Book swaps are great to pick up a bunch of new-to-you books. A couple of tips so you don’t pick up a bunch of bugs at the same time! [More] The Book Swap
Books & DVDs
Some books and DVDs ignite the dream and others give you the skills to make the dream come true.
As my mom always told me, "If you can read, you can do anything!"
A good book with all the knots and splices you’re likely to ever need, including ones that hold in high tech line. [More] The Essential Knot Book for Boats
A good library of troubleshooting books is essential on any cruising boat — the more remotely you intend to travel, the more extensive the library. Nigel Calder’s book is the perfect foundation for almost any boat’s collection. [More] The Best Boat Mechanics Book
Six books in one, all in understandable language and with LOTS of illustrations to help you understand your boat’s systems. [More] Sailboat Maintenance Manual
We all know of Lin and Larry Pardey. Or at least we know the broad outlines of their story. Herb McCormick’s book will give you a far greater appreciation of this amazing couple. [More] “As Long As It’s Fun”
Take advantage of Lin Pardey’s extensive knowledge of offshore voyaging and her collection of tips to make it easier on the crew with her just-released fourth edition. [More] The Care & Feeding of Sailing Crew
Dreaming of getting a boat and living on it? Wondering how people who aren’t millionaires manage to do it? This book lays it out for you. [More] Leap of Faith
Dreaming of cruising? Need a little inspiration? Or wanting to share your dream with someone else? These DVDs just might do it! [More] Distant Shores DVDs
The true story of what happens when you go outside your comfort zone. WAY outside. [More] Love with a Chance of Drowning
Controlling cruising costs involves more than just choosing between two products. The Pardey’s new DVD details many of the choices that will affect your budget. [More] Cost Control While You Cruise