Armchair Boat Show Specials
A curated selection of bargains and gems since winter’s keeping us off the water and covid cancelled the boat show.
The Sailing Bible: The Complete Guide for All Sailors, from Novice to Expert
$49.95 $16.99 Save 66%
by Skinner, Leonard & Mary Cooney
This practical handbook is written from the differing perspectives of two authors, who share anecdotes and hard-earned wisdom about the gamut of crucial considerations for those planning to sell up and head to sea. The discussion covers making a budget and estimating costs, how to choose a boat, ensuring crew are well equipped and trained, "letting go" (practically and psychologically), preparing and provisioning the boat, and the challenges and rewards of life afloat.
352 Pages • softcover • 2019
$34.00 Save 74% $8.99
by Johnson, Andy
Taking his cue from previous related titles, "The Boat Maintenance Bible" and "The Boat Repair Bible", Johnson has written a complete guide to installing, maintaining, and replacing electrical systems aboard sail- and powerboats. The author is an electronics engineer with extensive experience in commercial and marine settings, as well as a qualified Yachtmaster.
192 Pages • hardcover • 2015
$63.95 Save 88% $7.99
by Falvey, Kevin
This one-stop guide to powerboats covers all aspects of powerboating and recreation--from boats and gear to water safety and the various activities you can do with or on a boat. Falvey also includes a section on boat handling, trailering, and seamanship best practices.
224 Pages • softcover • 2016
$40.00 Save 70% $11.99
by Pike, Dag
Pike's long overdue analysis and review of modern powerboat design and operation explores how and why powerboats developed, and how design affects control and performance. He assesses a range of hull designs for pros and cons, and weighs in on engine types and their influence on performance. All factors influencing vessel operation are discussed, including optimizing performance in varied sea conditions and matching speed to sea state, coping with tidal races, manoeuvring in tight spaces, and ensuring crew safety.
224 Pages • hardcover • 2019
$64.00 Save 69% $19.99
by Justins, Douglas & Colin Berry
7th ed. Two experienced sailing doctors crafted this practical, quick-reference source of reliable first-aid information. Coloured tabs provide instant access to solutions for medical emergencies at sea.
30 Pages • spiral • 2018
$27.00 Save 70% $7.99
by Jollands, Simon
Jolland introduces newcomers of any age to the ins and outs of sailing a boat. Assuming you are starting at the very beginning, he covers subjects such as what to wear, how sails move the boat, how to steer and tie useful knots, and more.
128 Pages • softcover • 2020
$24.50 Save 67% $7.99
by De Visser, John & Judy Ross
Take a look inside 45 of the Muskoka area's most enticing boathouses. Some date back to the 1800s and still look authentically vintage; others are recent eye-catching additions at water's edge. Through the text and gorgeous colour images, you will see how architects, and designers have made each working boathouse an exceptional place to live as well as a perfect home for prized canoes, sleek motorboats, vintage mahogany launches.
176 Pages • hardcover • 2004
$55.00 Save 82% $9.99
by Fairhall, David
6th ed. Both concise and comprehensive, yet with a friendly tone and Mike Peyton's clever cartoons, this book covers the essentials of the Royal Yachting Association syllabus.
112 Pages • softcover • 2017
$27.00 Save 70% $7.99
by Fairhall, David & Mike Peyton
5th ed. Covers the whole syllabus of the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore course, presenting all the relevant information for candidates taking the RYA shore-bound examinations.
112 Pages • softcover • 2012
$26.95 Save 78% $5.99
by Singleton, Frank
3rd ed. A pocket-sized guide with all the tools for predicting and dealing with local and distant weather conditions. Singleton divides the content into digestible bits, covering the full spectrum of events, from light breezes to cyclones. Practical explanations and helpful diagrams and photographs make this is an ideal aide-memoire for skippers and sailors. The 2019 update has a particular focus on the increasing use of GRIB files and computer weather modelling.
144 Pages • softcover • 2019
$19.00 Save 47% $9.99