The Small-Boat Seamanship Manual offers a rare opportunity for recreational boaters to access the highest standards of seamanship practiced and perfected by the U.S. Coast Guard. Available to the public for the first time, this authoritative guide contains all the information found in the coast guards official 1,200-page loose-leaf training guide and gives readers a unique perspective into U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary procedures. In addition to in-depth coverage of boat handling and navigation, readers will find a working resource of coast guard methods for dealing with extreme situations, including search and rescue, towing, fire fighting, vessel flood management, righting capsized boats, maneuvering in heavy surf, and much more:
How to maintain steering with a broken hydraulic line
Using the right lines and knots
Capsize prevention, precautions, and survival techniques
Change-of-course maneuvers to reduce icing and freezing spray
Plugging and patching holes for flood control
This is the U.S. Coast Guards primary resource for training its crews and coxswains for boat handling and seamanship in conditions ranging from benign to extreme. Now, for the first time, it is available to you in the Small-Boat Seamanship Manual. Hardcover 468 pgs. Pub. 2006.