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  • Emergency Crew Book
  • Emergency Practical Companion
  • RYA Safety Boat Handbook
  • RYA Sea Survival Handbook


  • Life Saving Signals Card SOLAS"
  • Illustrated Seamanship
  • Skipper's Cockpit Guide


  • Cockpit Companion
  • Stress-Free Mooring
  • The Adlard Coles Book of Anchoring
  • Reeds VHF Handbook

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    EMERGENCY CREW BOOK.
    By Regan Grafton. Spiral binding, 125mm x 122m, 24 waterproof pages in a strong water-tight plastic bag.
    What would your passengers do if something happened to you?
    The Emergency Crew Book has been created to equip even the least 'boat savvy' passenger with a step-by-step guide on what to do in a boating emergency.
    The book is written in plain English and features quick reference tabs covering all emergency situations.
    The book comes in a sturdy clear dry bag with a lanyard rope, and is to be hung permanently in clear view. The book also has spaces for the skipper to fill in which will give specific instructions that pertain to their boat.

    NZ$20.00 + delivery.

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    EMERGENCY PRACTICAL COMPANION.,
    By Jon Winge. Softcover, Spiral-bound flip chart, 80mm x 223mm, 23 pages, full colour drawings.
    In this guide, you'll find practical information for handling emergencies:
  • Fire
  • Man overboard
  • First aid
  • Engine trouble
  • Aground
  • Dismasting
  • Leaks
  • Emergency steering
  • Towing
  • Handling the waves
  • Without instruments
  • Leaving the boat
  • Distress signals

    NZ$25.00 + Delivery

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    RYA SAFETY BOAT HANDBOOK.
    By Laurence West and Grahame Forshaw. Paperback, 0.18kg, 147mm x 210m, 64 pages, includes a DVD, full colour illustrations. Published 2021.
    The RYA Safety Boat Handbook aims to provide up to date advice to anyone providing Safety Boat back up and was written to accompany the RYA Safety Boat Course. It outlines all the practical techniques, expert advice and tips needed by Safety Boat crew. The format makes it quick and easy to use and the DVD ensures that every aspect of good Safety Boat management is covered.
    Some of the content includes:

  • Safety Boat checklist
  • Recovering people from the water
  • The crew and equipment
  • First aid
  • plus many other aspects

    NZ$25.00 + delivery.

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    RYA SEA SURVIVAL HANDBOOK.
    By Keith Colwell. 2nd Edition. Published Paperback, 0.60kg, 170mm x 245m, 192 pages, full colour illustrations.
    This new Edition of the RYA Sea Survival Handbook is the official text for the RYA basic Sea Survival Course and the RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety Course. Updated with new information and guidance on how to respond to emergencies at sea and is invaluable for anyone who takes a boat offshore.
    It will teach you all you need to know about preparing to go to sea, emergency procedures, safety equipment, life-saving signals, handling heavy weather and choosing the most suitable life jacket or buoyancy aid.
    Providing the most up to date information on all the above items, this book is written by Keith Colwell, (RNLI Divisional sea safety officer) and is impeccably illustrated by Steve Lucas.
    This comprehensive and well illustrated guide takes you step by step through all aspects of sea safety, from kitting your boat out, right through to correct procedures for abandoning ship.
    The text is enlivened by a number of fascinating real life examples of boaters dealing with emergency situations.
    .

    NZ$60.00 + delivery.

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    LIFE-SAVING SIGNALS CARD. SOLAS no 2
    MCA
    Double-Sided Waterproof card. 180mm x 210mm

    Illustrated clear instructions on useful life saving signals.

    NZ$15.00 + Delivery

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    ILLUSTRATED SEAMANSHIP.
    Paperback, 170mm x 210mm, 91 pages, full colour illustrations.
    It is often only necessary to have a basic knowledge in order to voyage safely at sea. Illustrated Seamanship shows you the minimum number of techniques you should be familiar with - rope handling, manoeuvring and anchoring - in order to keep a boat safe and make cruising as enjoyable as possible for you and your crew.

    Learning the traditional techniques is not only necessary but you will develop your skill through an interesting and fun way. Each technique is illustrated in Ivar Dedekam's distinctive style, backed up with clear and simple text.

    Illustrated Seamanship is split into three main sections:

  • Ropework outlines the minimum level of knowledge of knots, hitches, splices amongst others.
  • Boat handling covers techniques for manoeuvring a yacht in harbours and confined spaces under various wind and sea conditions.
  • Anchoring provides the techniques and tips to anchor securely under any conditions.

    NZ$45.00 + delivery.

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    SKIPPER'S COCKPIT GUIDE.
    By Bo Streiffert (editor). Spiral binding, 200mm x 241m, 24 waterproof pages. Reprinted 2015
    Instant facts & practical hints for boaters in a handy size to have at your fingertips in the cockpit. With vital information on:
  • The chart,Symbols & abbreviations,Seamarks
  • Buoyage,Pilotage,Compass, course & position.
  • Speed, time and distance.
  • Lights - Night sailing.
  • Ships' lights,Sounds & shapes.
  • Steering & sailing rules, Boat handling.
  • Anchoring & mooring,Ropes & knots
  • Offshore sailing - Seasickness.
  • Heavy weather.
  • Man overboard - Grounding.
  • Fire aboard - First aid.
  • Distress signals - VHF radio.

    NZ$30.00 + delivery.

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    COCKPIT COMPANION.
    By Basil Mosenthal. Spiral Binding 80mm x 225mm, 24 pages.Second Edition. Published 2015
    A compact, handy summary of all you need to know when cruising; the perfect reference guide to keep onboard.

    From lights, shapes and sound signals to knots, ropes and engine troubleshooting, distress calls and seamanship, this practical companion covers everything the skipper and crew need to know or find out quickly when cruising. With diagrams and illustrations throughout.

    The second edition contains the most up-to-date information in an easy-to-understand format ideal for those moments when you need an answer, and you need it fast.

    NZ$25.00 + delivery.

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    STRESS-FREE MOORING. FOR SAIL & POWER.
    By Duncan Wells. Spiral Bound softback, 215mm x 145mm, 112 pages, Full colour illustrations and Line Drawings. Published 2020

    Stress-Free Mooring is a quick-access, extremely visual on-board practical guide to how to approach mooring and berthing situations in a yacht or motorboat.

    Instant guidance to helmsmen seeking to learn how best to get on and off pontoons, jetties and harbour walls in all directions of wind and tide, as well as anchoring and picking up mooring buoys. The techniques are applicable anywhere in the world, on any type and size of boat.

    Areas covered include:

  • Tying knots and mastering other rope work
  • Adapting to different wind and tide configurations
  • Casting off from a dock
  • Springs, bridles and slipped lines
  • Coming alongside a berth
  • Rafting up with other boats
  • Anchoring
  • Picking up a mooring buoy

    With step-by-step photos, explanatory diagrams and concise hints and tips, helmsmen can have at their fingertips the answers they need to all manner of mooring problems.

    NZ$30.00 + delivery.

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    THE ADLARD COLES BOOK OF ANCHORING.
    By Bobby Schenk. Paperback, 0.34kg, 171mm x 246mm, 101 pages, full colour photos.
    Once considered something of a black art, anchoring is growing in popularity as an attractive free alternative to costly marinas. Anyone who masters this essential skill can anchor off a peaceful beach - the perfect excuse to go swimming from the boat, fish for your supper, or just explore by dinghy.
    This thoroughly modern guide explains in clear and simple terms how to become competent and confident in anchoring, demonstrating with helpful photos and diagrams safe and efficient anchoring techniques for all conditions, from strong tides and winds to shallow water and rocky seabeds. Learn about:
  • Different types of anchor - when, where and how to use them
  • Advantages and disadvantages of rope, wire rope, chain and mixed cable
  • The benefits of using multiple anchors
  • Comparing manual and hydraulic systems
  • Maintaining anchoring gear
  • Anchoring commands to use on board

    NZ$40.00 + delivery.

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    REEDS VHF HANDBOOK.
    By Andy Du Port. Softback, 0.32kg, 140mm x 210mm, 160 pages, full colour illustrations. Published 2021.

    The Reeds VHF Handbook is an accessible, user friendly but comprehensive guide to marine VHF radio that helps users quickly get up to speed with all the functions on their equipment.
    Straightforward explanations and tips describe the leisure VHF DSC radio system in detail and its place within GMDSS.

    The book covers radio procedure, channel allocation, VHF radio theory and more, along with a full explanation of GMDSS, including details on EPIRBs, SARTs and Navtex.

    An essential onboard reference, and set to become the standard work on the subject.

    NZ$40.00 + delivery.

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