The complete reference for every level of tender, RIB, fishing boat, motor cruiser or sports boat driver. Packed with illustrations and photographs Practical guide for learning and developing your skills Covers the basic principles to proffessional tips and tricks Ideal size to keep in your kit bag .
Whether it's a rigid inflatable boat (RIB), fishing boat, motor cruiser, or sports boat, this is the ultimate guide to selecting, maintaining, and navigating one--with tips on boat parts and safety at sea.
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BARRY PICKTHALL is a respected writer and photographer who has covered all aspects of sailing and boating for the last 35 years, 20 of them as yachting correspondent for The Times newspaper. He continues to write for magazines across Europe, South Africa and Australasia. He is a qualified sailing instructor and the author of Dinghy Sailing and Yachting , both part of Wiley Nautical's Start to Finish series.
Table of Contents
Getting Started. 1 Basic Principles. Powerboat Types. Parts of the Boat. Propulsion Systems. Buying a Powerboat. Transporting and Launching Trailable Powerboats. Knot, Ropes and Running Rigging. 2 Preparing to Sail. What to Wear. Essential Equipment and Safety Briefing. Getting Onboard from Dinghy and Dock. Rules of the Road. 3 First Voyage. Boat Handling and Trim - Mooring and Anchoring. Tides and Weather. Basics of Navigation. Radio Etiquette. 4 Safety at Sea. Passage Planning. Navigating in Restricted Visibility. Boat Handling in Heavy Weather. Towing. Fire Prevention and Control. Man Overboard. 5 Glossary of Terms. Acknowledgments.
Motorboating - Start to Finish by Barry Pickthall
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