The Anti-Pirate Potato Cannon And 101 Other Things for Young Mariners to Build, Try, and Do on the Water

The Anti-Pirate Potato Cannon
By:Hemmel, Jeff; Seidman, David;
Pub Date:May 31st 2010
Format:Hardback 272 pages
ISBN:0071628371 / 9780071628372
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Spark a passion for sailng and the outdoors in your child

From the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards bronze medal winner!

The two most beautiful words in the English language are "summer afternoon," and this book is dedicated to the proposition that there is no better place to while away a summer afternoon than on, in, or beside the water. When a lakeshore or seashore is yours to explore, you will never run out of things to do, and we'll show you how to . . .

  • Row a boat or roll a kayak
  • Build a raft, a cardboard boat, a rope ladder, or a waterfront swing
  • Catch plankton, fish, or crabs
  • Skip a stone or win a sailboat race
  • Tie a knot or heave a line
  • Chart a secret cove or ski on your bare feet
  • Go body surfing or have a clambake
  • And yes, make a potato-shooting cannon to fend off marauding pirates

So what are ye waitin' for, swabbie? Look lively! The sun is sparkling on the waves, and the compass points to adventure. . . .


Table of contents

LEARN TO BODY SURF; ESCAPE A RIP CURRENT; MAKE A SODA-BOTTLE WEATHERGLASS; WE SAY, THEY SAY; FIND FISH FAST; MAKE A SHIP IN A BOTTLE; STOCK YOUR DITTY BAG; THE SEA AND YOUR SENSES; BIG VOYAGES IN SMALL BOATS; WHAT'S ON THE BOTTOM? MAKE A COLLECTING DREDGE; CLEAN AND FILLET A FISH; CATCH A WORLD-RECORD FISH; HEAVE-HO: HOW NOT TO GET SEASICK; CREW (OR YOU) OVERBOARD; KNOTS: THE BIG FOUR; PLAY A BOSUN'S PIPE; DOGS ABOARD; BUILD AN ANTI-PIRATE POTATO CANNON; A HANGING AT SEA; LET'S GO CLAMMING; SUPERIOR STONE SKIPPING; HOW BOATS ARE DESIGNED; BUILD A HALF-HULL MODEL; WHY BOATS FLOAT; READ THE CLOUDS; MAKE A DIVER'S TUBE RAFT; NAME THAT WIND; LEARN TO WATER-SKI; DRIVE A 100 MPH BOAT; MAKE A VIEWING BUCKET; HOW BIG ARE THOSE WAVES?; RUN A SMALL BOAT THROUGH THE SURF; HOW TO HANDLE WAVES; WRESTLE AN ALLIGATOR; FELINE FORECASTING; WHERE'S THE WIND, SAILOR?; CATCH AND RELEASE A FISH; PLAY IN TRAFFIC; YOU'RE NEVER TOO YOUNG; BUILD A BOAT; WEAVE A SAILORS' BRACELET; NAVIGATE BY SATELLITE; HAVE A BEACH CLAMBAKE; GET UP ON A WAKEBOARD; REPAIR A SAIL; CAPSIZED!; WHEN DOES THE SUN SET?; GO SHARK WATCHING--SAFELY; SIGNAL WITH A CD; WHAT'S OVER THE HORIZON?; PADDLE A SEA KAYAK; HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE . . .; BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR POLLUTION; RIDE A STAND-UP WATERCRAFT; SUBMARINE A JET SKI; PASS YOUR BOATING EXAM; SEND A MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE; KNOW YOUR BINOCULARS; MAKE A PLANKTON NET; A PROPER SAILOR'S KNIFE; ALL YOU NEED IS THE NORTH STAR; A BOATERS' OLYMPICS; PADDLE A CANOE; IS IT GOING TO RAIN?; THE BEST WAY TO COIL A LINE; FIVE SEA BATTLES YOU SHOULD KNOW; ROLL LIKE AN ESKIMO; HOW FIBERGLASS BOATS ARE BUILT; SAILBOATS RACE ON THE ROOF; HOW DEEP IS IT?; SEND SEMAPHORE SIGNALS; A WALK TO THE ABYSS; ROW A BOAT; HOW FAST ARE YOU GOING?; BOATERS' PAINTBALL; IDENTIFY LARGE SEA LIFE; NAVIGATE LIKE ANCIENT MARINERS; WIN A SAILBOAT RACE; NAVIGATE WITH A KAMAL; MAKE YOUR OWN CHART;ARE YOU NEARING LAND?; DINGHY CRUISING; CAREERS AT SEA; MAKE A PADDLE; THE YOUNG MARINER'S FILM LIBRARY; DEEPWATER SLALOM SKI START; KEEP WATCH; FEND OFF A SHARK; COOK LUNCH ON YOUR ENGINE;A HOME FOR YOUR BOAT: MAKE A MOORING; FIND THAT "LOST" BUOY; THE YOUNG MARINER'S READING LIST; SURVIVE AN AIR-SEA RESCUE; PUT YOUR SAILBOAT TO BED; CARVE A COOL SLALOM TURN; MATCH YOUR SAILS TO THE WIND; ON-WATER PHOTOGRAPHY; MAKE HUCK FINN'S PVC PIPE RAFT; AVOID BAD LUCK; THAT FARAWAY LOOK: ESTIMATE DISTANCE OFF; THROW A CAST NET; BUILD A DUGOUT CANOE; GO CRABBING; BUILD A WATERFRONT SWING; WHO NEEDS A RUDDER?; BEGINNER-FRIENDLY WATER SKIS; GPS GAMES; BAREFOOT WATERSKIING; CAST A FLY; KNOT TRICKS; A WATERSKIING PYRAMID; BUILD A PAPER BOAT; MAKE VIEWING GOGGLES FROM A SODA BOTTLE; BREW YOUR OWN BIOFUEL; KEEP YOUR BOAT GREEN AND CLEAN; LEARN TO SCULL; USEFUL WEATHER RHYMES; SURVIVE A HURRICANE AT SEA; MAKE A ROPE LADDER; HEAVE A LINE AND MAKE A MONKEY'S FIST; A COMPASS IN YOUR HAND; RIDE A DISK; FIND YOUR WAY WITH HELP FROM THE SUN; SEAGOING TOILETS; EYE-SPLICE A LINE; TIE UP TO A DOCK; WIND FROM THE LAND AND SEA; WIN A COOL BET; A SEA OF WORDS; Credits; Index


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