Boat Safety: How to get your boat ready for the water and maintain it safely.
Springtime!Get your boat ready for another season. Use the downloadable and free springtime checklist in this updated version of the Boat Log & Record This all in one boat record and logbook helps boaters to maintain in one place a season -to - season working record of their vessel and its needs. It's the largest and most complete boat log and record for amateur boaters ever published. Includes special Emergency section dealing with transmitting a Mayday Message and how to deal with Man overboard. Plus other ways to boat safely and have more fun on the water.
Boating, survival on water, storms at sea, maritime tales and survivals
Why did the Edmund Fitzgerald sink? Find yourself in the big freighter's wheelhouse as the Superior storm is at its worst. Or, dive into murky waters to discover a mysterious old schooner sitting on the bottom still intact. A storm hits! Now come aboard a 10-foot home-built plywood sailboat trying to make it across the stormy South Pacific. Join the author aboard his sailboat trying to survive the storm of the century, with 134 mph. downbursts. Here are seven true tales of maritime adventure and survival from the waters of the world to stir the blood and fire the imagination--all told with a mariner's insight! And more. With illustrations, charts. Now the winner of seven writing awards!
Fiction: A boater gets caught up in a daring around-the-world sailboat race ---and finds murder! "Full of remarkable characters and daring feats."--Cruising World.
Here are masterful tales of seafaring on the world's largest freshwater lake, including the last hours of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Join Marlin Bree in his solo voyages -- including a storm that gives Superior the reputation as being one of the world's most dangerous bodies of water.
A catamaran sails at midnight and is hit by a surprise storm along the Shipwreck coast. At the helm, the author fights for control and he and the crew search for the entryway off the lake. Exciting adventure. In a special chapter, as he sails near the sunken vessel, he takes a new look at the last hours of the Edmund Fitzgerald. If you like rugged adventures and are intrigued by Lake Superior's legends, history and folklore, here's a special book that will fascinate and sometimes surprise you.
Nonfiction: Excerpts & pix!
Roaring out of nowhere, a huge storm tore onto Lake Superior and catches a lone sailor and his small wooden boat in a wall of wind. Join Marlin Bree in the cockpit of his small sailboat as he fights to save his boat. The author goes on to complete a special voyage along the picturesque north shore of Lake Superior. A classic boating tale. "Equals any oceanic adventure." -- San Diego Log
Fiction: Lots of cartoons & laughs!
Okay, gang: let's face it: our boating world is funny sometimes. It's filled with good hearted people and a lot of other folks ranging from full-of-it skippers and too-party-hardy crew members. Here's a handy book you can keep on the old chart table to let you have a laugh at everything from the marine head to nautical terminology. Not for everyone, but you know who you are. Ho. Ho.
On June 1, 1979, Gerry pointed the bow of his tiny boat east and set sail out of Chesapeake Bay to cross the treacherous North Atlantic. He had hoped he had designed and built the smallest practical-sized sailboat capable of surviving on the open seas -- 10 feet long. Fifty four days later, after battling raging storms, physical pain, loneliness and islolation, sleeplessness and the never-ending racking of the ocean, Gerry pulled into the English port of Falmouth--the smallest craft to make that astonishing ocean crossing.

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Marlin Bree's books are published by Marlor Press in St. Paul, Minnesota. Address your inquiries to:

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Marlin Bree's books are distributed to the Book Trade by Independent Publishers Group, Chicago. (IPG)

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Marlin Bree's books can be obtained through IPG's distribution worldwide and are widely available in bookstores, shops and on the Internet. These are available in e-book, pdf's, and physical print.

E-books are available widely through Internet booksellers including and Barnes and Noble. Com as well as other organizations that market e-books.

Internationally, Marlin Bree's books are available through IPG distribution to the trade by the following:

United Kingdom & Europe: Gazelle Book Services, England

Canada: Canadian Manda Group, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Overseas (general) Baker & Taylor International

Australia: John Reed Book Distribution, Tea Gardens, NSW, Australia

New Zealand: Nationwide Book Distributors, Ltd., Oxford, New Zealand

Southern Africa: Blue Weaver Distribution, DF Capt Town, South Africa

Bermuda, Caribbean Islands, Central and South America, Mexico and U.S. Military bases: J.c. Carillo, Inc., Sante Fe, NM

China: China Publishers Marketing, Shanghai, China

Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand & Hong Kong: Shaik Mohammed Ariff, Fathima News Enterprise, Singapore

Singapore & Malaysia, Publishers Marketing Services Pte td., Singapore

India: Shroff Publishers & distributors Pvt. Ltd., Nai Mumbai, India

Philippines, Micronesia and Korea: Mind Mover Publishing House, Quezon City, Philippines

Japan: DIP, inc., Tokyo, Japan