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$18.95Captain Jack’s exclusive “Page a Day” graphic format give all the tide and current information you day need each day on a single page. Also includes the Alaska Salmon Fisherman’s Daily Logbook.
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The most comprehensive tide and current resource for Puget Sound, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Hood Canal, and the San Juan Islands. Exclusive page-a-day format provides all tide and current predictions needed each day on a single page. Official NOAA tidal data is pre-corrected for Daylight Saving Time. Easy-to-read graphs provide continuous tide readouts not just the highs and lows. 24 locations virtually eliminate correction tables. Sunrise and set times, moon phases, plus more. Published annually since 1992, this trusted pocket-size Almanac is spiral bound to lay flat when open.
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The cornerstone for all celestial navigation, listing the celestial bodies used for navigation, a sight reduction table, and other information valuable to the offshore navigator. The content of this edition is identical to the United States Naval Observatory edition. Paradise Cay Publications is the only entity in the United States other than the US Government legally authorized to publish the full contents of the Nautical Almanac.
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Since 1978, Northwest Boat Travel is a unique cruising guide containing twenty geographically arranged chapters presenting descriptions and useful information about the ports-of-call, anchorages, bays, inlets, waterways, marine parks, marina and resort facilities, fuel docks, services, and things to see and do along coasts and islands of Washington, British Columbia, and Southeast Alaska.
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Ports and Passes is the most complete reference guide for tide and current information along our beautiful coastline. The book is easy to use and includes the majority of the primary and secondary tide and current data stations. The guide is adjusted for daylight savings time, a convenience over the Canadian Government publications. It includes tide and current prediction table coverage for the coastal area from Olympia, WA to Prince Rupert BC. Ports and Passes also includes information on local knowledge and other information useful to the cruising mariner.
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The Waggoner Cruising Guide is often called "....the Bible for Northwest Cruising". Each year it is extensively updated to provide the latest information covering each cruising area along with detailed listings of moorage and fuel facilities. There's text on anchorages, Local Knowledge, the "flavor" of each area, some history, and list on things to see and do. Lots of maps and photos, too. (The Waggoner contains 150 maps and 375 photos.)
The Waggoner's maps, showing the coverage of each chapter, the harbors, and individual marinas, are one of its most popular features. They show approach routes and facilities, and take much of the anxiety out of entering a harbor for the first time. Maps of individual marinas detail the entrances and markers, shoal areas, dock layout, and location of the guest moorage and key facilities.
The Waggoner is an easy reference to use. To find the page you need, turn to the index, table of contents, or the locator maps in the front of the book. Charts for each area are listed right up front in the chapters. The Waggoner's detailed listings of marine facilities are logically organized and updated each year by Editor Mark Bunzel, Managing Editor Sam Landsman, correspondents, and the Waggoner staff.
More than a catalog of listings and maps, the Waggoner is praised as a "good read." The Waggoner is full of navigation tips, weather lore, anchoring ideas, and local knowledge. Serious sidebar features and descriptions explain tide-rips, reversing tidal rapids, stern-tie lines, shellfish toxins, and more. Lighter pieces and descriptions include the "lost-in-the-'50s" flavor of downtown Olympia; the proper attitude while waiting at the Ballard Locks ("it takes as long as it takes, and that's how it is"); and the discovery of a genuine, fur-bearing trout (very rare) in Prince Rupert. These stories are intended to entertain but also instruct, giving an "insider's look" at hazards, joys, and just plain facts of Northwest boating. Things change. Don't get caught without the latest cruising information for 2017.
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Fully updated by the author
The book provides a fascinating insight into the history of sailing explored through a hundred objects that have been pivotal in the development of sailing and saling boats. From the earliest water-borne craft, through magnificent Viking warships, to the technology that powers some of the most sophisticated modern yachts, the book also covers key developments such as keeps, and navigational aids, including the astrolabe, sextant, and compass. Other more apparently esoteric objects from all around the world are also explored, including the importance of citrus fruit in the prevention of scurvy, scrimshaw made from whalebone, and the meaning of sailor's tattoos.
A fine, updated guide to recreation sites for those cruising by boat, car or afoot
Hiking, biking, picnicking, viewing wildlife is all included in this comprehensive guide
A popular, trusted guide to boating and other recreational activities in the San Juan Islands
This is an update of Peter Vassilopoulos's popular cruising guide "North of Desolation Sound"
Collected articles on navigation and weather from the Burch at the Helm column of Blue Water Sailing Magazine
This book has been used for 30 years, updated periodically as needed
This guide provides detailed drawings of all anchorages and marina facilities on the western coast of Costa Rica
This guide has a detailed sketch of all anchorages and marina facilities in the Hawaiian Islands
This cruising guide provides navigation information for a boater departing from Victoria and traveling along the British Columbia and Southeast Alaskan coasts following the protected waters of the Inside Passage to Glacier Bay, Alaska
Newly updated in 2011 with the extensive knowledge of Captain Holly Scott from her many adventures in Polynesia
Compiled with the Southern California cruiser in mind, this first edition of a new cruising guide focuses on Southern California and extends into Mexico
This cruising guide is a proven reference for safe navigation of the challenges for travel along the US Pacific Coast
This all new edition is a totally updated cruising guide covering the entire Pacific coast of Mexico from The US Border, down the Baja Peninsula, around up into the Sea of Cortez all the way north to San Felipe, across to Puerto Penasco and south to Puerto Madero/Chiapas
by Don Watmough
A must for navigating the West Coast of Vancouver Island, this guide explores the magnificent cruising grounds from Cape Scott to Sooke (including Barkley Sound) in easy day passages. Information is given on uncharted rocks and reefs, dangerous currents, favorite anchorages, popular gunkholes, local history and folklore, geology, and flora and fauna. Remote scenic areas of one of British Columbia’s last wilderness cruising territories come vividly to life in the superb aerial photography of George McNutt and in a number of photos by author Don Watmough.
Just off the Inside Passage's beaten path are countless channels, bays and lagoons that beg exploration
Commonly known as just "The Murphy Books" or "Murphy Guides", the Deck Officer Study Guides contain actual United States Coast Guard license exam questions and answers released by the National Maritime Center. The Murphy Books are updated on the release of questions by the NMC, usually once or twice a year.
Captain Murphy, or "Joe", is looked upon as a national expert on license exams and USCG questions by thousands of mariners, including instructors from all levels of license exam schools across the US.