Stapleton's Powerboat Bible: The Complete Guide to Selection, Seamanship, and Cruising

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Stapleton's Powerboat Bible: The Complete Guide to Selection, Seamanship, and Cruising
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How to Select, Outfit, and Operate a Boat for Coastwise Cruising or Long-Distance Voyaging.

Powerboats are exciting and powerful machines that can cut through water like nothing else, but buying and sailing one of these machines is a careful process. A powerboat is expensive and in the wrong hands, can be dangerous. Stapletonís Powerboat Bible: The Complete Guide to Selection, Seamanship and Cruising is the leading guide for finding the right powerboat and staying safe on the water.

When it comes to purchasing a powerboat, there are many different varieties to choose in all price ranges. Salesmen are more interested in their commission than your well being, so itís important to go into it with as much knowledge as possible. Stapletonís Powerboat Bible is chock full of information you need to make the right purchase.

It guides you through the process from choosing the right boat, getting financing and insurance and finally getting it out on the water. If youíre not an avid seafarer, then you likely donít know what you need on the ship? The book takes care of that for you from the GPS receivers to anchors and medical kits.

Once the boat is outfitted, youíll learn all about navigation and communication such as how to handle the boat in both calm waters and during an emergency, going for your first long distance cruise and international cruising.

Powerboating is a dream few get to achieve, so when the time comes to make your dreams come true, make sure you have Stapletonís Powerboat Bible. Even veteran and experienced powerboaters keep a copy of this on their boat at all times because of its use as a reference and guide.


Subject: Powerboat Purchase, Seamanship and Cruising How-to Book. ISBN-10: 0071440542 | ISBN-13: 9780071440547 | McGraw Hill 40542

Specifications
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
  • Author: Sid Stapleton
  • Pages: 456 - B&W photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-07-144054-7
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
    Introduction: Welcome to the Dream Part 1. Choosing a Boat
  • Basic Start Info: Hull, Engines, Diesel Engines, Turbochargers, Hull Materials, Engine Vibrators, and more.
  • Layout Details: Deck, cockpit, interior, below deck, engine room.
  • Choose systems: Fire extinguishing systems | Alarm systems | Steering systems | Engine synchronizer systems | Electrical systems
  • Cost Determination: Boat-buying budget | Budgeting for boat operation | New or used? | Domestic or import?
  • How to search for a new or used boat. Tips on test driving.
  • Purchase Negotiation Tips and Tricks Part 2. All the Bells and Whistles
  • How and what accessories should you buy?
  • How-to Choose a Marine Navigation System (lots and lots of details about all technology types)
  • Everything (lots of details) on Marine Cruising Communicating Systems
  • How to Choose Anchoring Equipment
  • How to Select and Use Tenders
  • Details about Cruising SAFELY (how to rig, what protection equipment do you need)
  • How-to Prepare for Medical Emergencies On the Sea Part 3. Boat Handling
  • What do I need to do befor Ship Out?
  • How to Handle Routine Operations While Cruising
  • Tips on Special Situations, Anchoring, Dock Arrival Part 4. Navigating and Communicating
  • How-to Understand Coastal Piloting and Eyeball Navigation
  • Tips on Using Marine Navigation Electronics, Predicting Weather Issues, and Cruising Communication Systems Part 5. Emergency Preparedness
  • Marine Radio during Emergencies, Power Steering Loss and What to do. Handling Crew Overboard, Hull Damage, Fire Fighting, Abandon Ship Situations and Medical Emergencies on the Water. Part 6. The Cruising Life
  • Handling Money and Mail, Boat Maintenance Secure Cruising Part 7. Preparations for Voyaging
  • Assembling Spares and Preparing for Repairs, Cruise planning, International Details, Charting Systems, Avoid Foreign Legal Issues
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