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The Chapman deck of essential knots

All knotted up

If knowing three or four ways to tie off a pesky line is "knot" enough, boaters should turn to "The Chapman Deck of Essential Knots" ($9.95, Sterling Publishing Co., 2009) by Pat Piper, illustrated by Bob Steimle.

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My Life

Sailing in many eras

With more than 80 years of sailing and management activity in seven America's Cup campaigns, one could say that Edward du Moulin was the consummate sailor.

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Maritime Annapolis: A History of Watermen, Sails and Shipmen

Annapolis: the boater's paradise

"Maritime Annapolis: A History of Watermen, Sails and Shipmen" ($19.99, The History Press, 2009) by Rosemary F. Williams depicts the history of the city from its earliest beginnings.

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The Trailer Sailer Owner's Manual

Bring the boat along

Trailering a vessel can be tricky, but "The Trailer Sailer Owner's Manual" ($19.95, Paradise Cay Publications, Inc., 2008) offers tips to make it go smoothly.

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Essential Sailing Destinations: The World's Most Spectacular Cruising Areas

How to get there from here

Sometimes, when it comes to cruising trips, it's not so much a matter of "where to go" as it is "how to get there."

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