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Old 19-08-2008, 15:28   #31
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My biggest weight problem on Jaga is books! There's been a lot of great suggestions - none that I'd quibble with, but would add emphasis on cruising naratives - particularly the older classics. I'd definitely add any of Moitessier's books, and Miles Smeeton's "Once is Enough" - they made it back - barely, twice. Finally, it's hard to image going cruising without reading the book that started it all: "Sailing Alone Around the World" by Joshua Slocum. I could go on and on...


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Old 19-08-2008, 19:02   #32
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Hinz's complete guide to anchoring and mooring.

Funnily enough I'm coming to the end of this book and was wondering what come next only this morning - looks like you guys have provided plenty of options here!

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Old 19-08-2008, 19:47   #33
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How about Adlard Coles 'heavy weather sailing' latest edition is even better then the first ? I still have my original copy of Eric Hiscocks cruising under sail from my first cruising efforts in teh 80's. Very dated now, but the basic seamanship and general philosophy still make it interesting reading. By the why, I used Bowditch when facing some suspect weather in the Solomon Sea to diagnose la ikely early phase of tropical storm and was able to take evasive action and avoid the nasty bits. Of course I would also take Dylans Lyrics......
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Old 16-11-2009, 15:52   #34
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I maybe dating myself, but I have read/owned at one time almost all of Lin & Larry Pardeys books. I recently just re-read the Serrifyn(sp?) series ,and was still able to pick up some info I can use now in 2009. I also have had both editions of Beth Leonard's Cruising guide along with most of the other recommendations you have received. Needless to say I do not have all of these on board. If I did I would need a much bigger sailboat and a crew to man her, but I am glad that at one point I did read/review these tomes. Linda Allen S/V KOKOPELLI enroute back to St Augustine down the SE coast
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Old 30-11-2009, 17:49   #35
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+1 for Heavy Weather Sailing.

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"Bowditch", The American Practical Navigator Admiralty Manual of Navigation, Vols. I and II. It is THE navigators Bible.
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There is more to life than GPS.
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Old 02-12-2009, 18:52   #36
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For the fun of it:

The Boat Who Wouldn't Float, Farley Mowatt
Three Men in a Boat, Jerome K Jerome


Boatowner's Mechanical & Electrical Manual, Nigel Calder
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Old 02-12-2009, 21:09   #37
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“The Nature of Boats” by Dave Gerr, N.A.

Read about why boats are shaped as they are.

If nothing else, you’ll be better prepared to pick out the best boat for you, and your trip around the world.

Not to mention you’ll know more than anyone else on your dock.

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Old 02-12-2009, 21:29   #38
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David Mellor sent me this wonderful list when I asked on the T&T list a while back. We are gradually buying them all via Amazon.

  • Advance First Aid Afloat Eastman/Levinson
  • Best of Things That Work SAIL magazine
  • Boat Cosmetics Made Simple Board
  • Boat Manager: Operating and Service Procedure Handbook Payne & Ellison
  • Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual Calder
  • Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen Blewitt
  • Celestial Navigation Step By Step Norville
  • Changing Course - A Womans Guide to Choosing The Cruising Life Cantrell
  • Complete Illust. Sailboat Maint. Manual Casey
  • Cruising Cuisine Pastorius
  • Fiberglass Boats: Construction, Repair and Maintenance Roberts
  • The Boatbuyers Guide to Motor Yachts and Trawlers McKnew
  • How to Read a Nautical Chart - Complete Guide to the Symbols, Abbreviations and Data Calder
  • Illustrated Navigation Dedekam
  • Illustrated Sail and Rig Tuning Dedekam
  • Illustrated Seamanship Dedekam
  • Just Cruising Copeland
  • Marine Diesel Engines: Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair 2nd Ed Calder
  • Maritime Radio Course - HF/VHF Cdn. Power Squad
  • Motorboat Electrical and Electronics Manual Payne
  • Navigators Library Dashew
  • Nigel Calders Cruising Handbook Calder
  • Offshore Cruising Encyclopedia - 2nd Ed. Dashew
  • Practical Seamanship: Essential Skills for the Modern Sailor Dashew
  • Propeller Handbook Gerr
  • Refrigeration for Pleasureboats: Installation, Maintenance and Repair Calder
  • Sailors Secrets Badham & Robinson
  • Skenes Elements of Yacht Design Kinney
  • Storm Tactics Handbook - Modern Methods of Heaving-to for Survival in Extreme Conditions Pardey
  • Surviving The Storm Dashew
  • The 12 Volt Doctors Practical Handbook (1983) Beyn
  • The Complete Guide to Sail Care and Repair Neri
  • The Radar Book Monahan
  • The RYA Book of Diesel Engines Bartlett
  • The Splicing Handbook Merry and Darwin
  • The Voyagers Handbook Leonard
  • Understanding Boat Wiring Payne
  • Voyaging Under Power Beebe/Leishman
  • Weather Predicting Simplified Carr
  • World Cruising Routes Cornell
  • Drag Device Data Base - 4th Ed. Shane
  • Independent Energy Guide Jeffrey
  • Living on 12 Volts With Ample Power Smead & Ishihara
  • Reed's Sextant Simplified Pike
  • The Merck Manual of Medical Information Merck
  • The Sailmakers Apprentice Marino
  • Marine SSB Operation Gale
  • OSMOSIS and fiberglass yacht Construction Staton-Bevan
  • Young Sailor - Learn To Be a Good Sailor and Have Fun Mosenthal
  • Stapletons Powerboat Bible Stapleton
  • 100 Fast and Easy Boat Improvements Casey
  • Why Didn't I Think of That Roberts
  • Sailors Assistant Vigor
  • World Cruising Handbook - buy paperback from Amazon.USA Cornell
  • American Practical Navigator Bowditch
  • Joy of Cooking
  • Chapman Piloting, 65th Ed. Maloney
  • Seaworthiness, the Forgotten Factor Marchaj
  • Ocean Passages for the World -1989 ed. British Hydrographic
  • Cruising French Waterways McKnight
  • Cruising Handbook of Fishing Bannerot
  • Cuba: A Cruising Guide Calder
  • Provisioning Haynes
  • The Cruising Guide to the Northwest Caribbean: Yucatan, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, etc. Calder
  • Tropical Cruising Handbook Smaalders
  • Reeds Nautical Almanac
    East Coast 2004
    West Coast
    Nautical Companion 3rd Ed.
    Nautical Ephemeris
    "Offshore" Books
  • Offshore Advantage OUT OF STOCK Laight
  • The Tax Haven Guide Book OUT OF STOCK Finkelstein

    Route Planning Publications
  • US Publications from NOAA
  • Pilot Chart Atlases - Northern, North Atlantic, Central American, South Atlantic, South pacific, Indian Ocean
  • Worldwide Marine Weather Broadcasts - NOAA
  • US Sailing Directions & Coast Pilots - 38 vol, purchase en route
  • Planning Guides - North Atlantic, North pacific, Southeast Asia, Indian Ocean, North Sea & Baltic, Arctic Ocean
  • British Publications - from Hydrographic Dept, Min of Defence,
  • Taunton, Somerset, TA1 2DN, United Kingdom
  • Ocean passages for the World - one volume (US$95)
  • Routing Charts - North Atlantic, South Atlantic, Indian Ocean, North Pacific, South Pacific, sold by the month as chart sized sheets
  • Admiralty List of radio Signals, Vol. 3 - Radio Weather Services and Navigational Warnings
  • British Pilot Books - 72 vol.
Some of those are dupes of what others have already suggested.

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If you're serious about saltwater, you need five books aboard:

Barth, John. Tidewater Tales
Carson, Rachel. The Sea Around Us.
Cousteau, Jacques. The Silent World
Steinbeck, John. The Log of the Sea of Cortez
Woolff, Virginia. To the Lighthouse
cruising is entirely about showing up--in boat shoes.
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And if you prefer your water fresh:

Deakin, Roger. Waterlog
Dillard, Annie. Pilgrim at Tinker's Creek
Heat-Moon, William Least. River-Horse
Rabin, Jonathan. Old Glory
Thoreau, Henry David. A Week on the Concorde and Merrimack Rivers
cruising is entirely about showing up--in boat shoes.
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Old 02-12-2009, 22:18   #41
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But if you have a taste for literature:

Dana, Richard Henry. Two Years Before the Mast
Duncan, David James. The River Why
Hemingway, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea
Walton, Izaak. The Complete Angler
Warner, William W. Beautiful Swimmers
cruising is entirely about showing up--in boat shoes.
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Old 04-12-2009, 19:05   #42
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" I think we need a bigger boat "
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Thumbs up Jo Beth

Glad to hear of someone local, your boat is one of the best. I have a Hardin 45 I am refitting now in Midway Ga.. Work is slow in the cold months but spring will bring new hope of getting back on it. Be well and good sailing.

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