Sports & Recreation - Boating

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The Best Flatwater Paddles in Oregon:...

Christopher Heaps

So, you bought a standup paddleboard, canoe, or kayak, and you want to know where to paddle. Or you're interested in SUPing and you want to know the best places to get started? From coastal streams surrounded by wetlands, to pristine...

Published: Jul 2017

Summer Heat

David P. Hope

"How did I get here?" Those were the words that David Hope thought as his boat, Summer Heat, was tossed in a storm on its way to the Bahamas. This book is the true story of his life, from his first experiences in sailing th...

Published: Jan 2014

Jack Tar and the Baboon Watch: A Guid...

Frank Lanier

"Perfect for summer reading, Jack Tar will satisfy your nautical curiosities and tickle your funny bone."-–Practical SailorA nautical trivia book on steroids, learn why it is a Blue Monday and other expressions with a naut...

Published: Jul 2014

Make Westing: & Other Tales of Sea an...

Jack London

A lifelong waterman, Jack London (1876-1916) left behind a rich store in bold and beautiful prose depicting life upon the sea, under sail, and in step with wild, often perilous, nature. In these selected essays, chapters, and short st...

Published: Feb 2015

The Essentials of Living Aboard a Boa...

Mark Nicholas

The Essentials of Living Aboard educates both dreamers and explorers with information about this wonderful and rewarding lifestyle. Mark Nicholas has combined his experience of life aboard with the advice of other liveaboards, marina ...

Published: Jan 2010

Reeds Splicing Handbook

Jan-Willem Polman

Splicing rope is an essential skill for any mariner. But the traditional 3-strand rope is fast disappearing. So how do you splice braided rope? Reeds Splicing Handbook tells you how. This is the definitive pocket-sized guide to all ro...

Published: Aug 2018

7 Steps to Successful Boat Docking fo...

Capt Ronald Redmond

Forget the why's; this book is packed with the how-to's that will lead you to dock your boat successfully, even in wind &/or current. It presents the "local knowledge" of the authors in an easily understood, and simply imple...

Published: Oct 2016

Men of Kent: Ten Boys, a Fast Boat, a...

Rick Rinehart

Men of Kent is a book about ordinary boys who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances - members of the Kent School crew who were 46 and 0 against the competition, and in 1972 won the Henley Roayal Regatta at Henley-on-Thames...

Published: Sep 2010

Phoenix from the Ashes: The Boat That...

Justin Ruthven-Tyers

"We wanted places no rougher than a farm pond. The silence in these places was complete—so much so that we found ourselves speaking in whispers."—from Phoenix from the AshesSailors dream of a quiet life living aboard a c...

Published: May 2012

Newlyweds Afloat: Married Bliss and M...

Felicia Schneiderhan

A young woman meets an amazing guy, falls in love, and they move in together. Straightforward enough, right? Except he lives on a boat-a thirty-eight-foot trawler, docked in Chicago. Their relationship is intensified by living in a ti...

Published: Oct 2015
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