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Old 10-21-2018, 02:49 PM   #21
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In addition to the manuals and the aforementioned Hinz book, our most-consulted tomes other than guide books were:
  • Nigel Calder's Boat Owners Mechanical and Electrical Manual
  • How to Read Water by Tristan Gooley
  • The Natural Navigator also by Gooley
  • Chapman's Piloting and Seamanship (if you had to own just one)
  • "Weather" by an author I don't recall but will find when I get home

In addition to these excellent choices we also have more of the "no brainers":

"Marine diesel Engines" by Nigel Calder
"How Boat Things Work"
"This Old Boat" by Casey
"World Cruising Routes"
"heavy weather boating emergencies" by Luttrell

A copy of USCG navigation rules and regulations and numerous guide books about cruising and gunkholing around the PNW.

Also for less technical reading:
"the curve of time"
"Tides" by Jonathan White
"Longitude" by David sobel
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:15 PM   #22
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Paddle to the Amazon...12,000 mile canoe journey from Canada to the Amazon, by Don Starkell.
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A decent first aid book.
In oz, free downloads are available on ambulance websites
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A decent first aid book.
In oz, free downloads are available on ambulance websites
Medicine for Mountaineering...for when help is a looong time coming.
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Medicine for Mountaineering...for when help is a looong time coming.

Do you prefer this book to Auerbach or Forgey's books or are they considered complementary?
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:55 PM   #26
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Do you prefer this book to Auerbach or Forgey's books or are they considered complementary?
Don't know, just have a dog eared copy left over from my adventuring days.
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Get a Kindle, download all the manuals for your boat that you don't have hard copies of, save the on your computer in pdf format and load them onto the Kindle.


Then go shopping on Amazon and find all of the books you want. They are usually cheaper to buy and download than buying the hard copy books and don't take up any room on the boat.


I have an online account through a local library on my Kindle and through it I can access online libraries where I can search for titles, authors, topics, etc. I've downloaded and read almost 400 books in the past 4 years that I've had the Kindle and I'm just scratching the surface of what's available. When I get them from the online libraries I can usually have them for 21 days then they disappear off the Kindle. I don't think I've ever taken 21 days to read one of their books.


Can you tell I think it's a great way to go?
As a kindle author, You don't need a dedicated kindle device to read your kindle books. Any phone, tablet, PC, Mac, laptop, etc., will do.

In many cases, a Kindle will have lower resolution (and only black and white images) even if the images are in color by the author. So, there are some cases where a laptop or PC, or even iPad would be better than a kindle device.

An Amazon Kindle paperwhite is their best device yet, with the newer ones not as good as the latest paperwhite device, but they have incredible battery life. At the price, it is hard to not choose a Kindle fire tablet over a paperwhite, but the kindle fire device battery will need charging every few days, compared to a month or so with a paperwhite.

It irks me that Amazon won't fix the search problems on Kindle, so you can't search for anything with a symbol, like 50% since they strip off any symbol off your search keyword. They don't handle search phrases, only keywords. Their tech support says "just like google" but in reality, even BING is better than Amazon kindle search features.

There is a "send to kindle" app you can download off Amazon.com to format anything for shipping to your Kindle reader devices. While you can send a PDF to a kindle, it is hard to scale it where you can read it, compared to a tablet with Adobe reader installed.
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Excellent additions on Chart 1 and a first aid manual. We used the "Onboard Medical Handbook" by Gill for the latter.

I am surprised we all missed the "Navigation Rules", shame on us!

The weather book I mentioned is "The Weather Identification Handbook" by Dunlop. Very handy.

As for technology and books, that is a personal issue. Some of us find books a faster to access (and find topics therein), sunlight readable form factor that never loses power and takes well to being dropped. Some of us cannot commit everything to memory. And I say this as a guy in the technology industry, and in particular mobile. So, whatever works for you.

We had manuals for each and every item and system on our rather complex boat, mostly in hard copy but many many soft copy versions as well. Remember, the definition of cruising is "Fixing your boat in exotic places".
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Herbal Antibiotics & Herbal Anitvirals by Stephen Buhner.
His book on beer recipes is OK.
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I would suggest books to identify wildlife, fish, birds, whales and more. I have chosen Golden Guides titles Fishing, Fishes, Seashores, Seashells, Birds of North America

The fish look like fish, ditto birds and all their titles have Realistic color drawings. Price 'em used.

What you need to know: The older versions are identical in content to the newest. The problem with the older ones (circa 1950's) is that the glue dries out eventually so pages loosen. Fix that with silicone and you're all set.



As a side note, my Fishes is circa 1955 and it is still in use today over 60 years later.
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