"As I write this, back in the real world, back in an office, back home, back up against a deadline, I glance down at the mouse pad to my right, and I am filled once again with powerful longing. The pad is printed with a picture of a laughing woman stripping off a wetsuit on a golden beach. Her hair is streaked blond, her shoulders broad on an otherwise slender frame, muscular shoulders that look like they know how to work. She is completely relaxed, and radiates happiness. The slice of beach in the photo is deserted - pristine, private, no one and nothing on it, except for a pile of snorkeling gear in the sand at the woman's feet. Behind her, the sea is turquoise glass, on which sits a lone boat with a white hull and a tall mast that has impaled the sky's single puffy white cloud like cotton candy on a stick.
Beyond Endurance: 300 Boats, 600 Miles, And One Deadly Storm
Beyond Endurance is the story of that race, which culminated in a night of terror, courage, and split-second reactions, of ferocious seas that forced each sailor either to give up and face almost certain death or to find within himself the extraordinary strength and skill that might, just might, keep him alive. Not all of them made it. Among the survivors were twenty-six men from Canada, Britain, and the United States, whom Mayers has interviewed about that they still call "that night".
Boatowner's Mechanical & Electrical Manual: How to Maintain, Repair, and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems
In his latest book, Calder walks the reader through the repair, maintenance, and setting up of the boat's primary systems, including the electrical system, electronics equipment, generator sets, solar panels, wind and water generators, the engine, transmission, pumps, steering, waste disposal systems, and more. Destined to become a highly trusted companion aboard all types of boats for years to come.
Commanding the Waterways: The Story of Sea Ray
To some people, a classic boat has to be made out of wood but today's boater will understand and identify much more with the modern classics in the book, Commanding the Waterways: The Story of Sea Ray by noted author Jeffrey L. Rodengen.
How time flies! See Ray was originally founded in October 1959 by C.N. Ray and he displayed his first Sea Ray models at the 1960 Chicago National Boat Show.
Cost Conscious Cruiser
The pleasures and adventures of cruising under sail are amazingly affordable, say Lin and Larry Pardey. But to keep your dream on budget, you have to decide: Are you a cruiser or a consumer? In this book, they discuss making your getaway plans, finding a truly affordable boat, keeping your outfitting costs and maintenance time under control, and learning to feel confident as you cruise farther a field.
Evergreen Walker Common Sense Log Book
After years of boating in the waters of the Pacific Northwest and years of frustration in trying to find a log book that met their boating needs, Milo & Terri Walker of Seattle designed their own log book.