Tall ships in New Zealand waters. For 180 years from the early 19th century to the 1980s, shown in beautifully produced watercolour paintings and drawings
48 pp. hard cover book very fine condition small tear in dust cover back.
The summer voyage of a modest sized sloop around much of the coast of Scotland. An absorbing travel story by land but made thrilling by being at sea. Delightful reading for sailors and those who have travelled in Scotland, or wish they could.
164 pp. many line drawings. soft cover Fine condition.
Needs no description except to say it is enthralling and very well written account of an adventurous man by air land and sea. The yacht Gypsy Moth it turns out is named for his DeHavilland aircraft.
400 pp. some photos B&W soft cover good condition but browning of paper pages.
A prize must go for this most uninteresting and least informative book name.
However it turns out to be a wonderful compendium of tricks of the yachting trade. What happens when you hit a whale. How to stop your spare battery going flat. Packing a stern gland, keeping fit on a small boat. Some useful knots, hints to better cooking.
Delightful reading interesting and useful for the curious mind. Amusing but above all practical.
240 pp. soft cover in tough plastic slip protector. Fine condition
Modern as defined in USA in 1995. "An encyclopaedic reference" "Authoritative yet Accessible" for all recreational boaters.
504 pp. Very Fine condition. Hard cover Comprehensive index Glossary of nautical terms including Mackerel Sky.
Many diagrams line drawings charts tables knots and tidal flows
Very Fine condition unmarked but for slight foxing of front cover
Hardback 176 pp. over 100 fine line drawings and maps Hard Cover
A scholarly study of 40 classically elegant sailing ships and their adventurous voyage(s)
Polynesian boats Viking ships, modern yachts. The sample includes at least one of all types.
A treat to the eye and mind
Her own story of the extraordinary achievement by a very determined teenager to sail around the world single-handed.
Filled with heart-warming moments, excitement suspense and drama. Better than most novels.
362 pp. 3 colour photo sections soft cover
Very good condition signed by the author, in a very confident sweeping hand !
A handbook of every conceivable thing that can be done with rope. '00s of very clear colour drawings. Every detail of the work is clearly visible.
230 pp. published 2008 The Royal Yachting Association
full index Very Fine condition
A kind of Gregory's for the cruising yachtsman. Although dated, and modern navigation aids have superseded many old sailors' rules of thumb, the position of ports, entrances, hazards and landmarks have not. The book deals with ports and landmarks in geographical order from Eden northward
Many maps, tables and photographs including aerial shots make the book of great historical interest.
Very Fine condition. 302 pp. over 200 photos, small colour supplement.
published 1982 Castle Books
190 pp. hard cover very good condition with laminated dust cover. three photo sections, many in colour.
the astonishing news story of June 1978 that a lone woman from an NZ sheep farming family had circumnavigated the globe via Cape Horn
A practical guide to safer offshore cruising.
Many diagrams showing safe courses to be taken around certain obstacles and weather. Some photos B&W
94 pp.. Hard cover Fine condition with protective laminated cover.
A serious book about boat design, and building sailing techniques, navigation, wind scales
Well-illustrated with diagrams many photos all B&W
300 pp. Hard Cover indexed Very Good condition with some scuffing of corners
326 pp. well-illustrated with photos B&W and diagrams. Some charts and tables. A very broad in depth study of sailing all over Australia and research into boat types and buidling and many of the author's experiences. Fully Indexed. Hard cover published 1980. A fine reference work
two copies: one with dust cover one without.
Both good condition.
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An amazing tale. How to cross the Arctic by kayak and sledge made by lashing two kayaks together, drawn by huskies.
312 pp. photo sections all B&W published 1992
Very Good condition with only slight creasing to the top of the dust cover. Some sunning of page tops externally