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Powerboat Bible The Complete Guide to Selection, Seamanship and Cruising

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ISBN-10: 0071440542

ISBN-13: 9780071440547

Edition: 2004

Authors: Sid Stapleton

List price: $18.95
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This is a resource for powerboaters that covers a range of topics from choosing and equipping a cruising powerboat to techniques of navigation, seamanship and passagemaking.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 7/27/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Introduction: Welcome to the Dream
Choosing a Boat
Starting with the Basics How much boat do you need?
Hull and engines come first
Diesel engines and turbochargers
Engines: single versus twin
Engine vibration dampeners
Hull materials: what's best?
Are stabilizers necessary?
Selecting a Functional Layout Main deck layout
Cruising cockpits
Upper deck layout
Interior layout
Below-decks accommodations
Engine room layout
Choosing the Right Basic Systems Fire extinguishing systems
Alarm systems
Steering systems
Engine synchronizer systems
Electrical systems
Determining What It's All Going to Cost Boat-buying budget
Budgeting for boat operation
New or used?
Domestic or import?
Finding the Cruiser of Your Dreams Searching for a new boat
Searching for a used boat
Performing the initial sea trial
Negotiating the Purchase Buying a new boat
Buying a used boat
Arranging for the marine survey
Negotiating a trade-in
Financing the boat
Insuring the boat
Documenting, numbering, registering, and titling the boat
Registering a tender
All the Bells and Whistles
Buying Marine Accessories Buying from a dealer
Buying from a specialty retailer
Buying from a marine catalog
Choosing a Marine Navigation System Gps
Electronic charting software
Interfacing electronic navigation equipment
Integrating electronic navigation equipment
Marine compass options
Selecting a navigation system: magnetic or true?
The Loran-C navigation system
Sound-signaling equipment
Communicating while Cruising How marine radios work
Vhf marine radio
Single-sideband marine radio
Digital Selective Calling
Marine satellite telephones
Marine cellular telephones
Weather receivers
Ham radio in cruising
Choosing Anchoring Equipment Bow pulpits
Cruising anchors
Anchor rodes
Anchoring accessories
Selecting and Using Tenders Hard or soft?
Tender power
Tender registration, sales taxes, and insurance
Tender anchors and rodes
Tender security
Tender davits
Tender towing
Cruising Safely Rigging for a blow
Fire protection
Lightning protection
Safety and survival equipment
Preparing for Medical Emergencies Emergency medical training
Emergency medical supplies and equipment
Emergency medical reference
Scuba diving emergencies
Medical checkups
Emergency medical communications
Boat Handling
Getting Under Way Taking an initial shakedown cruise
Planning a daily cruising schedule
Everything shipshape?
Engine starting tips
Leaving the dock
Handling Routine Operations Under Way The Rules of the Road
Aids to navigation
Engine room check under way
Operating Smoothly in Special Running Situations Heavy-weather handling
Inlet running
Night running
Operating in reduced visibility
Responding appropriately if you have an accident
Arriving at a Dock Dealing with dockmasters
Docking alongside a pier
Entering a slip
Anchoring Selecting an anchorage
Using anchoring hand signals
Using good anchoring technique
Keeping watch at anchor
Anchoring in tropical storms or hurricanes
Retrieving an anchor
Navigating and Communicating
Understanding Coastal Piloting and Eyeball Navigation Using paper nautical charts
Reading the bottom
Using Marine Navigation Electronics Navigating by Gps
Navigating by Loran-C
Navigating by radar
Navigating by knot meter - distance log
Using Cruising Communications Using Vhf marine radio
Using single-sideband marine radio
Troubleshooting marine radios