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Southern California Free Videos and E-Books

I've assembled these free videos and e-books for my readers. I plan to add to this list over time so if you have any great ideas for what should appear here., you can always e-mail me at the address and link in the footer of this page with ideas and suggestions.

Free Video About How to build a Boat

I put this youtube video up to describe some of my experience with boats and boat building



Free Video About Different Types of Boats You can Build

My video describing the different types of easy-to-build boat plans available on my boatbuilbing site



Free Video About Building a McKenzie River Drift Boat

My newest video describing what it takes to build one of my Western style McKenzie River drift boats, the Mackinaw.



Free Video About Predicting the Weather

Ever want to know how to predict the weather just by looking at the clouds. Here's a section of my seamanship, navigation and boating safety class, I have been teaching in adult school in Long Beach California for the past few years.





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Free E-Book - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Boat Building

This is a must read for anyone considering building a boat. Inside I also include a set of plans to build my Huntington Harbor kayak, a nice little, easy to build 12 footer.

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Free E-Book - How to Smoke Fish

Here are some things I learned about one of my favorite hobbies, smoking fish. I discuss how to prepare fish for smoking, how to smoke them, plus what kinds of smokers and fuels to use.

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Fishing boat plans

Ever think about building a boat?

It's easier than you probably imagine. You could be out fishing in your home crafted boat yet this summer. Stop by my other web site for lots of information and to download free study plans for many different boats you can build. There's also free e-books, videos, and photo essays of boat construction.

Spira International Boat Plans Web Site

Fishing and Navigation Books by Jeff Spira


Wrecks and Reefs Book

Wrecks and Reefs

Shipwrecks and Artificial Reefs of Southern Califormia for Fisherman and Divers

The most complete listing of wrecks and reefs of Southern California complete with GPS coordinates!

Wrecks and Reefs Book

Saltwater Angler's Guide to Southern California

Over 400 pages crammed with information, maps and everything you'd ever want to know about fishing the Southern California Ocean

Wrecks and Reefs Book

Seamanship and Navigation

A simplified approach - companion book to the class taught by Jeff of the same name.

Wrecks and Reefs Book

Celestial Navigation

A simplified approach - companion book to the class taught by Jeff of the same name.

Just click on the book or title to be taken to the Spira International Web site for more information or to order