Boat Show Favourites

Not Quite Spring Thaw Specials
A curated selection of bargains and gems since winter’s keeping us off the water and covid cancelled the boat show.
Stress-Free Sailing
by Wells, Duncan

This book is marked as CLEARANCE. Supplies are very limited. Price subject to availability, normal pricing will resume once we sell out. Which we may already have.

1st ed. Many common sailing scenarios contribute to sailing short-handed--from couples with young children to be supervised, to solo deliveries. Wells provides clever, original techniques and solutions for handling the range of essential operations on a boat when crew is scarce--from sail setting and reefing, to picking up mooring buoys in a variety of wind and tide situations, anchoring, berthing and leaving a pontoon shorthanded, picking up a man overboard, sailing in fog and heavy weather--and even going up the mast. Organized by activity, the book features step-by-step sequential photos showing exactly how to approach each situation and safely complete the task.
160 Pages • softcover • 2015
$35.99  Save 44%  $19.99
Boatowners Mechanical Electrical 4th Edition
by Calder, Nigel
4th ed. Calder's indispensable and thorough manual gives you detailed instructions for maintaining, repairing, and improving every essential system on your boat. Topics include hybrid propulsion systems, distributed power systems, and fuel cells, and the rest of the contents have been completely updated. One of our all-time bestselling titles.
896 Pages • hardcover • 2015
$71.95  Save 10%  $64.95
by Watts, Alan
4th ed. The fourth edition of this standard reference handbook explains how to combine professional weather forecasts with information from self-assessment of the signs in the sky, as well as from websites and apps, to arrive at a local forecast of coming weather.
160 Pages • softcover • 2020
$32.50  Save 63%  $11.99
by Bruce, Peter; Foreword By Robin Knox-Johnston
7th ed. For 50 years, "Heavy Weather Sailing" has been the standard reference for seamanship in gale conditions, with input by such renowned sailors as Ewan Southby-Tailyour, Alex Whitworth, Lin and Larry Pardey, and Peter Cook. This edition includes updates to the "Expert Advice" section to reflect current tactics, strategies, and best practices. Also revised is the "Taking Refuge" advice and the chapters on preparing for rough weather and the effects of rough weather on yacht design.
309 Pages • hardcover • 2016
$66.00  Save 9%  $59.95
by Dedekam, Ivar
A fabulous book. Dedekam's concise text is well-illustrated, making the answers to your trim and tuning questions easy to find, understand, and implement.
80 Pages • softcover • 1998
by Casey, Don
2nd ed. An invaluable tool for all who want to buy a second-hand sailboat and bring it up to snuff. Casey covers choosing a boat, making a reno plan, working with fibreglass, renovating rigging, overhauling winches, engines, and other mechanical systems, working with wood, canvas, and plastic, updating interiors, and more. Completely revised and updated, and packed with clear step-by-step illustrations and tutoring.
544 Pages • hardcover • 2009
$76.95  Save 19%  $61.95
by Casey, Don
Explains concepts behind boat wiring with specific sections on 12-volt troubleshooting, batteries, alternators, wind and solar power, AC equipment, grounding and lightning protection, wiring standards and practices, and more. Part of the "International Marine Sailboat Library" series.
176 Pages • hardcover • 1998
by Calder, Nigel
3rd ed. The world's bestselling marine engine maintenance book. Troubleshooting charts, hundreds of exploded drawings, and detailed photos enhance Nigel Calder's lucid explanations of how to care for marine diesel engines and where to look when something goes wrong. This editon includes updated coverage of fuel injection, electronic controls, and other new technologies.
256 Pages • hardcover • 2006
$38.95  Save 10%  $35.00
by Calder, Nigel
2nd ed. In 2000 the U.S. government ceased publication of Chart No. 1, the booklet that helped mariners make sense of the complex symbols and graphic elements used on charts. Calder has pulled together all the information contained in the original and presented it in a useful and intuitive format. He also covers electronic chart symbols and a thorough explanation of the practical aspects of reading a nautical chart.
272 Pages • softcover • 2012
by Casey, Don
Gathers together the six core volumes from the International Marine Sailboat Library. Casey, author of five of the original books, provides step-by-step instructions and illustrations that walk readers through such essential tasks as painting, varnishing, and repairing cosmetic and structural damage on fiberglass boats. Also covers evaluating the condition of a sailboat, making and repairing sails, repairing and improving electrical systems, and much more.
896 Pages • hardcover • 2005
$82.95  Save 10%  $75.00
by Marshall, Roger
An entry-level guide to cosmetic and structural repairs for sail- and powerboat hulls and decks. Covers materials such as polyester, epoxy, fibreglass, carbon fibre, and core materials, and explains how to fix leaks, repair cracks, restore gelcoat, and fabricate new components.
192 Pages • softcover • 2010