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.
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.
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.
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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