Boat Handling Navigation and Seamanship

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The Instant Handbook uses a dynamic new quick reference format to cover the critical aspects of piloting, seamanship, and boat handling under sail or power more accessible and effectively than has ever been done before.

It puts at your fingertips all the information you need about:

  • Boat Handling Under Power
  • Sail Trim and Rig Tuning
  • Using Nautical Charts
  • Using GPS
  • Using VHF and SSB Radios
  • Rules of the Road and Running Light Patterns
  • Knots, Splices, and Line Handling
  • Anchoring
  • Onboard Weather Sailing
  • Diesel Engine Care and Repair
  • Emergency On Board
  • Emergency First Aid On Board


All orders are shipped from our Brookvale, Sydney order fulfilment centre. Orders are normally shipped within 5 business days - most quicker!

Shipping day estimates after your order leaves our fulfilment centre in Sydney are based on Australia Post domestic delivery times:

 State  Shipping Days
 ACT   2 - 5 business days
 NSW   2 - 5 business days
 NT   7 - 11 business days
 QLD   3 - 5 business days
 SA  5 - 6 business days
 TAS  5 - 7 business days
 VIC  4 - 6 business days
 WA  6 - 9 business days


* These delivery times are an estimate and actual delivery times may vary based on peak periods and other external factors. Bulky orders may take longer.

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International Shipping

We are currently unable to deliver online orders outside of Australia.

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