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Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway

Updated annually, the Waterway Guide Atlantic ICW 2017 edition is the indispensable cruising companion for boaters exploring the Intracoastal Waterway from Norfolk, VA to the Florida border. The guide features mile-by-mile navigation information, aerial photography with marked routes, marina listings and locater charts, anchorage information, and expanded "Goin' Ashore" articles on ports along the way. Helpful cruising data like GPS waypoints, detailed planning maps, distance charts and bridge tables help get cruisers there safely. Flexible spiral binding and heavy laminated covers with bookmarker flaps ensure durability and easy use in the cockpit and at the helm.

Hundreds of Important Updates Annually! 

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 10.5, 424pp                             

ISBN# 978-0-9833005-0-2                            $39.95             

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Bahamas

Updated annually, the Waterway Guide Bahamas 2017 edition is the indispensable cruising companion for boaters exploring the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos. The guide features mile-by-mile navigation information, aerial photography with marked routes, marina listings and locater charts, anchorage information and expanded "Goin' Ashore" articles on ports along the way. Helpful cruising data like GPS waypoints, detailed planning maps, distance charts and bridge tables help get cruisers there safely. Flexible spiral binding and heavy laminated covers with bookmarker flaps ensure durability and easy use in the cockpit and at the helm.

Over 1000 Important Updates!                                                                                                                     CLI

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 10.5, 464pp

ISBN# 978-0-9833005-3-3                                                                         $39.95

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Chesapeake Bay

Updated annually, the Waterway Guide Chesapeake Bay 2017 edition is the indispensable cruising companion for boaters exploring the Chesapeake Bay, the Delaware Bay and the Delmarva Atlantic coast from Cape May to Norfolk. The guide features mile-by-mile navigation information, aerial photography with marked routes, marina listings and locater charts, anchorage information and expanded "Goin' Ashore" articles on ports along the way. Helpful cruising data like GPS waypoints, detailed planning maps, distance charts and bridge tables help get cruisers there safely. Flexible spiral binding and heavy laminated covers with bookmarker flaps ensure durability and easy use in the cockpit and at the helm.

Hundreds of Important Updates Annually!                                                        

ISBN# 978-0-9833005-1-9                             $39.95

Click this link to order yours......................Waterway Guide


Great Lakes

Updated annually, WATERWAY GUIDE's Great Lakes edition is the indispensable cruising companion for boaters exploring the Great Lakes and the inland portions of the Great Loop Cruise from New York to the Great Lakes and from Chicago to the Gulf of Mexico. The guide features mile-by-mile navigation information, aerial photography with marked routes, marina listings and locater charts, anchorage information and expanded "Goin' Ashore" articles on ports along the way. Helpful cruising data like GPS waypoints, detailed planning maps, distance charts and bridge tables help get cruisers there safely. Flexible spiral binding and heavy laminated covers with bookmarker flaps ensure durability and easy use in the cockpit and at the helm.

Over 1,526 Important Updates                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 10.5, 568pp

ISBN# 978-0-9824889-9-7                                                                           $39.95

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Northern Atlantic Coast

Updated annually, this edition is the indispensable cruising companion for boaters exploring the Atlantic coast from Cape May through Maine, as well as the Hudson River, Long Island Sound and Cape Cod Bay. The guide features mile-by-mile navigation information, aerial photography with marked routes, marina listings and locater charts, anchorage information and expanded "Goin' Ashore" articles on ports along the way. Helpful cruising data like GPS waypoints, detailed planning maps, distance charts and bridge tables help get cruisers there safely. Flexible spiral binding and heavy laminated covers with bookmarker flaps ensure durability and easy use in the cockpit and at the helm.

Over 1,270 Important Updates      

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 10.5, 552pp

ISBN# 978-0-9824889-8-0                             $39.95

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Southern Atlantic Coast and Gulf of Mexico

Updated annually, the Waterway Guide Southern 2017 edition is the indispensable cruising companion for boaters exploring Florida's East coast, the St. John's River, the Okeechobee Waterway, the Keys, Florida's West coast and the Gulf of Mexico to Brownville, Texas. The guide features mile-by-mile navigation information, aerial photography with marked routes, marina listings and locater charts, anchorage information and expanded "Goin' Ashore" articles on ports along the way. Helpful cruising data like GPS waypoints, detailed planning maps, distance charts and bridge tables help get cruisers there safely. Flexible spiral binding and heavy laminated covers with bookmarker flaps ensure durability and easy use in the cockpit and at the helm.

Hundreds of Important Updates Annually!                                                                             

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 10.5, 584pp

ISBN# 978-0-9833005-2-0                                                                             $39.95

Click this link to order yours......................Waterway Guide


Anchorages Along the Intracoastal Waterway

Best anchorages, free docks, bridge and lock restrictions, waterway problem areas, lowest marina and fuel prices from the Troy, NY to Key West, FL. Mile by mile highlights of the waterway including caution notes.Includes the Hudson River, New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Delaware and Chesapeake Bays, Potomac River, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from Norfolk to Key West, Okeechobee Waterway and the St. Johns River.   

Updated Annually                                                                                     

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 128 pages                       $17.00

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Bahamas Bound

A step by step planning guide to get you ready to make the crossing to the Bahamas. Who should consider going? What type of vessel? How can you outfit your vessel for the Bahamas to save money and enjoy the trip? Also provides information on planning where to go and stay for the most comfort and safety, a complete list of marinas with current long-term and transient rates, and a list of cruising guides and charts required with pricing and sources. Cruising characteristics of both the Abacos and the Exumas.

Updated Annually                                                                                                                                             CLICK     Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 102 pages                                                                   $16.00

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Cruising Comfortably on a Budget

Living and cruising on a boat in the coastal waters of the Eastern United States. What kind of boat to buy, how to outfit it, where to go and stay, and how to live comfortably, all on a budget. Tips on saving thousands of dollars while cruising the East Coast, Bahamas, Great Lakes and the Inland water system.

12th Edition                                     

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 188 page                             $25.00

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Cruising From Chicago to Mobile

Cruising the Inland River system from Chicago on Lake Michigan to Mobile, AL on Mobile Bay. Information on anchorages, free docks, marinas, bridge and lock restrictions, and navigational concerns for this route. 

Includes the Illinois, Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland, Tennessee, Tombigbee and Mobile Rivers, as well as the Tenn-Tom Waterway.

Updated Annually                                                                                                                     

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 103 pages                                                                   $16.00

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Cruising Lake Erie

Cruising characteristics of Lake Erie, including Lake St. Clair. Covers description of harbor area with location of marinas for cruisers, local shopping, anchorages, and interesting tourist sites. Also provides required charts with

sources and pricing, other optional reading material, Lake Erie precautions, route planning and much more.

3rd Edition                                                                                    

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 127 pages                           $18.00

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Cruising Lake Michigan

Cruising Lake Michigan, including Green Bay. Information on ports and harbors with approach waypoints, and descriptions of harbors with location of anchorages, marinas, shopping, and local attractions.

Includes Green Bay, Grand Traverse Bay, the Lake Michigan islands and all major harbors on Lake Michigan.

3rd Edition                                                                                                                            Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 143 pages                                                                        $19.00

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Cruising Lake Ontario

Information on ports, harbors, anchorages, marinas, shopping, local attractions, and distances to harbors with GPS coordinates at the entrance to each harbor. Also provides information about the

Canadian National Park Islands and NY State Park marinas.

Includes the Thousand Islands, Toronto Islands and the Bay of Quinte as well as all major harbors on Lake Ontario.

3rd Edition                                                                                                                          

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 110 pages                 $17.00

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Cruising the Gulf Coast

Best anchorages, bridge and lock restrictions, free docks, marinas, shopping and places to stop from Brownsville, TX to Flamingo, FL along the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW). Mile by mile highlights of the waterway including caution notes and lowest marina and fuel prices. 

Many waterway and facility updates as a result of rebuilding after hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ivan. 

Areas covered include Corpus Christi, Houston, New Orleans, Mobile, Pensacola, St. Petersburg and Fort Myers.   

8th Edition, Updated Annually                                                                                                  Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 106 pages                                                                     $16.00
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Cruising the New York Canal System

All the information to enjoy cruising the New York Canal System. Depth and height restrictions, lock locations and characteristics, where to stop and what to expect, places to stay at no charge

with water and electric, and where to find free pump outs! Also covers the history of all four canals, including historical sites and places to shop today.

Includes the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga-Seneca, and Champlain Canals.

14th Edition, Updated Annually                                                   

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 80 pages                              $13.00

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Cruising the Rideau and Richelieu Canals

A complete guide on how to plan a summer cruise of the exciting Rideau and Richelieu Canals in Canada, which can include include stops in Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec. What charts and guides

to get, fees to expect, where to stop, what cities to visit and when to go.

Includes information on the Rideau Canal, Ottawa River, Saint Lawrence River, Richelieu River, Chambly Canal and Lake Champlain. Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec.

13th Edition, Updated Annually                                                                                                   Click this link to order yours......................Skipper Bob                         
 

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 90 pages                                                      $13.00


 Cruising the Trent-Severn Canal, Georgian Bay and North Channel

Cruising characteristics of the Trent-Severn Canal in Canada. List and prices for all required charts, fees, services available, where to stay, historical information, sites to see, and much more.

Marina locations with information on fuel and pump out.

In addition, anchorages and highlights of the Georgian Bay and its 30,000 islands, the North Channel, and the northern part of Lake Huron to the Straits of Mackinac.

11th Edition, Updated Annually                                                                                   

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 85 pages                     $13.00

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Great Circle Route

Cruising the Great Circle Route up the East Coast, across the Great Lakes, down the Mississippi and Tenn-Tom Canal to the Gulf Coast, and across the Gulf Coast to Florida. Discusses what charts

and cruising guides you need, how to schedule the trip, what to expect and when and where to go. Alternative routes via the Great Lakes are also outlined in detail.  Everything you need to plan

this exciting voyage!

12th Edition                                                                                                                              Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 114 pages                                                        $19.00
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Marinas Along the Intracoastal Waterway

Fuel prices, transient slip fees, long-term slip fees, do-it-yourself yards, and haul out fees. Mile by mile list of hundreds of marinas including information on courtesy cars, propane, shopping, CNG,

approach depth, number of transient slips, phone numbers, approach directions and much more.

Covers from the Hudson River to Key West, FL, including the St. Johns River and the Okeechobee Waterway.

15th Edition, Updated Annually                                                                                     

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 100 pages                       $15.00

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Seven Miles an Hour

Witty, but to the point. This book, by Don Wallace, gives the reader the basic concept of what you will go through when deciding to buy a boat and live aboard. Filled with excellent advice and true stories about their experiences; you'll chuckle, stare in disbelief, and think hard about what you read. Mostly you learn about the freedom of living on a boat.

Color photographs bring the experience to life and Appendix 1 provides basic information on buying a boat and outfitting it for cruising.Excellent read for anyone interested in boating!

Spiral Cover, 8.5 x 11, 75 pages.                                                                                          $23.00

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The Complete Set of 10 Great Circle Route Guides

Order the 10 cruising guides that cover the Great Loop Route, a $157 value, for only $138.

The Skipper Bob 10 Book Set for the Great Circle Route includes the three (3) Atlantic and ICW Guides and the seven (7) Canal Guides: Anchorages Along The Intracoastal Waterway, Marinas Along The Intracoastal Waterway, Cruising the Gulf Coast, Cruising the New York Canal System, Cruising the Rideau and Richelieu Canals, Cruising the Trent-Severn Canal, Georgia Bay and North Channel, Cruising Lake Ontario, Cruising Lake Erie, Cruising Lake Michigan, and Cruising from Chicago to Mobile.

(Does not include the three planning guides or the book Seven Miles an Hour).                  

                                                                                      $138.00

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The Complete Set of 13 Skipper Bob Publications

Order a complete set of the 13 Skipper Bob Publications, a $217 value, for only $189.

(Does not include the book Seven Miles an Hour).                                                                    

                                                                                                       $189.00

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