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Old 14 October 2010, 07:39   #1
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Interesting RIB books

Browsing through the depths of the RIBnet archive the other day I discovered the old section about interesting books, and I thought I'd repost the details here for old time's sake.

They are all books that I own and have found useful and or interesting, but I haven't expanded my library much recently. It's obviously a bit out of date, some of the books may be out of print (but possibly available secondhand) and I'm sure that there are plenty more that could be added now.

Let us know what your "must read" titles are too.
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Beating the Big One

Beating the Big One
Tony Holkham

Price 9.99
Publisher: Safe T Net
ISBN; 0-9520305-5-1
Date published: 1997

The story of the first high-latitude crossing of the Atlantic by open boat in 1000 years. Read all about the slightly insane exploits of Alan Priddy and his crew, who have an insatiable appetite for seriously long distance RIB cruising!

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Rigid Inflatable Boats

Rigid Inflatable Boats
Colin Jones

Price 14.95
Publisher: Waterline Books
ISBN: 1-85310-313-6
Date published: 1995

The first book purely about RIBs, from the original concept to modern designs.

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Inflatables

Inflatables
Dag Pike

Price 13.99
Publisher: Adlard Coles
ISBN: 0-7136-3881-8
Date published: 1994

Construction, handling, launch, recovery, navigation and equipment to safety, repairs and maintenance for inflatables and RIBs.

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Powerboating

Powerboating
Peter White

Price 9.95
Publisher: Fernhurst
ISBN: 0-906754-59-3
Date published: 1994

The official guide to the RYA National Powerboat Scheme, this book provides a thorough introduction to sportsboat handling from one of the UK's most respected instructors.

It looks like there have been a couple more recent versions of this. Anyone had a look at them?

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Navigation at Speed

Navigation at Speed
Tim Bartlett

Price 8.95
Publisher: Fernhurst
ISBN: 0-906754-76-3
Date published: 1992

A conventional navigation primer, roughly following the RYA day skipper syllabus, but unlike the majority of similar books, the emphasis is on fast passage making rather than sailing.

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Fast Boat Navigation

Fast Boat Navigation
Dag Pike

Price 17.95
Publisher: Adlard Coles
ISBN: 0-229-11840-2
Date published: 1990

A complete survey of the environment and techniques of navigating at high speed. Slightly dated now -- GPS has come a long way since 1990! -- but still very useful reading.

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Simple GPS Navigation

Simple GPS Navigation
Mic Chinery

Price 9.95
Publisher: Fernhurst
ISBN: 1-898660-00-X
Date published: 1994

A valuable introduction to GPS and waypoint navigation. Although not dedicated to fast boat navigation (it includes short sections on land and air navigation too) it is ideal for anyone who wants to get the most from their GPS.

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Fast Boats & Rough Seas

Fast Boats & Rough Seas
Dag Pike

Price 14.95
Publisher: Adlard Coles
ISBN: 0-229-11840-2
Date published: 1989

Advanced handling techniques for fast boats, plus essential information about the formation of waves, and their effects.

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