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  • Ken Ring's Weather Almanac 2014The best selling weather guide. Arrived 28-08-14.

    Paradise Saved The gripping, inspirational story of New Zealand conservation sanctuaries. Arrived 28-08-2014.

    Canoeing the Congo. Arrived 28-08-14.

    Narrow Dog to Wigan Pier. Small Format. Arrived 28-08-14.

    From The Galley Of...Over 250 Seafarer's recipes. Arrived 28-08-14. Knots you need to Know. Arrived 28-08-14

    Hema Country map Philippines Arrived 28-08-14.

    New Zealand Motorhome & Camping Atlas Arrived 28-08-14

    The Boat Data Book The owners' and professionals' bible now in a new updated 7th edition. Arrived 20-08-14.

    Casting Off How a city girl found happiness on the high seas. Arrived 20-08-14

    Frank Worsley - Shackleton's fearless captain. Updated and revised edition of this great biography of a true New Zealand hero. Arrived 20-08-14.

    Blackie the fisher-cat. A heartwarming New Zealand children's story. Arrived 20-08-14.

    Magazines in recently - see the magazines page for full details.

    Thursday August 28th. 6 new issues on the shelves this morning, so September must be on its way. In today is...Boating New Zealand with a fabulous article about the Ngataki, and the South Sea Vagabonds book (amongst other things!) A great article, and worth buying just for that! Also today NZ Fishing News and Trade-a-Boat and 3 International magazines including Marlin (Travel Issue), Boat International for armchair dreaming, and the air-freight edition of Yachting World, featuring J-class revival, keel safety, and adventure cruising to the Auckland islands with Wanderer III.

    Wednesday August 27th sees the long awaited return of Good Old Boat. This popular American magazine which claims to be The sailing magazine for the rest of us certainly lives up to that. There are practical articles on lightning protection, creating a leak-proof deck gland, making a crane for tight spots but also some lovely stories from solo sailing to memories of teaching grandchildren to sail and much more.

    Monday August 25th and a couple more new magazine issues arrived. The August issue of Cruising World goes island hopping on the Great Lakes, explores the Southern Ocean leg of the Clipper Round the World Race and includes a Charter Resources Guide for 2014. The September/October issue of Professional Skipper has the usual updates of new vessels being built and/or delivered; one barge for the Kingdom of Tonga one fishing vessel for a Kaikoura couple. There is also a reprinted article from 1917 written by the late W.G. Dunstan who spent 18 months on Sunday (N=now Raoul) island with his mum, dad and family and of course he mentions the oranges which were made famous by Johnny Wray in his book "South Sea Vagabonds".

    SPECIALS OF THE WEEK Prices valid until August 30th


    The revival of classic boating in New Zealand

    Normal price $95.00

    Now only NZ$80.00

    Launching dreams - Percy Vos - The Boats & His Boys.
    Normal Price $60.00

    Now only $45.00

    South Sea Vagabonds

    75th Anniversary Edition.