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"Revised and updated?don?t leave the dock without it!"
Here is an excellent overview of both power boating and sailing that focuses on the techniques shared by both. Solid material any boater will need to know on buying a boat and the cost of ownership, marine power and motors, technology and weather, safety, navigation, and boat handling?as well as expanded coverage on sailing and a brand new chapter on personal watercraft?this is the only boating book to own.
This book for beginners describes the kinds of boats and their costs, as well as how to equip one. Safety, proper handling and rules of navigation follow. A separate section deals with sailing. Presented in the user-fiendly format of the "Complete Idiot's Guide..." series, this book also has lists of boating clubs, manufacturers and federal regulations.