Powerboating / Edition 1

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For the past decade, women have been the fastest-growing segment of the powerboating population. This latest book in the popular Ragged Mountain Press Woman's Guides series delivers a timely, top-to-bottom introduction to powerboating. Addressing a vast range of issues that concern women particularly, author and veteran boater Sandy Lindsey covers everything readers need to know, from getting started and driving the boat to reading weather and mastering the art of anchoring. Powerboating also considers the details of effective maintenance. Best of all, readers are presented with a rich spectrum of perspectives, opinions, advice, and anecdotes from many powerboating women, each of whom has loads of real-life experience.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071357029
  • Publisher: International Marine Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Series: Woman's Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 0.31 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroduction Chapter 1: Women and Powerboating A perfect fit for women The rewards of powerboating Women powerboaters and how they got started Chapter 2: Getting Started Learn before you cruise What to expect the first time Stepping aboard Normal apprehension Chapter 3: Getting Comfortable with Your Boat The parts of a powerboat How a powerboat moves through water The basics of driving a powerboat Types of powerboats Chapter 4: Leaving the Dock and Returning Anticipating your first powerboat cruise Preparing the boat for departure Casting off Leaving the dock Getting under way Turning to port and starboard Understanding prop walk Going in reverse Docking Fending off and making fast Knots for docking Chapter 5: Weather and Navigation Basics Weather forecasting basics Tips to avoid being caught in a storm What to do if you're caught in rough weather Do I need a compass? Using charts GPS units and other electronic tools Tides and currents Navigation aids (and more...)
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2000

    Every woman should read this book

    Finally, a boating book written intelligently for women. This book doesn't just cover everything a new boater needs to know before they buy a boat, but essential tips, tricks, skills and other info that even advanced boaters can use. The tone is experienced and friendly, cutting right between the fine line of being talked down to as happens in many women's books on what was traditionally a man's sport and the rough/gruff men's book tones. It's an enjoyable as well as an informative read.

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