Modern Seamanship

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Modern Seamanship is a comprehensive guide for boaters who wish to think for themselves, solving problems by analyzing a situation and deftly using acquired knowledge. This book presumes you wish to know why, and not just how. If you know why, the how becomes quickly evident. It covers in detail the use of such labor-saving technological advances as GPS and radar, which have revolutionized recreational boating in the past decade. But because technology, like water rings, can get boaters literally and figuratively...
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Overview

Modern Seamanship is a comprehensive guide for boaters who wish to think for themselves, solving problems by analyzing a situation and deftly using acquired knowledge. This book presumes you wish to know why, and not just how. If you know why, the how becomes quickly evident. It covers in detail the use of such labor-saving technological advances as GPS and radar, which have revolutionized recreational boating in the past decade. But because technology, like water rings, can get boaters literally and figuratively into deep water without knowing how to swim, Modern Seamanship also explores the traditional seamanship skills upon which these space-age devices are based -- skills that always work, whether or not the batteries are dead. In its pages you will find information on navigation, weather, boat handling, docking, mooring, anchoring, common emergencies, communications, working with rope, and maintenance -- all the skills a mariner needs to deal confidently with the sea. It is an essential reference for recreational boaters intent on mastering the art and science of seamanship.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517162521
  • Publisher: Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/3/2000
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.43 (w) x 9.53 (h) x 1.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
What is Seamanship?
Why Seamanship?
Chapter 1 Boating Laws, Regulations, and Etiquette 5
Vessel Operation
The Vessel and its Equipment
Registration
Environmental
Where to Go to Keep Current
Regulations on Entering Foreign Ports
Etiquette and Common Boating Customs
Chapter 2 Boat Handling 15
Forces Affecting a Boat's Course
The Science of Stopping and Turning
Docking
Navigational Aids
Collision Avoidance
Limited Visibility
Current
Heavy Weather
Getting Under, Through, and Over
Chapter 3 Navigation 75
Compass
Charts
Publications
Tools
Piloting
Electronic Navigation
Lifeboat Navigation
Chapter 4 Anchoring 143
Theory of Anchoring
Anchoring System
Equipment Selection
Anchoring Techniques
Mooring
Chapter 5 Common Emergencies 213
Planning, Judgment, and Probability
Unintentional Grounding
Leaks
Fouled Prop
Loss of Steering
Towing and Being Towed
Fire at Sea
Person Overboard
Helicopter Rescue
Abandoning Ship
Chapter 6 Working with Rope 251
Types of Rope and Their Uses
Rope Construction
Rope Properties
Care of Rope
Whipping
Knots
Splices
Tackle
Chapter 7 Communications 289
Visual Systems
Audio Amplification
Radio
Chapter 8 Weather 321
Weather Elements
Wind
Predicting the Weather
Chapter 9 Selected Electronic Equipment 371
Depthsounders
Autopilots
Loran
GPS and SatNav
Radar
Chapter 10 Maintenance 399
Hull and Topsides
Rigging
Sails
Engine
Batteries
Water Systems
Appendix A Useful Publications 429
Appendix B Uniform State Waterways Marking System 433
Channel Markers
Informational or Regulatory Markers
Moorage Buoys
Appendix C Constructing a Compass Deviation Table 435
Appendix D Distance and Bearing Calculations 443
Sailings
Converting True Bearings to Compass Bearings
Appendix E Measuring Anchor Holding Power 457
Equipment
Data Gathering
Data Reduction
Loads due to Current
Glossary 469
Index 495
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