Learn the essentials of seamanship from one of the world's premier boating organizations
Developed and refined through 40 years of Coast Guard Auxiliary training courses, Boating Skills and Seamanship is your perfect introduction to recreational boating's fundamentals. Great for beginning and intermediate powerboaters alike, it offers you the basics of choosing, equipping, and handling a small to midsize powerboat.
This updated edition of the Coast Guard Auxiliary's classic boating skills manual will answer all your questions on:
- Selecting the right boat--whether a 10-foot skiff or a 35-foot cruiser
- Essential equipment, both required and recommended
- The latest electronic navigation
- Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) and private communication services, e.g., SPOT devices and others
- Stability and safe loading
- Boat handling and seamanship on coastal and inland waters
- Trailering a boat
- Navigation and the rules of the nautical road
- And much more
Approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), with chapter review questions and answers, Boating Skills and Seamanship is the ideal study and reference guide for anyone taking a state boating license exam or seeking better boating skills and knowledge.
About the Author
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is known as "America's Volunteer Lifesavers." Throughout its 65 years, the Auxiliary has worked side by side with the U.S. Coast Guard, providing assistance with search and rescue operations, maritime and environmental safety and security, and vessel safety checks. It is also the nation's largest boating educator, offering boating and seamanship courses to 100,000-150,000 members of the boating public each year.