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Getting Started in Powerboating

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ISBN-10: 0071448993

ISBN-13: 9780071448994

Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Robert J. Armstrong

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Throughly updated, this volume covers lots of new developments, including four-stroke outboards, jackplates, water jets, bow thrusters, bow ballast tanks & the latest U.S. state licensing requirements.
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 5/5/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Robert J. Armstrong , a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Master Mariner, has been a captain since 1962 and a boating journalist and professional yacht deliverer and skipper since the mid-1970s.

Preface
Choosing the Right Boat
No Boat Is Right for Everyone
Boatspeak
Displacement Hulls
Planing Hulls
Semidisplacement Hulls
Comparing the Three Hull Types
Drive Systems
Picking the Proper Prop
How to Read Boat Reviews and Tests
Twenty Questions to Codify Boat Selection
The Whys of Powerboat Handling
Why Boats Don't Behave like Cars
The Twin-Screw Advantage
Transom Power
The Influence of Wind
What Current Does
The Hows of Powerboat Handling
Know Your Boat
Boathandling in Wind and Current
Docking a Single-Screw Inboard
The "Impossible" Moves with a Single-Screw Boat
Docking a Twin-Screw Inboard
Docking Transom-Powered Boats
Using Springlines for Maneuvering
Using Docklines
Enjoying Your Boat
A Matter of Safety
Rules of the Road
Boating and the Law
Introduction to Navigation
Getting Underway
The Tools and Techniques of Trim
Anchors and Anchoring Techniques
Inlet Running
How to Handle Heavy Weather
Offshore Boating
Practice Makes Perfect
Appendix: A Gallery of Powerboats
Index