Motorboating: Start to Finish

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New to motorboating? Do you need to learn the basics? Or are you experienced, but wish to broaden your skills and develop your techniques? In either case, Motorboating is the perfect book for you.

This, step-by-step companion is packed with information and easy-to-follow illustrations. Motorboating is a complete reference for every level of tender, RIB, fishing boat, motor cruiser or sports boat driver. It is ideal whether you are a beginner and need a straightforward, ...

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Motorboating: Start To Finish: Beginner to Advanced: The Perfect Guide to Sailing with Power

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Overview

New to motorboating? Do you need to learn the basics? Or are you experienced, but wish to broaden your skills and develop your techniques? In either case, Motorboating is the perfect book for you.

This, step-by-step companion is packed with information and easy-to-follow illustrations. Motorboating is a complete reference for every level of tender, RIB, fishing boat, motor cruiser or sports boat driver. It is ideal whether you are a beginner and need a straightforward, easy-to-understand guide, or are taking your sport to the next level and looking for the professional tips and tricks that will help you improve your speed, skill, safety and enjoyment.

Motorboating covers the following and much more:

  • Basic Principles – powerboat types, propulsion systems, buying a boat
  • Going to Sea – essential gear, navigation, weather, communications
  • Boat Handling – launching, manoeuvring, staying in control
  • Safety at Sea – passage planning, man overboard and boating in heavy weather

This is the way to learn, develop and refresh your boating skills.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470697511
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/8/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

BARRY PICKTHALL is a respected writer and photographer who has covered all aspects of sailing and boating for the last 35 years, 20 of them as yachting correspondent for The Times newspaper. He continues to write for magazines across Europe, South Africa and Australasia. He is a qualified sailing instructor and the author of Dinghy Sailing and Yachting, both part of Wiley Nautical’s Start to Finish series.

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Table of Contents

Getting started 6

1 Basic principles 8

Powerboat types 8

Parts of the boat 16

Propulsion systems 22

Buying a powerboat 28

Transporting and launching trailable powerboats 30

Knots, ropes and running rigging 36

2 Preparing to sail 42

What to wear 42

Essential equipment & safety briefing 46

Getting onboard from dinghy and dock 52

Rules of the Road 54

3 First voyage 62

Boat handling and trim-mooring and anchoring 62

Tides and weather 86

Basics of navigation 108

Radio etiquette 160

4 Safety at sea 162

Passage planning 162

Navigating in restricted visibility 164

Boat handling in heavy weather 166

Towing 174

Fire prevention and control 176

Man Overboard 178

5 Glossary of terms 182

Acknowledgements 189

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