Piloting, seamanship and small boat handling
Continuously updated to reflect ever-advancing technology, Chapman Piloting, Seamanship & Small Boat Handling remains the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to recreational boating after three quarters of a century. More than 1,500 photographs and drawings illustrate all the information necessary to own and operate a seaworthy boat. With a well-earned reputation as the Bible of Boating, Chapman's offers the most current data on boat handling, basic piloting procedures, sailboat and powerboat seamanship, charts and compasses, tides and weather, and boating equipment, as well as all the official boating laws and regulations governing the nation's waterways. Also included is the latest information on developments in the crucial fields of marine electronics, safety systems, radar, and communications.
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BOATING LAWS AND REGULATIONS
EQUIPMENT FOR BOATS
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