It's Your Boat Too: A Woman's Guide to Greater Enjoyment on the Water (Google eBook)

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Paradise Cay Publications, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 234 pages
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Commander Suzanne Giesemann draws on her twenty years in the Navy as a commanding officer and leadership instructor to write this empowering guide for women boaters. Power or sail, if you're just going along for the ride, you are limiting your enjoyment on the water. Suzanne encourages women to take a bigger role on board by addressing common fears and self-limiting attitudes. She shares the nautical knowledge necessary to become a safer, more competant, and more confident boater.Women, read this book, then get your partner to read it too.-Lin Pardeytent...a wonderfully insightful book on how to make the transition from passenger to that of a competent mate or even master.-Amanda Swan Neal, Mahina Sailing ExpeditionsCall it an 'Atta-Girl' book, if you will. Suzanne's message is clear: Other women do this. You can too. Here's what you need to know...-Karen Larson, Editor, Good Old Boat MagazineBy reading this book, women can see how easy, and empowering, it is to go cruising with happiness and confidence.-Pam Wall, Outfitting Manager, Ft. Lauderdale West Marine
  

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Review: It's Your Boat Too: A Womans Guide to Greater Enjoyment on the Water

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I found this book in our local libary. It is an excellant refrence and I have puchased a copy to put on our boat. A wealth of information. Read full review

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Contents

WHATS SO GREAT ABOUT BOATING?
3
ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING
11
YOUR ROLE ON BOARD
17
SAFETY FIRST
29
THE FEAR FACTOR
35
LOOKING GOOD
45
THE BASICS
49
LEARNING THE ROPES
51
ANCHORING AND MOORING
159
SAILING
171
ENGINES
185
SYSTEMS
197
UNDERWAY
209
WORKING AS A TEAM
211
WHERE YOU GO FROM HERE
219
POSTSCRIPT
223

NAUTICAL TERMINOLOGY
55
THE RULES OF THE ROAD
67
NAVIGATION PILOTING
93
COMMUNICATIONS
107
WEATHER
121
LINE HANDLING
133
BOAT HANDLING AND DOCKING
143
PREDEPARTURE CHECKLIST
225
SECURING THE BOAT CHECKLIST
226
RECOMMENDED READING
227
RECOMMENDED WEBSITES
231
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
234
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Page xiii - Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.

About the author (2006)

Suzanne Giesemann, a self-described boat fanatic, has over 30 years of experience on the water. She is a USCG licensed captain, and was selected to be a Cruising World Boat of the Year judge. Included in her impressive Navy resume is her position as an aide to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on 9/11.

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