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The Ultimate Survival Manual - 333 Skills That Will Get You Out Alive

Author: 

Rich Johnson

ISBN number: 

9781408192511

The Manual manages to juggle between the fine line of comedic and factual texts. It provides useful and no doubt life saving information that would help you survive in the the wild until the rescue crew arrived. It provides a useful array of different skills for all sorts off situations in numerous different climates ranging from the swamps to the highest mountains and everything in between.

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Skipper's Outboard Motor Guide

Author: 

Hans Donat Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical

ISBN number: 

978-1-4081-1418-6

This book guides the boat owner in how to operate and maintain an outboard - the emphasis is on medium to large size outboards.

This makes it not so useful for users of yachts and bigger motor boats that tend to use outboard of a smaller size - but still makes a valuable guide for any outboard engine user.

The illustrations is clear and the guide is sufficiently detailed to explain how the various parts of an outboard function and how to deal with less complicated faults.

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Seamanship rally, 27-28 April 2013

Bembridge harbour
Bembridge harbour
Sat, 27/04/2013 - 18:00 to Sun, 28/04/2013 - 18:00

An ideal trainee cruise or refresher course, all the while drifting up on the strong flood tide to Bembridge.

This is an informal cruise with a few seamanship exercises (such as MOB drills) along the way - a sort of marine obstacle course! Full details to follow nearer the time:

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The Adlard Coles Book of Anchoring

Author: 

Bobby Schenk

This is a good guide, but (with a more insistent editor, perhaps) it could easily have been quite a bit better. It has much sound, practical advice and is written in a down-to-earth, conversational style by an author who has sailed the oceans of the world and has a wealth of experience to share, having anchored a multitude of times – generally, one suspects, in a secluded bay: where is the guidance on anchoring in a river or strong tide? It is copiously illustrated with photos and diagrams; consequently, in what is a short book (100 pages), there is only a modest amount of text.

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Expert Sailing Skills

Author: 

Tom Cunliffe Publsher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

ISBN number: 

978 1 1199 5129

This book carries the Yachting Monthly brand and at least some of the material has appeared in the magazine in recent years; here, it has been logically arranged for easy reference in a very useful anthology of sailing lore. As usual, Tom Cunliffe’s relaxed writing style and Yachting Monthly’s attractive presentation make for easy learning. The articles are divided into six major sections covering seamanship, boat handling, sail trim, skippering, emergencies and navigation, with most of the last-mentioned being devoted to the use of radar.

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