Boating Skills and Seamanship (EBOOK)


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  • 0071782699
  • 9780071467292
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Learn the essentials of seamanship from one of the world’s premier boating organizations

Developed and refined through 35 years of Coast Guard Auxiliary training courses, Boating Skills and Seamanship is your perfect introduction to recreational boating's fundamentals. Great for beginning and intermediate powerboaters alike, it offers you the basics of choosing, equipping, and handling a small to midsize powerboat.

This new edition of the Coast Guard Auxiliary’s classic boating skills manual will answer all your questions on:

  • Selecting the right boat—whether a 10-foot skiff or a 35-foot cruiser
  • Essential equipment, both required and recommended
  • Docking and anchoring
  • Boat handling and seamanship on coastal and inland waters
  • Trailering a boat
  • Navigation and the rules of the nautical road
  • Using and maintaining marine engines, drive trains, and electronics
  • Knots, splices, and line handling
  • Marine weather and marine communications
  • And much more!

Approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), with chapter review questions and answers, Boating Skills and Seamanship is the ideal study and reference guide for anyone taking a state boating license exam or seeking better boating skills and knowledge.

  • McGraw-Hill Education; October 2006
  • ISBN 9780071782692
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Boating Skills and Seamanship (EBOOK)
  • Author: Inc. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Assoc.
  • Imprint: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Subject categories
  • 0071782699
  • 9780071467292
  • 9780071782692

About The Author

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary was established by Congress in 1939 to assist the Coast Guard in promoting boating safety. It includes more than 30,000 members from all walks of life who receive special training so that they may be a functional part of Coast Guard Forces.
Auxiliarists assist the Coast Guard in non-law enforcement programs such as public education, vessel safety checks, safety patrols, search and rescue, maritime security and environmental protection. Auxiliarists volunteer more than 2 million hours annually to benefit other boaters and their families.