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

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



The Instant Handbook uses a dynamic new ...

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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




Each subject is stripped to its absolute essence. Only a panel of top nautical experts could pack such a wealth of information into such a small book. Equally valuable for home study and onboard reference, The Instant Handbook includes all the essentials and not a word more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071596268
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 10/11/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 853,371
  • File size: 23 MB
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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

Preface

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

Contributors

Index
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