Boater’s Pocket Reference

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Boater’s Pocket Reference

800 pages, 435 illustrations, 94 photographs, index, ISBN 0-9774052-0-6, Anchor Cove Publishing Why another book on boating? When the author went looking for a small reference book on boating that he could carry with him on boating trips, and couldn’t find any, he decided to write one himself. This new book is the result. Who needs this book? Everyone who wants to enjoy being a better, safer, and more responsible boater. If are you new to boating this book is filled with information you need to know. If you are an experienced boater this book can act as a great reference and memory jogger. Boat types, design, and construction, as well as terminology U.S. and Canadian boating regulations International, U.S., and Canadian Navigation Rules (Collision Regulations) The essentials of good seamanship—the basics of operating a boat Piloting and Navigation including the use of charts, GPS, radar, and sonar. Understanding aids to navigation Marlinespike Seamanship—lines and knots—including 50 different knots Understanding weather—air movement, fronts, clouds, weather maps Mechanical—engines and propellers Electrical—circuits, DC and AC wiring, batteries, chargers, inverters, lightning Communications—VHF, SSB, satellite Boat trailering tips, techniques, maintenance, wiring General reference tables—time zones, holidays, weight and volume of liquids, and more Extensive unit conversion tables Boating resources—organizations, phone numbers, websites Glossary of marine terminology

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