Getting Started in Powerboating — Third Edition
It doesn't matter if you're considering giving the sport a shot or looking to improve your skills, Getting Started in Powerboating — Third Edition is going to give you confidence.
Powerboating is one of the most exciting water adventures out there. And it's only better if you have a handle on the design and performance of the vehicle. This book is about putting the power in your hands. It's about selecting the boat of your dreams and budget, getting a firm grasp of the sports conventions and knowing things like the difference between a planning and displacement hull. Going through its chapters, you're going to discover how to maneuver like a pro, how to compensate for wind and current, and mastering high speed techniques, as well as the basics for turning, backing and docking.
Must-have information includes:
- The latest on four-stroke outboards
- Jack plates, jet drives, and bow thrusters
- Piloting and navigation basics
- Anchors and anchoring techniques
- An updated market survey of popular powerboats
- State licensing requirements
Getting Started in Powerboating is already a best seller, providing a huge number of owners with the push to hit the waves. The third edition has been updated to include the latest technologies in the field, such as the newest trailerables and-nontrailables, four stroke outboard motors, jack plates, bow thrusters and sterndrives. There's detailed step-by-step instructions for getting licensing and a thorough look at anchoring techniques.
If you're tired of standing on the beach and watching the boats go by but not sure if you've got the stuff, Getting Started in Powerboating is the place to start. And once you see how easy the process can be if you have the right information in front of you, in no time at all you'll be riding into the sun and watching them watch you from the beach.
Subject: Getting Started in Powerboating How-to Book.
ISBN-10: 0071448993 | ISBN-13: 9780071448994 | McGraw Hill 48993