Modern Seamanship

Modern Seamanship

by Don Dodds
     
 

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,… See more details below

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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 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:
10/03/2000
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.43(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.47(d)

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