The Instant Handbook of Boat Handling, Navigation, and Seamanship

A Quick-Reference Guide for Sail and Power

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Date

September 20, 2007

Format

Paperback, 240 pages

ISBN

0071499105 / 9780071499101

$

Your Price

24.95



Overview


Main description

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


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


Author comments

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.


Back cover copy

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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