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Complete Idiot's Guide to Boating and Sailing, 2e (Complete Idiot's Guides)by Frank Sargeant
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An excellent overview of both power boating and sailing — and focusing on the techniques shared by both. For example, anchoring, motoring, docking, trailering and other techniques are critical for both types of boaters to learn — and the most common techniques omitted by most sailing only books. It also covers weather, safety, maps, rules of the road, dealing with people on the boat, gear, types of boats — power and sailboats and the basics of sailing. New material for this edition will include information on GPS and other marien electronics including wireless mapping and navigation systems, sailboat maintenance from sails to rigging, fuel-savers such as four stroke outboards and HPDI, the latest seasickness cures, advances in PFDs, and getting your captain's license!
Revised and updateddon't leave the dock without it!
Here is an excellent overview of both power boating and sailing that focuses on the techniques shared by both. Solid material any boater will need to know on buying a boat and the cost of ownership, marine power and motors, technology and weather, safety, navigation, and boat handlingas well as expanded coverage on sailing and a brand new chapter on personal watercraftthis is the only boating book to own.
About the Author
Frank Sargeant is a well-known boating writer with monthly features in Boating and Sports Afield magazines. He writes a weekly award-winning column on boating in the Tampa Tribune and has been a local favorite in Florida for 40 years. He has written ten books on boating, sailing, and fishing.
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