Power Boating For Dummies

Author: Randy Vance
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470486910
Release Date: 2009-04-13
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Power Boating For Dummies is a guide to power boating for both new and experienced boaters. It advises readers of necessary boating supplies, safety concerns and equipment, accessories, and includes locations of boating facilities, and how to safely pilot the ship.

Power Boating For Dummies

Author: Randy Vance
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470409568
Release Date: 2009-03-03
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Power Boating For Dummies is a guide to power boating for both new and experienced boaters. It advises readers of necessary boating supplies, safety concerns and equipment, accessories, and includes locations of boating facilities, and how to safely pilot the ship.

The Total Boating Manual

Author: Kevin Falvey
Publisher: Weldon Owen
ISBN: 9781681881638
Release Date: 2016-05-17
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Boating magazine is the destination for powerboat information, whether your goal is competitive deep sea fishing or soaking up rays on the lake. Month after month, year after year, the magazine provides readers with unbiased and well-researched reviews and tips on boating gear, open-water techniques, repair and maintenance, and more. The Total Boating Manual pools all the knowledge from the experts at Boating to bring you the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to boating of all sorts. Find the perfect boat: New or used, speedboat to bass rig, how to narrow down your search, get the most bang for your buck, and find the perfect boat for you. Special content on buying a used boat, how to tell if a fixer-upper is worth it, and upgrading your existing boat to the craft of your dreams. Get the gear: From essential electronics to basic aftermarket equipment, to trailers and accessories, we’ve got you covered. Do you really need a fish-finder? How do tow chains work? What’s the best GPS for open water? It’s all here. Water Safety: What you need for the everyday excursions to serious deep-sea sport fishing, find all the safety tips and techniques you need to stay safe out there. Insider Hints: Best practices in piloting a boat, essentials of seamanship, all the knots you’ll ever need, how to back up a trailer in a dangerously tight spot, and much more. DIY Tricks: From DIY repairs to time (and money) saving tips - get all the insider info straight from the experts. Pick up your copy of The Total Boating Manual to brush up on old techniques, learn some new things and maximize your time on the water. For the novice and the avid amateur boater alike, there’s no better resource.

Powerboat Handling Illustrated

Author: Robert J. Sweet
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071709538
Release Date: 2007-01-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation

From docking to surviving storm waves, everything you need to know before you hit the water Using hundreds of illustrations and photos, Powerboat Handling Illustrated shows you step-by-step how to do tasks such as docking, trimming, wave handling, and close-quarters maneuvering. These maneuvers are adapted to different types of boats under various conditions.

Bowling For Dummies

Author: A.J. Forrest
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470882429
Release Date: 2010-06-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The fast and easy way to perfect your bowling game Bowling is an inexpensive date, an affordable night out for the whole family, and a fun hangout activity for kids of all ages. Bowling For Dummies reveals the tips, tricks, and rules of play for this iconic American sport. While not every player can hope to bowl 300, you can improve your average and show off for friends, family, and bowling league teammates. Bowling For Dummies provides easy-to-understand instructions for improving your bowling game. The expert tips and advice take you through every step of the game, from selecting the right shoes to the proper way to yell, "Strike!" Packed with photos and line drawings Step-by-step instructions and illustrations included for all techniques Covers beginner through more advanced techniques Whether you're a casual bowler or on a bowling league, the practical, friendly advice in Bowling For Dummies will have you itching to hit the lanes to try out your new skills.

The Insider s Guide to Boat Cleaning and Detailing

Author: Natalie Sears
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071596947
Release Date: 2009-07-03
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Restore that “showboat” look to tired gelcoat, canvas, brightwork, upholstery, metalwork, and more Boat cleaning isn’t as simple as taking a can of kitchen cleanser and scrubbing away, and improper procedures can cause damage to the boat or the environment. This is the only stem-to-stern guide to all aspects of boat cleaning and detailing. The book recommends both generic and brand-name cleaning and maintenance materials to help you make the right selections. Lots of before-and-after photos show you how to: Keep your boat looking great and protect market value Achieve maximum results with minimum work and environmentally safe methods. Use tables and checklists to keep work organized and efficient

Know Your Boat

Author: David Kroenke
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071361340
Release Date: 2002-05-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Know Your Boat is here to rescue the millions of boaters who have always been afraid to peer into their boat’s innards for fear of what they’ll find. Here at last is the humorous, user-friendly guide that will give a timid skipper the courage to grab a wrench and tame the savage beast in the bilge (or at least make its acquaintance). Assuming no mechanical aptitude, David Kroenke provides readers with an easy-to-read introduction to the use and maintenance of the many systems found on today’s typical power or sail boat, including: engine, electricity, electronics, plumbing, refrigeration, windlasses, pumps, and steering system.

Boater 101

Author: Marine University
Publisher: Rainbow Books
ISBN: 1568251114
Release Date: 2006-12
Genre: Boats and boating

A fun, informative way to learn about boating safety and environmental awareness, the Boater101 course, which includes this book, is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard as acceptable to the Recreational Boating Safety Program. Included are expert information from Marine University on boating safety and terminology, boat designs and classifications, boat motors, water activities, registration/numbering/documentation, boating required/recommended safety equipment, trailering, pre-departure preparation, U.S. aids to navigation, navigation tips, lines and knots, safety issues, weather, tides, rules of the "road," anchoring, docking/mooring, boating under the influence, aquatic nuisance species, disposal of toxic substances, proper garbage/waste disposal, state regulations, glossary, index, and boat operations checklist, float plan and pre-departure checklist.

Boating 101 Essential Lessons for Boaters

Author: Roger Siminoff
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071343296
Release Date: 1999-04-18
Genre: Education

No boater should leave the dock without reading this unique guide to the basics of boating. Roger Siminoff's decades of experience are boiled down into valuable, even life-saving advice on safety aboard...navigation...anchoring...dinghies...maintenance... sailing at night...and heavy weather.

How Boat Things Work

Author: Charlie Wing
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071511087
Release Date: 2007-06-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation

“Anyone who contemplates any onboard do-it-yourself work should have this book at his or her elbow.”--Cruising World “This book reduces a boat to its most rudimentary parts in simple drawings and clear explanations. Fascinating to read, it’s a perfect teaching tool.”--Ocean Navigator Whether you’re a new mariner or a lifetime veteran, How Boat Things Work is a resource you can’t afford to be without. With intricate two-color cutaway drawings of eighty different systems and devices, as well as detailed explanations of how they’re assembled, how they work, and how they can go wrong, this book covers every primary component of your boat's inner workings. This guided tour “under the hood” of your sailboat or powerboat includes: Engines, transmissions, bearings, stuffing boxes, propellers Steering systems, autopilots, windvanes, compasses Rigging, splicing, line handling, block and tackle, sail controls Anchors and windlasses DC and AC electrical systems Pumps, toilets, seacocks, freshwater systems

7 Steps to Successful Boat Docking

Author: Katherine Giampietro Redmond
Publisher: Seaworthy Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 0971191131
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Boats and boating

Forget the why's of boat docking; this book is filled with the how to's that will lead you to dock your boat successfully, even in wind and/or current. It presents the local knowledge of the authors in an easily understood, and simply implemented, 7-step process. For helmsmen/women with single-engine inboard vessels, power or sail; twin-engine inboard and outboard vessels; single-engine outboard or inboard/outboard or stern-drive vessels.