Cockpit Companion

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A quick reference guide with all the essential information regarding: Rules of the Road, Lights & Shapes, Sound Signals, Buoyage, Flags Ropes & Knots, Height of the tide, Engine troubles, Safety Equipment & Radio Distress Procedures. Spiral bound for convenient hanging. 8cm X 22cm 22 pages.

Author: Mosenthal


A compact, handy summary of all you need to know when cruising; the perfect reference guide to keep onboard.

From lights, shapes, and sound signals to knots, ropes, and engine troubleshooting, this practical companion covers everything the skipper and crew need to know or find out quickly when cruising. With diagrams and illustrations throughout, this quick reference guide will help to keep you safe when out at sea.
Re-designed and thoroughly updated, this second edition contains the most up-to-date information in an easy-to-understand format – ideal for those moments when you need an answer, and you need it fast!

Chapters on safety and distress calls will put everyone’s minds at rest, and sections covering seamanship and ropework will ensure all onboard understand what is going on, and can give a helping hand.

“It is an excellent quick reference as a reminder or as instant preparation for a situation that could quickly be a problem. Keep the Companion where it ought to be in the Cockpit or close at hand anyway.” Sailing Magazine

“A handy aide memoire for all those little things you need to remember. The Cockpit Companion delivers all these in an easy-to-read and compact booklet that is printed on splash-proof paper.

Not only a perfect companion for the cockpit, it’s be a great booklet for anyone undertaking an RYA theory course.” Motorboat Owner

“This is a very handy pocket reference booklet that gives a potted account of numerous topics. It’s a concise ‘distillation’ of information.

The diagrams are clear, particularly lights displayed or seen at night so much better than a written description.

A jolly good reminder, or a simple learning guide, whichever is required, and deserves a place on any cruiser’s shelf.” Yachting Monthly

  • Spiral Bound: 24 Pages
  • Illustrations:182 diagrams
  • Dimensions: 222 x 80 mm

Author: Basil Mosenthal


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State Regular Express
ACT 11th Dec 15th Dec
NSW 11th Dec 15th Dec
NT   5th Dec 11th Dec
QLD 11th Dec 15th Dec
SA 11th Dec 15th Dec
TAS 11th Dec 15th Dec
VIC 11th Dec 15th Dec
WA   1st Dec 11th Dec


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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   Regular
 ACT   2 - 3 business days   1 - 2 business days
 NSW   2 - 4 business days   1 - 3 business days
 NT   4 - 13 business days   3 - 5 business days
 QLD   3 -12 business days   2 - 4 business days
 SA   3 - 5 business days   2 - 4 business days
 TAS   4 - 8 business days   2 - 4 business days
 VIC   3 - 5 business days   2 - 3 business days
 WA   5 - 10 business days   2 - 6 business days

Last updated 12/09/2023

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