Nautical Humour.

  • Adventures of a Reluctant Boating Wife
  • Peyton – The World’s Greatest Yachting Cartoonist
  • Do Whales Get the Bends?
  • Foul Bottoms
  • The Minimum Boat
  • Out of Our Depth
  • Worse things Happen At Sea
  • The Ups and Downs of a Lockkeeper
  • Sailing Pocket Companion
  • Floating Assets
  • The Unofficial Rules of Sailing

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    ADVENTURES OF A RELUCTANT BOATING WIFE.
    By Angela Rice. Paperback, 0.16g, 130mm x 198mm, full colour illustrations. Published 2013.
    When I was first invited by a new - and handsome - man to the local Yacht Club to see his boat, I happily conjured up alluring pictures of me in an expensive bikini and a great suntan. It didn't occur to me that 'see my boat' might actually. mean going out in the thing.....
    Before she knew it, Angela Rice had agreed to a sailing trip on the notorious west coast of Scotland - and to marry her skipper. The voyage did nothing to allay her primal suspicion of anything afloat. But years later, one sunny Boat Show day, she discovered the lifestyle lure of powerboats - so much less daunting than their sailing couterparts. She cajoled her man into crossing to the dark side, with wild promises of becoming competent. And slowly but surely reluctance gave way to relish, scepticism to skippering, the Solent to the Seine....

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    PEYTON - The World’s Greatest Yachting Cartoonist
    By Dick Durham. Hardback, 160mm x 240mm, 168 pages, full colour.
    Compared to most transport, a sailing boat, when it starts going out of control, does so gracefully, inexorably and SLOWLY. Fellow sailors surrounding you have time to become spectators and to watch with gleeful expectation. It is this public humiliation that mortifies us when we make a cock-up afloat. Suddenly we’ve gone from being masters of the wind and tide to being enslaved by those elements. And yet most people can laugh at themselves once they’ve realised their predicament is universal. Mike Peyton’s strength is showing people exactly this: that they are not alone. This is the story of his life.

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    DO WHALES GET THE BENDS?
    By Tony Rice. Paperback, 157mm x 234mm, 165 pages, black and white illustrations.
  • Why is the sea salty?
  • Does anything eat jellyfish?
  • Why do whales sing
  • How do flying fish fly?
  • Who owns the oceans?
    This book reveals the fasinating answers to these and over 100 other questions about the sea - the life within it, the vessels on it, the forces surrounding it, and our relationship with it.
    Inspired by questions raised during the authors time as a cruise ship guest lecturer, this fascinating compendium is perfect for dipping in and out of. Light-hearted, entertaining and highly accessible, the bite-size explanations and helpful maps and diagrams will indulge your natural curiosity about everything to do with the sea. The perfect armchair read!

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    FOUL BOTTOMS.
    By John Quirk. Paperback, 157mm x 234mm, 96 pages, colour illustrations.
    Boats are like women. Falling in love with one can be the time of your life - but also just as dangerous. In this witty collection of watery escapades and faux pas, John Quirk dwells on the highs and lows of building and sailing boats of all descriptions, whether on inland waters or off the west coast of Africa. Sure to bring a wry smile to any boater's lips, it's the perfect bunkside or bedside read for boatowners and would-be owners alike.

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    THE MINIMUM BOAT.
    By Sam LLewellyn. Paperback, 138mm x 216mm, 89 pages, colour illustrations.
    In this collection of humorous, tongue-in-cheek diatribes on subjects as diverse as anchoring, fishing, alcohol and marine sanitation, Sam Llewellyn joyfully turns the clock back to a time of simple pleasures on the water. Shunning in-mast furling systems, passionately against the replacement of shrimping nets with walk-in freezers and perplexed by sailors who spend more time fixing the hot water system than getting their hands on the tiller, Sam Llewellyn seeks to realign seafaring priorities that have become bizarre.
    Drawn from the hugely popular column in Practical Boat Owner and illustrated with cartoons by the inimitable Mike Peyton, these sage and loony meditations will appeal to anyone who has ever baulked at fixing the head, but believes that there is nothing, simply nothing, half so much worth doing as messing about in boats.

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    OUT OF OUR DEPTH
    By Mike Peyton. Pbk, 158mm x 234mm, 96 pages, monochrome drawings.
    Mike Peyton is Britain's best loved nautical cartoonist - and a sailor himself. For years he has made his mark, contributing witty and poignantly funny cartoons to the yachting and boating press all over the world, poking fun at seafarers of all types and capturing in his distinctive cartoon style their often eccentric and idiosyncratic ways.

    From shore-based faux pas to on-water mishaps, racing misjudgements and sheer incompetent boat handling, Mike Peyton captures every red-faced moment for the smug entertainment of all armchair or active sailors.Out of Our Depths is a wonderful collection of Mike Peyton's cartoons, which will be welcomed by his many fans.

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    WORSE THINGS HAPPEN AT SEA.
    By Jake Kavanagh. Pbk, 130mm x 200mm, 114 pages, monochrome drawings.
    This book is the long awaited follow up to Jake Kavanagh’s hugely popular Ups and downs of a Lock-keeper.
    This time turning his humorous eye on the scrapes people get into when let loose on open water, Jake has us chuckling, blushing and recognising ourselves or fellow crew coming unstuck. He highlights the maritime mayhem with his witty pen and captures it so admirably with his hilarious illustrations.
    A great read for the armchair sailor – but you may decide that the armchair is the safest place to stay!

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    THE UPS AND DOWNS OF A LOCKKEEPER
    By Jake Kavanagh. Paperback, 131mm x 198mm, 103 pages, black and white cartoons and illustrations.
    This is a lighthearted look at the lockkeeper's job, be it a rural lock on the canals, or an ultra-modern affair at a huge marina.
    Narrowboaters, motorcruisers, yachtsmen, rowers and canoeists alike will relate to the scrpes people get into in locks - all of which will be embarrasingly familiar to flustered lock users of all ages. In The Ups and Downs of a Lockkeeper the horrors unfold as we are hilariously reminded of the akward occasions we would rather not remember.

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    SAILING POCKET COMPANION.
    By Mike Kendall. Paperback, 93mm x 144mm, 146 pages, black and white cartoons and illustrations.
    This attractive, handy pocket book is perfect for both landlubbers and salty sea dogs. This is for everyone who knows their starboard from their stinkpot, and their Raggie from their stern - or who wants to find out. Anyone who has ever set foot in a sailing vessel and come back for more will enjoy this humorous and original book. From the serious (how waggling wings can save lives) to the informative (how to pee at sea) to the indispensable (how to make the perfect Sea Breeze) to the enlightening (the truth about Captain Pugwash), 'The Sailing Pocket Companion' takes the reader through a mass of notes, quotes, facts and stats.
    But this book doesn’t just contain fascinating snippets of information, it also offers extracts from the finest writing about sailing over the centuries. Jonah in the Bible snuggles up to Darwin, whilst Hemingway shares space with Dickens.

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    FLOATING ASSETS.
    By Mike Peyton. Softback, 150mm x 230mm, 90 pages, colour illustrations.
    Following on from his successful Ever Wonder Why We Do It? this is a wonderful and unique collection of Mike Peyton’s light-hearted and amusing recollections of time spent messing about in his own many and varied boats – some of them seaworthy, and illustrated in his unique cartoon style.

    Mike Peyton’s cartoons have been published in sailing magazines all over the world and in 17 books.

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    THE UNOFFICIAL RULES OF SAILING.
    By Jim Crawford. Paperback, 197mm x 130mm, colour illustrations.
    This lighthearted look at the various rules that govern the world of yachting is for anyone who's come down on the wrong side of the race committee, anyone who's broken into a sweat just reading the COLREGS, and anyone who thinks bureaucracy saps all the fun out of boating.
    Jim Crawford turns a humourous eye on right-of-way regulations, racing rules, sailing etiquette and more in this witty collection of sardonic cartoons that will have you laughing and groaning - or both.

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