Top Boating & Sailing movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Deep Water on DVD Deep Water
Synopsis
In 1969, Donald Crowhurst, a former engineer whose bravado outweighed his sailing expertise, entered a London Times-sponsored yacht race around the world. This thrilling documentary highlights the harrowing conditions Crowhurst faced.
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Cast
Donald Crowhurst, Jean Badin, Simon Russell Beale, Tilda Swinton
Director
Director
Louise Osmond, Jerry Rothwell
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Sports Documentaries, Water Sports, Boating & Sailing
Rent Wind on DVD Wind
Synopsis
Matthew Modine and Jennifer Grey are experienced sailors determined to win the prestigious America's Cup yacht race. But their abiding love for each other is put to the test when she's removed from the crew and joins up with a maverick boat designer.
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Cast
Matthew Modine, Jennifer Grey, Cliff Robertson, Jack Thompson, Stellan SkarsgÄrd, Rebecca Miller, Ned Vaughn, James Rebhorn, Michael Higgins
Director
Director
Carroll Ballard
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Adventures, Sports Dramas, Sports Stories, Boating & Sailing
Rent Morning Light on DVD Morning Light
Synopsis
Join 15 rookie competitors as they test their limits preparing for the Transpacific Yacht Race, a 2,300-mile voyage from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Six months of training will prove which ones have what it takes to helm the Morning Light.
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Cast
Kate Theisen, Chris Branning, Robbie Kane, Charlie Enright, Chris Schubert, Graham Brant-Zawadzki, Kit Will, Genny Tulloch, Mark Towill, Jesse Fielding
Director
Director
Mark Monroe
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Sports Documentaries, Sports Stories, Boating & Sailing, Water Sports
Rent Maidentrip on DVD Maidentrip
Synopsis
Critics called her delusional. Child welfare agents tried to intervene. But Laura Dekker would not be denied her shot at sailing round the world. This documentary captures the 14-year-old's solo feat through footage she shot on her two-year voyage.
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Cast
Laura Dekker
Director
Director
Jillian Schlesinger
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Sports Documentaries, Boating & Sailing
Rent Miracle at Oxford on DVD Miracle at Oxford
Synopsis
At Oxford University, it's a matter of honor to win against its long-standing rival, Cambridge, in the annual rowing competition. But when the team is served up a heartbreaking defeat, they must pull together and find a way to reclaim the top spot.
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Cast
Johan Leysen, Dominic West, Dylan Baker, Geraldine Somerville, Josh Lucas, Brian McGovern, Noah Huntley
Director
Director
Ferdinand Fairfax
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Boating & Sailing, Sports Stories, United Kingdom
Rent Learn to Sail on DVD Learn to Sail
Synopsis
Olympic sailor and renowned sailing instructor Steve Colgate teaches you all the skills you need to sail out into the wild blue water, including sailing lingo, rope work such as knots and rigging, emergency procedures and more. Featuring real-life onboard situations with novice sailors (actors Audrey Landers and Sam Jones), the program demonstrates each technique in practice to help you see and remember every application clearly.
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Cast
Steve Colgate, Audrey Landers, Sam J. Jones
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Boating & Sailing, Water Sports
Rent Annapolis Book of Seamanship: Vol. 5 on DVD Annapolis Book of Seamanship: Vol. 5
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In this edition of the definitive maritime series, renowned sailing authority and writer John Rousmaniere passes on his years of expertise vis-à-vis keel daysailors and small keelboats. Covering a slew of topics that includes steering, tacking, jibing, the spinnaker, life jacket use, rescue strategies, key racing skills, navigation rules and safety issues, Rousmaniere prepares viewers to sail the high seas.
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Cast
John Rousmaniere
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Water Sports, Boating & Sailing
Rent The Art of Racing Sailing on DVD The Art of Racing Sailing
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Sailing guru Phil Nicols leads this informative guide designed to help you get the best performance out of your race boat. Learn everything from prelaunch preparation to mastering pinpoint maneuvers and achieving maximum speed in all conditions. With Nicols sharing his extensive experience and wisdom on every facet of sailboat racing, you and your crew will be at the top of your game in no time.
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Cast
Phil Nicols
Director
Director
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Genres
Sports & Fitness, Water Sports, Boating & Sailing
Rent The Incredible Voyage of Bill Pinkney on DVD The Incredible Voyage of Bill Pinkney
Synopsis
From Boston to Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Brazil, South Africa, Tasmania, Uruguay and then back, Bill Pinkney became the first African-American to sail solo around the world -- a journey chronicled in this Bill Cosby-narrated documentary. Communicating with schoolchildren in Boston and Chicago throughout his adventure, Pinkney offers inspiration through his story of commitment, courage, education and perseverance on the high seas.
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Cast
Bill Cosby, Bill Pinkney
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, African-American Documentaries, Sports Documentaries, Water Sports, Boating & Sailing
Rent Spinnaker Sailing on DVD Spinnaker Sailing
Synopsis
America's Cup champion and world-renowned racer Tom Whidden explains the ins and outs of spinnaker sailing in this hands-on instructional program. Covering both cruising and racing chutes, Whidden provides a wealth of information -- including demonstrations of techniques such as trimming, launching, gybing, dousing and packing. He also discusses pole height and angle variations, crew positions, sails and rigging.
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Cast
Tom Widden
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Sports & Fitness, Water Sports, Boating & Sailing, Hobbies & Games
Rent Sail Trimming on DVD Sail Trimming
Synopsis
Expert yachtsman Peter Bateman provides viewers with the basic knowledge and tools necessary to improve their sail trimming, making their boats move faster. Using graphics and film footage, Bateman explains sail shapes and demonstrates sail trimming, focusing on genoas, mainsails and spinnakers. Presented in an easy-to-follow manner, this instructional video can benefit both novices and experienced sailors alike.
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Cast
Peter Bateman
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Hobbies & Games, Boating & Sailing
Rent U.S. Coast Guard License: Boating Course on DVD U.S. Coast Guard License: Boating Course
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Featuring key information about how to take and pass the United States Coast Guard License test, this informative video covers the exam's format and offers pointers and instructions on all the rules that skippers and navigators are expected to know. Delivering each lesson in an easy-to-understand way, the program will help aspiring mariners earn their internationally recognized licenses in no time.
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Director
Director
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Sports & Fitness, Water Sports, Boating & Sailing
Rent Fiberglass Repairs Made Easy on DVD Fiberglass Repairs Made Easy
Synopsis
Learn at the hands of a fiberglass repairman with more than 20 years' experience as he demonstrates step-by-step, easy-to-follow procedures for repairing cracks, applying new laminate and spraying gelcoat. With simple instructions, you'll learn how to mix your own color gelcoat, grind out damaged fiberglass, reshape repairs to the original hull lines and sand and polish the gelcoat to a new finish. Get your boat looking shipshape in no time.
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Director
Director
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Special Interest, Hobbies & Games, Boating & Sailing
Rent Alinghi: The Inside Story on DVD Alinghi: The Inside Story
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Experience the excitement of the race to win the America's Cup with this bracing documentary about Alinghi, the Swiss team that sailed to victory in 2003. Archival film and interviews with the crew chronicle their demanding physical training, endless maintenance of the boat and the inevitable tensions that arise as they join forces to achieve their dream, squaring off against the favored New Zealand squad.
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Cast
Director
Director
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Genres
Sports & Fitness, Water Sports, Boating & Sailing, Sports Documentaries
Rent On the Waterways on DVD On the Waterways
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Over a three-year period, the crew of the <i>Driftwood</i>, a 60-foot motor yacht, explored 25,000 miles of North American rivers, lakes and coastlines. This absorbing program documents the people, places and stories they encountered along the way. From the North Atlantic and the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast, their tour brings modern navigation to waterways used for transportation and commerce for centuries. Academy Award winner Jason Robards narrates.
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Cast
Jason Robards
Director
Director
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Genres
Documentary, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Water Sports, Boating & Sailing, TV Documentaries, PBS Documentaries
Rent Pacific High: The Ensenada Yacht Race on DVD Pacific High: The Ensenada Yacht Race
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Sail down the coast of California over an unpredictable 125-mile course as 4,000 competitors participate in the world-famous Newport-Ensenada Yacht Race. The exciting aerial photography and the compelling onboard and on-land activities and interviews bring this exhilarating sporting event up close and personal. Yachting enthusiast and Disney Studios head Roy Disney produced this exciting look at one of sailing's most prestigious contests.
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Director
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Genres
Sports & Fitness, Boating & Sailing, Water Sports
Rent Handling Sailboats Under Power on DVD Handling Sailboats Under Power
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This step-by-step instructional video is an invaluable guide to handling a sailboat with an engine, providing thorough instruction in sailboat handling, close-quarter maneuvers and steering a course through docks and marinas. Topics include approaching docks and moorings, departing slips and docks, winding to the port, engine maintenance, handling strong currents, rules of the road and clearing the lines.
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Cast
Director
Director
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Genres
Sports & Fitness, Water Sports, Boating & Sailing
Rent Sea Kayaking: Vol. 2: Intermediate Skills on DVD Sea Kayaking: Vol. 2: Intermediate Skills
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Outdoor recreation specialist Peter Casson takes his user-friendly sea kayaking tutorial to the next level in this second volume of instruction that targets those who are ready to tackle more challenging skills. Lessons for intermediate paddlers include how to properly perform a slicing draw stroke, how to reverse paddle, how to turn your boat and how to perform a basic kayak tow, as well as other critical rescue techniques.
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Cast
Peter Casson
Director
Director
Stephen Showalter
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Boating & Sailing, Other Water Sports, Water Sports, Hobbies & Games
Rent Boating Basics for First Time Boaters on DVD Boating Basics for First Time Boaters
Synopsis
When it's time to get your sea legs, there's no better place to start than with this instructional video that that covers all the power-boat basics for first-time skippers. Presenting the complete information contained in state boating courses, this encyclopedic video includes segments on choosing the right boat, boating laws, navigation rules and aids, getting under way and bringing your craft safely back into harbor.
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Director
Director
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Genres
Sports & Fitness, Water Sports, Boating & Sailing
Rent Race & Win: Making the Best of Your Crew on DVD Race & Win: Making the Best of Your Crew
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Serving as the ultimate audiovisual reference for racing crews and America's Cup hopefuls, this educational program hosted by racing coach Tucker Thompson offers a detailed look at the mechanics involved in each individual crew position on a modern race boat. Professional sailors lead you through segments that focus on the responsibilities of the bow, mast, pit, headsail trimmer, main trimmer, tailer, tacks, jibes and douses.
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Cast
Tucker Thompson
Director
Director
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Genres
Sports & Fitness, Boating & Sailing, Water Sports
Rent Back to the Basics of Boating on DVD Back to the Basics of Boating
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Perfect for both novice boat owners and experienced skippers, this easy-to-follow instructional guide covers everything from purchasing the right boat to proper docking and everything else you need to know to take to the sea like a seasoned pro. Topics include outboard power and propulsion, maintenance, navigation, safety preparation, fueling, winterizing, gel coat repairs, marlinspike seamanship and much more.
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Cast
Director
Director
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Genres
Sports & Fitness, Water Sports, Boating & Sailing
Rent Boating Basics on DVD Boating Basics
Synopsis
Although accidents on the waterways are sometimes unavoidable, the many pointers and essential boating knowledge offered in this informative video will help equip viewers with the skills to make it easier to handle any mishaps. Among the subjects covered are navigating in poor visibility, rigging and anchoring your craft -- all of which will add to your safety and enjoyment on the water.
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Cast
Director
Director
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Genres
Sports & Fitness, Water Sports, Boating & Sailing
Rent Top 60 Tips: Boat Handling on DVD Top 60 Tips: Boat Handling
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This must-see guide presents an array of hints for handling both inboards and outboards in situations and conditions all boaters will likely encounter, including open water, rough weather, following seas, head-on seas and running in the trough. Other topics covered include safely negotiating marinas and docking and undocking in narrow slips. Whatever your skill level, this program will increase your confidence and safety.
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Cast
Director
Director
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Genres
Sports & Fitness, Water Sports, Boating & Sailing
Rent The Racing Sailor on DVD The Racing Sailor
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Sailors of all experience levels can benefit from this comprehensive lesson on winning tactics for small-boat racing. The program illustrates a range of insightful pointers from sailing experts with state-of-the-art 3-D animated sequences. The tutorial covers upwind strategy and tactics, downwind strategy, finishing techniques, mark rounding and more.
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Cast
Director
Director
Jamie Salvatori
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Genres
Special Interest, Boating & Sailing, Hobbies & Games
Rent Maintaining & Servicing Mercury Outboard on DVD Maintaining & Servicing Mercury Outboard
Synopsis
Get to know your Mercury outboard motor with this instructional video designed to save you money by teaching you the satisfying art of do-it-yourself maintenance. Renowned mechanic Dan Jones takes you through basic servicing, winterizing and getting your motor ready for the next boating season. In this clear, step-by-step program, Jones covers flushing; grease and lube points; the fuel and ignition systems; secrets of the propeller; and more.
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Cast
Dan Jones
Director
Director
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Genres
Special Interest, Boating & Sailing, Water Sports, Hobbies & Games
Rent Encyclopedia of Boating Tips: 2003 on DVD Encyclopedia of Boating Tips: 2003
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Encyclopedia of Boating Tips: 2003 provides everything a boater needs to know to operate and maintain a boat -- from safety tips to plumbing to the end result of relaxation and fun, this program covers it all! Topics include tips on depth sounders, jet skis, navigation, and much more.
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Cast
Director
Director
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Genres
Sports & Fitness, Boating & Sailing, Water Sports
Rent Powerboat Navigation with John Rousmaniere on DVD Powerboat Navigation with John Rousmaniere
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Author John Rousmaniere hosts this instructional program for amateur sailors, produced in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard, that was designed to impart the basics of powerboat navigation. Segments focus on understanding compasses, charts and common instruments; taking and plotting bearings; navigating in dark and foggy conditions; allowing for tidal currents; and making quick -- but critical -- decisions.
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Cast
John Rousmaniere
Director
Director
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Genres
Sports & Fitness, Water Sports, Boating & Sailing
Rent Gary Jobson: Racing to Win on DVD Gary Jobson: Racing to Win
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You've mastered the basics of sailing -- now learn to race like a champion with advice from world-class sailor and ESPN analyst Gary Jobson. Using an instructive combination of live footage and computer animation, Jobson explains both high-performance techniques and the thought processes of the expert racer carrying them out. He takes you through starting methods, windward tactics and tips for downwind racing to the flag.
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Cast
Gary Jobson
Director
Director
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Genres
Sports & Fitness, Water Sports, Boating & Sailing, Hobbies & Games
Rent The Setting Son on DVD The Setting Son
Synopsis
A young boy named Cal (Will Schaub) is America's next best hope to win a sailing gold medal in the Olympics. But one day, Cal gets a desperate phone call: His brother (Jason James Richter) has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant, and it appears Cal is a perfect match. It's the dilemma of a lifetime as Cal must decide between his dream and the dictates of his heart. Based on a true story. Co-stars Brion James.
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Dave Oliver, Brion James, Jason James Richter, Beau Billingslea, Nancy Sullivan, Candace Lifson, Will Schaub, Darin Cooper, Tyler Patton, Robin Stapler, Lily Anne Rains, Maureen Muldoon
Director
Director
Lisa C. Satriano
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Family Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Sports Dramas, Olympics & Other Games, Boating & Sailing, Sports Stories
Rent Practical Boater: Outboard Powered Boat on DVD Practical Boater: Outboard Powered Boat
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You'll learn everything you need to know about outboard-powered boats with this comprehensive and informative guide. A team of experts discusses how to operate, maneuver, dock, fuel and anchor your vessel and offers a number of tips on safety and proper engine maintenance. They also provide an extensive assessment of different types of hulls and power options, plus single- and multi-engine models.
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Cast
Director
Director
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Special Interest, Hobbies & Games, Boating & Sailing
Rent Commissioning & Winterizing Your Boat on DVD Commissioning & Winterizing Your Boat
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Find out how to prepare your boat for winter storage and learn spring fitting-out procedures with Bennett Marine's step-by-step tutorial, which covers protecting your vessel from harsh weather and fine-tuning it for the first voyage of the year. You'll get helpful tips from the pros and valuable information about tools, materials and methods required for successfully winterizing and spring commissioning your seaworthy investment.
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Cast
Director
Director
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Sports & Fitness, Water Sports, Boating & Sailing
Rent Top 60 Tips: Maintenance on DVD Top 60 Tips: Maintenance
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With production help from the folks at Boating Magazine, this release offers 60 useful ways to keep your boat in tip-top shape, including broad topics such as winter lay-ups, spring start-ups, diesel and gas engines, refinishing, polishing and waxing. Also covered are areas such as rust removal, preventing mildew, storing lines, fuel stabilizers, hoses, battery switches, trailer wiring and much more.
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Cast
Director
Director
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Sports & Fitness, Water Sports, Boating & Sailing
Rent Ship to Shore on DVD Ship to Shore
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Whether you're a seasoned sailor or a first-time cruiser, this video travelogue is the perfect way to plan your next vacation if you're going by boat. Activities include snorkeling in Martinique; sampling the flavors of Bar Harbor, Maine; and shopping in Istanbul, Turkey's Grand Bazaar. You'll also take in the beauty of Holland's trademark windmills, dive for buried treasure in Greece and set sail on one of the Caribbean's famed party boats.
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Cast
Director
Director
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Special Interest, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Boating & Sailing, Hobbies & Games
Rent Powerboat Handling: Twin Screw on DVD Powerboat Handling: Twin Screw
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This accessible instructional guide features easy-to-follow tips for handling your twin-screw powerboat, from the basics of controls to tricky maneuvers and docking in narrow places such as slips. Other advanced topics include strategies for dealing with a stalled engine and compensating for winds and currents. Whatever your skill level, this program will give you the confidence you need to become a master boater.
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Cast
Director
Director
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Sports & Fitness, Water Sports, Boating & Sailing
Rent Single Engine Inboard/Outboard on DVD Single Engine Inboard/Outboard
Synopsis
There's a knack for handling a single-engine inboard/outboard motor, but it's not tough to learn. This program clearly explains everything viewers need to know about piloting a boat with a single-engine motor under a variety of conditions. Topics include docking and undocking in tight spaces, entering and departing slips, backing up, turning at slow speeds, and the effects of wind and water current on single-engine navigation.
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Cast
Director
Director
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Genres
Sports & Fitness, Water Sports, Boating & Sailing
Rent Boating & Fishing Safety on DVD Boating & Fishing Safety
Synopsis
Designed for the novice sports enthusiast, this installment of the "Outdoor Adventures" series teaches the basics of boating and fishing safety through the plotlines of two short films that allow you to learn from their protagonists. In "Boating the Starboard Way," professor Heywood Banks conducts lessons aboard his floating "classroom." Then, four children learn angling fundamentals from their grandfather in "Grandpa, Can We Go Fishing?"
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Cast
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Director
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Sports & Fitness, Outdoor & Mountain Sports, Boating & Sailing, Fishing
Rent Mid-Season Boat Maintenance on DVD Mid-Season Boat Maintenance
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While full-scale maintenance in the spring and fall is crucial to good boat performance, extra check-ups in between seasons will help keep your ship in shape. This program provides a checklist of must-do procedures (including information on what to look for and what to do if and when something needs attention), covering topics such as filters, bilge, electrical wiring, docks, anchor lines, battery lights, life rafts, electronics and more.
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Cast
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Director
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Sports & Fitness, Water Sports, Boating & Sailing
Rent Garmin GPS eTrex & eTrex Summit on DVD Garmin GPS eTrex & eTrex Summit
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Hikers, campers and other nature lovers have come to rely on Garmin's eTrex GPS mapping device. This easy-to-use guide helps users get the most out of the eTrex and the eTrex Summit's features. Separate programs for each device use straightforward instructions to take viewers through installing the battery, using the keypad, navigational terms, and saving, editing and fixing paths and positions.
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Director
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Special Interest, Boating & Sailing
Rent Handling Your Twin Engine Inboard/Outboard on DVD Handling Your Twin Engine Inboard/Outboard
Synopsis
Learn from the experts and become a pro at boating with a twin-engine inboard/outboard motor. This comprehensive program offers step-by-step instructions for twin-engine boating under a variety of conditions. Topics include controls and instrumentation, launching and loading, trim tabs, backing, power tilt and trim, turning at low speeds, dealing with the effects of wind and water current, and more.
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Director
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Sports & Fitness, Water Sports, Boating & Sailing
Rent The History of the Humber Ferry on DVD The History of the Humber Ferry
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Vintage film footage, photographs and slides combine to tell the story of the Humber Ferry. Through the history of a single vessel, this program explores the entire bygone era of the paddle steamer. Though the boats are strongly associated with the Mississippi River, the 19th-century paddle steamers formed a vital component of commerce and culture throughout America and the world. Their legacy sails on in this nostalgic documentary.
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Director
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Documentary, Historical Documentaries, Boating & Sailing
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