Power Boating For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

Power Boating For Dummies is a guide to power boating for both new and experienced boaters. It advises readers of necessary boating supplies, safety concerns and equipment, accessories, and includes locations of boating facilities, and how to safely pilot the ship.
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Power Boating For Dummies

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Overview

Power Boating For Dummies is a guide to power boating for both new and experienced boaters. It advises readers of necessary boating supplies, safety concerns and equipment, accessories, and includes locations of boating facilities, and how to safely pilot the ship.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470486917
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/13/2009
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 176,834
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Randy Vance is a lifelong boater who has made a career of writing about boating. As the operator of a small resort and marina in Missouri for more than 20 years, Vance hosted or appeared on many radio and television programs covering boating and fishing topics. During his tenure at Boating Life, the magazine and some of Vance's articles have won awards in many publishing circles.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting On the Right Boating Track.

Chapter 1: Powering Up to Be a Boater.

Chapter 2: Choosing the Right Boat Type and Engine for Your Boating Needs.

Chapter 3: Finding and Buying the Right Boat for You.

Chapter 4: Accessorizing Your Boat for Safety and Fun.

Part II: Safely Operating Your Boat.

Chapter 5: Towing Your Boat and Maintaining Your Trailer.

Chapter 6: Launching and Loading Your Trailered Boat.

Chapter 7: Hitting the Open Water: Driving Your Boat.

Chapter 8: Docking, Rafting Up, and Anchoring.

Part III: With Much Boating Fun Comes Much Responsibility.

Chapter 9: Rules Do Apply: Navigating to Avoid Collisions and Confusion.

Chapter 10: Finding Your Way on the Water.

Chapter 11: Navigating Bad Weather.

Chapter 12: Preparing for and Handling Boating Emergencies.

Part IV: Keeping Your Boat Shipshape.

Chapter 13: Keeping Up with Routine Boat Maintenance.

Chapter 14: Getting Your Boat Ready for Winter and Spring.

Chapter 15: Repairing Leaks and Other Damage to Your Boat.

Part V: Enjoying Your Boat.

Chapter 16: Finding a Safe Harbor for Your Boat.

Chapter 17: The Well-Fed Boater.

Chapter 18: Getting Your Feet Wet with Boat Clubs.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Tactics That Separate Pros from Amateurs.

Chapter 20: Ten Important Items to Keep Onboard.

Chapter 21: Ten (Plus Two) Mechanical Checks for Buying a Pre-Owned Boat.

Index.

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  • Posted July 2, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    Best complete boating guide, but...

    Another good one from the For Dummies series of how-to books, this comprehensive A to Z guide covers almost everything the novice or rusty boater needs to learn... but I also strongly recommend as the perfect supplement to this book, "Boating Savvy - What KNOT To Do: Often-overlooked and Lesser-known Keys To Safe & Smart Power Boating," which is also highly-rated and has some additional very important and useful info, as well as excellent money-saving tips well worth the extra few bucks! These two eBooks together make the perfect combo for anyone looking to enhance their boating knowledge and skills, or anyone new to the world of power boating.

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  • Posted October 17, 2009

    Powerboating for Dummies was great for this dummy!

    I am very new to boating & this book had information about all areas...many that I had not even thought of. I've never read any of the "Dummies" books and was skeptical about buying this. I'm so glad I did.

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