Shipwrite's publications about the Pacific Northwest and electronic navigation. 

The Radar Book--Effective Navigation and Collision Avoidance  2nd Edition

by Kevin Monahan

Monahan draws on over 20 years of experience with radars, both large and small, to produce this comprehensive guide to obtaining the best performance from your radar set. Packed with graphics and useful techniques, this book is a must for anyone who owns or operates a radar on a small boat.

Published by Fine Edge Nautical Publications

Local Knowledge--A Skipper's Reference

(Tacoma to Ketchikan)

by Kevin Monahan

The celebrated reference for the coastal skipper. Includes detailed guidance for navigating BC coastal rapids. A multi-tool for coastal navigation. Now out of Print

Watch for the expanded Second Edition of this West Coast best-seller.

Published by Fine Edge Nautical Publications

Order books and "Ports and Passes" maps (Canadian and international customers)

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Errata in Shipwrite publications

NEW!! from Ports and Passes

Broughton Islands and Mainland Inlets

Desolation Sound and Discovery Islands

Topographic Maps and Distance Tables

More than a map ! !

Published by Chyna Sea Ventures

Ports and Passes Skipper's Logbook

created by Kevin Monahan

Everything you need in a Logbook  

Published by Chyna Sea Ventures

Shipwrite's Guide - Identifying Ocean-Bright Pacific Salmon


by Kevin Monahan and Cameron Wheatley

A comprehensive guide for identifying all six species of Pacific Salmon. Laminated in durable 5 mil plastic

Published by Shipwrite Productions

Using Radar for Collision Avoidance

A training aid by Kevin Monahan

For training or to post in your pilothouse. (2-sides, printed on heavy cardstock) 

Published by Shipwrite Productions

GPS - Instant Navigation - 2nd Edition 
by Kevin Monahan and Don Douglass 

2nd Edition of the best-selling guide to GPS for beginners and professionals alike.  

Published by Fine Edge Nautical Publications

Other Publications

1.  Cold Water and Personal Flotation    (free download!)

Learn about HOW cold water kills--sometimes in as little as a couple of minutes. 

Click here to view the slide show

Click here to go to the "Cold Water Survival"  page

2.  Rules for Living and Working, or

How to Find Peace and Sanity in an Otherwise Dysfunctional World     (free download!)

I was asked to make a short presentation to the Institute of Professional Administrators of Canada (IPAC)-on the subject of "What the new civil servant needs to know to survive in the Public Service"  

Click here to view the slide show

3. Alternatives to pyrotechnic distress signals

A presentation made to the Canadian Marine Advisory Council on April 20, 2016

Click here to view the slide show

See the Transport Canada policy accepting e-Visual Distress Signal Devices instead of flares on pleasure craft.

4. Kevin Monahan's articles on 

Click here to view the articles



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Last updated March 2024