Used throughout America as a textbook in sailing schools and Power Squadrons, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship thoroughly and clearly covers the fundamental and advanced skills of modern sailing. This edition of Annapolis is a major overhaul. Over half the book has been ...
  
  











  



  
Knight's Modern Seamanship, 18th Edition

Wiley, 1988

Revised by John V. Noel, Jr., Captain, U.S. Navy [Ret.] Associate Editors: Commander Frank E. Bassett, U.S. Navy [Ret.] Dr. Carvel Blair and Prof. Dee Fitch Steer by this venerable guide to shiphandling and safety and you'll easily see why, since publication of the first edition 83 years ago, it has been the single-most trusted "beacon" for millions of pleasure boaters and professional seamen alike. Now in its eighteenth edition, Knight's Modern ...
  
  











  



  
Seamanship: A Voyage Along the Wild Coasts of the British Isles
Adam Nicolson

Harper Perennial, 2007

From Land's End to Cape Clear, past Roaringwater Bay and Cod's Head, on past Inishvickillane and Inishtooskert, up through the Hebrides, to Orkney and on to the Faeroes stretches the richest and wildest coastline in Europe. Adam Nicolson decided to sail this coast in the Auk , a 42-foot wooden ketch, embarking on a 1,500-mile voyage through what he hoped would be a sequence of revelatory landscapes. He was not disappointed. Seamanship is ...
  
  











  



  
Navigation Rules: International - Inland

Paradise Cay Publications, 2013

Includes corrections through Notice To Mariners (NTM) 47/04November 15, 2004 This book contains a complete copy of the Inland and International Navigation Rules as presented by the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard requires that an up-to-date copy such as this one be carried on all vessels 12 meters (39 feet) or more in length at all times.In addition to a complete copy of the USCG edition (COMDTINST M16672.2D), Paradise Cay ...
  
  











  



  
Multihull Seamanship
Gavin LeSueur

*Wiley Nautical, 1997

This is an A-Z for multihull sailors. There are many textbooks on the market which detail general seamanship principles. This is not one of them. Multihull seamanship is about catamarans and trimarans and the skills needed to understand and enjoy them to their utmost. Both racing and cruising yachts are catered for, as are trailerable multihulls. Seamanship is not a black and white skill. It is an evolution of knowledge; a building of ...
  
  











  








   



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