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I recommend "The Annapolis Book of Seamanship" DVD series by John Rousmaniere. You can get 3 of the 6 on Netflix "Watch it Now".

If you can get past the whacky '80's look and music, it's really great info presented very well. He's good at walking you through stuff very methodically.


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I've watched every DVD - Annapolis School of Seamanship. Excellent. I have the book from the library, and it's perfect. Goes into much more detail than can be covered in many videos. I'll be purchasing the book.

I bought Seidman's Complete Sailor, and it, to me, is a must-have. It came recommended by Sailingdog. The pencil diagrams are half the book.

Of all the books I've purchased so far, Chapman's Piloting and Seamanship, 66th Edition, is the best of the bunch. It's huge, heavy, and probably not the perfect book to have on the boat as a quick reference. It's on sale cheap, at Amazon, right now.

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I've watched every DVD - Annapolis School of Seamanship. Excellent. I have the book from the library, and it's perfect. Goes into much more detail than can be covered in many videos. I'll be purchasing the book.

I bought Seidman's Complete Sailor, and it, to me, is a must-have. It came recommended by Sailingdog. The pencil diagrams are half the book.

Of all the books I've purchased so far, Chapman's Piloting and Seamanship, 66th Edition, is the best of the bunch. It's huge, heavy, and probably not the perfect book to have on the boat as a quick reference. It's on sale cheap, at Amazon, right now.

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Seidman's book helps, tremendously, to bring things together. I've attempted to digest at least 20+ books from my local library. Another that was helpful, at least in the beginning, was Sailing for Dummies.

I'm spending most of my time right now reading Chapman's and grabbing every Netflix DVD on sailing I can find.

1.2 months til launch.

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