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Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 64th Edition
by Elbert S. Maloney, Charles Frederic Chapman
When Chapman Piloting lands on your doorstep--all 656 pages of it--it's easy to feel daunted. Have faith, sailor. Now in its 64th edition, Charles Frederic Chapman's masterpiece is a boater's bible. Indeed, one customer raves, "if you could take a class called Boating 101, this would be the textbook." It's more than just a basic text, however; it's a complete curriculum of nautical knowledge, from knots to navigation, docking to distress calls, plus etiquette, protocol, and terminology for powerboaters and sailors alike. Accessible to the beginner, Chapman Piloting is an essential reference for even the most experienced sailor. A necessary component of any nautical library. Highly recommended. --M. Stein,
Hardcover from Hearst Books

The Ashley Book of Knots
by Clifford W. Ashley
Listed under Rigging

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship
by John Rousmaniere, Mark Smith (Illustrator)

Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen
by Mary Blewitt, Thomas Bergel
Listed under Navigation

Chapman's Nautical Guides: Boating Etiquette
Queene Hooper Foster
Paperback / Book Published 1990 

Chisnell on Instrument: Techniques
Mark Chisnell
Listed under Navigation

Essential Seamanship (Cornell Boaters Library)
Richard Henderson 
Paperback / Book Published 1994

Boating 101: Essential Lessons for Boaters
by Roger Siminoff

The Capable Cruiser
by Lin Pardey, Larry Pardey 

Cruising Fundamentals
by Harry Munns, Hal Sutphen (Editor)
Listed under Cruising Guides

Knights Modern Seamanship, 18th Edition
Knight's Modern Seamanship, 18th Edition
by John V. Noel
Book Description: Revised by John V. Noel, Jr., Captain, U.S. Navy [Ret.] Associate Editors: Commander Frank E. Bassett, U.S. Navy [Ret.] Dr. Carvel Blair and Prof. Dee Fitch Steer by this venerable guide to shiphandling and safety and you’ll easily see why, since publication of the first edition 83 years ago, it has been the single-most trusted "beacon" for millions of pleasure boaters and professional seamen alike. Now in its eighteenth edition, Knight’s Modern Seamanship continues the salty tradition of its predecessors. It supplies all the navigation techniques, safety laws and procedures, and maintenance practices you need to make each ocean-going trip safe and enjoyable. Typhoon up ahead? Knight’s explains the effects of weather on ocean travel and spells out exactly what you have to do to avoid dangerous weather systems. What kind of communication equipment should you have on board? A new section on ship communications tells you how to select and operate modern communication devices. This eighteenth edition also provides you with new sections on channel marking, towing and salvage, and the maritime buoyage system. Updated guidance is given on:
  • the rules of the road—you get clear explanations of right of way, the use of radar to avoid collisions, and the law in fog; included is the complete text of the Inland Navigational Rules Act of 1980. Every vessel over 12 meters in length is required by law to have a copy of these rules on board.
  • shiphandling—you’ll find expert discussions on docking, mooring, and anchoring; helicopter operations; and ice seamanship
  • ship and boat operation—you get concise explanations of ship structure and stability, propulsion and steering, ground tackle, and cargo handling and underway replenishment

  • You’ll even learn the art of knotting and splicing. Without a doubt, Knight’s Modern Seamanship, Eighteenth Edition, is your foremost guide to mastering the lore of the sea. It is an indispensable reference source for pleasure boaters, merchant marine personnel, and anyone who needs expert seagoing advice. 
    Hardcover from John Wiley & Sons
    Get Your Captain's License: The Complete Study Guide, Second Edition
    by Charles Wing

    The Illustrated Longitude
    by Dava Sobel, William J. H. Andrewes
    This highly acclaimed book is essential reading for all who wish to have a thorough understanding of the sea.
    Listed under Marine Navigation

    Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook: A Compendium for Coastal and Offshore Sailors
    by Nigel Calder
    Listed under Cruising Guides

    Practical Boating Skills
    Katie Hamilton, Gene Hamilton
    Paperback / Book Published 1995

    The Practical Mariner's Book of Knowledge: 420 Sea-Tested Rules of Thumb for Almost Every Boating Situation
    John Vigor / Paperback / Book Published 1994

    Sail and Power: The Official Textbook at the U.S. Naval Academy
    Richard Henderson 
    Hardcover: 391 pages
    Publisher: US Naval Institute Press; 4 Sub edition (June 1991)
    ISBN-10: 1557503591

    The Seaman's Friend : Containing a Treatise on Practical Seamanship
    by Richard Henry Dana Jr. 

    A World of My Own
    by Robin Knox-Johnston 

    The Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor : Or a Key to the Leading of Rigging and to Practical Seamanship
    by Darcy Lever

    Multihull Seamanship
    by Gavin Lesueur
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