Power Boating For Dummies

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-03
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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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.

Author Biography

Randy Vance is a lifelong boater who has made a career of writing about boating. As the operator of a small resort and marina in Missouri for more than 20 years, Vance hosted or appeared on many radio and television programs covering boating and fishing topics. During his tenure at Boating Life, the magazine and some of Vance's articles have won awards in many publishing circles.

Table of Contents

Getting On the Right Boating Track
Powering Up to Be a Boater
Choosing the Right Boat Type and Engine for Your Boating Needs
Finding and Buying the Right Boat for You
Accessorizing Your Boat for Safety and Fun
Safely Operating Your Boat
Towing Your Boat and Maintaining Your Trailer
Launching and Loading Your Trailered Boat
Hitting the Open Water: Driving Your Boat
Docking, Rafting Up, and Anchoring
With Much Boating Fun Comes Much Responsibility
Rules Do Apply: Navigating to Avoid Collisions and Confusion
Finding Your Way on the Water
Navigating Bad Weather
Preparing for and Handling Boating Emergencies
Keeping Your Boat Shipshape
Keeping Up with Routine Boat Maintenance
Getting Your Boat Ready for Winter and Spring
Repairing Leaks and Other Damage to Your Boat
Enjoying Your Boat
Finding a Safe Harbor for Your Boat
The Well-Fed Boater
Getting Your Feet Wet with Boat Clubs
The Part of Tens
Ten Tactics That Separate Pros from Amateurs
Ten Important Items to Keep Onboard
Ten (Plus Two) Mechanical Checks for Buying a Pre-Owned Boat
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