Boat Building Sources of Information:

Gifts for Boaters:

The Simplest and Traditional Boat Building Methods include Plywood Methods.

Books describing particular types of traditional boats, include Surveys and Safety books.

The Sailmaker's Apprentice. Books describing the whole sailmaking process. A Guide for the Self-Reliant Sailor.

Books describing the Restoration and Painting boat process

Other skills used in boatbuilding: Oars and Engines, Lofting amd Rigging.

Boat building Methods, New and non-traditional.

Books: Plans for small Boats

Books describing How to build a canoe, Methods and styles. Canoe or Pirogue.

Sailing Canoe Sources of Information, Building Methods and Museums.

Cruising Guide Books - Cruising guides to the coastal waters of the Southeastern United States

Manuals & Books

Marine Magazine, Books

Boating Magazine, Boat Maintenance Books,
Cruising Books, Fishing, Inland Waterways Books, Marine Art Books, Marine Biology Books, Marine Construction Books, Marine Literature Books, Marine Reference Books, Marine Stationery, Marine Training Books, Watersports Books

Books & Magazines

The Warships


Book reviews: The Popular and required books about the International Historic Ships and Warships, Register of Historic Ships and Literature In this area.

Boating Books and magazines

Boating Magazine

Boat Maintenance


Cruising Books

Cruising Guide Books


Inland Waterways Books - AZ List

Marine Art Books

Marine Biology Books

Marine Construction Books

Marine Literature Books

Marine Reference Books

Marine Stationery(14 products)

Watersports Books(Sports & Outdoors)

Boating / Sailing Magazines: 1, 2, 3

What reference books do consider essential to have aboard your boat at all time for things such as sail, navigation, medical procedures, engine repair, etc..

comment and answers:
Bill Chace Call of the Ancient Mariner by Reese Palley and anything by Lin and Larry of course. Nigel is a must have also.Bill Chace

Nigel Calder's Boatowner's & Diesel books, your Storm Tactics and Care & Feeding of a Sailing Crew, tech manuals for everything, paper charts & cruising guides, pilot charts, Hinz: Complete Book of Anchoring & Mooring; and, of course, The Boat Galley Cookbook. Jan Irons

The two books I consider a very good idea to have onboard are: Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual by Nigel Calder and Chapman Piloting and Seamanship. Of course a manual for every item onboard, and not on a disk but a hard copy. Ok and charts and coast pilots for everywhere you might end up. We have 20+ books for reference onboard our boat.Rich Kallerud

Some are going to be electronic but hard copies of anything Nigel or Lin or Beth writes. And for me Julie Gifford's Canvas for Cruisers

Nigel spoke at SSCA. He seems very approachable. He made the technical stuff understandable.
where do you keep your books? have you guys found a boat? I saw a nice IP for sale pretty good price too, How do you feel about Pacific Seacraft? What size you guys looking for - Derik Gagnon

Technical documentation of your boat; such as electrical and pipeline drawings, manual of each equipments. Besides repair kits, tools, spare parts might be useful too. Bulent Ortemiz

By Way of the Wind by Jim Moore (because we had the same boat so could try some of his weather tactics), The Bartender's Guide, Sprouts The Miracle Food. Christine Watson

Essential essentials? Bowditch, Calder's Electrical and Mechanical, Brion Toss' Rigger's Apprentice, coast pilots, printed tides and currents, paper charts, almanac. Harry Pattison