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Boater’s Pocket Reference

Your Comprehensive Resource
for Boats and Boating

by Thomas McEwen

Boater’s Pocket Reference is a fact-filled boating guide that offers handy, how-to-do-it information and reference facts, figures, formulas, graphs, and tables about boating in a book small enough (about 3” x 5” x 1”) to fit in your pocket.

  • Boat types, design, and construction, as well as terminology
  • U.S. and Canadian boating regulations
  • International, U.S., and Canadian Navigation Rules (Collision Regulations)
  • The essentials of good seamanship—the basics of operating a boat
  • Piloting and Navigation including the use of charts, GPS, radar, and sonar.
  • Understanding aids to navigation
  • Marlinespike Seamanship—lines and knots—including 50 different knots
  • Understanding weather—air movement, fronts, clouds, weather maps
  • Mechanical—engines and propellers
  • Electrical—circuits, DC and AC wiring, batteries, chargers, inverters, lightning
  • Communications—VHF, SSB, satellite
  • Boat trailering tips, techniques, maintenance, wiring
  • General reference tables—time zones, holidays, weight and volume of liquids, and more
  • Extensive unit conversion tables
  • Boating resources—organizations, phone numbers, websites
  • Glossary of marine terminology

  • New Edition due mid-Summer 2014


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