BOOKS ABOUT BOATING


The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

By: John Rousmaniere, Mark Smith

Used throughout America as a textbook in sailing schools and Power Squadrons, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship thoroughly and clearly covers the fundamental and advanced skills of modern sailing. This edition of Annapolis is a major overhaul. Over half the book has been revised; old topics and features have been updated, and many new ones have been introduced. The design has been modernized, and many color illustrations have been added.. "Annapolis emphasizes the standard skills and proven methods that eliminate error and confusion, ensure security in emergencies, and allow every sailor more time for enjoyment on the water.. "From navigation and seamanship to boat and gear maintenance, from pleasure cruising to heavy-weather sailing, here is the definitive, state-of-the-art guide that provides systematic step-by-step techniques to see you through every situation on deck and in the cockpit.

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Storm Tactics Handbook : Modern Methods of Heaving-To for Survival in Extreme Conditions

By: Lin Pardey, Larry Pardey

Modern methods of heaving-to for survival in extreme conditions. Trysail and para-anchor technology for all types of boats and sailors.

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The Practical Mariner's Book of Knowledge : 420 Sea-Tested Rules of Thumb for Almost Every Boating Situation

By: John Vigor

Boating touches upon such a wide array of disciplines that precise instructions are scattered among dozens of volumes. But basic facts and figures are often all that is needed for on-board assistance, planning, and reassurance. This book-distilled from centuries of seafearing wisdom (and the author's 20 years of researching, clipping, and collecting)-provides quick, simple answers to most of the questions sailors and powerboaters-both novice and experienced-ask about small boats and the sea.

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Getting Started in Powerboating

By: Bob Armstrong

This guide covers all powerboats-big and small, fast and slow, single engine, twin engines, outboard motors, and sterndrives. It points the boat shopper to the best boat for his or her needs and describes how to handle that boat. Armstrong explains how to dock and undock any boat, handle docklines, execute close-quarters maneuvers, anchor, run inlets, adjust trim for a better ride, and cope with rough weather. He offers hints for judging the quality of a boat and presents a gallery of good boats from each of the many types available.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Boating and Sailing (Complete Idiot's Guides)

By: Frank Sargeant

An easy-to-follow primer that can help any landlubber get out to sea, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Boating and Sailing offers the basic information on different kinds of boats-- including up-front costs, maintenance, and necessary equipment--plus advice on clubs, state and federal regulations, general rules of navigation.

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