Zac Sunderland, Youngest Person to Sail Solo Around the World

Zac Sunderland, only 17 years old, has sailed solo around the world. During his journey he not only had to deal with breakdowns and storms, but even encountered suspected pirates.

He returned home, sailing into Marina Del Rey on his yacht, the Intrepid, welcomed by cheering and jubilant crowds. "Intrepid" surely also describes the undaunted spirit of this young sailor.


All About Powerboats: Understanding Design and Performance (Paperback)

What's the difference between a modified-V and a deep-V hull? Or a planing hull and a displacement hull? Why does boat A have flared topsides and not boat B? How can I tell if a boat is adequately powered? How do I judge a boat's seaworthiness just by looking at it? What are the advantages or disadvantages of twin engines or a stern drive? Get answers to these and all your questions about powerboat design and performance in All about Powerboats.

Stitch-and-Glue Boatbuilding: How to Build Kayaks and Other Small Boats (Paperback)

Chris Kulczycki explains why you don’t need to be a master craftsman with dozens of specialized tools to create a sleek, responsive small boat. He lays out the basic stitch-and-glue building techniques; outlines the shortcuts and pitfalls; and details the materials you’ll need. Then he guides you through each phase of the building process, from cutting plywood panels and stitching them together to gluing the seams with epoxy to fiberglassing, sanding, painting, finishing, and outfitting.
Praise for Chris Kulczycki’s The Kayak Shop:
“Recommended reading for anyone who wants to paddle a boat of their own creation.” --Sea Kayaker
“This book should prove to be one of the standards on boatbuilding that will be on every small boat builder's bookshelf.” --Upper Midwest Kayak Touring News

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