Boat Handling Under Power: A Motorboat and Yacht Owners' Guide
Most trouble on the water occurs when boats are under power. In this bestselling guide to boat handling under power, the author works step-by-step through the principles and mechanics of handling powerboats and sailboats with auxiliary power in a number of situations. Discusses getting under way, docking, going through narrow channels and rough seas, dealing with breakdowns, and recovering someone who has fallen overboard.
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Basic Handling Techniques
Manoeuvring in Wind and Stream
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alongside anchor angle approach backspring basic beam-on berth bilge blades blow boat's bow thruster buoy cable capsize cause centreboard centreline Chapter craft dinghy directional stability downwind drag drift engine fast flow for'ard forespring Free surface effect going ahead going astern handling haul head rope hold hull keel keep kick ahead leeboards let go manoeuvring mooring motor movement moving offset prop outboard outdrive outward-turning paddlewheel effect pile pivot planing boat position prop effects propeller propulsion and steering pull the stern push the boat quay reduce rigging right-handed prop rolling rudder sea anchor shallow sheer side sideways simply skegs skipper slip slipstream slow speed spring starboard sternboard Sterndrive straight strong wind swing the stern swivelling prop technique Thames Sailing Barges thrust tight tow-rope transom trim trough turning effect twin screws upwind variable pitch vessel wall warps waves wind or stream windage yacht