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
licensing, piloting, education & more...