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  • The Art of Seamanship
  • Safer offshore
  • RYA Commercial Regulations for Small Vessels
  • Coastal Turmoil
  • The 1994 Pacific Storm Survey
  • Nautical Calculation Practical Companion

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    By Ralph Naranjo. Hardback, 1.42kg, 152mm x 224mm, 285 pages, black & white photographs and illustrations. Published in 2014.
    Each time a sailboat casts off its docklines the sailor enters a marine realm that demands knowledge, preparedness, vigilance and coolheadedness – these qualities are therefore the foundation of good seamanship. Both an art s well as a science, seamanship is also the mastery of numerous practical details, from the best choice of line for a jib sheet to an accurate assessment of the passage of a deep low-pressure system.

    Around-the-world sailor Ralph Naranjo – technical expert and ocean racer – delivers a priceless reference for anything that comes up while on the water, sharing all the knowledge today’s sailors need to “hand, reef and steer” – an enduring reference to the collective skills of the bluewater sailor. Naranjo’s vast knowledge is supported by real-life examples of sailing mishaps, sample itineraries, vibrant photos, as well as first-hand accounts and sidebars from top sailors and marine experts.

    Seamanship is a dynamic art, demanding full attention from the sailor amidst a constant flow of information and knowledge. The Art of Seamanship will improve your problem-solving skills, whether day sailing around a harbour or voyaging around the world.

    You will learn:

  • The attributes of a good skipper and crew – including physical and mental agility, effective communication, and knowledge-based decision making.
  • Fine-tuning your voyaging with the seaworthiness of your boat and the capability of your crew in mind.
  • using weather information and routing resources to lower risks and raise awareness.
  • developing advanced- boat-handling skills – including heaving-to, towing a drogue, reefing, setting storm sails, and kedging.
  • Lines, line handling and rigging –making sure the right strings are attached including and in-depth look at modern rope construction.
  • Anchoring – the art of staying put – with a realistic look at tackle from lunch hooks to storm anchors.
  • Sails, modern sail material, sail trim, sail handling, and hardware, from hanked-on headsails to the latest top-down furlers.
  • navigating in the satellite age, including paper and digital chartplotting, how to best use the new equipment, plus understanding the role of celestial navigation as a fail-safe .
  • Sailboat design and dynamics, including the role of vessel structure and stability and a look at what your current boat has to offer and what to look for in a new boat.
  • Sharing crowded waters and understanding the reasons behind the “rules of the road”.
  • How to be ready for any emergency, including fire, crew overboard, a flooding bilge, or the need to abandon ship.
  • Establishing reliable communication, including VHF, AIS, SSB, satellite phones, and beacon signalling (EPIRBS, PLBS).
  • And much, much more.

    NZ$85.00 + delivery.

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    SAFER OFFSHORE. Crisis management and emergency repairs at sea.
    By Ed Mapes. Paperback, 0.49kg, 152mm x 229mm, 292 pages, black & white illustrations. Published in 2012.
    No skipper should ever take a vessel or crew onto the open ocean without the means to cope with the unthinkable. Disasters occur because of a cascade of untoward events; the best seaman are able to interrupt this sequence and circumvent tragic outcomes. Safer Offshore catalogs solutions to real life situations and provides the reader with information seldom discussed by other authors: how to manage emergency situations and crises on the open ocean where no help is available.
    Learn about emergency communications, how to deal with flooding or fire, how to repair a faulty engine, how to cope with medical emergencies, helicopter evacuations, abandon ship techniques, surviving in the life raft, and much more. This book provides crucial information that can help make an ocean sailor truly Safer offshore.

    NZ$55.00 + delivery.

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    By Simon Jinks. Paperback, 0.18kg, 149mm x 210mm, 80 pages, colour photographs, drawings and diagrams. Published in 2012.
    Anyone who ventures afloat while operating commercially needs to be aware of their responsibilities to the vessel, those around them and the environment.
    This book covers these responsibilities and has been split into the following three sections:
  • The Legal Framework
  • Regulation of Vessels
  • The Skipper & Crew
    Filled with essential information, it will help the reader understand and execute their duty of care, and gives the principles, guidance and techniques to make the right choices and decisions for all craft operating commercially from small RIBs up to 200gt vessels.
    The book is designed to accompany the new RYA’s Professional Practices and Responsibilities course and is written by Simon Jinks, a former RYA Chief Cruising Instructor and an acknowledged authority in the field of small vessel training and safety management.

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    By Ken Endean. Paperback, 0.46kg, 190mm x 247mm, 154 pages, colour photographs, drawings and diagrams.
    Most boating is done in coastal waters, where sea conditions can be more dangerous than in mid ocean. Coastal seas often spring surprise: winds switch direction, gentle swells rear into steep breakers and fast currents cause violent overfalls. Even in good weather, areas of unexpectedly rough water increase the chances of accidents, breakages and seasickness.
    Coastal Turmoil unravels the complexities of local winds, inshore currents and wave action. With clear technical explanations and tips on rough water tactics, this highly practical guide shows how a good understanding of coastal weather and sea states should enable careful skippers to avoid the trouble spots, reduce risks and cut passage times.
    Much of this information has not previously been published for small craft use and the book includes unique insights into:
  • Boat handling in overfalls
  • Downhill flow - on the sea
  • Entering and mooring in exposed harbours
  • Using wave patterns in coastal pilotage
  • Shallow river bars
  • The influence of seabed contours
  • Tidal races acting as breakwaters
  • Swell interacting with currents
  • Gale force sea breezes
  • Stretches of notoriously rough water, including the Raz de Sein and the Pentland Firth
    Coastal sailors must deal with the hazards by exercising skiful seamanship - this invaluable book will help you to do just that.

    NZ$40.00 + delivery.

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    By Kim Taylor. Pbk, 210mm x 300mm (A4), 71 pages, monochrome drawings and plans.
    This is an analysis of events and seamanship surrounding the 1994 "bomb" (referred to above), put together from largely personal research soon afterwards. Kim is a "live-aboard" yachtsman and knows personally some of the crews involved; he is a lawyer by profession and this mix of attributes has resulted in a text that is most useful for yachtsmen preparing for heavy weather.

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    By Alastair Buchan. Paperback, spiral-bound, 80mm x 220mm, 23 pages, full colour drawings & photos.
    Practical nautical calculation including:
  • Amplitudes for compass checks
  • Distance to the horizon
  • Distance off
  • Speed, time, distance
  • Current sailing
  • Sailing to weather
  • Storm avoidance
  • Wind
  • Plane sailing
  • Magnetic variation
  • Waves and swell
  • Draft when heeled
  • Rules of twelfths
  • Conversion factors

    NZ$22.00 + Delivery.

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