Boating Handbook: The Waterproof Guide to Life on the Water
A Paperback edition by Rob Beattie in English (Dec 7, 2007)
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Short Description: A handy, waterproof guide to the skills you need to get afloat safely and enjoyably. Covering navigation, first aid, provisioning, manouvering and hundreds of other essential... Read more
A handy, waterproof guide to the skills you need to get afloat safely and enjoyably. Covering navigation, first aid, provisioning, manouvering and hundreds of other essential aspects of boating this is the ideal book to keep aboard and to hand whenever you are on the water.
The Boating Handbook is the ideal reference for people getting on the water in yachts, dinghies, motorboats or powerboats, covering as it does techniques and ideas common to everyone afloat. Fully illustrated, it highlights aspects to consider when afloat with children or the inexperienced, and introduces the fundamentals of launching, recovering and moving a boat at slow speed in confined areas. Navigation is covered at a level to give confidence to those starting out as well as providing an essential reminder to those with more experience. Essential advice for looking after your vessel and equipping it as well as provisioning and clothing are all given, as well as what to do in distress situations.
· The Basics
· The Boat
· Equipping your Boat
· Basic Navigation
· Cooking and Provisions
· Activities and Skills
· Pitfalls and Problems
· References and Resources
Boating Handbook Paperback edition by Rob Beattie
- Rob Beattie
- Fernhurst Books Limited , John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Publication date
- Dec 7, 2007
- Product dimensions
- 170 x 253 x 16mm
Introduction. Section One: The Basics. Why Go Boating? Documents, registrations, and Licenses. When and Where. Singles, Couples, and Families. Is Boating For Me? A Day in the Life. Section Two: The Boat. Different Kinds of Boat. Buying a Boat. Understanding Your Boat. The Boating Year. Mooring. Storing Your Boat. Insuring Your Boat. Section Three: Equipping Your Boat. Basic Safety Rules. Vessel Safety Check. Provisioning the Galley. Clothing. Activities Checklist. Pre-Cast-Off Checklist. First-Aid Kit. Section Four: Basic Navigation. Launching the Boat. Moving Off. Rules of the Road. Etiquette Afloat. Navigational Aids and Aids to Navigation. Using Charts. Returning Safely. Section Five: Cooking and Provisions. Cooking on Board. The Galley: Kitchen Ingredients. Easy Breakfasts. Quick Lunches. Delicious Evening Meals. Treats Afloat. Waste Disposal. Section Six: Activities and Skills. Waterside Attractions. Aquatic Scavenger Hunt. Semaphore Flag Code. Castaway for a Day. Supervised Activities. Fishing. Watching Wildlife. Measuring Wind Speed. Making a Telescope. Swimming. Ghost Stories, Sea Shanties, and Games. Celestial Navigation. Section Seven: Pitfalls and Problems. The Unpredictable Elements. Mechanical Trouble. Getting Lost. Help! Section Eight: References and Resources. First Aid. Carbon Monoxide. Useful Knots. The Beaufort Scale. Distress Signals. Glossary of Terms. Index. Additional Resources.