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The Instant Handbook of Boat Handling, Navigation, and Seamanship:
A Quick-Reference Guide for Sail and Power

by Nigel Calder, John Rousmaniere, Bill Gladstone, Robert Sweet, Peter Nielsen, Charlie Wing, Richard Clinchy

ISBN 0071499105 / 9780071499101 / 0-07-149910-5
Publisher International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Language English
Edition Softcover
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Instant answers for your boat handling, navigation, and seamanship questions

The Instant Handbook uses a dynamic new quick-reference format to cover the critical aspects of piloting, seamanship, and boat handling under sail or power more accessibly and effectively than has ever been done before. It puts at your fingertips all the information you need about:

  • Boat Handling Under Power--Bob Sweet
  • Sail Trim and Rig Tuning--Bill Gladstone
  • Using Nautical Charts--Bob Sweet
  • Using GPS--Bob Sweet
  • Using VHF and SSB Radios--Bob Sweet
  • Rules of the Road and Running Light Patterns--Charlie Wing
  • Knots, Splices, and Line Handling--Charlie Wing
  • Anchoring--Peter Nielsen
  • Onboard Weather Forecasting--Bob Sweet
  • Heavy Weather Sailing--John Rousmaniere
  • Diesel Engine Care and Repair--Nigel Calder
  • Emergencies On Board--John Rousmaniere
  • Emergency First Aid On Board--Richard Clinchy
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