The Instant Handbook of Boat Handling, Navigation, and Seamanship: A Quick-Reference Guide for Sail and Power

The Instant Handbook of Boat Handling, Navigation, and Seamanship: A Quick-Reference Guide for Sail and Power

by Nigel Calder, John Rousmaniere, Bill Gladstone, Robert Sweet
     
 

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Instant answers for your boat handling, navigation, and seamanship questions

The Instant Handbook uses a dynamic new quick-reference format to cover the critical aspects of piloting, seamanship, and boat handling under sail or power more accessibly and effectively than has ever been done before. It puts at your fingertips all the information you need about

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Instant answers for your boat handling, navigation, and seamanship questions

The Instant Handbook uses a dynamic new quick-reference format to cover the critical aspects of piloting, seamanship, and boat handling under sail or power more accessibly and effectively than has ever been done before. It puts at your fingertips all the information you need about:

  • Boat Handling Under Power—Bob Sweet
  • Sail Trim and Rig Tuning—Bill Gladstone
  • Using Nautical Charts—Bob Sweet
  • Using GPS—Bob Sweet
  • Using VHF and SSB Radios—Bob Sweet
  • Rules of the Road and Running Light Patterns—Charlie Wing
  • Knots, Splices, and Line Handling—Charlie Wing
  • Anchoring—Peter Nielsen
  • Onboard Weather Forecasting—Bob Sweet
  • Heavy Weather Sailing—John Rousmaniere
  • Diesel Engine Care and Repair—Nigel Calder
  • Emergencies On Board—John Rousmaniere
  • Emergency First Aid On Board—Richard Clinchy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071499101
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
09/20/2007
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
267,111
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Meet the Author

John Rousmaniere is the author of The Annapolis Book of
Seamanship
and a dozen other nautical books.
Bob Sweet,
author of GPS for Mariners and The Weekend Navigator, is the national education coordinator for the United States Power
Squadrons.
Charlie Wing is the author of Get Your Captain’s
License
and other boating books.
Nigel Calder, author of
Boatowner’s Mechanical Electrical Manual, among other titles, is acknowledged as the world’s foremost writer on technical boating topics.
Bill Gladstone is the director of education for North Sails and has been teaching sailing for more than
30 years.
Richard Clinchy, an emergency medical technician for more than 40 years, is a paramedic, a member of the
National Association of EMS Physicians, and past chief of the
U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Department of Education.

Peter Nielsen is the editor of SAIL magazine and the author of Sailpower.

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