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The Chesapeake Bay Guide and various publishers have teamed up to provide TheBayGuide.com's visitors with marine related book reviews.  Below are short reviews of a few titles and links on how to purchase them.  More reviews will be online soon.
 
Boat Docking - Close Quarters Maneuvering for Small Craft
By Charles T. Low

Almost any boater can handle their boat reasonably well in open waters.  The real crunch comes when its time to bring the craft into a pier or wharf.  Boat Docking may be a small volume, but it contains a wealth of information on docking and undocking a boat.  Detailed procedures covering a wide variety of situations are followed by a thorough explanation of the forces and effects of wind, current, and propellor action.  Even experienced skippers can learn from this book.

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Sailor's Multihull Guide - Third Edition

The Multihull Bible.  Loaded with how to information on chartering, buying, building, owning and sailing multihulls.  Contains over 150 boats in full 2 page layouts.  Exciting color photos of sail and power multihulls plus great gear and services.  Thousands of multihull buyers, builders, designers, dealers, brokers and equipment & service suppliers around the world depend on this resource.

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Cruising in Catamarans
by Charles E. Canetr, AMS

The author has 32 years experience sailing, surveying and critiquing over 1000 multihulls.  He has logged over 100,000 miles under sail in multihulls and thousands more in monohulls.  He has 15 years of full time liveaboard experience.  This book contains numerous aids, forms, and graphs to help you compare cruising boats, not matter how many hulls they have.  The most information about comparing, selecting and sailing cruising catamarans ever assembled in one volume.

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Get Rid of Boat Odors
By Peggie Hall

Does your boat have that "boat smell" down below? Are you embarrassed to ask guests aboard? Does your holding tank vent still smell like that chili you served last Labor Day? You need this book!

Peggie Hall, well known marine sanitation expert known as “The Head Mistress” has finally put it all in print. Get Rid of Boat Odors is the penultimate achievement of Peggie's career, and the only published guide to all aspects of marine sanitation: toilets, holding tanks, hoses, and all the various ways they can stink up your boat.

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The Cruising K.I S.S. (Keep it Simple System) Cookbook
By Corinne Kanter

Corinne is one of the most widely read nautical culinary authors among the boating and yachting community. Her 15 years of live-aboard cruising experience and 20 years writing her cooking columns steeled her to create the ultimate cookbook for the cruising community. Her 15 years of full-time liveaboard adventures and travel earned her the title” the Waterway Hostess With The Mostess.

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