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  • The New Zealand Boating E-Book
  • The New Zealand Boating USB
  • Mike Scanlan USB set. Four on One
  • Maritime Restricted Operator Certificate Home Study Pack
  • Maritime Radio Operator Certificate Handbook
  • Radar Handbook
  • GPS Handbook
  • GPS Operator Course Home Study pack
  • Maritime VHF Home Study Pack
  • Diesel Inboard Engine Operation and Maintenance Handbook
  • Inboard Engine Maintenance Home Study pack
  • Outboard Engine Maintenance Handbook
  • Outboard Engine Maintenance Home Study pack
  • Safe Boating
  • Safety in Small Craft
  • The Rules of the Road at Sea
  • The Boat Code Kit
  • How to Go Boating and Where
  • A Seaman's Guide To The Rule Of The Road
  • A Seaman's Guide to Basic Chartwork
  • A Seaman's Guide Pocket Book of The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
  • An Introduction to Coastal Navigation - A Seaman's Guide
  • Practical Navigation for Officers of the Watch
  • The Seamanship Examiner
  • The Efficient Deck Hand

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    There is a considerable overlap between books on seamanship education and those on meteorology. Please see our Meteorological page for further reading on this topic.

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    THE NEW ZEALAND BOATING E-BOOK.
    By Mike Scanlan. E-Book, 0.7kg, 128mm x 123mm, 483 pages, full colour photos and drawings.
    The New Zealand Boating E-Book is a complete book published in digital format. The book was originally published as a paper book by Reed Publishing, but this new edition brings the book fully up to date, extensively expands its contents and republishes it in Portable Document Format (PDF). In this format the book can be read directly from your computer or tablet screen using Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader. If you have either already installed, the book should open automatically after inserting the the CD into the disk drive. If you do not have either of these programs installed, the latest version of Adobe Reader is also included on this CD.
    The Book: Seventeen fully-illustrated chapters and three appendixes are formatted into 483 pages, comprehensivley describing all aspects and techniques of boating, with the emphasis on boat safety. On-screen bookmarks are provided, listing the book's contents, and a Search program is included so that any required word, phrase or topic can be quickly located within the book. Each page has its own touch-screen or mouse-operated navigation buttons, and numerous automated links are also provided to help you navigate through the book and, if you have an Internet connection, take you to relevant websites.
    Flashcrads: The book's third appendix contains a unique series of digital flashcards, so that you can test your recognition of lights and shapes, buoys and beacons, important signals, and collision avoidance manoeuvres. Each card is followed by an answer page, with reference links back to the relevant parts of the book for further information.
    System requirements: Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7, with 250MB RAM or more, and a CD Drive. Internet access is optional.

    NZ$20.00 + delivery.

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    THE NEW ZEALAND BOATING USB.
    By Mike Scanlan. USB Memory Stick format.

    NZ$30.00 + delivery.

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    MIKE SCANLAN USB MEMORY STICK. FOUR ON ONE..
    By Mike Scanlan. USB Memory Stick format.
    This USB stick features all four of Mike Scanlans books on one stick.
  • Coastal navigation
  • Celestial navigation
  • Electronic navigation
  • New Zealand Boating E-Book

    NZ$80.00 + delivery.

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    MARITIME RESTRICTED OPERATOR CERTIFICATE HOME STUDY PACK
    By Coastguard Boating Education.
    The minimum requirement for all users of Marine VHF Radio.
    Now you can learn in the comfort of your own home at your own pace. Ideal for people who cannot attend a Marine VHF Radio course due to a restricted schedule or geographical location.
    The Marine VHF Radio Operator assessment is only available within New Zealand.
    Includes: Marine Radio Operator Manual, Study Guide and CD-Rom.
    Note: CD-Rom does not work on Mac computers.

    NZ$110.00 + delivery

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    MARITIME RADIO OPERATOR CERTIFICATE HANDBOOK
    By Coastguard Boating Education.
    The minimum requirement for all users of Marine VHF Radio.
    This is the handbook only, for people who do not want to sit the exam or for those people who just want to have the handbook as a reference.

    NZ$25.00 + delivery

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    RADAR HANDBOOK
    By Coastguard Boating Education. Published 2014

    This handbook is designed to promote the understanding and basic princples of Radar.

    NZ$20.00 + delivery

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    GPS HANDBOOK
    By Coastguard Boating Education. Published 2014

    This handbook is designed to promote the understanding of the principles, accuracy, and limitations of GPS, and to supply prudent navigational techniques and effective use of GPS.

    NZ$20.00 + delivery

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    GPS OPERATOR HOME STUDY PACK
    Coastguard Boating Education.
    By CBE, 225mm x 310mm x 20mm, 0.665kg, Course and workbook, GPS operators manual and Examination pack, full colour diagrams and resources.
    An at home study guide for anyone wanting to improve or learn more about operating and using a GPS system effectively. The pack contains instructions, home study guide including practice questionaire and answers, GPS Operator Manual and an examination pack. A well illustrated and easy to follow workbook will support your study in this useful course.

    NZ$80.00 + delivery.

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    MARITIME VHF HOME STUDY PACK
    Coastguard Boating Education.
    By CBE, 225mm x 310mm x 20mm, 0.41kg.
    Learn in the comfort of your own home at your own pace. Ideal for people who cannot attend a Marine VHF Radio course due to a restricted schedule or geographical location.
    Includes:

  • Maritime VHF Operator Certificate Manual
  • Study Guide
  • CD-Rom
  • Assessment application form

    NZ$85.00 + delivery.

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    DIESEL INBOARD ENGINE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE HANDBOOK
    By Coastguard Boating Education. Published 2014

    The purpose of this manual is to provide general information on the operation of a marine diesel engine. It also provides guidance on owner/operator maintenance tasks required to ensure that your diesel engine wll give many years of reliable service.

    NZ$25.00 + delivery

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    INBOARD ENGINE MAINTENANCE HOME STUDY PACK
    By Coastguard Boating Education. A comprehensive course covering diesel inboard care, maintenance, and trouble-shooting.
    Aim: To gain essential knowledge on the operation and care of inboard diesel engines.
    Duration: 15 Hours. Modules: 1. Diesel Fuel Systems Lubrication 2. Cooling systems Salt & fresh water cooled 3. Electrical Systems Battery care Electrolysis 4. General Systems Overview Gearboxes & drives 5. Trouble-shooting Spares & tools Fault finding
    Please note that price includes assessment fee.

    NZ$84.00 + delivery

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    OUTBOARD ENGINE MAINTENANCE HANDBOOK
    By Coastguard Boating Education. Published 2014

    The purpose of this manual is to provide general information on the operation of an outboard engine. It also provides guidance on owner/operator maintenance tasks required to ensure that your outboard engine wll give many years of reliable service.

    NZ$25.00 + delivery

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    OUTBOARD ENGINE MAINTENANCE HOME STUDY PACK
    By Coastguard Boating Education. An essential course covering outboard care and trouble-shooting.
    Now you can learn in the comfort of your own home at your own pace. Ideal for people who cannot attend a Engine Maintenance course due to a restricted schedule or geographical location.
    Includes: Outboard/Inboard Engine Maintenance Manual, Study Guide, and Assessment Pack.

    NZ$75.00 + delivery

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    SAFE BOATING.
    Published by The Maritime Safety Authority of New Zealand. Pbk, 150mm x 210mm, 40 pages, full colour.

    This booklet is a very comprehensive summary of basic seamanship and boat safety to the standard of New Zealand Day Skipper. It would probably serve as a Day Skipper text-book, especially if the programme is a tutored course rather than private study.
    The outstanding feature for most people is that it is free of charge from the MSA; copies can be picked up in many chandlers shops - a course tutor should certainly be able to get his hands on free copies.
    At Boat Books Limited we would be happy to provide a complimentary copy for the normal cost of packing and delivery if you'd like it delivered to your door.

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    SAFETY IN SMALL CRAFT, 2002 Edition.
    By Mike Scanlan, Pbk, 185mm x 240mm, 166 pages, colour and monochrome photographs and drawings, and tables.
    Not only is this the recognised textbook for the Royal New Zealand Coastguard Boating Education Boatmaster certificate course, it is written for all small boat owners that venture out to sea. It is an indispensable manual covering all aspects of safety and seamanship, with comprehensive chapters on navigation, fire fighting, meteorology, ropework, boat stability and handling, rules of the road, communications, distress messages, and sea survival.
    The latest edition is improved in two major ways. Firstly the narrative has been expanded to cover an increased exam syllabus and also much useful boating information beyond the exam needs; thus it becomes a greater asset as a general boating handbook. Secondly there are many new illustrations both as full colour and monochrome drawings and photographs. These add greatly to the appeal and the quality of the explanations.
    The primary (and only) criticism of the pre-2002 edition was that it was a somewhat bland examination textbook that lacked depth and a certain relevance to boating in New Zealand in some areas. The 2002 edition moves firmly into the role of a comprehensive, general New Zealand boating handbook.

    NZ$46.00 + Delivery

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    THE RULES OF THE ROAD AT SEA, Ninth Edition 2006.
    By Royal New Zealand Coastguard Boating Education, edited by Mike Scanlan. Paperback, 210 mm X 150 mm (A5), 96 pages, monochrome and colour drawings.
    This new edition is greatly expanded and includes a full list of the official symbols found on New Zealand charts. In this respect it may be thought of as the replacement for the LINZ publication NZ201, List of chart Symols and Abbreviations, no longer in print.
    The book is a Royal New Zealand Coastguard course text and a useful cockpit reference. The RNZCG have produced two books plus a CD RoM and two workbooks, which students for the relevant certificates are strongly encouraged to obtain. The Rules of the Road at Sea contains the text of the International Rules for Preventing Collision and a full explanation of their meaning and application. It also includes other nautical material such as a full description of the buoys and beacons used in New Zealand.

    NZ$28.00 + Delivery

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    THE BOAT CODE KIT.
  • See also The Flashcards, Premier Learning Aid for Rules of the Road and Other Elements of Seamanship.

    The Boat Code Kit is a value added package consisting of the 84 Flash Cards, plus the RNZCG-CBES booklet Rules of the Road at Sea, packed in a clear, document safe plastic wallet together with information on the use of the kit for study.

    NZ$45.00 + Delivery

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    HOW TO GO BOATING AND WHERE.
    THE COMPLETE KIWI GUIDE
    By Mike Rendle. Hardback, 248mm X 178mm, 280 pages, Colour Photographs, drawings, screen shots, chart reproductions
    Mike Rendle draws on more than four decades of boating experience in New Zealand waters to guide you through the basics of buying and using a boat.

    How to go Boating and Where is for those beginning their boating career, and those wishing to add their knowledge. The chapters include:

  • The basics
  • Yachts, kayaks and personal Watercraft
  • Powering the boat
  • Buying the Boat
  • Safety and navigation
  • Anchoring
  • Operating the boat
  • Diving and water sport
  • Regulations & Environment
  • Weather
  • Maintenance

    The back part of the book devoted to boating spots, bays, places to visit and relevant comments and hints.

    NZ$30.00 + Delivery

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    A SEAMAN'S GUIDE TO THE RULE OF THE ROAD.
    By Morgans Technical Books Pbk, 0.46 kgs, 173mm x 119mm, 459 pages, monochrome and colour drawings. 8th edition 2009
    This is not just another Rules of the Road book, this one is designed to teach Royal Navy and Merchant Navy personnel sufficient theoretical knowledge of the Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea to meet the needs of the Officer of the Watch.
    The programme is written so that everything is seen, or heard, from the point of view of the Officer of the Watch of a power-driven vessel or in Chapter 6, the helmsman of a sailing vessel. It is written as a self-learning programme. On each page the information given is followed by a question which requires an answer. The correct answer is given on the next page. At the end of each chapter there is a test covering the material taught. The correct answers are given immediately after each test with the page references for any questions wrongly answered.
    This is by far the most comprehensive book we have on learning the rules of the road, and is suitable for those doing Day Skipper, Boatmaster, Yachtmaster, Deck Officers, Fishing, and Launch Master certificates. This book is officially approved for use in the Royal Navy as a self-teaching book.
    The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea are in a seperate section at the back of the book.

    NZ$55.00 + delivery.

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    A SEAMAN'S GUIDE TO BASIC CHARTWORK.
    By Morgans Technical Books Pbk, 0.4kgs, 206mM x 145mm, 297 pages, monochrome drawings. 3rd edition 1990. Now includes practice chart 5050.
    The prime duty of the Navigating Officer, after he has satisfied himself that his ship is on her proper course, is to ensure that she is navigated with complete safety, avoiding all hazards whether natural or man-made, static or moving. This demands skilled seamanship, involving the ability to assess, reliably and consistently, what the ship's position is at the moment and what it will be after a short interval of time. In coastal and in crowded waters the result must be arrived at not only with a high degree of accuracy but also at high speed.
    To teach the student the way to do it, the Royal Navy and the Merchant Navy, following the success of A SEAMAN"S GUIDE TO THE RULE OF THE ROAD, have again worked together, using the same technique of programmed instruction, to produce a similar guide, this time on the use of the chart. The book provides instruction both in the principles of navigation and in the way to use, with speed and accuracy, all the various techniques involved in putting those principles into practice. The method is to involve the student, from the beginning, in the solution of practical problems and to allow the principles to emerge naturally from the practice.

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    A SEAMAN'S GUIDE POCKET BOOK OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS FOR PREVENTING COLLISIONS AT SEA.
    By Morgans Technical Books Pbk, 0.06kgs, 140mM x 124mm, 68 pages. with amendments 2009.
    Handy pocket guide to the international regulations for preventing collisions at sea.

    NZ$16.00 + delivery.

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    AN INTRODUCTION TO COASTAL NAVIGATION - A SEAMAN'S GUIDE.
    By Morgans Technical Books, Pbk, 0.45kgs, 172mM x 233mm, 232 pages. 5th edition 1992.
    A Seaman Officer must be capable of navigating a ship safely both across the oceans and in coastal waters under all conditions. making a coastal passage involves many of the seaman's basic navigation skills; the study and interpretation of the chart, the prediction of tidal streams and a variety of other considerations must precede the practical planning and safe execution of the passage whatever the visibility and weather.
    While there is no short cut to careful planning and no substitute for practical experience at sea, much can be learnt from this book which sets out to combine in a logical sequence and an easily assimilated form lessons on coastal navigation from a variety of publications.
    The students who has worked conscientiously through this book will have acquired a good 'Introduction to Coastal navigation' before going to sea, from then on a strict adherence to the basic principles given in this book, practical experience and vigilance will bring confidence and comfort when navigating in confined waters.
    Transparencies and deviation cards included.

    NZ$55.00 + delivery.

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    PRACTICAL NAVIGATION FOR OFFICERS OF THE WATCH.
    By A. Frost, Hardback, 0.56kgs, 154mm x 215mm, 338 pages. Published 2006.
    Practical Navigation for Officers of the Watch replaces the title Practical Navigation for Second Mates. The scope has been extended and includes relevant principles and theory to cover the requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers related to the use of charts and other Admiralty navigational publications, chart constructions, visual and radar terrestrial navigation, and the use of celestial bodies for the calculation of compass errors and for position fixing.

    NZ$125.00.00 + delivery.

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    THE SEAMANSHIP EXAMINER.
    By David House.Pbk 156mm x 234 mm, 289 pages.
    This is a complete study and revision guide, based on the International Standards of Training, Certification and Watch Keeping (STCW) for all ranks and serving crew in the merchant marine sector. Together with an interactive CD-ROM, it is the ideal study package for anyone preparing for oral assessment leading to a Deck Certificate of Competency at either junior or senior officer levels.
    Key features included:
  • PC-based Buoyage and Rules-of-the-Road tutorial material on CD-ROM for enhanced learning.
  • Coverage of the latest STCW, ISPS, COLREGs, ISM and IMDG codes.
  • Extensive coverage of bridge precedures. SOLAS, cargo work, ship handling, communications and navigation.

    NZ$135.00 + delivery.

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    THE EFFICIENT DECKHAND.
    By C.H.Wright & Thomas Provan. Paperback, 137mm x 210 mm, 346 pages, monochrome drawings & photos.
    The author C.H.Wright had a distinguished career, firstly as a Merchant Navy apprentice in 1927 and then joining the National Sea Training School (Sharpness) in 1950, transferring to Liverpool in 1967, when Sharpness closed, he retired as principle in 1977. Since then his book has been brought up-to-date by various revisers, continuing its reputation as a valuable reference, not only for students being examined for Able Seaman or Efficient Deck Hand Certificate, but also ordinary seamen, yachtsmen, fishermen or anyone with e general interest in the subject.

    NZ$130.00 + delivery.

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