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See below for a selection of the latest books from Boating category. Presented with a red border are the Boating books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Boating books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Wooden Fishing Boats of Scotland

Wooden Fishing Boats of Scotland

Author: James A. Pottinger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2019

With the gradual phasing out of wooden fishing boats of Scotland it is timely to record some of these handsome vessels. In the years from 1960-80 boat builders produced some of their most shapely and graceful craft, a testament to the skill of both the builders and designers. Initially the designs were a collaboration of builders and skippers, but later the implementation of statutory rules demanded a more structured approach by qualified naval architects, which inevitably resulted in a certain degree of standardisation. James A. Pottinger's new illustrated volume concentrates solely on the graceful wooden boats, large and small, regarded by many to be the best looking boats of all. Many boats are photographed at sea, while other views range from repairs being carried out to the more melancholy sight of beautiful craft being cut up. Boats were once scrapped only due to old age, but sadly political factors now often dictate the destruction of the classic wooden craft included here.

Master 100 Tons Take Unlimited Paying Passengers

Master 100 Tons Take Unlimited Paying Passengers

Author: Bryan Smith, Neil Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2019

Reeds Eastern Almanac 2020

Reeds Eastern Almanac 2020

Author: Perrin Towler, Mark Fishwick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2019

The Reeds Eastern Almanac covers the UK east coast from Ramsgate to Cape Wrath including the Shetland and Orkney Islands, and from Niewport to Delfzjil and Helgoland. It is the complete guide for North Sea mariners, offering ready access to essential navigation information by virtue of its clear layout and user friendly format. Completely updated for 2020, topics include seamanship, pilotage, tide tables, safety procedures, navigation tips, radio, lights, waypoints, weather forecast information around UK and European waters, communications, Mayday and distress procedures. The spiral binding allows the Almanac to be opened flat on the chart table and the large type and clear layout makes information easy to read even in adverse conditions. This handy volume is ideal for anyone cruising the North Sea. Includes a free Reeds Marina Guide. Also available: free supplements of up-to-date navigation changes from January to June at: www.reedsnauticalalmanac.co.uk 'There are some things I would not go to sea without - Reeds is one of them.' Sir Chay Blyth

Reeds Channel Almanac 2020

Reeds Channel Almanac 2020

Author: Perrin Towler, Mark Fishwick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2019

The Reeds Channel Almanac covers the south coast of England from the Scilly Isles to Dover, the Channel Islands and northern France from Calais to L'Aberildut, offering cruising and racing yachtsmen ready access to essential navigation information by virtue of its clear layout and user friendly format. Completely updated for 2020, topics include seamanship, pilotage, tide tables, safety procedures, navigation tips, radio, lights, waypoints, weather forecast information, communications, Mayday and distress procedures - in fact everything the cruising yachtsman needs to know. The spiral binding allows the Almanac to be opened flat on the chart table and the large type size and clear layout makes information easy to read even in adverse conditions. This handy volume is ideal for anyone cruising the length of the English Channel. Includes a free Reeds Marina Guide. Also available: free supplements of up-to-date navigation changes from January to June at: www.reedsnauticalalmanac.co.uk 'There are some things I would not go to sea without - Reeds is one of them.' Sir Chay Blyth

Reeds Looseleaf Almanac 2020 inc binder

Reeds Looseleaf Almanac 2020 inc binder

Author: Perrin Towler, Mark Fishwick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2019

The Reeds Looseleaf Almanac provides all the information required to navigate Atlantic coastal waters around the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands, and the entire European coastline from the tip of Denmark right down to Gibraltar, including the Azores and Madeira. This is a versatile system that combines almanac and pilotage information in a convenient looseleaf form. The unique looseleaf format, bound inside a durable binder which stays open on the chart table, lets the user tailor the Almanac to their needs by complementing the contents supplied with whatever information they may want to add or take out. The looseleaf format makes information access quick and easy whilst allowing the navigator to refresh it with the annual update pack. Includes 700 harbour chartlets, Harbour facilities, Tide tables and streams, 7,500 waypoints, International codes and flags, Weather, Distance tables, Passage advice, Area planning charts, Rules of the road, Radio information, Communications, Safety, Mayday and distress procedures, and Documentation and Customs. The 2020 edition is updated throughout, containing over 45,000 changes, and includes a free Reeds Marina Guide. Also available: free supplements of up-to-date navigation changes from January to June at: www.reedsnauticalalmanac.co.uk There are some things I would not go to sea without - Reeds is one of them Sir Chay Blyth The big, bold, extravagantly comprehensive king of Almanacs Yachting World On every cruising boat you'll find one of these. Don't start your engines without it Motor Boat and Yachting The bible of almanacs Classic Boat

Reeds Western Almanac 2020

Reeds Western Almanac 2020

Author: Perrin Towler, Mark Fishwick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2019

The Reeds Western Almanac covers the coastline from Cape Wrath to Padstow as well as the whole of Ireland, and is ideal for any boater lucky enough to cruise and race in the superb waters off the coast of Western Scotland, Ireland or Western England. It offers ready access to essential navigation information by virtue of its clear layout and user friendly format. Completely updated for 2020, topics include seamanship, pilotage, tide tables, safety procedures, navigation tips, radio, lights, waypoints, weather forecast information, communications, Mayday and distress procedures. The spiral binding allows the Almanac to be opened flat on the chart table and the large type size and clear layout makes information easy to read even in adverse conditions. It is the complete guide for both Irish and Scottish mariners as well as those cruising the UK west coast. Includes a free Reeds Marina Guide. Also available: free supplements of up-to-date navigation changes from January to June at: www.reedsnauticalalmanac.co.uk 'There are some things I would not go to sea without - Reeds is one of them.' Sir Chay Blyth

Reeds Looseleaf Update Pack 2020

Reeds Looseleaf Update Pack 2020

Author: Perrin Towler, Mark Fishwick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2019

The Reeds Looseleaf Update Pack provides all the information required to navigate Atlantic coastal waters around the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands, and the entire European coastline from the tip of Denmark right down to Gibraltar, the Azores and Madeira. A versatile system that combines almanac and pilotage information in a convenient looseleaf form, the Looseleaf Almanac is inserted into a durable binder which stays open on the chart table and lets the user tailor the Almanac to their needs by complementing the contents supplied with whatever information they may want to add or take out. The Update Pack 2020 is for those who have bought the Reeds Looseleaf Almanac in previous years and just want to update their information rather than buy the binder again. Includes 700 harbour chartlets, Harbour facilities, Tide tables and streams, 7,500 waypoints, International codes and flags, Weather, Distance tables, Passage advice, Area planning charts, Rules of the road, Radio information, Communications, Safety, Documentation and customs. The 2020 edition is updated throughout, containing over 45,000 changes. Also includes a free Reeds Marina Guide. Also available: free supplements of up-to-date navigation changes from January to June at: www.reedsnauticalalmanac.co.uk There are some things I would not go to sea without - Reeds is one of them Sir Chay Blyth The big, bold, extravagantly comprehensive king of Almanacs Yachting World On every cruising boat you'll find one of these. Don't start your engines without it Motor Boat and Yachting The bible of almanacs Classic Boat

Stress-Free Navigation Electronic and Traditional

Stress-Free Navigation Electronic and Traditional

Author: Duncan Wells Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

You might think stress-free navigation sounds like an impossible paradox. But it need not be. All boaters, whether under sail or under power, need to be able to navigate safely on the water - both to keep themselves and their crew out of trouble and to avoid endangering others. Yet navigation has often been presented almost as a black art - complicated, full of tricky maths, and with alien concepts to get your head around. Step in 'Mr Stress-Free': having in his previous books presented techniques for sailing and motorboating in an accessible, manageable fashion, Duncan Wells now turns his attention to navigation. He makes concepts easy to understand and the practice of navigation perfectly achievable for all - with minimum stress. The book covers the basic introductory elements clearly and simply for novices, and progresses through more advanced techniques for experienced navigators, so that there is something for everyone, whatever their skill level. Diagrams, quick-reference tables and flowcharts, explanatory step-by-step photographs, box features, top tips and QR codes - giving access to explanatory videos - are all features that have been much appreciated by readers of Duncan's other top-selling titles.

Suffolk and Essex Stour Navigation

Suffolk and Essex Stour Navigation

Author: Marion A. Marriage Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2019

Made famous by John Constable's paintings, the River Stour is one of the major rivers of East Anglia. Navigable for hundreds of years, in 1705 an Act of Parliament was passed making the waterway suitable for barge traffic. This photographic volume traces the story of the river, through its years of decline and to the present day activities to restore the Stour to a navigable waterway again.

Slow Boat Nekkid A 5-Year Voyage of Fun and Adventure

Slow Boat Nekkid A 5-Year Voyage of Fun and Adventure

Author: Phil Phillips Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2019

The Liveaboard Guide Living Afloat on the Inland Waterways

The Liveaboard Guide Living Afloat on the Inland Waterways

Author: Mr Tony Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

The romantic dream of downsizing, giving up the rat race, and living life at 4mph on the inland waterways is proving more and more attractive. But for tens of thousands of people it is not just a romantic dream but an actual lifestyle. Tony Jones is one of those people. He has lived aboard his 50ft narrowboat for over 14 years and in this very practical book he documents what the liveaboard lifestyle is really like, focusing on the practical issues of day to day living for those who want to know what living on a boat actually entails, to see how to manage it for themselves. Topics covered include: * the pros, cons and costs of a residential mooring * power usage and energy consumption (and how it differs from a house) * how to stay warm - the choice of coal, electric, gas or wood heating * boat loos - the pros and cons, and troubleshooting typical problems * entertainment - TV, radio, internet, DVDs * logistical problems - no postal address, GP access, vehicle access or use This second edition has been comprehensively revised to include updated or new information on costs (moorings, license, insurances etc), license fees for different types of craft, composting toilets and ecological living in general, living aboard in London and other cities (suddenly very popular), postal services, boat stretching, butty boats, and so on, as well as more anecdotes and profile stories about liveaboard life. The aim of this book is to feed people's dreams by showing that every possible problem that could arise when living on a boat has a tried and tested solution. The dream is perfectly possible, and this book is the complete practical guide to achieving it.