Sports & Recreation - Boating

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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

Bold Sea Stories: 21 inspiring advent...

Marlin Bree

Who doesn't love a good sea story? Award-winning newspaperman Marlin Bree crafts his true tales about the legends and the lore of the world's wickedest waters, from the North Atlantic to the South Pacific, as well as upon (and in the ...

Published: Dec 2016

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

Sailing to the Edge of Time: The Prom...

John Kretschmer

John Kretschmer is sailing's practical philosopher – as much a doer as a thinker. And that is the overarching theme of this chronicle of a sailing life. Often amusing, sometimes poignant, occasionally terrifying but always inspi...

Published: Mar 2020

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

Reeds Splicing Handbook

Jan-Willem Polman

For any sea-farer, splicing rope is an essential skill. But the traditional 3-strand rope is fast disappearing. So how do you splice braided ropE? This is the definitive pocket-sized guide to all rope splicing techniques. Most of the ...

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

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
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