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Old 22-08-2017, 19:02   #1
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"Blue Book"

What is it?? I see it referred to, but what is title and author?
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Old 22-08-2017, 19:17   #2
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Like the Kelly blue book?

Or the cornell merchant mariners handbook?
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The KBB applies to car valuations. The BUC book applies to boats. BUC values can be very rough estimates. The true value of a boat is what someone is willing to pay for it and not what the owner thinks it is worth or what some book says it is worth.

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see nada for approx boat values
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NADA blue book establishes boat values..... for popular craft anyway. Take it with a BIG grain of salt though.
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Old 24-08-2017, 07:43   #6
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It had to do with currents in the Caribbean, so it must be Cornell's. The post just said check "blue book". Thanks for the responses!!
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It had to do with currents in the Caribbean, so it must be Cornell's. The post just said check "blue book". Thanks for the responses!!


No idea then. The cornell merchant seaman's manual is blue but does not cover tides....it's a how to of lifeboats, knots, damage control, etc....
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The 'Blue Book' in the UK used to refer to the Lloyds Shipping Registration book which existed for yachts going foreign pre SSR and was an impressive document inside an A4 (when open) hard cover.. then the cheaper SSR came along with the RYA..
Both were then taken over by the Dot and now all one gets is a typed sheet of A4.. Sometimes progress sucks.
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Old 25-08-2017, 15:15   #9
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Who knows then, because I thought it was a book having to do with opposing currents and other info on passage making. Thanks for the response.
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Hang in there, Little Whale, Cornell does have a book called World Sailing Routes, or something like that. Perhaps it's cover is blue? Keep looking and waiting, someone here will come up with something definitive.

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Thanks Ann.
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Re: "Blue Book"

NADA and BUC give boat values. Beware however that since the boat market is so much smaller than the auto market, actual sold prices may vary tremendously from blue book, especially for models not well represented in a particular region.
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NADA... Pretty well sums up the price you'll typically get for a used boat in these waters...
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I wonder if the original person that told you to check "the blue book" was referring to either Chapman's or Bowditch's - both of which I have and both of which have blue bindings. If this is the case, it is the first time I have ever heard of either of these books referred to by their cover color.
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I have been looking for the message but can't locate. Arghh.
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