Best Boating Books
Here you will get Best Boating Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Author: by Daniel James Brown
Published at: Penguin Books (January 1, 2014)
The #1 New York Timesbestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary The Boys of 36′.For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of timesthe improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.
It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler.
The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.
2. Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 68th Edition (Chapman Piloting and Seamanship)
Author: by Chapman
Published at: Hearst; 68th edition (October 3, 2017)
The boater’s essential reference celebrates its 100th anniversary! For a century, Chapman has been an indispensable, trusted resource for boating under power and sail. It has sold millions of copies, and is a must-have for virtually anyone who puts a craft on water.
Featuring 1,500 color photos, this updated edition covers new technologies, maritime laws and regulations, safety tips, and maintenance, as well as complete discussions of weather, tides, currents, and navigation. From anchors and knots to sailing theory and sail-handling systems, Chapman Piloting and Seamanship explains absolutely everything you need to know.
3. The Useful Knots Book: How to Tie the 25+ Most Practical Rope Knots (Escape, Evasion, and Survival)
Author: by Sam Fury
Published at: Survival Fitness Plan; Illustrated edition (August 7, 2019)
Discover the Only Knots You’ll Ever Need! The Useful Knots Book is a no-nonsense knot guide on how to tie the 25+ most practical rope knots. It comes with easy to follow instructions, pictures, and tips on when to best use each knot.
Teach yourself knot tying today, because it’s easy, fun, and useful.Get it now. The Ultimate Knots GuideExplanations of common knots and ropes termsEasy to follow instructions and clear picturesTips for proper rope careAdvice on how to choose right knot for the jobAll the fundamental boy scout knotsLearn the 5 Main Types of Knots and When to Use ThemStopper KnotsLoopsHitchesBendsLashingDiscover all the Knots You Need…
In this complete knot tying visual guide. From basic knots to more advanced onesClimbing knotsVarious bowline knotsFishing knotsBoating knotsKnots for survival…And more. Includes 4 Free BonusesGet your copy of The Useful Knots Book today and you’ll also receive:Survival roping techniques.
Learn how to get yourself out of survival situations using nothing but a rope. A critical first aid guide including an emergency first aid cheat sheet. The useful knots cheat sheet. Special report: How to swim 50+ meters underwater. Learn how to tie the only knots you’ll ever need, because this book has the 25 most practical knots there are.Get it now.
4. Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4/E
Author: by Nigel Calder
Published at: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 4th edition (July 2, 2015)
The maintenance bible for boatowners is fully updated and better than ever! If it’s on a boat and it has screws, wires, or moving parts, it’s covered in Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual. When you leave the dock with this indispensable resource aboard, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on: Battery technologies, including recent developments in lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells 12- and 24-volt DC systems Electric and hybrid propulsion How to radically improve the energy efficiency of most boats Corrosion, bonding, and lightning protection Generators, inverters, battery chargers , wind and water generators, and solar power Electric motors and electric lights Marine electronics, including networking systems, antennas, and RFI Diesel engines Transmissions, shaft brakes, and propellers Refrigeration and air-conditioning Tanks, plumbing, and through-hulls Pumps and watermakers Steering, autopilots, and wind vanes Stoves and heaters Winches, windlasses, and bow thrusters Spars, rigging, and roller reefing
5. The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon
Author: by Kevin Fedarko
Published at: Scribner; Reprint edition (July 1, 2014)
From one of Outside magazine’s Literary All-Stars comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary flood of 1983. In the spring of 1983, massive flooding along the length of the Colorado River confronted a team of engineers at the Glen Canyon Dam with an unprecedented emergency that may have resulted in the most catastrophic dam failure in history.
In the midst of this crisis, the decision to launch a small wooden dory named The Emerald Mile at the head of the Grand Canyon, just fifteen miles downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam, seemed not just odd, but downright suicidal.
The Emerald Mile, at one time slated to be destroyed, was rescued and brought back to life by Kenton Grua, the man at the oars, who intended to use this flood as a kind of hydraulic sling-shot. The goal was to nail the all-time record for the fastest boat ever propelledby oar, by motor, or by the grace of God himselfdown the entire length of the Colorado River from Lee’s Ferry to Lake Mead.Did he survive?Just barely.
6. Catamarans: The Complete Guide for Cruising Sailors
Author: by Gregor Tarjan
Published at: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1st edition (October 8, 2007)
The modern cruising catamaran has arrived The arguments are over and the verdict is in-cruising catamarans comprise a rapidly growing percentage of the cruising fleet worldwide. Their advantages of space, stability, speed, and handling under power are truly compelling, and modern cats are every bit as reliable as monohulls.
This long overdue, in-depth guide will help you choose and cruise the right catamaran for your needs. An authoritative guide for novices and experienced sailors; the best book written on the subjects since the early 1990s. Trimaran Jim Brown, renowned multihull designer In Catamarans, Gregor Tarjan shares his enthusiasm for yachts with two hulls, based on years of sailing all types.
An excellent introduction. Dick Newick, legendary catamaran and trimaran designer If you are contemplating spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a cruising catamaran, the small price of this book is probably the best investment you could possibly start with.
From the Foreword by Charles K. Chiodi, publisher of Multihulls Magazine
7. 52 Weekend Adventures in Northern California: My Favorite Outdoor Getaways (Travel Guide)
Author: by Tom Stienstra
Published at: Moon Travel; 1st edition (September 15, 2020)
Escape to the great outdoors with award-winning expert Tom Stienstra’s 52 Weekend Adventures in Northern California. Inside you’ll find:The best weekend getaways, hand-picked by the authority on outdoor adventures: Outdoors writer Tom Stienstra reveals his favorite spots, collected over decades of hiking and camping throughout the Golden StateRecreation highlights: Immerse yourself in nature with the top options for hiking, backpacking, fishing, biking, boating, and moreExpertise and know-how: Tom shares his personal recommendations, insider tips, and memories of his adventures in the great outdoors Planning tools for travelers and locals alike: Make it an easy getaway with detailed driving directions, maps for each adventure, and full-color photos throughout Where to eat and sleep: Discover Tom’s favorite spots to grab a bite and find out where to stay on an overnight trip, from campsites to hotelsCoverage of the Redwoods, Yosemite, Shasta, Tahoe, Lassen, Sacramento, the Wine Country, the Bay Area, and Monterey and Big SurPick a weekend, pack the car, and get outside: Experience the best of NorCal’s wilderness with 52 Weekend Adventures in Northern California.
8. Don Casey's Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual: Including Inspecting the Aging Sailboat, Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair, Sailboat Refinishing, Sailbo
Author: by Don Casey
Published at: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1st edition (October 6, 2005)
The definitive guide from the world’s best-known sailboat maintenance expert Don Casey’s Complete Illustrated Sailboat Maintenance Manual combines six core volumes into a single, utterly dependable resource that answers every frequent question, explains every major system, and helps you keep your boat and its components shipshape.
More than 2,500 clear and detailed illustrations guide you step by step through every procedure. Casey’s technical virtuosity, his user-friendly explanations, and Peter Compton’s diesel engine expertise make even the more complicated repairs and improvements easy to understand. This must-have guide saves you time, money, and grief as you learn the fastest, easiest, most effective ways to: Evaluate the condition of your boat or one you’re about to purchase Repair structural damage to your fiberglass sailboat Improve or repair your sailboat’s electrical system Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair your boat’s diesel engine Put a professional-looking finish on your boat’s hull, deck, spars, wood, and trim Make and repair sails, sail covers, dodgers, awnings, sailbags, and bimini tops
9. How to Read a Nautical Chart, 2nd Edition (Includes ALL of Chart #1): A Complete Guide to Using and Understanding Electronic and Paper Charts
Author: by Nigel Calder
Published at: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 2nd edition (March 8, 2012)
From Miami to Loggerhead Key in the Dry Tortugas, get to know this free-spirited archipelago of beaches, palm trees, and fun with Moon Florida Keys. Inside you’ll find:Flexible itineraries including a Key West getaway and a week-long road trip along the Overseas Highway, with coverage of Miami and an adventurous excursion into the EvergladesStrategic advice for water sports lovers, wildlife fanatics, families with kids, foodies, and moreUnique experiences and can’t-miss sights: Explore the fascinating coral reefs and shipwrecks of Key Largo or visit Hemingway’s house to meet the descendants of his legendary polydactyl cats.
Spot colorful birds or canoe with gators in the Everglades. Venture through mangrove and pine forests inhabited by endangered species in the National Key Deer Refuge. Catch the sunrise on a secluded beach or dance the night away at Florida’s best clubs and barsLocal Flavors: Taste authentic Cuban chicken stew, fried plantains drizzled with honey, and flaky pastelitos in Miami.
11. Moon Florida Gulf Coast (Travel Guide)
Author: by Joshua Lawrence Kinser
Published at: Moon Travel; 6th edition (October 29, 2019)
Whether you’re kayaking through mangroves, bodysurfing with manta rays, or sunbathing with a pia colada in hand, soak up the Sunshine State with Moon Florida Gulf Coast. Inside you’ll find: Flexible itineraries from short beach getaways to a 10-day road trip covering all 700 miles of the Florida Gulf CoastStrategic advice for beach-goers, wildlife enthusiasts, water sports lovers, and moreThe best spots for outdoor adventures like kayaking, hiking, biking, bird-watching, and fishing, and the best beaches for swimming, sunsets, and seclusionTop activities and unique experiences: Discover the vibrant performing arts scene in Sarasota or stroll through quaint riverfront towns and secluded island enclaves.
Unwind on shell-scattered beaches, explore winding mazes of mangroves, or spot gators in the swampy Everglades. Ride the coasters at Busch Gardens, browse art galleries in Naples, or check out a local swamp buggy race. Sail through the canals of Tampa, kick back at a beachfront oyster bar, and sip a local brew as the sun sets over the oceanExpert advice from Florida native Jason Ferguson on where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around by car, bus, or boatFull-color photos and detailed maps throughoutBackground information on the Gulf Coast’s landscape, wildlife, history, and cultureHandy tips for international visitors, families with kids, LGBTQ travelers, and travelers with disabilitiesWith Moon Florida Gulf Coast’s practical advice and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way.
Power Boating For Dummies
Author: by Randy Vance
Published at: For Dummies; 1st edition (March 3, 2009)
Power Boating For Dummies is a guide to power boating for both new and experienced boaters. It advises readers of necessary boating supplies, safety concerns and equipment, accessories, and includes locations of boating facilities, and how to safely pilot the ship.
13. Marine Diesel Engines: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair
Author: by Nigel Calder
Published at: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 3rd edition (October 3, 2006)
Praise for this boating classic: The most up-to-date and readable book we’ve seen on the subject. Sailing World Deserves a place on any diesel-powered boat. Motor Boat & Yachting Clear, logical, and even interesting to read. Cruising World Keep your diesel engine going with help from a master mechanic Marine Diesel Engines has been the bible for do-it-yourself boatowners for more than 15 years.
Now updated with information on fuel injection systems, electronic engine controls, and other new diesel technologies, Nigel Calder’s bestseller has everything you need to keep your diesel engine running cleanly and efficiently. Marine Diesel Engines explains how to: Diagnose and repair engine problems Perform routine and annual maintenance Extend the life and improve the efficiency of your engine
14. Sailing For Dummies
Author: by J. J. Isler
Published at: For Dummies; 2nd edition (June 6, 2006)
Interested in learning to sail but feel like you’re navigating in murky waters? Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition introduces the basics of sailing, looks at the different types of sailboats and their basic parts, and teaches you everything you need to know before you leave the dock.
In Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition, two U.S. Sailing champions show you how to: Find and choose a sailing school Use life jackets correctly Tie ten nautical knots Handle sailing emergencies (such as capsizing and rescuing a man overboard) Launch your boat from a trailer, ramp, or beach Get your boat from point A to point B (and back again) Predict and respond to water and wind conditions Read charts, plot your course, use a compass, and find your position at sea Sailing for Dummies shows you that getting out on the water is easier than you think.
The authors keep the sailor-speak to a minimum where possible, but give you a grasp of the terminology you need to safely and effectively communicate with your crew. A textbook, user’s manual, and reference all in one, this book takes the intimidation out of sailing and gives you the skills and confidence you need to get your feet wet and become the sailing pro you’ve always wanted to be.Anchors away!
15. 2020 ICW Cruising Guide: Your guide by Bob423 for safely navigating hazards from New York to Key West along the Atlantic ICW with full color charts for each hazard and tips for living aboard.
Author: by Bob423
Published at: Independently published (July 16, 2020)
I’m known as Bob423 along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) and this September will be my 11th trip up and down the ICW and the 5th edition of my guide. I’ve made every mistake in the book except sink the boat!
Why not learn from my mishaps and avoid all potential misadventures on your own cruise? My guide covers what I’ve learned over the past ten years and how to avoid the mud in the shallow areas. What’s new in the 2020 Edition: All charts have been updated and redone with Aqua Map’s rendition of the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) survey charts that include my track through the shallow areas as a blue dotted line and, in some cases, a GPX route too so you will know exactly how to safely proceed.
Introduction to ICW Weather Planning: For years Hank Pomeranz gave briefings to cruisers stopping at Southport on understanding and using weather resources. He distilled his experience into a 22 page overview that you will find most interesting. Do Hurricanes Cause Sholding on the ICW?
16. Boating Skills and Seamanship, 14th Edition
Author: by Inc. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Assoc.
Published at: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 14th edition (May 17, 2013)
Learn the essentials of seamanship from one of the world’s premier boating organizations Developed and refined through 40 years of Coast Guard Auxiliary training courses, Boating Skills and Seamanship is your perfect introduction to recreational boating’s fundamentals. Great for beginning and intermediate powerboaters alike, it offers you the basics of choosing, equipping, and handling a small to midsize powerboat.
This updated edition of the Coast Guard Auxiliary’s classic boating skills manual will answer all your questions on: Selecting the right boat-whether a 10-foot skiff or a 35-foot cruiser Essential equipment, both required and recommended The latest electronic navigation Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) and private communication services, e.G., SPOT devices and others Stability and safe loading Boat handling and seamanship on coastal and inland waters Trailering a boat Navigation and the rules of the nautical road And much more!
Approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), with chapter review questions and answers, Boating Skills and Seamanship is the ideal study and reference guide for anyone taking a state boating license exam or seeking better boating skills and knowledge.