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The Essentials of Living Aboard a Boat

Author : Mark Nicholas
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The Essentials of Living Aboard educates both dreamers and explorers with information about this wonderful and rewarding lifestyle. Mark Nicholas has combined his experience of life aboard with the advice of other liveaboards, marina owners, technicians, boat manufacturers and advocates in order to detail the challenges and offer real advice for success. This lifestyle, typically thought to be out of reach or "for other people," is now available to all who dream.Essentials explains, among other things how to: •Figure out your needs •Choose the right boat •Buy your boat •Choose the right marina •Prepare for the lifestyle •Outfit your boat •Plan for all climates •Forecast your costs •and more! REVIEWS One way folks plan to get cruising sooner is to cut costs by moving on board their boat early. Before you do, read this well balanced look at the subject. You'll encounter fewer surprises.- Lin Pardey, Author, Educator and World Cruiser Read this book if you've ever been gripped by the romantic idea of living on water. Mark Nicholas presents a rich mine of information for potential liveaboards, information he gleaned the hard way. As a self-confessed "expert at what can go wrong," who better than Mark to pass on the solid advice you need? - John Vigor, Author If you dream of living aboard, read this book. It's straight talk from a liveaboard sailor who made the mistakes so you won't have to. And you won't find a more comprehensive look at the liveaboard lifestyle.- Linda Ridihalgh, Editor, Living Aboard Magazine If you have been thinking about living aboard, there is help! Here is a book that will give you a lot of little insights into what you will be gaining, and what you will be losing. The book is intended as a resource to help you learn about the liveaboard lifestyle. It tells you about costs and options and attempts to provide an honest and realistic picture of what it's like to live aboard. - Bob Bitchin, Editor, Latitudes and Attitudes (Dec. '04) This is a must book for anyone contemplating "living aboard". Mark doesn't pull any punches. We see the good, the bad, the ugly, and the "dream". Armed with this book one could enjoy the liveaboard lifestyle without any worriesome surprises.- Tom Cox, Marina Owner, Liveaboard and Board Member - Marina Owners of America I've been living aboard my sailboat since 1997, and I've read many books about the liveaboard lifestyle. Mark Nicholas' 'The Essentials of Living Aboard' is not only accurate and well-written, but it contains helpful cost projections that I haven't seen elsewhere. This is the first book I'd recommend to anyone who is thinking about the liveaboard lifestyle! - Robert Doty, Liveaboard Webmaster (www.sleepingwithoars.com) A seasoned and experienced sailor, Mark Nicholas has written an ideal introduction for anyone aspiring to enjoy life aboard any kind of boat ... The reader will learn how to choose and buy a boat that is appropriate for one's needs, including the finesse of the buying process, negotiations, insurance, and financing, amenities aboard a boat, navigation and safety matters, sanitation issues, legal issues, tips, tricks, and techniques, and more. Of special interest are the warnings about search, seizure, and forfeiture ... An absolute "must-have" for anyone considering making a boat one's permanent dwelling.- Midwest Book Review - October 2004 As a lifelong boater, and one with Joanne, my wife of 48 years, we begin our second decade of living on board a boat. I feel Mark Nicholas has done extensive study in gaining a worldwide appreciation and understanding of what it takes, not only to buy a boat and maintain it, but what one can expect within that lifestyle.... the challenges, adjustments, financial expectations as well as the joys inherent in this experience. Mark has probably done the most complete investigation and reporting of any we know of. Maybe living aboard is not for everyone, but you are not signing your life away, even if you just want to enjoy it for a limited time. There is just no comparison to sitting within 4 walls when one considers either cruising in open waters, or just sitting idly by on the deck or cockpit, with open breezes and the sun warming your back, listening to the birds, slap of the water on the hull, or other activities around you. This even works when rain is gently falling beyond. There are also those challenges with weather...you against the elements. You are both above and within nature at its best. God surely meant it to be that way.- Don Stonehill, Chairman, Liveaboard Assn of Puget Sound

The Essentials of Living Aboard a Boat The Definitive Guide for Livaboards

Author : Mark Nicholas
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The Essentials of Living Aboard a Boat speaks to dreamers and explorers alike, presenting information about this wonderful and rewarding lifestyle. Mark Nicholas has combined his experience of life aboard with the advice of other liveaboards, marina owners, technicians, boat manufacturers, and advocates in order to detail the challenges and offer real advice for success. This lifestyle, typically thought to be out of reach or "for other people," is now available to all who dream. Essentials explains, among other things, how to: * Figure out your needs * Choose the right boat * Buy your boat * Choose the right marina * Forecast your costs * Prepare for the lifestyle * Accommodate partners, children and pets * Outfit your boat * Plan for all climates * Address safety and sanitation issues * And more!

Boat Life

Author : Pete Wilkinson
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This is a book for boaters, written by a boater. Pete Wilkinson has spent his whole life around boats and has owned a couple too. The book looks at all aspects of boating including, what is the best boat to buy, where to look when buying a boat and do you build one or do you buy one?The following questions are answered; - Which is the best type of boat - Wood fibreglass or steel? Do you borrow money or save to get your boat? Do you move around or stay put? What is the essential kit needed? How do you keep her shipshape? The book also looks at living board and gives an insight into the liveaboard life. The book also puts boating into the context of modern life and discusses the advantages of living on board.Finally if you have wondered what goes on behind the curtain of a boater's life then this book will show you.

Living Aboard Around the World

Author : Michael Briant
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If you are planning to live aboard your sailing boat then this book is essential reading. Written by Michael E Briant it is a complete guide to living aboard and circumnavigating the world. Chapters: Which Boat and What Equipment? The Canal Route to the Sun. The Sea Route to the Sun. Cruising the Mediterranean Crossing the Atlantic Cruising the Caribbean. Panama and Pan-Pan The Canal and into the Pacific South Pacific Islands Tahiti to New Zealand Helicopter Rescue The Great Barrier Reef Pirate Attack Tragedy in the Red Sea. Homeward Bound

Living Aboard Your RV 4th Edition

Author : Gordon Groene
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THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO A FABULOUS LIFE ON WHEELS Imagine a life with no deadlines, no neighbors, no leaves to rake, and no lawn to mow. The open road beckons, and your home goes with you wherever you travel. Welcome to the world of fulltime RVing--self-sufficient, comfortable, and mobile. Living Aboard Your RV will help you decide if this lifestyle is the right choice for you, taking you through every step of hitting the road fulltime. The fourth edition of this unique RV bestseller includes: The latest information and updated photos of new RV models and trends, especially the growing popularity of RV life for young families and people who make a living on the go What you need to know when choosing the best RV and equipment for your needs Expert advice for maintaining and securing your RV Fresh tips and new techniques for homeschooling your kids and keeping them involved and learning on the road How to use the Internet to keep in touch, make a living, manage your finances, and more "Janet Groene inspired me to use my RV galley for living, not just making a sandwich. Novice RVers and veterans alike need Living Aboard Your RV." -- CHERYL NORMAN, RVer, award-winning crime novelist, and author of Hasty Tasty Meals in an RV "If any of our family or friends were contemplating becoming fulltime RVers, the first thing I would give them is this book." -- Camping & RV "Anyone who has dreamed of living on the road with a recreational vehicle will find Living Aboard Your RV invaluable in planning and living the lifestyle. Once again, author Janet Groene, with her vast experience as a fulltime RVer, has put all the essential information in one volume, making this a must-have for aspiring fulltimers. Even those who plan to travel only a few months of the year--or seasonally--should read this. We expect this new edition to be a bestseller at RVbookstore.com, just like the last one." -- CHUCK WOODBURY, RVbookstore.com

The Boat Galley Cookbook 800 Everyday Recipes and Essential Tips for Cooking Aboard 800 Everyday Recipes and Essential Tips for Cooking Aboard

Author : Carolyn Shearlock
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No matter what anyone tells you, boat cooking IS different from cooking ashore. The space is smaller, there’s no grocery store 5 minutes away, you have fewer prepared foods and electric appliances, and food storage is much different. Despite cruising different oceans, we—Jan and Carolyn--both faced the same challenges: eating well while having time to enjoy all the other great aspects of cruising. We love to snorkel, swim, kayak, explore—and just sit and admire the view. We learned with the cookbooks we both had aboard, and wished for information that wasn't available--like when Jan ended up with a frozen chicken complete with head and feet and no instructions on how to cut it up. When we couldn't get foods such as sour cream, English muffins, spaghetti sauce or yogurt, we adapted recipes to make our own. Other times, we experimented with substituting ingredients--maybe the result wasn’t identical, but it was still tasty. We ended up with over 150 substitutions and dozens of “make it yourself” options. As we traded recipes and knowledge with each other, we realized we were compiling information that became The Boat Galley Cookbook: 800+ recipes made from readily-obtainable ingredients with hand utensils, including numerous choices to suit every taste: not just one cake but 20, 16 ways to prepare fish, 10 regional barbeque sauces, and so on. Step-by-step directions to give even “non-cooks” the confidence they can turn out tasty meals without prepared foods. Detailed instructions on unfamiliar things like making yogurt and bread, grilling virtually every food imaginable, preparing and cooking freshly-caught fish and seafood, cutting up and boning meat, cooking in a Thermos and baking on the stove top, as well as lots of tips on how to do things more easily in a tiny, moving kitchen. All this in an easy-to-navigate format including side tabs on the Contents to help you find your way and extensive cross reference lists at the end of each chapter. Quick Reference Lists provide idea starters: suggestions of included recipes for such categories as Mexican, Asian, and Potluck. The Boat Galley Cookbook is designed to help you every step of the way. We hope it becomes a trusted reference on your boat, and a source of many enjoyable meals.

Retrospect at 95

Author : Ben Muzzey
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Ben Muzzey chronicles and celebrates a long life filled with surprising and exciting lessons learned in this debut publication offering a Retrospect at 95. As an engineer, skier, mountaineer, boater and bicyclist, Muzzey has tales to tell. Misunderstood and considered retarded in his early years due to severe undiagnosed dyslexia and myopia, he overcame these obstacles to graduate from MIT in 3.5 years and become a respected engineering manager at Boeing. He details these things and more in this narrative filled with poignant human-interest stories and observations about life. Muzzey looks back at the events that shaped his character and at the people who believed in him and those who didnt. He recalls being nearly penniless and living in the hay in his bosses barn. He describes driving across the country with his second wife Nancy, in a small, unreliable car and surviving for weeks on blackberries and tea; finally camping under a bridge in Seattle rain. There are stories about their colorful neighbors in the tenement that was their first home. There are many surprising episodes, including moving part of his originally decrepit farmhouse to their beautiful Mercer Island waterfront property by tugboat and his employee at Boeing whom he mentored until he was discovered by Upper Management. They announced that theyd found a diamond in a turd and later made him a vice president. The book is lively, inspiring and sometimes outrageous. His wife Ann, states that There are no books like it - Bens adventures and philosophy are uniquely his own. He encourages readers to be themselves and to consider the amount of risk appropriate for their adventures. His story clarifies this. This romp through one mans fascinating life produces some enriching and widely applicable lessons. - Clarion Book Review

Boating

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MotorBoating

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The Illustrated Dictionary of Boating Terms 2000 Essential Terms for Sailors and Powerboaters Revised Edition

Author : John Rousmaniere
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“Written for the sailor, not the scholar. Rousmaniere leaves out the chaff and gives us just the wheat. Astonishingly comprehensive and slender enough to carry aboard.” —Don Casey, author of This Old Boat From "abaft" to "Zulu," including terms as new as "bowrider" and as old as "starboard," here is the language of pleasure boating—clearly defined terms that today's sailors and powerboaters rely on to make their way safely and happily upon America's coastal waters.

MotorBoating

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Motorboating ND

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The Essential Book of Boat Drinks

Author : Olaf Nordstrom
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For more than a decade, the hardcover edition of this Parrothead favorite has been available only at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville stores, as well as through their website. But now this fifth edition of The Essential Book of Boat Drinks has not only been updated, but also expanded in a softcover format. You don't need to own either a boat or a blender to enjoy the stuff in this book. All you need to know are a few good songs by heart.

Nautical Almanac

Author : Paradise Cay Publications
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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 authorised to publish the full contents of the Nautical Almanac.

MotorBoating

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Fodor s Essential Australia

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For a limited time, receive a free Fodor's Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to fodors.com for details. Ready to experience Australia? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s Essential Australia travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Australia, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to dive the Great Barrier Reef, scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge, sail the Whitsunday Islands, or explore Aboriginal art in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, this up-to-date guidebook will help you plan it all out. This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning! Fodor’s Essential Australia includes: • AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE that visually captures the top highlights of Australia. • SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES throughout, including special features on diving the Great Barrier Reef, understanding Aboriginal Art, hiking in the Blue Mountains, driving the Convict Trail in Tasmania, and exploring Australia’s renowned wine regions. • INSPIRATIONAL “BEST OF” LISTS that identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more. • MULTIPLE ITINERARIES for various trip lengths to help you maximize your time. • MORE THAN 70 DETAILED MAPS to help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently. • EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS with options for every taste. • TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS including guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; and a calendar of festivals and events. • LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE on where to find under-the-radar gems including: Western Australia’s Best Beaches, Tasmania’s Top Hikes, 10 Unique Places to Stay, and 20 Things to Eat and Drink in Australia. •HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS to add perspective and enrich your travels. • COVERS: Sydney, New South Wales, Melbourne, Victoria, Tasmania, Brisbane, Adelaide, the Northern Territory, Perth, and Western Australia and includes the Great Barrier Reef, the Blue Mountains National Park, the Gold Coast, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Bondi Beach, Daintree National Park, Cairns, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Planning on visiting New Zealand? Check out Fodor’s Essential New Zealand.

Gently with the Tides

Author : Michael L. Frankel
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At one time or another almost all boaters-and many non-boaters-fantasize about leaving behind the house, lawn, and neighbors and moving aboard a boat. But leaving behind a familiar, comfortable lifestyle for the Perils Of The Sea is a quantum leap, not to be taken lightly. That so few actually make thr break has less to do with the rigors of the lifestyle than the lack of information about what it's really like. Since 1972, Living Aboard Journal has served as an idea exchange for the members of the Homaflote Association-live-aboards from all walks of life spread all around the globe. Fueled by 18 years of the best letters, articles, and firsthand accounts from Living Aboard magazine, Gently With the Tides is a powerful testimonial to the lure and romance of living aboard a boat. It is also a compendium of the pitfalls, disappointments, and setbacks. Most of all, it is a high-octane dream-feeder for liveaboard aspirants. It will help them decide whether to, it will tell them how to, and, most important, it will fill their dreams with why to.

MotorBoating

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The Essential Whole Earth Catalog

Author : Stewart Brand
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Lists useful books, magazines, and products related to science, land use, architecture, health care, economics, travel, crafts, parenting, communication, and education

Elements of Yacht Design

Author : Norman L. Skene
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Norman L. Skene was one of America's foremost yacht designer. Maynard Bray is a maritime historian.