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Six new books worth a read, from astro-nav­i­ga­tion to mur­der mys­tery

By Nigel Calder, pub­lished by Ad­lard Coles Nau­ti­cal at £60 When first pub­lished in 1990, we gasped at the scale of the task the au­thor had un­der­taken. Calder crammed in all you need to know to main­tain and trou­bleshoot ev­ery me­chan­i­cal and elec­tri­cal sys­tem on your boat, from sea­cocks to steer­ing ca­bles, from lu­bri­ca­tion to light­ning pro­tec­tion, stem to stern, truck to keel.

The fourth edi­tion of this spec­tac­u­larly use­ful book con­tains many up­dates, in­clud­ing a sec­tion on mod­ern elec­tri­cal sys­tems. Go­ing to sea with­out this book verges on the ir­re­spon­si­ble and, at £60 for 944 pages of rock-solid knowl­edge, this book rep­re­sents in­cred­i­bly good value.

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