How to get a free copy of the best practical cruising book ever written

When Patricia Lucas emailed me to say she was sending me a copy of Alan Lucas' latest book, I was naturally excited. I have Alan's excellent cruising guides to the NSW and Queensland coasts and have obviously read every article he has submitted to Cruising Helmsman and Australian Sailing magazines. But when Simple Solutions arrived in my mailbox, I was blown away by the sheer volume of subjects covered and the simple explanations with superb illustrations.

The book is 307 pages of amazing ideas. There are a total of 104 different subjects including such things as scarfing,splining, steerig, gland packing, pipe tools, [in rails, dinghy dilemmas, sealants, creative cleats, mildew and unwelcome visitors.

The retail price for the book is $34.95 and it's available from But you can get it free with a 12 month subscription to Cruising Helmsman magazine. The full deal is:

  • 12 issues of Cruising Helmsman magazine delivered to your mailbox.
  • The same 12 issues in iPad version.
  • Simple Solutions book by Alan Lucas.

The total value is $130.35 but you get all that for just $64.95.

To secure your free copy of Alan's book Simple Solutions and 12 months of practical articles, news and destinations in Cruising Helmsman:

Visit and enter promo code ENL/16031.

Call 1800 807 760 and quote promo code ENL/16031.

Remember, the offer of a free copy of Alan's book ends on March 31. Sign up now. (If you're already a subscriber, just extend your subscription by 12 months to get the free book.)

– Roger McMillan

M.O.S.S Australia
NAV at Home
JPK August 2023