POWERBOATING AND MOTOR LAUNCHES.



  • Powerboating Companion
  • Voyaging under Power
  • Buying a Motorboat
  • Dag Pike's Cruising Under Power
  • Manoeuvring at Close Quarters Under Power
  • RYA Powerboat Scheme Syllabus & Logbook
  • RYA Advanced Powerboat Handbook
  • RYA Powerboat Handbook. 3rd Edition.
  • RYA Power Schemes Instructor Handbook
  • RYA Start Powerboating
  • Power Boating for Dummies
  • Powerboating - The Rib and Sportsboat Handbook
  • Your First Powerboat
  • The Power Boater's Guide
  • Getting Started in Powerboating
  • Stress-Free Motorboating
  • Complete Rib Manual
  • Sports Boat Handling DVD
  • Confident Powerboating
  • Powerboat Handling Illustrated
  • Captain's Quick Guide.Boat Handling Under Power
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    POWERBOATING COMPANION
    By Peter White. Spiral Bound, 0.05g, 80mm x 200mm, 24 Pages. 2nd Edition 2019
    A compact, handy summary of the key things you need to know when powerboating in RIBs and sportsboats.

    Covers all the powerboating essentials: getting ready, rules of the road, launching, recovery, manoeuvring, man overboard, first aid, troubleshooting and much more in a highly illustrated way.

    Thoroughly updated, this second edition contains all the latest information in an easy-to-understand format.

    NZ$22.00 + Delivery

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    VOYAGING UNDER POWER Fourth edition.
    By Robert P. Beebe, revised by Denis D. Umstot. Hardback, 0.935kg, 193mm x 238mm, 432 pages, black & white photographs and drawings, published 2013.
    First published in 1975, Robert Beebe's Voyaging under Power revolutionized long-distance cruising, encouraging powerboaters to enjoy what was once exclusive to sailboats and their crews: crossing oceans to exotic, interesting, and beautiful places in comfort with a minimum of problems and expense. Now power-cruising couple Denis and Mary Umstot, whose interest in power voyaging was ignited by Beebe's work, have updated Voyaging under Power for the twenty-first century. The much anticipated fourth edition, includes Beebe's original wisdom and philosophy of passsagemaking, as wel as his groundbreaking thought on vessel stability and fuel monitoring. Fourteen new chapters provide insights into a range of additional topics vital for ocean passages and passagemakers including:
  • Seaworthiness, stability, and other design concepts
  • Options for stabilizing passagemakers including paravanes, active and passive fins, and antiroll tanks
  • Selecting and understanding the critcal systems for long-distance voyaging
  • A decision process for choosing a new boat or analyzing the suitability of a used boat
  • An examination of passagemaking models from Nordhavn, Kadey-Kroge, Seahorse and Dashew, as well as the designs of Stephen Seaton, Michael Kasten, George Buehler, Dave Gerr, and others
  • Highlights of successful and proven passagemakers of the past, including examples from eleven builders and designers
  • First-hand accounts from passagemakers around the globe, including the Mediterranean, Black Sea, South America, South Pacific, Madagascar, and beyond
  • Tips on understanding and predicting weather and waves and what to do in a storm
  • Understanding offshore safety issues, including how to avoid trouble and cross oceans in comfort
  • Choosing and training crew as well as communication tips for a better cruising experience
  • Preparing for and resolving maintenance problems at sea and in distant anchorages.

    NZ$69.00 + Delivery

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    BUYING A MOTORBOAT - NEW OR SECONDHAND.
    By Barry Pickthall. Paperback, 0.36kg, 157mm x 234mm, 142 pages, full colour illustrations, published 2012.
    It's all too easy to fall in love with the first boat you see, then rue the purchase at your leisure. This comprehensive guide will take you through all the options for buying a boat, provide cost-saving advice and help you select a boat that will provide many years of enjoyment.
    With handy checklists and real-life examples, the buying process is broken down into logical steps, covering:
  • knowig your needs - who will use the boat, how often and where?
  • Types of motorboat - their pros and cons.
  • setting your budget - how the costs break down.
  • the key elements of survey - what to look out for.
  • the legal requirement - choosing the appropriate insurance.
  • finding a mooring or berth in the UK or abroad.

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    DAG PIKE'S CRUISING UNDER POWER. The practicalities of cruising.
    By Dag Pike. Paperback, 0.60kg, 190mm x 246mm, 192 pages, full colour illustrations, published 2012.
    The many joys of motor cruising can be summed up in one word: freedom. At the helm of a cruiser or powerboat you are free to explore wherever you please, on your own terms and at your own pace. Whatever your level of experience, you can dream up an adventure that meets your requirements.
    Cruising under Power shows you how to plan and execute a cruise in a seamanlike manner while still getting maximum enjoyment and satisfaction out of your journey, including;
  • Preparations before you cruise (weather forecasts, route planning and comfort on board).
  • Entering and leaving harbour (setting courses, speeds, booking a berth or finding an anchorage).
  • Assessing weather and sea conditions (fine tuning your plans, reading weather charts and remaining flexible).
  • Challenging conditions (cruising at night and in fog, adventurous cruising and fuel management).
  • When things go wrong (safety equipment, coping with emergencies and calling for help).
  • Rules and regulations (collision regulations, traffic lanes, going foreign and qualifications).
    Cruising under Power will give you the confidence and practical know-how to let go of the ropes and head off into a world of interest and excitement.

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    MANOEUVRING AT CLOSE QUARTERS UNDER POWER.
    By Bill Johnson. Paperback, 0.35kg, 211mm x 154mm, 128 pages, full colour illustrations.
    A unique hands-on guide to manoeuvring - ideal for cockpit use or on-board reference.

    Manoeuvring a yacht under engine at close quarters in a marina near other expensive boats can be a daunting prospect for the inexperienced helmsman. Add fast flowing tides and unpredictable winds that might blow from the bow, beam or stern, and the exercise becomes even more of a lottery - even for the experienced boat handler.

    Ideal for cockpit use or as an aide-memoire, this visual guide, with its clear illustrations and step-by-step instructions, will enable the helmsman to cope in every possible combination of wind and tide. With one manoeuvre per page, this is the ideal teaching guide, and the perfect on-board reference. NZ$37.00 + Delivery

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    RYA POWERBOAT SCHEME SYLLABUS & LOGBOOK By RYA. paperback, 0.11kg, 148mm x 210mm, 44 pages.
    This is the new edition of the RYA Powerboat Scheme syllabus & Logbook. This will enable you to to keep a record of your personal powerboating achievements and help you to plan your route from beginner all the way through to our Advanced levels. It details the structure and content of all courses within the RYA Powerboat Scheme and provides information on related shorebased courses.

    NZ$22.50 + Delivery

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    RYA ADVANCED POWERBOAT HANDBOOK.
    By Paul Glatzel. Paperback, 0.45kg, 170mm x 245mm, 143 pages, full colour illustrations.
    An exciting new addition to the RYA Powerboat series. This book is aimed at those already working commercially, those looking to become commercial skippers, or those leisure users wanting to gain advanced knowledge.

    Featuring chapters on the role of the Skipper, handling at speed, and transfers between moving craft, as well as higher-level tips on the essentials of powerboating on and off the water.

    The author Paul Glatzel is an RYA Powerboat Instructor and Trainer. He runs his own Powerboat Training school and writes for several powerboating magazines.

    NZ$55.00 + Delivery

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    RYA POWERBOAT HANDBOOK.
    By Paul Glatzel. Paperback, 0.4kg, 170mm x 245mm, 158 pages, full colour illustrations. 2016. 3rd Edition
    Essential for everybody new to powerboating, this title includes types of boat; safety and planning, incorporating boat equipment and skippers responsibilities; launch recovery; boat handling; towing on the water, and collision regulations.
    With a relaxed, easy to follow text, lots of colour photographs and diagrams, the book will have great appeal to a wide range of readers.
    The author Paul Glatzel is an RYA Powerboat Instructor and Trainer. He runs his own Powerboat Training school and writes for several powerboating magazines.
  • 3rd edition of this popular title
  • Vital for everybody new to powerboating
  • Expert advice through informative text and clear, full colour illustrations
  • Written to support the RYA National Powerboat Scheme.

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    RYA POWER SCHEMES INSTRUCTORS HANDBOOK.
    By RYA. Paperback, 0.47kg, 170mm x 245mm, 150 pages, full colour illustrations. Updated 2015.
    The RYA Power Schemes Instructor handbook comprehensively covers the entire process of training as an RYA Powerboat instructor. It includes information on the whole RYA Powerboat Scheme, the instructing qualifications available through the RYA, and the methods required to teach each of the courses, including inland waterways and personal watercraft. This edition includes full-colour illustrations and photographs, and a logbook to record instructing activity and qualifications.

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    RYA START POWERBOATING.
    By Jon Mendez. Paperback, 0.14kg, 170mm x 210mm, 48 pages, full colour illustrations.
    This is the official course book for Levels 1 and 2 of the RYA National Powerboat Scheme. (Formally Powerboat Practical Course Notes)
    It goes through everything you need to know as a novice powerboater, from basics such as the boat and the equipment you need, through to heavy weather techniques and night navigation.
    Jon Mendez developed an interest in boats at a young age with friends and family on the River Thames and has been teaching professionally for the last ten years. Jon is a RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Examiner and a Powerboat Trainer, and was the RYA Chief Powerboat Instructor. His work has taken him across the world from Scotland to New Zealand skippering yachts of up to 40m. He now runs his own marine business doing what he enjoys most working with boats, people and having fun on the water.

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    POWERBOATING FOR DUMMIES.
    By Randy Vance. Paperback, 0.62kg, 188mm x 235mm, 368 pages, colour photographs and black and white drawings.
    Whether you are a nautical novice or an experienced boater, this friendly guide explains everything you need to know about owning and operating a power boat. From the basics of safe seamanship and docking and mooring techniques to necessary equipment, routine maintenance, and hosting guests, you'll discover how to get the most out of this exciting sport.
  • Power up to be a boater - determine what type of boat is right for you, set your boat budget, and get trained and licensed.
  • Gear up for safety and fun - select quality safety gear, secure and protect your boat, and make a splash with watersports activities
  • Handle your boat like a pro - tow your boat, maintain your trailer, launch and load your boat, and drive properly and safely
  • Be a responsible boater - know boating rules and regulations, read about lights, and understand navigation markers
  • Keep your boat shipshape - perform maintenance and minor repairs ( and know when to call a mechanic), and get your boat ready for winter and spring.

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    POWERBOATING - THE RIB AND SPORTSBOAT HANDBOOK.3rd Edition
    By Peter White. Pbk, 170mm x 210mm, 191 pages, full colour photographs and drawings.
    Powerboats are fast, fun and exhilirating. The sensation of speed as you skim across the water, the sun, the spray and the sea air combined make it an unforgettable experience, but the powerboat must be handed with care and treated with respect.
    This is the ideal guide whether you are a beginner needing an introduction or an expert seeking a refresher. Bursting with over 200 photgraphs and illustrations, this is your perfect companion for having fun and staying safe on the water.

    Powerboating includes the key facts and more:

  • Quick-start guide.
  • Which Boat?
  • Which engine and trailer.
  • Getting afloat.
  • Launching.
  • Starting out.
  • Life begins at 25 (knots).
  • Man overboard.
  • Tides.
  • Engine and trailer troubleshooting.
  • Rule of the road.
  • Anchors.
  • Towing.

    Armed with this book,your boat and trailer get out there and start exploring.

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    YOUR FIRST POWERBOAT.
    By Bob Armstrong. Pbk, 182mm x 232mm, 224 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings.
    Next to your house, your boat may well be the biggest investment you ever make. Buying and owning a boat involves one baffling decision after another. Yet informed, impartial guidance is almost impossible to find - until now that is. This essential manual provides a method to the madness of boat buying and ownership, plotting a straight course through an ocean of confusion while it answers such questions as:
  • Why fractional ownership often makes sense.
  • How to avoid buying a boat you'll never use.
  • How to identify the Goldilocks boat - not too big, not too small.
  • How to choose a powering option.
  • How to negotiate the best deal on any boat -new or used.
  • How to be your own surveyor, and why even a new boat may need a professional survey.

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    THE POWER BOATER'S GUIDE
    by Basil Mosenthal & Richard Mortimer. Pbk, spiralbound, 250mm x 180mm, 35 pages, full-colour photographs and drawings.
    Driving a power boat can be exhilarating and fun. Here, at last, in a handy quick-access format, is a straightforward guide packed with helpful advice, tips and illustrations to help you handle your boat safely and competently on the water. This book aims to equip you with all the skills you need in a convenient splashproof fold-back form: ideal for quick on-board use.
  • your boats's controls
  • the boat's engines
  • berthing, anchoring and mooring
  • navigating with electronics
  • quick reference buoyage chart
  • quick reference Mayday Procedure
  • weather
  • rules of the road and much more

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    GETTING STARTED IN POWERBOATING, Third Edition
    by Bob Armstrong. Pbk, 185mm x 230mm 280 pages, monochrome photographs, tables and graphs.
    This book tells you everything you need to know about:

    • Choosing a boat,
    • getting underway,
    • manoeuvering in tight quarters,
    • handling waves and rough weather,
    • compensating for wind and current,
    • running inlets,
    • achoring, docking and handling lines aboard.
    The book also covers all powerboats from 16 feet (4.8 metres) to 60 feet (18 metres)
    • Single-engine and twin-engine,
    • inboard and outboard,
    • sterndrive,
    • planing, displacement and semi-displacement,
    • trailerable and no-trailerable.
    This is a well illustrated, highly functional book for anyone wanting to explore the concepts of powerboating.

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    STRESS-FREE MOTORBOATING.
    By Duncan Wells, Paperback, 0.46kgs, 190mm x 246mm, 160 pages, full colour photographs. Published 2017.

    Stress-Free Motorboating is the answer to all single and short-handed crews’ prayers. Extensively illustrated with step-by-step photographs and diagrams, this highly practical handbook tackles the most common motorboating scenarios anyone will ever have to manage, whether cruising along a river or around the coast.
    The author covers groundbreaking and dependable procedures for getting off (and then back on to) a berth, anchoring, picking up mooring buoys, boat-handling in tides and fast-flowing rivers, managing locks and even picking up a man overboard. QR codes link to helpful instructional action videos to clarify the procedures, and individual advice is given about fuel monitoring, engine care and maintenance – in fact all the essential issues that affect motorboats.
    Whether you are aboard a sports runabout or a 60ft displacement cruiser, crossing the Channel or pottering along a river or coast Stress-Free Motorboating will make life aboard that much easier – and with less stress comes more enjoyment for everyone.

    NZ$35.00 + Delivery

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    THE COMPLETE RIB MANUAL.
    By Dag Pike, Hardback, 0.88kgs, 180mm x 250mm, 270 pages, full colour photographs. Published 2013.

    First built in the 1960s for rescue work, the Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) has since revolutionised the leisure, commercial and military sectors of the marine market. The Complete Rib Manual is the ultimate practical reference on all aspects of a RIB's design, handling and maintenance for all owners and users - commercial, military and leisure.

    With all of the information you need to get the best out of a RIB, this book covers:

  • History and early development
  • Design, tube types, engines
  • Basic and advanced driving techniques
  • All aspects of cruising
  • Using RIBs as tenders
  • Launching, transportation and safety
  • Maintenance of outboards, diesels, water jets
  • Tube care, cleaning and repair
  • Hull Maintenance
  • Winter storage, checks and servicing

    This is the definitive reference, packed with illustrations, photographs, and all the information necessary to handle and maintain a RIB of any size.

    NZ$75.00 + Delivery

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    SPORTS BOAT HANDLING.DVD
    By Amberley Marine, DVD.
    Driving a sportsboat is fun and an exhilirating experience. Whether it's a trailable ski boat or a powerful off-shore cruiser, driving these boats at speed, safely, requires skill.
    These boats are designed to go fast and you owe it to yourself, your passengers and other water users to be competent at handling your boat.
    Slow speed handling of your boat can give you the most problems. In this video we show you how to achieve the day to day manoeuvres with perfect results.
    Sometimes even the quietest coastal sea can suddenly appear very diffent when aboard a small vessel. We will show you some of the techniques to make life a bit more comfortable and safer in heavier seas.
    Having mastered the handling of your boat we will demonstrate some basic water ski techniques and how to control your boat with safety in mind.

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    CONFIDENT POWERBOATING.
    By Stu Reininger. Paperback, 188mm x 232mm, 173 pages, monochrome drawings & photos.
    Many powerboaters seem to think that GPS, high-tech drive systems, and readily available towing services have made the art of seamanship obsolete. How wrong they are! "Navigable waters are still the same contrary beasts they always were," says Stu Reininger. "Things continue to go wrong , and help isn't always available." Good boat handling prevents most problems and overcomes any you do encounter. Boating skill and expert seamanship provide great comfort and satisfaction to their possessors.
    This book will show you how to master every situation aboard your powerboat. You'll learn how to:
  • Dock under adverse wind and current conditions with inboard or outboard engines, twin or single.
  • Cope with bad weather, rough seas, and tricky inlets
  • Anchor or raft up in any situation
  • Handle your boat at speed
  • Cruise safely in fog or darkness
  • Overcome engine failures and gear breakage
  • Tow another boat or receive a tow
  • Deal with emergencies such as fire, flooding, going aground, or abandoning a sinking boat.

    NZ$34.00 + Delivery.

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    POWERBOAT HANDLING ILLUSTRATED.
    By Bob Sweet. Paperback, 216mm x 276mm, 173 pages, full colour drawings, diagrams and some photo's.
    Master boating educator Bob Sweet takes the mystery out of boat handling and show you how to perform every manoeuvre smoothly and effectively. Understand the unique characteristics of planing and displacement hulls, single and dual engines, and outboard, inboard, jet, and stern drives, and make your boat do what you want it to do.
    You'll learn how to:
  • Approach and leave a dock or slip no matter what the direction and strength of wind or current.
  • Manoeuvre at slow speeds in tight quarters and at high speeds on open water.
  • Learn the secrets of launching and retrieving from ramps.
  • Use trim tabs and engine tilt for comfort, economy and speed.
  • Find out what it takes to anchor effectively.
  • Handle your boat safely in strong winds, high waves, challenging inlets, and sudden storms.

    NZ$49.00 + Delivery.

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    CAPTAIN'S QUICK GUIDE. BOAT HANDLING UNDER POWER.
    By Captain's Quick Guides. Bob Sweet. Laminated Waterproof Foldout sheet.103mm x 233mm. Published 2005

    Handle your Boat with skill and Confidence.

  • Dock under any combination of wind and Current
  • Use helm and Engine throttles for slow speed manuevers
  • Trim the drive to match speed and sea state
  • Make the best moves in Seas and Inlets

    NZ$25.00 + Delivery.

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