Books Authored by Jeff Spira

I've been spending time on the water all of my life and teach seamanship, navigation and boating safety classes locally. Here are some of the nautical books I've written that you may purchase. I'll sign them for you if you buy here, too.

Saltwater Angler's Guide to Southern California

This book is crammed with maps, photos, diagrams, and valuable travel information. Each area is discussed in detail for the pier fisherman, surf fisherman, private boat fisherman or party boat fisherman. All the spots are here, including the artificial reefs with GPS Coordinates. A treatise of which species you can catch in which months is also included. As a bonus, a listing of the locations of every launch ramp, listings for each sport fishing landing, and even list most of the area tackle shops, are included.
Note, this book is older so does not include the closed areas by California Marine Protection Act. Contact the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for the latest of these constantly changing rules.
ISBN 1885106726, 400+ Pages, 6x9 Paperback, $28.95
+ $6.00 S+H (USA Only) California Residents + 8.75% Sales Tax
Outside USA, please e-mail for shipping rate.


Wrecks and Reefs - Shipwrecks and Artificial Reefs of Southern Calfornia

This new book includes nearly all of the major shipwrecks and artificial reefs of Southern California with descriptions, histories, depths, and GPS Coordinates. It also features previously unpublished databases of all reported wrecks plus a bonus side-scan sonar survey of the entire coast with all sorts of underwater targets, many of them as of yet unexplored. It's a must for fishermen looking for great fishing spots or divers looking for undersea adventure, or maybe even sunken treasure.

ISBN 1885106726, 132 Pages, 6x9 Paperback, $14.95
+ $6.00 S+H (USA Only) California Residents + 8.75% Sales Tax
Outside USA, please e-mail for shipping rate.


Seamanship and Coastal Navigation

This is the accompanying textbook to two classes taught by Jeff Spira. The first is a Basic Seamanship and boating safety, and the second, Simplified Coastal Navigation. It covers all aspects of safe boating for the person interested in exploring near coastal ocean waters. It's a must for every boater.

69 Pages, 8 1/2 x 11 Comb Bound, $19.95
+ $6.00 S+H (USA Only) California Residents + 8.75% Sales Tax
Outside USA, please e-mail for shipping rate.


Simplified Celestial Navigation - The Noon Sun Shot

This is the accompanying textbook to a class taught by Jeff Spira by the same name. Finally there is a technique easily taught in a single, 3 hour workshop, or in a single day of home study, where the novice celestial navigator can accurately and reliably find his position anywhere in the world. The Noon Sun Shot can be made, and an accurate fix established, without extensive math, or huge volumes of tables. Most students of this method fix their position within 5 miles on their very first sighting! You could literally circumnavigate the earth using only this method.

22 Pages, 8 1/2 x 11 Comb Bound, $14.95
+ $6.00 S+H (USA Only) California Residents + 8.75% Sales Tax
Outside USA, please e-mail for shipping rate.



About Jeff Spira

Naval Architect and Boat Designer Jeff Spira

Hi, I'm Jeff Spira. I've been designing and building boats since my teenage years, in the late 1960s. There are few things I enjoy more than designing, building and using boats. Have a look through my designs and I'm sure you'll come across a few that you would love to have. Just drop me a note if have any questions, and let's figure out how to get you on the water.


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