Driving a power boat can be exhilarating and fun. Here, at last, in a handy quick-access format, is a straightforward guide packed with helpful advice, tips and illustrations to help the reader handle their boat safely and competently on the water. The Power Boater's Guide aims to equip the reader with all the skills they need in a convenient splash-proof fold-back form - ideal for quick on-board use. It covers; the boat's controls the boat's engines berthing, anchoring and mooring navigating with electronics quick reference buoyage chart quick reference Mayday Procedure weather rule of the road and much more!
Ker-SPLASH! is an up-to-date, comprehensive look at the hobby and sport of recreational boating and water skiing. It is intended as a guide for both the neophyte and the experienced recreational power boater. The book includes detailed instructions for: (1) Selecting and buying a boat; (2) Making an intelligent engine choice; (3) Selecting boating accessories; (4) Choosing skis, boards, and towables; (5) Selecting a personal slalom ski; (6) Learning to ski and towing a skier; (7) Learning to slalom; (8) Riding and towing other water toys; and (9) Maintenance and safety issues. Ker-SPLASH! covers these types of recreational powerboats: sterndrive runabouts, tournament ski boats, mini-jet boats, personal watercraft, offshore performance boats, deck and pontoon boats, outboard ski boats, fisn 'n' ski boats, and cuddy cabins. Comparative descriptions and contact addresses of the major boat, ski, wakeboard, and accessory manufacturers are included. Ker-SPLASH is not only a reference guide, but it also includes down-to-earth information and entertaining boating stories.
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Power Boating For Dummies is a guide to power boating for both new and experienced boaters. It advises readers of necessary boating supplies, safety concerns and equipment, accessories, and includes locations of boating facilities, and how to safely pilot the ship.
More women than ever are involved in boating. Some enjoy the sport with a partner, while others are owner-operators of pleasure or charter boats. As with life, women often have a different approach to the sport than men do. The intent to Absolute Power Trip: A Lifestyle Guide for Women Boaters is to help you embrace the sport from a woman's point of view. Often women gain their knowledge of boating from the men who introduce them to the sport. While understanding safety, navigation, weather and seamanship is very important, many women also find themselves responsible for preparing meals, keeping the boat clean and organized, and packing for herself and her family. Boating books for men abound, but few address women's concerns. Frequently women lose interest in the sport because they never feel comfortable. Absolute Power Trip: A Lifestyle Guide for Women Boaters will help you gain the confidence to begin using the boat as a place to relax, entertai n, explore and vacation.
An updated reference for power and sail boaters surveys the latest developments in safety systems, marine electronics, radar, and communications, and federal laws and regulations, and includes information on tides, currents, weather, and navigation.