Sports & Recreation

Getting Started in Powerboating

Author: Robert J. Armstrong

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 501

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.
Sports & Recreation

Your First Powerboat

Author: Robert Armstrong

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 284

Navigate the hazards of boat ownership with absolute confidence Next to your house, your boat may well be the biggest investment you ever make. Buying and owning a boat involves one baffling decision after another. Yet informed, impartial guidance is almost impossible to find--until now, that is. This essential manual provides a method to the madness of boat buying and ownership, plotting a straight course through an ocean of confusion while it answers such questions as: Why fractional ownership often makes sense How to avoid buying a boat you'll never use How to identify the Goldilocks boat--not too big, not too small How to choose a powering option How to negotiate the best deal on any boat-new or used How to be your own surveyor, and why even a new boat may need a professional survey Why you should finance your boat even if you have the cash, and where to find the best loans How to calculate the total cost of ownership before you buy!
Sports & Recreation

Start Powerboating Right

Author: U. S. Sailing Association

Publisher: United States Sailing Assn

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 166

View: 679

Sports & Recreation

Motorboating: Start to Finish

Author: Barry Pickthall

Publisher: Fernhurst Books Limited

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 339

Motorboating is the perfect book for you if you are new to motorboating and need to learn the basics, or if you are experienced, but wish to broaden your skills and develop your techniques. This step-by-step guide is packed with information and easy-to-follow illustrations. A complete reference for every level of tender, RIB, fishing boat, motor cruiser or sportsboat driver, this book is ideal whether you are a beginner and need a straightforward guide, or are taking your sport to the next level and looking for the professional tips that will help you improve your speed, skill, safety and enjoyment. Information and advice are included on basic principles, going to sea, boat handling and safety at sea. Motorboating is a great read to learn, develop and refresh your boating skills.
Sports & Recreation

Power Boating For Dummies

Author: Randy Vance

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 392

View: 743

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.
Boats and boating

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Boating and Sailing

Author: Frank Sargeant

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Boats and boating

Page: 358

View: 532

You're no idiot, of course. You can recite dialogue from every episode of Gilligan's Island, cook a delicious gourmet fish dinner, and even bait your own hook without feeling squeamish. But when it comes to boating, you don't know the bow from the stern. Don't abandon ship yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Boating and Sailing teaches you everything you need to know to get your feet wet in this exciting recreational sport. In this Complete Idiot's Guide you'll find:
Sports & Recreation

Powerboating

Author: Ken Kreisler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 778

Learn How to Choose—and Use—Your First Powerboat, from One of the Country’s Most-Respected Boating Experts. There has never been a better time to buy your first boat. And there is no better person to tell you how than Captain Ken Kreisler. Kreisler, an award-winning writer, longtime professional mariner, and insider with more than twenty-five years in the boating industry, offers here the freshest, most up-to-date, abundantly illustrated, and comprehensive book for anyone looking to get started in powerboating—for boats from sixteen to forty feet, on a trailer or docked at the marina. Here, fresh and unadorned, is advice and commentary on recent advances in engineering and technology that have made every other guide out there obsolete. Powerboating offers hands-on-the-wheel advice on: The most recent, industry-changing joystick, pod, and remote control systems Maneuvering, especially around the dock and in close quarters situations Safety equipment Navigation Advanced techniques Powerboating also presents a special section on how to get your boat US Coast Guard–certified, and what’s coming up on the horizon for alternative fuel and propulsion systems. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Sports & Recreation

Sorensen's Guide to Powerboats, 2/E

Author: Eric Sorensen

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 512

View: 960

Eric Sorensen, a long-time boat tester, is a go-to expert on boat buying J.D. Power & Associates is the number-one authority in customer satisfaction Includes J.D. Powers’ well-known “Power Circle” ratings for dozens of boat brands organized into the six most popular market segments
Sports & Recreation

Powerboating

Author: Ken Kreisler

Publisher: Seahorse

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 418

Learn How to Choose—and Use—Your First Powerboat, from One of the Country’s Most-Respected Boating Experts. There has never been a better time to buy your first boat. And there is no better person to tell you how than Captain Ken Kreisler. Kreisler, an award-winning writer, longtime professional mariner, and insider with more than twenty-five years in the boating industry, offers here the freshest, most up-to-date, abundantly illustrated, and comprehensive book for anyone looking to get started in powerboating—for boats from sixteen to forty feet, on a trailer or docked at the marina. Here, fresh and unadorned, is advice and commentary on recent advances in engineering and technology that have made every other guide out there obsolete. Powerboating offers hands-on-the-wheel advice on: The most recent, industry-changing joystick, pod, and remote control systems Maneuvering, especially around the dock and in close quarters situations Safety equipment Navigation Advanced techniques Powerboating also presents a special section on how to get your boat US Coast Guard–certified, and what’s coming up on the horizon for alternative fuel and propulsion systems. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Sports & Recreation

The Guide to High-performance Powerboating

Author: Joanne A. Fishman

Publisher: Hearst Books

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 313

View: 242

A definitive guide to the most visible and fastest growing segment of the powerboat market. This comprehensive source has complete coverage of the latest developments in the sport. 80 photos.
Sports & Recreation

RYA Start Powerboating (G-G48)

Author: Royal Yachting Association

Publisher: Royal Yachting Association

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page:

View: 289

This is the official course book for Levels 1 and 2 of the RYA National Powerboat Scheme (formally Powerboat Practical Course Notes). It goes through everything you need to know as a novice powerboater, from basics such as the boat and the equipment you need, through to heavy weather techniques and night navigation. Jon Mendez developed an interest in boats at a young age with friends and family on the River Thames and has been teaching professionally for the last ten years. Jon is a RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Examiner and a Powerboat Trainer, and was the RYA Chief Powerboat Instructor. His work has taken him across the world from Scotland to New Zealand skippering yachts of up to 40m. He now runs his own marine business doing what he enjoys most working with boats, people and having fun on the water.
Boats and boating

Boater's Pocket Reference

Author: Thomas McEwen

Publisher: Anchor Cove Publishing, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Boats and boating

Page: 766

View: 618

800 pages, 435 illustrations, 94 photographs, index. Handy, fact-filled new boating guide offers, how-to-do-it information and reference facts, figures, formulas, graphs, and tables about boating in a book small enough (about 3" x 5" x 1") to fit in your pocket. This book is for everyone who wants to enjoy being a better, safer, and more responsible boater. If you are new to boating this book is filled with information you need to know. If you are an experienced boater this book can act as a great reference and memory jogger.
Sports & Recreation

Powerboat Handling Illustrated

Author: Robert J. Sweet

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 200

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.