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Powerboating : A Woman's Guide - Sandy Lindsey


A Woman's Guide

Paperback Published: 28th June 2000
ISBN: 9780071357029
Number Of Pages: 144

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For the past decade, women have been the fastest-growing segment of the powerboating population. This latest book in the popular Ragged Mountain Press Woman’s Guides series delivers a timely, top-to-bottom introduction to powerboating. Addressing a vast range of issues that concern women particularly, author and veteran boater Sandy Lindsey covers everything readers need to know, from getting started and driving the boat to reading weather and mastering the art of anchoring. Powerboating also considers the details of effective maintenance. Best of all, readers are presented with a rich spectrum of perspectives, opinions, advice, and anecdotes from many powerboating women, each of whom has loads of real-life experience.

Women and Powerboating
A perfect fit for women
The rewards of powerboating
Women powerboaters and how they got started
Getting StartedLearn before you cruiseWhat to expect the first time
Stepping aboard
Normal apprehension
Getting Comfortable with Your Boat
The parts of a powerboat
How a powerboat moves through water
The basics of driving a powerboat
Types of powerboats
Leaving the Dock and Returning
Anticipating your first powerboat cruise
Preparing the boat for departure
Casting offLeaving the dock
Getting under way
Turning to port and starboard
Understanding prop walkGoing in reverse
Fending off and making fastKnots for docking
Weather and Navigation Basics
Weather forecasting basics
Tips to avoid being caught in a storm
What to do if you're caught in rough weather
Do I need a compass?Using chartsGPS units and other electronic tools
Tides and currents
Navigation aids
Who has the right-of-way?
Lights at nightSpeed limits
Essential Equipment
Boat-buying basics
Choosing between a new and a used boat
What you really need on board
Communication afloat: why you need a VHF radio
Tools and spare parts
Anchors and anchoring
Clothing for more comfortable powerboating
Trailering Your Powerboat
Trailer anatomy
Hitting the road
Backing upLaunching from the trailer
Retrieving the boat
Safety and ComfortStaying in touch
How do I use a VHF radio?Required safety and emergency equipment
Fuel safety
What to do if something goes wrong
Crew overboard and what to doEPIRBs and when to use them
Float plans and how to file them
First-aid equipment and knowing how to use it
Personal comfort
Basic Maintenance and Minor Repairs
How to tell whether your powerboat is operating properly
Choosing a good mechanic
Minor repairs you can make yourself
Preventive maintenance
Powerboating with Friends and Family
Sharing the joys of powerboating
Bringing the whole family
Taking vacations afloat and extended cruises
Further adventures
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ISBN: 9780071357029
ISBN-10: 0071357025
Series: Ragged Mountain Press Woman's Guide
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 28th June 2000
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 19.05  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.27