Boating Lessons You'll Never Forget: Safety, Emergency, and Survival Techniques from Real-Life Disaster Stories

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Would you know what to do if a whale thought your boat looked like lunch and took a bite out of the hull, or if you ran ashore on rocky shoals? Boating Lessons You'll Never Forget gives first person accounts of these harrowing experiences so that others may know what to do in a similar situation.
From animal encounters to capsizing water crafts, this book tells the true life stories of nautical mishaps and how the survivors walked away. This collection of fascinating stories ...

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Overview

Would you know what to do if a whale thought your boat looked like lunch and took a bite out of the hull, or if you ran ashore on rocky shoals? Boating Lessons You'll Never Forget gives first person accounts of these harrowing experiences so that others may know what to do in a similar situation.
From animal encounters to capsizing water crafts, this book tells the true life stories of nautical mishaps and how the survivors walked away. This collection of fascinating stories will have readers on the edge of their seats, all the while, providing life-saving tips. Stories include accidents caused by sudden winds and catastrophic waves, running ashore, a gigantic whale attack, flipped kayaks and more unimaginable misfortune. In each instance readers learn what to do when the worst happens. There's also a section on what emergency equipment to pack on your boat. This is a must-have for boaters and anyone who steps foot on a vessel.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565235908
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2011
  • Series: Essential Guide to Boating Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,431,648
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

John Kelsey is a journalist and editor specializing in woodworking and furniture making. He has a degree in woodworking and furniture design from the School for American Craft at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a former editor in chief of Fine Woodworking magazine and a publisher of woodworking and home building books at the Taunton Press. He is the author of Furniture Projects for the Deck and Lawn. He lives in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

Winds and waves

Animal Encounters

On the rocks

Kayaks capsizing

What to pack

Index

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