Books

1974    Powerboats in Rough Seas, Adlard Coles
The first book on the subject ever written

1976    Motor Sailers, Stanfords
Again the first time this subject has been covered in a book

1978    Electronic Navigation for Small Craft, Adlard Coles

Written when electronic navigation for small craft was in the early stages of development

1979    Fishing Boats and Their Equipment, FN Books

A practical book aimed directly at the crews of smaller fishing boats

1988    2nd Edition of above book, FN Books

An updated version because of new technology

1992    3rd Edition of above book, FN Books

To meet increased demand

1982   Coal Transport, Financial Times

A serious business information book

1983   Contributor to Encyclopaedia Britannica

Using expert knowledge to update sections of this respected encyclopedia

1985   Blue Riband Atlantic Challenge, Virgin Books

Written as a prelude to our Atlantic record attemp

1986    Electronics Afloat, Nautical Pub

An updated version to cover the latest developments including early satellite navigation

1987   Sea Rescue, Sigma Projects USA.

A book written for American children

1988    The Challenge of the Atlantic, Patrick Stephens

A history of the Atlantic Ocean and those who have crossed it in a wide variety of vessels

1988   Sea Rescue Units, Rourke Enterprises USA

A US book in the Dangerous Jobs series of books

1988    Practical Motor Cruising, Adlard Coles

A back to basics cruising book

1989    Fast Boats and Rough Seas, Adlard Coles

An updated version of Powerboats in Rough Seas

1989   Powerboat Cruising, Hearst Books USA

A US version of Practical Motor Cruising

1990    Fast Boat Navigation, Adlard Coles

The first book written about this specialised sector

1991    Electronic Charts, Robertson

A book written for an electronic chart manufacturer

1992    Boat Electrical Systems, Adlard Coles

Shedding light on the mysteries of electrical systems used in boats

1993    Motor Sailers, Adlard Coles

An updated version of the earlier book

1993   RORC Manual Of Safety and Survival, David & Charles

A practical book written for the sailors of the Royal Ocean Racing Club

1993   RORC Manual of the Weather, David & Charles

Another practical book written for the sailors of the Royal Ocean racing Club

1994    Inflatables, Adlard Coles

An early book written about inflatables and RIBs

1995    The Sextant Simplified, Reeds.

A modern classic

1997    Electronic Charts, C-Map

Another book written for an electronic chart manufacturer

2002    Fast Boat Seamanship Manual – US Coast Guard

A specialised book of fast boat handling and operation for the US Coast Guard

2003    Fast Powerboat Seamanship – International Marine USA

A leisure version of the Coast Guard book

2006   Challenges – Dag Pike’s Autobiography – Bosun Publications

Written to cover the experiences of 50 years at sea

2008   50 ways to Improve Your Navigation – Adlard Coles

A quick guide to navigation techniques

2008   50 ways to Improve your Weather Forecasting – Adlard Coles

A quick guide to weather forecasting techniques

2008   50 Ways to Improve Your Powerboat Driving – Adlard Coles

A quick guide to powerboat driving techniques

2008    Disasters at Sea – Adlard Coles

A history and comment about disasters

2009    Storms and Wild Water – Adlard Coles

A study of storms and experiences of storms

2010   The Hidden Harbours of SW Britain – Imrays

A guide to small harbours in South West Britain

2011   The Hidden Harbours of Wales – Imrays

A guide to small harbours on the Welsh coast

2012     Cruising Under Power – Adlard Coles

A guide to cruising for motor boat owners

2012     Cruising Under Sail – Adlard Coles

A guide to cruising for sailboat owners

2013     The Complete RIB Manual – Adlard Coles

A guide to RIB driving and operation to mark the 50the anniversary of the RIB

2013     The Hidden Harbours of the North West – Imrays

A guide to the small harbours on the North West coast

2014     Be Your Own Boat Surveyor – Adlard Coles

A guide to survey techniques for boat owners

2014     Magnum Marine – Electra/Mondodori/Magnum

A history of this famous US powerboat builder

2015     Practical Navigation – Imrays

A guide to the latest navigation techniques for boat operators

2015     The Hidden Harbours of the West Coast of Scotland – Imrays

A guide to the small harbours on the west Scottish coast

2017 Taming the Atlantic – Pen and Sword

A history and comment about Atlantic crossings and record breaking

2017 Launch and Recovery of Boats from Ships – Nautical institute

The definitive guide to this sometimes dangerous and challenging operation at sea

2018 The History of Navigation – Pen and Sword Books Ltd