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

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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...

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

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Overview

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071499101
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/20/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 513,914
  • 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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Table of Contents

PrefaceBoat Handling Under Power—Bob SweetSail Trim and Rig Tuning—Bill GladstoneUsing Nautical Charts—Bob SweetUsing GPS—Bob SweetUsing VHF and SSB Radios—Bob SweetRules of the Road and Running Light Patterns—Charlie WingKnots, Splices, and Line Handling—Charlie WingAnchoring—Peter NielsenOnboard Weather Forecasting—Bob SweetHeavy Weather Sailing—John RousmaniereDiesel Engine Care and Repair—Nigel CalderEmergencies On Board—John RousmaniereEmergency First Aid On Board—Richard ClinchyContributorsIndex

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