Bowline Knot

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Knot: Bowline
When: Used to tie a mooring line from a boat to a post, a very reliable knot
A knot that you need to be able to tie with your eyes closed or in the dark. You may arrive at a marina at night.
A knot that you need to know for the Day Skipper Certificate Course,  New Zealand

Is this a left or a right handed knot?
How to tie a bowline instructions here

Sea Survival – Book

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Title: Sea Survival Handbook
Author: Keith Colwell
Publisher: The Royal Yachting Association
Date Published: 2010
Pages: 160
Price: NZ$25.70 (Book Depository)

Written as a course book for the one day course in Sea Survival.
A common sense approach to sea survival explained well to the complete novice with plenty of diagrams. Knowing what to do if an emergency situation occurs could mean the difference between life and death. We hope it never comes to that but being prepared is in our own best interest. Help is not always there when you need it so knowledge in helping yourself is vital.

Flood Tide – Book

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Title: Flood Tide
Author: Heather Heberley
Publisher: Cape Catley
Date Published: 1997
Pages: 260
Price: NZ$19.47 (Fishpond.co.nz)

A sequel to the autobiography Weather Permitting by Heather Heberley. Heather talks in more detail about her family and their adventures living off the land and the sea. She goes into the history of her husband’s family and the relationship with Arapawa Island in the Marlborough Sounds at the top of the South Island, New Zealand

Weather Permitting – Book

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Title: Weather Permitting
Author: Heather Heberley
Publisher: Cape Catley
Date Published: 1996
Pages: 222
Price: NZ$25.96 (Fishpond.co.nz)

An autobiography by Heather Heberley about her life on Arapawa Island in the Marlborough Sounds, (top of the South Island of New Zealand) the hardships, the rescues, the resourcefulness of isolated living and the closeness with nature on land and at sea. The sequel is Flood Tide.

The Royal Akarana Yacht Club Coastal Cruising Handbook 11th Edition – Book

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Title: The Royal Akarana Yacht Club Coastal Cruising Handbook
Author: The Royal Akarana Yacht Club
Publisher: The Royal Akarana Yacht Club
Date Published: 2012, 11th Edition
Pages: 312
Price: NZ$55.00 (Smart Marine) Hardcover

A Cruising guide for Cape Reinga to Cape Kidnappers on the east coast of the North Island, New Zealand.
An informative guide on anchorages and services.
Best to buy the latest edition as information is updated regularly.First published in 1972.