Mariners’ Minutes...Tips and Tidbits from Our Library
"The Cut of One's Jib"
To judge someone or form an opinion based on their appearance. The term itself refers to a ship's jib, often a telltale indicator of its overall sailing performance or character. --From Jack Tar and the Baboon Watch: A Guide to Curious Nautical Knowledge for Landlubbers and Sea Lawyers Alike/Lanier
Sailing the Atlantic, alone, is a rite of passage for any sailor, especially for Bourke, who only started sailing in his 40s. Yet he's not just crossing the Atlantic, he is racing in the OSTAR. Sea Trials is a poignant account of that crossing, a journey of many layers, from the halls of corporate finance to the jungles of Vietnam.
All the information you need to find and sail your first sailboat, including sections on types of boats, anchoring, what to do in big winds, and how to navigate and put the boat away. Includes gallery of 84 friendly boats, too. Funny, straightforward, and designed to get you sailing soon.
From Jumping Jacks to Over the Barrel, our language is full of nauticalisms....Captain Frank Lanier explains the origins of hundreds of them with humor and wit--it is a Ripley's Believe or Not for the curious mariner.
Looking for a fun, easy project? These stich and glue plywood dinghies can be built in a weekend. Step-by-step instructions and plenty of photos take you from measuring all the way to launch day.
Read lessons learned by John Kretschmer on over 300,000 miles on the world's oceans. Learn what boats he trusts to cross oceans, how he sets up a watch schedule, and why a daily Captain's Hour is a necessary sea-going ritual.
Nigel Calder has done it again--this update of How to Read a Nautical Chart tells you ALL you need to know to understand and use paper and electronic charts to keep you safe and off the rocks. Full color.
Barbara Merry, Marlinspike Artist, teaches you have to weave a Turk's Head bracelet, new treads for your companionway, and even a net hammock for your bunk. She even shows you how to make a large, backyard hammock.
Captain Robert Beebe's Voyaging Under Power is back, updated by Denis Umstot and now available to help you plan that transatlantic trip or circumnavigation in your powerboat.