Confident Powerboating: Mastering Skills and Avoiding Troubles Afloat


A practical how-to guide to handling and

avoiding powerboat problems and


With no secondary method of propulsion, poorer


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A practical how-to guide to handling and

avoiding powerboat problems and


With no secondary method of propulsion, poorer

stability profiles, and enough speed to get

themselves into trouble fast, powerboats are far more

susceptible to emergencies than sailboats. Confident

Powerboating addresses your safety concerns, providing a detailed guide to avoiding

problems, coping with difficult situations, and responding

to emergencies effectively. Also, each section contains

several anecdotes of problems encountered and

resolved (or not).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071482578
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/12/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 959,909
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Stu Reininger is a marine consultant and

contributing editor to MotorBoating magazine, reporting on

boat handling and seamanship. Previously, he served as senior

editor of Boating, Power & Motoryacht and Marine Log. Holder

of a USCG 100 ton Master’s license, he has worked as a

delivery skipper with seven transatlantic crossings. He has

also worked as a marine surveyor, charter captain, and master

of ferries and other commercial vessels.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2009

    A fun read for a techy book....

    Reads like a novel..lives up to its title...My boating is incredibly more confident now..This is the best boating book I've ever purchased. It lives up to its promise in every way...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2008

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    Reads like an informative novel. Confident Powerboating is Presented in a succint and professional manner, liberally laced with humor and inside information this book will redefine the 'How To' Boating genre.

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