Considered the "Bible of Boating" for more than half a century. The latest edition includes satellite navigation data and new laws and regulations. Full color, illustrated chapters cover the essentials of seamanship and boat handling.
Between these covers is the essence of centuries of seafaring experience, distilled into a concise, alphabetically organized reference for sailors and powerboaters. You'll find rules of thumb for hull thickness, bottom paint coverage, estimating distances, when to hoist and lower flags, predicting weather, which colors are unlucky, rope size and strength, anchoring rights, making a rum punch, and a lot more. This is either the most useful boating book ever designed to entertain or the most entertaining book ever designed to be useful. Open it to any page and browse awhile. You'll see.
River-Horse: Across America by Boat (Audio Tape)
In his most ambitious journey ever,
William Least Heat-Moon sets off aboard a C-DORY boat named
Nikawa (river horse in Osage) from the Atlantic at New York
Harbor in hopes of entering the Pacific near Astoria, Oregon.
He and his companion, Pilotis, struggle to cover some 5,000
watery miles, often following in the wakes of our most famous
explorers, from Henry Hudson to Lewis and Clark.
Enroute, the voyagers confront massive floods, dangerous weather, and their own doubts about whether they can complete the trip. But the hard days yield incomparable pleasures: generous strangers, landscapes untouched since Sacajawea saw them, riverscapes flowing with a lively past, and the growing belief that efforts to protect our lands and waters are beginning to pay off.
Teeming with humanity, humor, and high adventure, River-Horse is an unsentimental and original arteriogram of our nation at the millennium.
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