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.

Getting Started in Powerboating

Author: Bob Armstrong
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071448993
Release Date: 2005-05-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation

All the information you need to select the boat of your dreams, maneuver it like a master, and understand the rules and conventions of powerboating. Covers all powerboats - big and small, single-engine, twin-engine, outboard, sterndrive, trailerable and nontrailerable.

Powerboat Handling Illustrated

Author: Robert J. Sweet
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071788496
Release Date: 2011-07-29
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.

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.

Sailing For Dummies

Author: J. J. Isler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118052919
Release Date: 2011-03-03
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Interested in learning to sail but feel like you’re navigating in murky waters? Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition introduces the basics of sailing, looks at the different types of sailboats and their basic parts, and teaches you everything you need to know before you leave the dock. In Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition, two U.S. sailing champions show you how to: Find and choose a sailing school Use life jackets correctly Tie ten nautical knots Handle sailing emergencies (such as capsizing and rescuing a man overboard) Launch your boat from a trailer, ramp, or beach Get your boat from point A to point B (and back again) Predict and respond to water and wind conditions Read charts, plot your course, use a compass, and find your position at sea Sailing for Dummies shows you that getting out on the water is easier than you think. The authors keep the sailor-speak to a minimum where possible, but give you a grasp of the terminology you need to safely and effectively communicate with your crew. A textbook, user’s manual, and reference all in one, this book takes the intimidation out of sailing and gives you the skills and confidence you need to get your feet wet and become the sailing pro you’ve always wanted to be. Anchors away!

Boating Magazine s Insider s Guide to Buying a Powerboat Featuring Tips and Traps for the Smart Boat Buyer

Author: Robert Lamy
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: 0071351507
Release Date: 1999-10-30
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Boating Magazine's Insider's Guide to Buying a Powerboat features tips and traps for the smart boat buyer. If you don't have an uncle in the boat-dealership business, here's the next-best thing: a longtime boat dealer and salesman who lets you in on trade secrets so you can buy a new or used boat without getting burned. J. P. Lamy lays out a step-by-step approach to finding the right small powerboat (under 30 feet) and buying it at a fair price with favorable financing. You will learn: How salesmen are trained What their margins and markups are The use of the Internet for boat shopping What to look for, good and bad, in a new or used boat Checklists How to negotiate honestly but toughly How to shave thousands of dollars from an asking price Endorsed by Boating magazine, Lamy's guide helps you take control and win in the bargaining process. When it comes to buying a boat, knowledge is power.

Powerboat Care and Repair

Author: Allen Berrien
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071419462
Release Date: 2003-09-09
Genre: Sports & Recreation

As the "Boat Doctor" in Boating magazine, Allen Berrien helped two generations of readers keep their boats alive and well. Now his practical know-how and wisdom is collected inPowerboat Care and Repair, the only book that focuses on do-it-yourself maintenance and repair of small powerboats. Berrien provides tips on how to avoid and solve a host of common problems, such as electrolysis, pitted gelcoat, and battery failures. He also offers step-by-step guidance on spring commissioning and winterizing; inboard, outboard, and stern driveengine troubleshooting; exterior maintenance; emergency preparedness; and much more.

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.

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.

Chromebook For Dummies

Author: Mark LaFay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118951279
Release Date: 2014-10-15
Genre: Computers

Get the most out of your Google Chromebook Are you the proud new owner of a Google Chromebook and a little—or a lot—intimidated by the technology? You've come to the right place! Chromebook For Dummies walks you through setting up the device, transitioning from traditional computers and working in the cloud, customizing Chromebook to suit your needs, navigating the apps and their uses, and applying advanced settings and features. Fear not: with the step-by-step guidance and helpful information inside, there's no reason to break a sweat. Chromebooks are affordable, fast, and sleek—and with Google driving the initiative, they're impossible to ignore. So it's no wonder they're gaining popularity and enticing people from all walks of life to make the switch from a traditional PC or laptop. If you're one of those people and want to make the most of your experience, this book is a practical user's guide to all things Chromebook. Covers all Chromebooks on the market Provides coverage of all Chromebook features in an easy-to-follow manner Serves as the go-to reference for successfully using a Chromebook Includes step-by-step coverage of everything you'll encounter with your Chromebook If you're a new or inexperienced user who wants to maximize the performance of your Google Chromebook, you'll turn to this friendly guide time and again.

Spanish For Dummies Enhanced Edition

Author: Pedro Vázquez Bermejo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119976066
Release Date: 2011-03-23
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Whether you want to take up Spanish from scratch or brush up on your existing skills, this practical, easy-to-follow guide is for you! Inside you'll find helpful lessons, cultural facts, handy references and much more, including a Spanish-English mini-dictionary and common verb lists. Learn how to use your skills in a variety of everyday contexts, and discover common expressions, important holidays and phrases that'll make you sound fluent. Complete with an audio CD that allows you to hear actual Spanish conversations by native Spanish speakers, Spanish For Dummies is your one-way ticket to speaking mainland Spanish with confidence. Spanish For Dummies includes: Part I: Getting Started Chapter 1: You Already Know a Little Spanish Chapter 2: The Nitty Gritty: Basic Spanish Grammar Part II: Spanish in Action Chapter 3: Hola! Hello! Greetings and Introductions Chapter 4: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk Chapter 5: Dining Out and Going to Market Chapter 6: Shopping Made Easy Chapter 7: Going Out on the Town Chapter 8: Enjoying Yourself: Recreation Chapter 9: Talking on the Phone Chapter 10: At the Office and Around the House Part III: Spanish on the Go Chapter 11: Money, Money, Money Chapter 12: Dónde Está? (Where Is It?): Asking Directions Chapter 13: Checking into a Hotel Chapter 14: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis, and More Chapter 15: Planning a Trip Chapter 16: Help! Handling Emergencies Part IV: The Part of Tens Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Speak Spanish Quickly Chapter 18: Ten Favourite Spanish Expressions Chapter 19: Ten Holidays to Remember Chapter 20: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Fluent in Spanish Part V: Appendixes Appendix A: Spanish-English Mini Dictionary Appendix B: Spanish Verbs Appendix C: On the CD Appendix D: Spanish Facts Note: CD files are available to download after purchasing the e-Book version

Sportsman s Best

Author: James Crounse
Publisher: Florida Sportsman
ISBN: 1934622249
Release Date: 2014-07-22
Genre: Nature

Sportsman's Best: Boats is the comprehensive guide to today's most popular types of fishing boats and family-friendly boats in the trailerable, 14' to 38' range. This insightful and up-to-date book from James Crounse and the editors of Florida Sportsman provides the knowledge and advice to make every boater's time spent on the water, better, safer and more enjoyable. Sportsman's Best: Boats offers 256 pages of useful information and tips, helpful how-to's and practical advice, all illustrated with hundreds of quality pictures and graphics. When prospective boat buyers need help choosing a new or used boat, they can turn to Sportsman's Best: Boats for expert advice. The most in-demand types of recreational boats, for both freshwater and saltwater, are classified and profiled. Hull and deck design, types of motors and accessories that will best meet specific boating and fishing needs are all covered, as well as all of the other most pressing concerns boaters, both new and experienced, might have. Transportation and trailering requirements, storage, safety guidelines, launching, docking and much more are examined and portrayed with helpful photos and illustrations. And of course, from Florida Sportsman, there are plenty of helpful recommendations on how to rig boats for fishing and how to find those fish. Sportsman's Best: Boats is an indispensable volume for anyone considering buying a boat, and a must-read for current boat owners interested in saving time and money and making the most of their days on the water. The included bonus DVD features co-author Dave East, Boating Editor of Florida Sportsman magazine and host of Florida Sportsman Best Boat TV, demonstrating and providing tips on how to trailer and launch your boat, boat handling and navigation, anchoring, and docking. East also offers sage advice for selecting the right boat for you and your boating adventures.