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The Crew's Pocketbook by Tim Davison

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£11.99

The ideal companion for anyone new to sailing, or those looking to remind themselves of the essential skills. Written in a friendly and approachable way, it assumes no nautical knowledge and uses diagrams and photographs to demystify the art of sailing.

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Cockpit Companion by Basil Mosenthal

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£7.99

A compact, handy summary of all you need to know when cruising; the perfect reference guide to keep onboard.

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Diesel Companion by Pat Manley

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Diesel Companion by Pat Manley

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£7.99

A compact, handy, on-the-water reference guide containing all the essential information about keeping your marine diesel engine running for when you need it most: the perfect quick reference guide to keep onboard.

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Electrics Companion by Pat Manley

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Electrics Companion by Pat Manley

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£7.99

This is a handy, quick reference guide to boat electrics. It covers formulae, tools, anodes, protection, multimeters, soldering, AC power, testing, wiring, batteries, connections and power consumption. 

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First Aid Companion by Sandra Roberts

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£7.99

This concise book covers most of the first aid emergencies you will come across afloat, including drowning, unconsciousness, external bleeding, immersion, hypothermia and more.

£7.99

This companion contains every calculation you need for coastal and offshore navigation. It includes all the frequently needed (but often forgotten) equations and formulae you need afloat. Each topic is followed by a worked example to show you how it should be done, and line drawings help you understand the process. 

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Navigation Companion by Tim Davison

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£7.99

This book tells the navigator how to find out where they are and how to proceed to their destination. Navigation is one of the cornerstones of cruising and this book covers the essentials for easy on-board use.

£7.99

This is your guide to writing a clear, easily understood, logical passage plan. Topics covered include routing, pilotage, points of departure, landfalls, weather, tides, currents, safe havens, lights, communications, watch keeping, safety, rations, fuel supplies, stowage for sea, and crew briefing.

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Powerboating Companion by Peter White

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£7.99

A compact, handy summary of the key things you need to know when powerboating in RIBs and sportsboats: the perfect quick reference guide to keep onboard.

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G62 RYA Boat Buyers Handbook

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G62 RYA Boat Buyers Handbook

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£9.99

Whether its personal watercraft, motor or sail boats, racing or cruising, the RYA Boat Buyers Handbook is written to assist either first time buyers or experienced traders buy their ideal boat regardless of whether it is new or secondhand

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G91 RYA Pocket Guide to Sea Fishing Baits

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£6.99

This handy little pocket guide goes through the different types of sea bait and how and when they should be used to ensure that the right type is being used to catch the right species

£24.99

Every boatowner needs to manoeuvre their boat in harbour - whether in their home marina or when visiting another marina along the coast. And it's when entering or leaving harbour that good boat handling skills have to be faultless - otherwise expensive damage can ensue.

£9.99

Learn to Navigate has been the bestselling introduction to navigation for almost 20 years

£7.99

Bryan Willis’ Racing Rules Companion is the invaluable pocket reference guide to the essentials of the racing rules, updated for the latest 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing.  Every racing sailor should have a copy! It will build their knowledge and make them more confident on the race course. 

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Reeds Crew Handbook by Bill Johnson

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£7.99

The Reeds Skipper's Handbook, now in its 6th edition, has been a bestseller since first publication 20 years ago. Now for the first time, here is the Reeds Crew Handbook for skippers to hand to new and aspiring crew. It will give them all the essential knowledge they need to undertake the tasks traditionally handled by crew aboard any size of yacht

£7.99

All boaters need to have a repertoire of reliable knots and splices they can call upon in many situations, both on board and at the dockside. This handy pocket guide, part of the bestselling Reeds Skipper's Handbook series, is a quick aide memoire for experienced sailors, but also provides novice sailors with all they need to know to master the most useful knots and splices they will need on a regular basis when going to sea.

£17.99

The book covers the basic introductory elements clearly and simply for novices, and progresses through more advanced techniques for experienced navigators, so that there is something for everyone, whatever their skill level. Diagrams, quick-reference tables and flowcharts, explanatory step-by-step photographs, box features, top tips and QR codes – giving access to explanatory videos – are all features that have been much appreciated by readers of Duncan's other top-selling titles.

£16.99

The only handbook devoted to splicing today's ropes, this bestselling reference covers every kind of splicing project a boater will ever need. Featuring step-by-step illustrations and explanations for the most useful and popular splices in traditional twisted and modern braided ropes as well as wire

£19.90

There are plenty of sailing and seamanship skills that don’t feature on the syllabus of even the most advanced sailing course – and a wealth of such wisdom can be found in these pages.