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Overview

Learn the essentials of seamanship from one of the world’s premier boating organizations

Developed and refined through 35 years of Coast Guard Auxiliary training courses, Boating Skills and Seamanship is your perfect introduction to recreational boating's fundamentals. Great for beginning and intermediate powerboaters alike, it offers you the basics of choosing, equipping, and handling a small to midsize powerboat.

This new edition of the Coast Guard Auxiliary’s classic boating skills manual will answer all your questions on:

  • Selecting the right boat—whether a 10-foot skiff or a 35-foot cruiser
  • Essential equipment, both required and recommended
  • Docking and anchoring
  • Boat handling and seamanship on coastal and inland waters
  • Trailering a boat
  • Navigation and the rules of the nautical road
  • Using and maintaining marine engines, drive trains, and electronics
  • Knots, splices, and line handling
  • Marine weather and marine communications
  • And much more!

Approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), with chapter review questions and answers, Boating Skills and Seamanship is the ideal study and reference guide for anyone taking a state boating license exam or seeking better boating skills and knowledge.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780071467292
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Edition description: 13TH
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, the nation’s

largest boating educator, offers boating and seamanship

courses to 100,000-150,000 students each year.

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Table of Contents

Letter from U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary CommodoreIntroductionPart One Basic Skills and SeamanshipChapter 1 WHICH BOAT IS FOR YOU? Boaters’ Language Types of Boats Types of Propulsion Hull Design Sailboats Uses of Boats Boatbuilding Materials Your Intended Use The Coast Guard Customer Infoline Marine Surveyors Buying a Boat Practice Questions Chapter 2 EQUIPMENT FOR YOUR BOAT Requirements for Your Boat Fire Prevention and Detection Your Boat’s Equipment Legal Considerations Practice QuestionsChapter 3 TRAILERING YOUR BOAT Legal Considerations Practical Considerations The Towing Vehicle Trailer Hitches Balancing the Load Handling Your Trailer Predeparture Checks Preparing to Launch Launching Retrieving Storing Your Boat and Trailer Theft Prevention Aquatic Nuisance Species Float Plan Practice QuestionsChapter 4 HANDLING YOUR BOAT Leave with a Full Fuel Tank Fueling Your Boat Your Boat’s Propeller Steering Twin Screws Outboard and Stern-Drive Installation and Tilt Adjustment Jet Drives Loading Your Boat Getting Started Man Overboard Docking Mooring to a Permanent Anchor Anchoring Towing a Skier Heavy Weather Impaired Visibility Narrow Inlets Small Boat Safety Environmental Concerns Practice QuestionsChapter 5 YOUR “HIGHWAY” SIGNS Buoyage Systems Waterway Marks How Waterways are Marked Light Characteristics Chart Symbols Light Structures Lights on Bridges Electronic Aids to Navigation Navigation Publications Practice QuestionsChapter 6 THE RULES OF THE NAUTICAL ROAD Two Sets of Rules To Whom Do the Rules Apply? Vessel Definitions The General Responsibility Rule General Considerations Conduct in Narrow Channels Traffic Separation Schemes Stand-On or Give-Way? Rules for Special Vessels Risk of Collision Bend Signals Restricted Visibility Vessel Lights and Shapes Distress Signals Homeland Security Measures Courtesy and Safety Drawbridges Penalties Practice QuestionsChapter 7 INLAND BOATING Inland Waters Inland Navigation Inland Seamanship River Currents Maintaining Inland Waterways Dams Locks River Charts Commercial Traffic Before You Go Practice QuestionsChapter 8 BOATING SAFETY Small Boat Safety Personal Watercraft Cold Water Powerboats and Sailboats Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Weather Practice QuestionsPart Two: More Boating SkillsChapter 9 INTRODUCTION TO NAVIGATION Nautical Charts Ship's Compass Fixing Your Position Sources of Compass Error Correcting a Compass Reading Finding Your Position Speed-Time-Distance Dead Reckoning Tides Electronic Navigation GPS Operation Practice Your Art A Further Invitation Practice QuestionsChapter 10 POWERING YOUR BOAT Types of Marine Engines Selecting a Propeller Induction Systems Ignition Systems Flame Arresters Cooling Systems Gasoline Considerations Batteries Maintenance Winterizing Your Boat Spring Fitting Out Troubleshooting Practice QuestionsChapter 11 LINES AND KNOTS FOR YOUR BOAT Line or Rope? Rope Materials Rope Construction Measuring Rope Care of Rope Making Up a Line Knots, Bends, and Hitches Splices Securing Lines Lead Lines Dipping the Eye Practice QuestionsChapter 12 WEATHER AND BOATING Weather Information Wind and Boating Understanding Weather Nonfrontal Weather The Go, No-Go Decision Practice QuestionsChapter 13 YOUR BOAT’S RADIO Communications on the Water Functions of Radiotelephones Licenses Selecting Your VHF-FM Radio Installation Operating Your VHF-FM Copies of the Rules Calling Another Station Procedure Words Phonetic Alphabet Routine Radio Check Distress, Urgency, and Safety Calls Crew Training Practice QuestionsAPPENDICESAppendix A: Your Responsibilities as a Boat OperatorAppendix B: Float Plan Form and Boating Emergency GuideAppendix C: Boating Accident Report FormAppendix D: Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Radio Fact Sheet and MMSI Registration FormAppendix E: Metric Conversion TablesAppendix F: Vessel Safety CheckAppendix G: Join the Coast Guard AuxiliaryAppendix H: Become an Associate MemberGLOSSARYINDEX

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  • Anonymous

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    Excellant manual

    Highly recommend, easy to understand, well written.

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  • Posted August 21, 2014

    I recently purchased this book and really like it.  It has all

    I recently purchased this book and really like it. 

    It has all of the knowledge needed to successfully pass a boating course.  

    All of the safe boating rules in one book.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED 

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