Over the last 50 years, Robert Brooke has been collecting NZ Classic Yacht Designs. This (personal) collection features a number of original pencil and ink drawings by Arch Logan, Chas Bailey, Charlie & Alex Collings and his own father John Brooke, plus blueprints and photocopies from many other designers, including Bob Stewart, Colin Wild, Bert Woolacott, Des Townson and Alan Wright. From this extensive archive, Robert has selected 50 New Zealand designed, and built Classic Yachts, Launches, Centreboarders and Dinghys to be included in this book. These designs range from 124ft Sailing Vessels to 7ft "P" Class yachts. Each design has been redrawn, off the original plans and scaled as similar format. Every yacht included has a photograph, scale drawing and sail plan, complete with a small history and racing career of the yacht.
On loan from the city… As Briman Island's only doctor, Dr. Christie Flemming works day and night to care for the isolated islanders. She knows that getting married would mean abandoning them…but one stormy night Christie saves a stranger's life—and her life changes forever… The stranger is Dr. Hugo Tallent! A specialist from Brisbane, he offers Christie the help she badly needs. Hugo loves the island, and it's not long before he loves Christie, too. But she won't leave—and there are reasons that he can't stay….
From National Book Award nominee Laura McNeal comes a gripping, tautly-told novel that is at once hopeful and harrowing. Perfect for fans of We Were Liars and Bone Gap. When Thisbe Locke is last seen standing on the edge of the Coronado Bridge, it looks like there is only one thing to call it. But her sister Ted is not convinced. Despite the witnesses and the police reports and the divers and the fact that she was heartbroken about the way things ended with Clay and how she humiliated herself at that party, Thisbe isn't the type of person to end up just an "incident." While everyone in town prepares to mourn the loss (some more than others), Ted and Fen, the new kid in town, set out to put the pieces together and find her sister. But if Thisbe didn't jump, what happened up on that bridge?
The Screenwriter’s Path takes a comprehensive approach to learning how to write a screenplay—allowing the writer to use it as both a reference and a guide in constructing a script. A tenured professor of screenwriting at Emerson College in Boston, author Diane Lake has 20 years' experience writing screenplays for major studios and was a co-writer of the Academy-award winning film Frida. The book sets out a unique approach to story structure and characterization that takes writers, step by step, to a completed screenplay, and it is full of practical advice on what to do with the finished script to get it seen by the right people. By demystifying the process of writing a screenplay, Lake empowers any writer to bring their vision to the screen.
In the summer of 2005, Captain Coy Theobalt decided to make a dream come true. One held in his heart for over forty years. He closed up shop and moved to the United States Virgin Islands and began an adventure that eventually found its way onto these pages. This true story is about one man simply attempting to live his dream. Gypsy Wind Speaks, Life lessons from a sailboat is a compilation of short stories and poems about his adventures and misadventures on the Caribbean Sea. Everything from the insanity of trying to start a business in a foreign country to rats on his sailboat will keep you both entertained and challenged. The chapter on running aground will tear your heart out. The book is ultimately about all the lessons his beloved boat, Gypsy Wind, taught him. Each Life Lesson is one that can be applied both on and off the water of life. His hope is that these lessons with inspire your heart, tickle your funny bone, challenge your soul, and prod you to live your own dreams.
Hired by a Russian museum, ex-Royal Engineer Jim Wilson is sent to the Baltic coast of Germany to find a rumored World War II U Boat base. His discovery is beyond shocking: not only does the base exist—it contains secret submarines full of V2 rocket bombs. And he is not working for a museum, but a notorious group of mobsters, the Romanov Gang.
"A dark, true account of obsession." --Gregg Olsen "Phelps dares to tread where few others will: into the mind of a killer." --TV Rage Smart, gorgeous redhead Beth Carpenter was a successful attorney in Connecticut's upscale coastal towns. Her brother-in-law, Anson "Buzz" Clinton, was a former exotic dancer--and, Beth decided, unsuitable to be her precious niece's guardian. On a cold spring night, when passing motorists discovered Clinton's bullet-riddled body along an interstate's exit ramp, detectives began to unravel a twisted trail of sex games, lies, greed, and family secrets. The investigation would cross the Atlantic Ocean before finally bringing justice home. With a revealing new update, this classic true-crime thriller is a gripping account of obsession, manipulation, and cold-blooded murder. "Phelps is a true-crime veteran." --New York Post "Anything by Phelps is an eye-opening experience." --Suspense Magazine "Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers." --Allison Brennan Includes 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos
'A colourful and comprehensive guide to life on the waterways. Practical, pretty and accessible, it's charmingly designed while providing excellent advice.' BBC Countryfile Magazine Full-time life on a narrowboat is a novelty for so many of us, and is endlessly fascinating. How do people downsize their lives and belongings into what looks like a large, crayon-coloured floating toy-box? Narrowboat Life answers all the questions we've wanted to ask about the ins and outs of liveaboard life on the inland waterways. The book is filled with beautiful, enthralling photography of the waterways themselves, the narrowboats that occupy them and, most importantly, every nook and cranny of their insides. Should you become seduced, the author gives solid hands-on advice about how to make a narrowboat (or widebeam, cruiser or small Dutch barge) your home. Accompanying these absorbing images, the playful and always informative text satisfies our curiosity to know, among other things: · How do you fit all of your stuff into such a restricted space? · How much does a narrowboat cost? · How do you hold down a job if you're always on the move? · Does s/he (the cat, dog, parrot) live on the boat as well? · Is it cold in the winter? This revised edition of Narrowboat Life features new and expanded sections on ecological living on the waterways – recycling, upcycling and living green – and living aboard in cities versus living on-land, as well as new profiles of more beautiful boats.
Award-winning writer and photographer Kerri McCaffety takes on one of the greatest stories of all time'the story of the Mississippi River and the Golden Age of steamboats, the adventure and romance that inspired Mark Twain and captivated imaginations around the world. The larger history of Mississippi river transport is explored within the context of a living legacy and an elegant icon of present-day New Orleans, Steamboat Natchez, the only true steam-powered boat on the Mississippi today.The first steamboat plied the waters of the Mississippi River in 1811. When the steamer, called the New Orleans, arrived in her namesake city, Captain Roosevelt invited the public to come aboard for an excursion down the river and back, a route very similar to the daily cruises the Natchez offers today.In the nineteenth century, steam power changed the world, opening up travel and trade undreamt of before. The South got rich on the exports of cotton and sugar, all carried by the big, beautiful boats. When railroads began to offer more efficient cargo transport around the turn of the twentieth century, the second golden age of the steamboat focused on luxury and entertainment. Steamboats took New Orleans jazz from Storyville to the rest of the world.The first of ten steamboats named Natchez for the Mississippi port city or the Indian tribe, was a sidewheeler built in New York in 1823. She carried passengers and cargo from New Orleans to Natchez, Mississippi. Since then, the Natchez name has meant ultimate beauty and speed on the big river. The most famous and colorful steamboat commander of the nineteenth century, Captain P. T. Leathers, built eight boats named Natchez. His sixth was the racer in the epic 1870 competition with the Robert E. Lee.The new Natchez, built in 1975, carries on a grand tradition. Her original master and captain for 20 years, Clarke C. ?Doc? Hawley, is a modern-day river legend and the world authority on steamboat history. Captain Hawley collaborated on writing Steamboat Natchez, New Orleans & The History of Mississippi River Steamboats and acted as expert consultant.
How-to guidance for retiring on a boat—for aging captains and landlubbers Have you ever thought you might want to retire on a boat? Of course you have or you wouldn’t have picked up this book! Whatever form your yearning for aquatic retirement takes, Jim Trefethen can help you realize the dream. After sailing together for over 40 years, the Jim and his wife have learned the secrets of living a content and productive life. Here Jim shares those secrets, including: ● Making sure you really want to do it: then make sure you are sure. ● How to upsize your ambitions while downsizing your life, in ways that will enhance your retirement ● How to get all your shore-side affairs in order, then to make some important adjustments in your attitude, confidence, and self esteem ● Easy-to-understand pointers and suggestions for deciding which type of retired cruising is best for you ● A ten-step plan to buying a boat with as little drama as possible ● How to modify your new/old floating retirement home to make it safer, more comfortable, and more elderly friendly
First you fall in love with a sailboat while working in American Samoa. Then you build a shop so you can build your own version of that boat out of cold-molded wood-and then finally, you really do sail away with her to the South Pacific-twice. Here is that true story told-primarily through photos-of one U.S. Documented wooden sailing vessel named Shanachie, a New Zealand design by Paul Whiting that was originally built in California by her owner. Also included are some of the memorable adventures and magical journeys throughout the Pacific that Shanachie has provided the McKeown family over the several decades of their shared life together. This is the story of one man's dream come true.
The popular series of handy regional guides provides in-depth surveys and recommendations for a wide range of eateries throughout a city or region, with tips on selecting a restaurant by culinary category, popularity, neighborhood, price range, or other useful criteria, as well suggestions for nightlife, shopping, accommodations, and other entertainment options.
Nuts-and-bolts guidance on the laws, rules, and regulationsgoverning the nonprofit sector—from leading nonprofit lawexpert, Bruce R. Hopkins Nonprofits must comply with stringent federal and state laws dueto their special tax-exempt status; the government's ultimatethreat is revocation of a nonprofit's tax-exempt status, whichusually means the nonprofit's demise. Written in plain English, not"legalese," Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization: ALegal Guide, Sixth Edition, provides essential guidance forthose interested in starting nonprofits, as well as valuable advicefor leaders of established organizations. Revised and expanded to include updated information on changesin laws, rules, and regulations governing the nonprofit sector Covers federal tax law, nonprofit, governance, the annualinformation return (Form 990), charitable giving rules, and currentIRS ruling policy Presents essential, practical legal information ineasy-to-understand English Explains the applications and implications of corporate, tax,and fundraising laws for nonprofits This easy-to-read resource contains essential information onvirtually every legal aspect of starting and operating a nonprofitorganization from receiving and maintaining tax-exempt status totips for successful management practices.
Whether used for transport, adventure, work, or sport, boats have played a vital role in human history and have inspired numerous stories. The 40 boats featured in Notable Boats will gently float you away with tales of bravery, adventure, and the odd moment of near catastrophe. The book skillfully balances intricate and beautiful visuals, attractively styled statistics, and gripping text. As well as everyday crafts such as the canoe and the fishing trawler, there are boats of historic interest, fictional ships, and even celebrities' boats. Each boat will be featured across two spreads, including the aerial view of its deck/interior plan, a color study, and a description of the boat and what it is famous for. The stories cover the globe, with adventurous tales from all the world's waterways. Designed to be dipped in and out of, Notable Boats offers an intimate window into a world of sailing for those whose passion it is-and those whose passion it isn't-alike.