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Review Date: May 2011 Source: Motor Boats Monthly
Model: Adlard Coles Book of Anchoring
Review of Adlard Coles Book of Anchoring Books by Motor Boats Monthly May 2011 Verdict: If this book encourages you to break free from the shackles of the marina and spend an idyllic night on the hook just once, it will have more than paid for itself
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Guide Price: £15

Review Date: Jul 2009 Source: Classic Boat
Model: Ian Oughtred: A life in wooden boats By Nic Compton
Review of Ian Oughtred: A life in wooden boats By Nic Compton Books by Classic Boat Jul 2009 Verdict: A must for any builder or enthusiast of small boat design and build.
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Guide Price: £22

Review Date: Jul 2009 Source: Classic Boat
Model: Yachtsmans Ten Language Dictionary By Barbara Webb, in association with the Cruising Association
Review of Yachtsmans Ten Language Dictionary By Barbara Webb, in association with the Cruising Association Books by Classic Boat Jul 2009 Verdict: A valuable guide for those venturing abroad
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Guide Price: £18

Review Date: Jul 2009 Source: Classic Boat
Model: Red Sails in the Bay Cornish Films
Review of Red Sails in the Bay Cornish Films Books by Classic Boat Jul 2009 Verdict: A fitting testament to these historic craft
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Guide Price: £12

Review Date: Jul 2009 Source: Classic Boat
Model: Heave Ho! The Little Book of Seasickness BLANK
Review of Heave Ho! The Little Book of Seasickness BLANK Books by Classic Boat Jul 2009 Verdict: An amusing loo book or stocking filler
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Guide Price: £4

Review Date: Jul 2009 Source: Classic Boat
Model: We Didnt Mean to Go to Sea by Arthur Ransome, abridged and read by Gabriel Woolf
Review of We Didnt Mean to Go to Sea by Arthur Ransome, abridged and read by Gabriel Woolf Books by Classic Boat Jul 2009 Verdict: An easily-digestable audio version of one of the must-read boating books
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Guide Price: £15

Review Date: Jul 2009 Source: Ships Monthly
Model: Ships of the White Star Line By Richard de Kerbrech
Review of Ships of the White Star Line By Richard de Kerbrech Books by Ships Monthly Jul 2009 Verdict: This is a book that will appeal to all those interested in the history of this noted controversial and charismatic shipping line.
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Guide Price: £20

Review Date: Jul 2009 Source: Yachting World
Model: Outrageous Grace By John Otterbacher
Review of Outrageous Grace By John Otterbacher Books by Yachting World Jul 2009 Verdict: An inspirational tale from a yachtsman determined to fulfill his dream
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Guide Price: £9

Review Date: Jul 2009 Source: Yachting Monthly
Model: The Complete Day Skipper By Tom Cunliffe
Review of The Complete Day Skipper By Tom Cunliffe Books by Yachting Monthly Jul 2009 Verdict: A blend of advice, instruction, inspiration and encouragement.
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Guide Price: £25

Review Date: Jul 2009 Source: Yachting Monthly
Model: Handling Storms at Sea By Hal Roth
Review of Handling Storms at Sea By Hal Roth Books by Yachting Monthly Jul 2009 Verdict: Do you know what to do if a storm hits? You will do after reading this...
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Guide Price: £20

Review Date: Jul 2009 Source: Practical Boat Owner
Model: Haynes Motor Boat Manual By Dennis Watts
Review of Haynes Motor Boat Manual By Dennis Watts Books by Practical Boat Owner Jul 2009 Verdict:
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Guide Price: £18

Review Date: Jun 2009 Source: Yachting Monthly
Model: Crossing the Thames Estuary By Roger Gaspar
Review of Crossing the Thames Estuary By Roger Gaspar Books by Yachting Monthly Jun 2009 Verdict: Successfully answer's the East Coast's imponderables and unravels some of the mysteries of the swatchways
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Guide Price: £18

Review Date: Jun 2009 Source: Yachting Monthly
Model: The English-Dutch Sailing Companion By Jan Kramer and Emile Schamp
Review of The English-Dutch Sailing Companion By Jan Kramer and Emile Schamp Books by Yachting Monthly Jun 2009 Verdict: Heel bruikbaar voor varen in Nederland!
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Guide Price: £35

Review Date: Jun 2009 Source: Yachting Monthly
Model: Essential Boat Radar By Bill Johnson
Review of Essential Boat Radar By Bill Johnson Books by Yachting Monthly Jun 2009 Verdict: Everything you ever wanted to know about radar and a lot more besides
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Guide Price: £15

Review Date: Jun 2009 Source: Practical Boat Owner
Model: PBO Sailing Around the UK and Ireland By Roger Oliver
Review of PBO Sailing Around the UK and Ireland By Roger Oliver Books by Practical Boat Owner Jun 2009 Verdict: Detailed but very readable, this is a must for sailors planning an adventure around all or just part of the British Isles coastline.
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Guide Price: £20

Review Date: Jun 2009 Source: Practical Boat Owner
Model: Inland Waterways of Great Britain By Jane Cumberlidge
Review of Inland Waterways of Great Britain By Jane Cumberlidge Books by Practical Boat Owner Jun 2009 Verdict:
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Guide Price: £32

Review Date: Jun 2009 Source: Yachting Monthly
Model: Cruising Galicia By Carlos Rojas & Robert Bailey
Review of Cruising Galicia By Carlos Rojas & Robert Bailey Books by Yachting Monthly Jun 2009 Verdict:
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Guide Price: £32

Review Date: Jun 2009 Source: Yachting Monthly
Model: Through the French Canals By David Jefferson
Review of Through the French Canals By David Jefferson Books by Yachting Monthly Jun 2009 Verdict:
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Guide Price: £20

Review Date: Jun 2009 Source: Yachting Monthly
Model: Shetland Islands Pilot By Gordon Buchanan
Review of Shetland Islands Pilot By Gordon Buchanan Books by Yachting Monthly Jun 2009 Verdict:
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Guide Price: £20

Review Date: Jun 2009 Source: Motor Boat & Yachting
Model: Ropework, Knots and Splices DVD Presented by Tom Cunliffe
Review of Ropework, Knots and Splices DVD Presented by Tom Cunliffe Books by Motor Boat & Yachting Jun 2009 Verdict: The splice is right - Tom's ropework DVD is strangely absorbing
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Guide Price: £15

Review Date: Jun 2009 Source: Motor Boat & Yachting
Model: Canal du Midi Cruising Guide DVD
Review of Canal du Midi Cruising Guide DVD  Books by Motor Boat & Yachting Jun 2009 Verdict: Hints and tips on cruising the Midi, from using the locks to berthing info
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Guide Price: £12

Review Date: May 2009 Source: Motor Boats Monthly
Model: Animated Knots
Review of Animated Knots  Books by Motor Boats Monthly May 2009 Verdict: Animated knots is a fun programme that helps you get the most out of your ropework.
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Guide Price: £10

Review Date: May 2009 Source: Practical Boat Owner
Model: Southern Ireland Cruising Companion By Robert Wilcox
Review of Southern Ireland Cruising Companion By Robert Wilcox Books by Practical Boat Owner May 2009 Verdict: Another helpful guide in the companion series, giving everything the cruising yachtsman needs, from passage planning to port information
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Guide Price: £30

Review Date: May 2009 Source: Practical Boat Owner
Model: Norwegian Cruising Guide 2009 By P Nickel & J Harries
Review of Norwegian Cruising Guide 2009 By P Nickel & J Harries Books by Practical Boat Owner May 2009 Verdict: A comprehensive guide to high latitude sailing for the e-generation.
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Guide Price: £17

Review Date: Apr 2009 Source: Classic Boat
Model: UKHO Toughchart Area 11: Rivers and Harbours of the Solent
Review of UKHO Toughchart Area 11: Rivers and Harbours of the Solent Books by Classic Boat Apr 2009 Verdict: An ideal companion for those exploring the lesser known reaches of the Solent's rivers
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Guide Price: £48

Review Date: Apr 2009 Source: Practical Boat Owner
Model: Roving Commissions 49 By RCC (Ed. Judy Lomax)
Review of Roving Commissions 49 By RCC (Ed. Judy Lomax) Books by Practical Boat Owner Apr 2009 Verdict: This year's tales of the high seas from the RCC's roving reporters
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Guide Price: £18

Review Date: Apr 2009 Source: Practical Boat Owner
Model: Out of our depth By Mike Peyton
Review of Out of our depth By Mike Peyton Books by Practical Boat Owner Apr 2009 Verdict: Another catalogue of embarrassing mishaps and sailing slip-ups from the instantly recognisable hand of our favourite cartoonist
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Guide Price: £10

Review Date: Apr 2009 Source: ybw.com
Model: Hello Sailor: A Year Spent Adrift and All at Sea By Michael Hutchinson
Review of Hello Sailor: A Year Spent Adrift and All at Sea By Michael Hutchinson Books by ybw.com Apr 2009 Verdict: Fun to read whilst ghosting along a glassy sea on a sunny afternoon, beer in hand, but not if you were thinking that sail racing might be a fun hobby to take up.
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Guide Price: £10

Review Date: Apr 2009 Source: Yachting Monthly
Model: 50 Ways to Improve your Navigation By Dag Pike
Review of 50 Ways to Improve your Navigation By Dag Pike Books by Yachting Monthly Apr 2009 Verdict: A handy, simple guide to some essential navigational skills
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Guide Price: £10

Review Date: Apr 2009 Source: Yachting Monthly
Model: Weather Wise By Alan Watts
Review of Weather Wise By Alan Watts Books by Yachting Monthly Apr 2009 Verdict: Become you're own weather forecaster by learning to interpret what you see around you.
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Guide Price: £13

Review Date: Apr 2009 Source: ybw.com
Model: The Canals of Britain: A Comprehensive Guide By Stuart Fisher
Review of The Canals of Britain: A Comprehensive Guide By Stuart Fisher Books by ybw.com Apr 2009 Verdict: A comprehensive history of Britain's canals although lacking in navigational details for the hardcore boater.
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Guide Price: £25

Review Date: Mar 2009 Source: Yachting Monthly
Model: Coastal and Offshore Navigation By Tom Cunliffe
Review of Coastal and Offshore Navigation By Tom Cunliffe Books by Yachting Monthly Mar 2009 Verdict: More a complete new book than a third edition, this detailed guide has been brought fully into the digital age.
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Guide Price: £15

Review Date: Mar 2009 Source: Classic Boat
Model: Legendary classic yachts By Gilles Martin-Raget (photos) and François Chevalier (text and plans)
Review of Legendary classic yachts By Gilles Martin-Raget (photos) and François Chevalier (text and plans) Books by Classic Boat Mar 2009 Verdict: Huge, heavy and beautiful - a must have coffee table book for classic boat lovers.
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Guide Price: £50

Review Date: Mar 2009 Source: Classic Boat
Model: Braunton: home of the last sailing coasters By Braunton and District Museum
Review of Braunton: home of the last sailing coasters By Braunton and District Museum Books by Classic Boat Mar 2009 Verdict: A local history project at its best full of insight and wider relevance.
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Guide Price: £12

Review Date: Feb 2009 Source: Yachting World
Model: Facing It By Valerie Angel
Review of Facing It By Valerie Angel Books by Yachting World Feb 2009 Verdict: A wildly improbably plot populated with a panoply of unlikely twists.
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Guide Price: £7

Review Date: Feb 2009 Source: Practical Boat Owner
Model: The Sailing Bible By J Evans, P Manley and B Smith
Review of The Sailing Bible By J Evans, P Manley and B Smith Books by Practical Boat Owner Feb 2009 Verdict: A beautifully presented book giving everything you could possibly want to know about sailing and a lot more besides. Great for beginners and for improving your skills.
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Guide Price: £25

Review Date: Feb 2009 Source: Practical Boat Owner
Model: The Mediterranean Almanac 2009-10 By Rod Heikell & Lu Michell
Review of The Mediterranean Almanac 2009-10 By Rod Heikell & Lu Michell Books by Practical Boat Owner Feb 2009 Verdict: The Med cruiser's bible
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Guide Price: £30

Review Date: Feb 2009 Source: Yachting Monthly
Model: The Scottish Islands By Hamish Haswell-Smith
Review of The Scottish Islands By Hamish Haswell-Smith Books by Yachting Monthly Feb 2009 Verdict: A third edition of this well-respected authority on Caledonian waters.
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Guide Price: £30

Review Date: Feb 2009 Source: Yachting Monthly
Model: First Aid at Sea By Douglas Justins and Colin Berry
Review of First Aid at Sea By Douglas Justins and Colin Berry Books by Yachting Monthly Feb 2009 Verdict: Thoughtfully designed for quick and easy reference - covers first aid basics as well as emergency procedures at sea.
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Guide Price: £10

Review Date: Feb 2009 Source: Yachting Monthly
Model: Pass your Day Skipper By David Fairhall
Review of Pass your Day Skipper By David Fairhall Books by Yachting Monthly Feb 2009 Verdict: Another option for reinforcing your Day Skipper theory course - this time lightened by cartoons from Mike Peyton.
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Guide Price: £13

Review Date: Feb 2009 Source: Practical Boat Owner
Model: Solent & Island Tidal Streams By Peter Bruce
Review of Solent & Island Tidal Streams By Peter Bruce Books by Practical Boat Owner Feb 2009 Verdict: An extended version of the must-have guide to the Solent tides.
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Guide Price: £18

Review Date: Jan 2009 Source: Practical Boat Owner
Model: L'Almanach du marin
Review of L'Almanach du marin  Books by Practical Boat Owner Jan 2009 Verdict: A more detailed Almanac for the channel - but it is in French.
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Guide Price: £21

Review Date: Jan 2009 Source: Practical Boat Owner
Model: Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego Nautical Guide By Mariolina Rolfo and Giorgio Ardrizzi
Review of Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego Nautical Guide By Mariolina Rolfo and Giorgio Ardrizzi Books by Practical Boat Owner Jan 2009 Verdict: An unusually detailed guide to this extreme cruising ground
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Guide Price: n/a

Review Date: Dec 2008 Source: Motor Boats Monthly
Model: Reeds Nautical Almanac 2009
Review of Reeds Nautical Almanac 2009 Books by Motor Boats Monthly Dec 2008 Verdict: Don't leave shore without it
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Guide Price: £35

Review Date: Dec 2008 Source: Yachting Monthly
Model: Essential Sailing Destinations By Adrian Morgan
Review of Essential Sailing Destinations By Adrian Morgan Books by Yachting Monthly Dec 2008 Verdict: Sail the world from the comfort of your living room with this tasty selection of the world's best cruising grounds
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Guide Price: £20

Review Date: Dec 2008 Source: Yachting Monthly
Model: The Solent: A photographic portrait By Terry Heathcote & Fred Barter
Review of The Solent: A photographic portrait By Terry Heathcote & Fred Barter Books by Yachting Monthly Dec 2008 Verdict: Behind the scenes of this well known cruising ground are some surprising secrets.
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Guide Price: £20

Review Date: Dec 2008 Source: ybw.com
Model: Floating Assets By Mike Peyton
Review of Floating Assets By Mike Peyton Books by ybw.com Dec 2008 Verdict: The ideal stocking filler for the sofa-bound yachtsman. An autobiographical journey by one of yachting's most engaging storytellers.
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Guide Price: £10

Review Date: Dec 2008 Source: Practical Boat Owner
Model: East Coast Rivers Cruising Companion By Janet Harber
Review of East Coast Rivers Cruising Companion By Janet Harber Books by Practical Boat Owner Dec 2008 Verdict: An authoritative update to this East Coast classic with a fascinating chapter on the history of the region
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Guide Price: £25

Review Date: Dec 2008 Source: Practical Boat Owner
Model: Lighthouses of the world By Marie-Haude Arzur
Review of Lighthouses of the world By Marie-Haude Arzur Books by Practical Boat Owner Dec 2008 Verdict: A wonderful gift book in original packaging and a novel format which is just perfect for presenting lighthouses in all their glory.
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Review Date: Dec 2008 Source: Yachting Monthly
Model: Bristol Channel and Severn Cruising Guide By Peter Cumberlidge
Review of Bristol Channel and Severn Cruising Guide By Peter Cumberlidge Books by Yachting Monthly Dec 2008 Verdict: A long awaited replacement to the author's original 1988 edition
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Guide Price: £30

 

 

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