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What Reference books would you take on an extended voyage? Your top 3, if you had to choose.
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I thought I was doing pretty good getting down to about 20 just reference books (not cooking or fun reading or even reference on technical subjects not sailing).

If I had to pick three: Cornell "World Cruising Routes," Toss "The Rigger's Apprentice," and Hall "Getting Rid of Boat Odors."

I have Chapman's and Calder's Mechanical/Electrical book but frankly don't look at them much if at all. I have Bowditch but it's big and bulky and I only have it for celestial nav (together with three volumes of HO). "The Cruiser's Handbook of Fishing" gets hauled out regularly because I can't fish -- if you can fish but are not mechanical you might use Calder the way I use the fishing book. I have Kollman's refrigeration book that is waiting for a refrigeration problem to emerge -- it's helped with some A/C issues.

That's what I can see from the nav station. There are some more in lockers that currently have a project in the way.
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We have quite a few books on board - from medical, to weather, to sailing... BUT, the number one book that we've used most often, and that we've lent out to tons of people along the way, is Nigel Calder's Boatowner's Mechanical & Electrical Manual. This is a bible for everything boat. We used it to help us fix our starter, deal with an electrical short, understand how to compression test our engine, design a battery bank, etc. This book just has a ridiculous amount of real world examples and how-to's for everything on board - electric, engine, rigging, plumbing, etc.
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