Boating Instruction Videos
Instructional videos on Powerboating, Sailing, Fishing,
Coastal Piloting, Celestial Navigation, Cruising and
other nautical topics from Magic Lamp Video.
Many also available in the PAL format.


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NAVIGATION (Coastal and Celestial) Videos

[star] CELESTIAL NAVIGATION FOR THE COMPLETE IDIOT ... A plain English explanation that any half-literate boat nerd will understand. Includes review of coastal piloting techniques; Covers theory and applications. 90 minutes - Also available in PAL format for UK, etc.
Order item #359....$39.95 Complete Video Table of Contents
   
[star] COASTAL PILOTING ... Equivalent to 6-week USPS or USCG Aux. evening course. Compass Correcting (T-V-M-D-C), Bow Bearings, Running Fixes, Speed-Time-Distance, Current Diagrams, more. 120 minutes - Also available in PAL format for UK, etc
Order item #301....$39.95 Complete Video Table of Contents
   
[star] USING NAUTICAL CHARTS ... How to Read, Use and Interpret Charts, plus segments on Visual Distress Signals, Useful Knots, Aids to Navigation. Official USCG training footage. 120 minutes
Order item #201....$39.95 Complete Video Table of Contents
   
[star] CELESTIAL NAVIGATION - The Sun Noonshot ... Use the Horizon System and Intercept Method to shoot the 57 Navigational Stars, Sun, 4 Planets and Moon. Navigate day or night. Official USN training footage. 120 minutes - Also available in PAL format for UK, etc.
Order item #303....$39.95 Complete Video Table of Contents
   
[star] CELESTIAL NAVIGATION - The Air Almanac (H.O. 249) ... Two complete 1-hour lectures. #1 on Theory and the Nautical Almanac; #2 on Sextant Use and a complete Sun Noonshot. Free Worksheet included. 120 minutes - Also available in PAL format for UK, etc.
Order item #203....$39.95 Complete Video Table of Contents
   
[star] BASIC COASTAL NAVIGATION ... Famous cruising sailor Robin Knox-Johnson introduces this superb video for the experienced yachtsman and amateur boater. Includes tides, chartwork, plotting and more. Produced with Royal Yacht Association. 60 minutes
Order item #671....$39.95 Complete Video Table of Contents
   
[star] HOW TO IDENTIFY STARS & PLANETS ... It's not hard to recognize the Sun or Moon, but to practice Celestial Navigation properly, you must be able to identify the Stars and Planets too. This program will teach how to do that: it was produced by a world class solo circumnavigator and two former instructors at the U.S. Navy's Surface Warfare Officer School. 50 minutes
Order item #672....$39.95  

Click Here to learn what Celestial Navigation is, what a Sextant measures and how it works to take you around the world - no batteries required.

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SAILING (Beginning thru Advanced) Videos

[star] CHOOSING THE RIGHT SAILBOAT... Choosing the wrong sailboat is like choosing the wrong spouse. This video can help you avoid one of those catastrophes. 30 minutes
Order item #312....$29.95 Complete Video Table of Contents
   
[star] LEARN TO SAIL ... Olympic sailor Steve Colgate gives beautiful bimbo Audrey Landers and actor Sam Jones a complete beginner's sailing course. 106 minutes.
Order item #381....$39.95 Complete Video Table of Contents
   
[star] LEARN TO SAIL BETTER AND FASTER (Get That Extra Knot)...America’s Cup sailor Peter Isler (Dennis Conner's tactician) and other experts show the beginning to intermediate sailor how to get maximum performance from a non-spinnaker production boat. 60 minutes
Order item #300....$34.95 Complete Video Table of Contents
   
[star] SAILING FUNDAMENTALS ... Join Dennis Conner’s tactician, Peter Isler as he takes you through a complete beginner’s sailing course for the official A.S.A. certification program, on the way to certified instructor. 60 minutes
Order item #382....$39.95 Complete Video Table of Contents
   
[star] IMPROVE YOUR SAILING SKILLS ... Information needed to help the novice become an expert. Segments on Spinnaker, Sail Trim, Reefing, Draft Control, Anchoring, Tacking & Jibing, Safety and more. 43 minutes
Order item #385....$34.95 Complete Video Table of Contents
   
[star] SAILBOAT HANDLING Under Power ... Here’s a lesson in driving, stopping, docking, crew teamwork and everything else you need to get your sailboat to do what you want it to do under power. A “must-have” for all sailors. 40 minutes
Order item #372....$34.95 Complete Video Table of Contents

SAVE $10! The following two videos on “Inspecting Your Rig” and “Tuning Your Rig” should be repeatedly viewed by all sailors interested in how to obtain maximum performance out of a sailboat. It will show you why boats just like yours are sailing faster and straighter than your own boat - and beating you at every mark! Ordinarily $34.95 each, they may now be ordered as a pair for only $60.00.
Order both as item # 373-4

[star] INSPECTING YOUR RIG...This program, when coupled with #374, presents the most comprehensive set of courses on how to make sure that your rigging provides you maximum performance. 85 minutes
Order item #373 ................. $34.95
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[star] TUNING YOUR RIG ... Brion Toss, master rigger, tunes 4 boats and shows you the extremely important information about rigging that so very few sailors are aware of. Sail Better! 90 min.
Order item #374 ................ $34.95 Complete Video Table of Contents
   
[star] RACING RULES MADE EASY ... Understanding the USYRU Official Rules has never been easier! Olympic sailor Steve Colgate hosts this program, explaining all the situations you will probably encounter while racing....
Order item #333....$39.95 Complete Video Table of Contents
   
[star] RACING TO WIN w/Gary Jobson ... Both on the water footage and 3-D computer animation. 3 sections: 1) Starting Techniques, 2) Windward and 3) Downwind to the Flag. The ultimate Racing tactics video. 60 minutes
Order item #330....$39.95 More Details
   

Multi-Hull Sailing Videos (Hobie & Prindle)

SAVE $10! #378 Catamaran Sailing - a Step by Step Guide and #379 Catamaran Racing should be a constant reference source for all sailors interested in safely sailing and getting maximum performance out of a Hobie Cat or Prindle. Ordinarily sold for $34.95 each, they may now be ordered as a pair for only $60.00.
Order both as item #378-9 (and we’ll pay the shipping anywhere in the U.S.)

[star] Catamaran Sailing: A Step by Step Guide How to safely trailer, rig, sail, tack, jibe, hike out on and right a Hobie Cat or Prindle. For Beginning and intermediate. 45 minutes
Order item #378 ................. $34.95
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[star] Catamaran Racing ... Interviews, computer animation and real demonstrations. Learn about Starting, Protests, Rounding the marks and more. 47 minutes
Order item #379 ..................$34.95
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General Boating (and Cruising) Videos:

[star] TWIN SCREW BOAT HANDLING ...Learn to handle your twin screw powerboat like a pro and spend less time making a fool out of yourself while docking. 60 minutes - Also available in PAL format for UK, etc
Order item #361....$39.95 Complete Video Table of Contents
   
[star] SINGLE SCREW HANDLING (Trailerable) ...Learn to safely launch the boat and not the car. Also includes checklist for everything you and your well-meaning but useless guests need. 75 minutes - Also available in PAL format for UK, etc
Order item #362....$39.95 Complete Video Table of Contents
   
[star] RULES OF THE ROAD ... This program covers 38 U.S.C.G. Navigation Rules and Regulations. Includes Night Lights, Day Shapes, Sound Signals, Distress Signals, Steering and Sailing Rules and much more.
Order item #377....$39.95 Complete Video Table of Contents
   
[star] AIDS TO NAVIGATION ... The Buoy System, Daybeacons, Lights, Light Platforms, Radio Beacon, Foghorns and more. Learn these markers and enhance your boating experience.
Order item #355....$39.95 More Details
   
[star] BOAT MAINTENANCE ... Pays for itself the first time you use it to fix the marine head that your idiotic boat guest stuffs up, or the worn out impeller or diaphragm water pump and more. 93 minutes - Also available in PAL format for UK, etc
Order item #299...$39.95 Complete Video Table of Contents
   
[star] SINGLE ENGINE BOAT HANDLING (Trawlers) ... Mooring techniques, maneuvering under inboard power, "walking" the boat, close quarters, rudder control, more. 40 minutes - Also available in PAL format for UK, etc
Order item #389...$34.95 Complete Video Table of Contents
   
[star] OFFSHORE CRUISING GUIDE ...World famous BOC single-handed sailor Dan Byrne tells about circumnavigation. Also: segments on Exposure Suits, Solar Stills, Desalinator, Life Rafts, Harnesses and more. 120 minutes
Order item #304...$39.95 Complete Video Table of Contents
   
[star] FLORIDA KEYS - America's Out Islands ... Writer and skipper Bob Armstrong details all the Keys from Key Largo onwards, covering marinas and resorts along this 150 mile stretch of Florida's skinny islands. 60 minutes
Order item #315...$39.95 More Details
   
[star] THE BAHAMAS - The Available Paradise ... An overview of the Bahamas in terms of geography, hydrography, climate, facilities for planes, boats and people, along with customs do's and don'ts, w/Abacos, Binini. 60 minutes
Order item #313...$39.95 More Details
   
[star] 1987 AMERICA'S CUP: The Official Film ... Join Dennis Conner and crew aboard Stars & Stripes with onboard footage of their breathtaking triumph over Australia's Kiikaburra III in this grudge match. 60 minutes
Order item #314...$29.95 More Details
   
[star] FAST BOATS and BEAUTIFUL WOMEN ...Take a wet and wild ride at over 50 knots on boating’s fastest offshore powerboats, with boating’s most beautiful topless women (contains nudity). 45 minutes
Order item #774...$39.95 Click here for more pictures
   
[star] BANKRUPTCY FOR BOATERS (and other people too) ... A complete discussion of how to wipe out your debts and keep most of your stuff. With leading BK attorneys. For the boater with too many toys. 100 minutes
Order item #101...$39.95 Explanation of Banktruptcy
   
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Check out our great series of
FISHING VIDEOS

[star] HOW TO RIG YOUR BOAT FOR FISHING ... Gary Ross of Shamrock Marine how he rigs his boats with fighting chairs, outriggers, downriggers, rod holders, rocket launchers, swivels and more. 60 minutes
Order item #393...$29.95 Complete Video Table of Contents

SAVE $10! The following two videos, Volumes 1 and 2 of the “Efficient Fly Casting Series” should be viewed by all fishermen interested in learning how to improve their fly casting skills. Ordinarily $29.95 each, they may now be ordered as a pair for only $50.00. and for U.S. orders, we’ll pay all the shipping! Order both as item # 801-2 see box covers and more details

[star] FLY FISHING, Volume 1 Tom White gives a complete instructional course in fly casting, for all ages, from the beginner to the advanced caster.... Available in PAL
Order item #801......$29.95
[star] FLY FISHING, Volume 2 In this second volume of the Efficient Fly Casting Series, Tom White shows how to properly perform the Roll Casts. Available in PAL
Order item #802.......$29.95
   
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Electronics Videos:

[star] USING SINGLE SIDEBAND RADIO (SSB) ...Noted electronics author Gordon West shows all aspects of using SSB for communicating around the world. Channel Selection, Installation, etc. 60 minutes - Also available in PAL format for UK, etc.
Order item #708...$34.95 Complete Video Table of Contents
   
[star] USING MARINE ELECTRONICS ... Learn about the maze of alphabet soup (GPS, ADF, RDF, GRI, TD, etc.) and the electronics used and needed by the world’s boating public. With Gordon West, noted marine electronics author for over 17 boating publications. 95 minutes - Also available in PAL format for UK, etc
Order item #302...$39.95  
[star] GPS NAVIGATION - A GUIDE TO FEATURES & FUNCTIONS... The definitive source for new GPS owners and buyers. Make an informed purchasing decision when shopping for a new GPS receiver.
Order item #885...$39.95 More Details
   
[star] THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO ELECTRONIC CHARTING... An in-depth look at Electronic Chart Display. Also covers the use of personal computers and software for navigation and shipboard management. 63 minutes
Order item #886...$39.95 More Details

[star] Magic Lamp IIMagic Lamp II now for sail:... 50' Custom Columbia Sloop: the "Magic Lamp II" is now for sale. This well-known yacht was used for the production of most of the tapes offered in this website by Magic Lamp Productions.
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