Title: Diesel Engine Handbook
Author: Andrew Simpson
Publisher: The Royal Yachting Association
Date Published: 2006
Price: NZ$32.87 (Book Depository)
Extras: DVD included
The official course book for the RYA One-Day Diesel Engine Course.
A reference guide to understand and maintain your marine diesel engine.
How the Diesel Engine Works
Starting and Stopping your engine
Diagnostics and Troubleshooting
How to do it
Title: The Weather Identification Handbook
Author: Storm Dunlop
Publisher: The Lyons Press
Date Published: 2002
Price: NZ$20.40 (Book Depository)
See the sky and clouds with new eyes and enjoy the depth of greater knowledge. Recognise a
cumulus when you see one. See Guide to Weather Forecasting for further reading
Title: Guide to Weather Forecasting
Author: Storm Dunlop
Publisher: Firefly Books
Date Published: 2010
Price: NZ$24.02 (Book Depository)
“A practical guide to understanding, observing, and forecasting the weather.”
Loads of pictures, charts and diagrams to help in the pursuit of weather forecasting. We can look up at the sky and find the animals shapes in the clouds but to be able to ‘read’ the clouds will make boating more fun, safer and give me something else to learn.
This is book is small and practical in the shape of a quick reference book but the content is detailed and in small print. You need to have good lighting to read this regardless of your age. You may find yourself reading over the same part again and again because the terminology is specialised rather than poorly explained. I like this book a lot. It is crammed with information and you can enjoy picking it up and opening it us to any page and learning something. You do not have to start at the beginning. As a beginner at weather forecasting I am enjoying the journey.
See also The Weather Identification Handbook
Title: William Owen’s Hauraki Gulf A Fishing and Cruising Guide
Author: William Owen
Publisher: David Bateman
Date Published: 2010, 4th Edition
Price: NZ$39.59 (Fishpond.co.nz)
A fishing and cruising guide for the Hauraki Gulf area that includes anchorages and an in depth guide to fishing in the area, the how, the what and the where guide to fishing. For someone new to fishing or new to the area and boating to fish or fishing to boat then it will be a worthwhile read.