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Power Boating for Dummies
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Ahoy, there From docking and mooring to routine power boat maintenance and repairs, this handy guide is your trusted first mate for smooth sailing

For both new and experienced boaters, Power Boating For Dummies is a useful reference that covers the ins and outs of this exciting and popular sport. The book starts at the beginning, taking you through the process of buying a boat, but it's helpful to anyone who owns a boat. Designed to teach you how to pilot a boat, equip it, store it, tow it, handle emergencies, and more, -- it's a comprehensive guide written in jargon-free language .

Power Boating For Dummies teaches you everything you need to know about buying, operating, and enjoying a power boat up to 35 feet in length and provides expert guidance for anyone new to the sport and new tips and ideas for improving power boating for even those with some experience captaining a boat:

    Calculate the costs of boating and compare those costs to non-boating activities

    Decide which type of boat to buy -- fishing, runabouts, pontoon, cruisers, or houseboats

    Know which mechanical checks to perform when you're looking at a pre-owned boat

    Learn the rules of boater safety

    Find out what it takes to acquire a boating license

    Outfit your power boat with the right gear, equipment, and supplies -- for fun and safety

    Operate your power boat, from launching and loading to driving, anchoring, and docking

    Navigate with charts, GPS, and radar

    Handle the weather and other boat emergencies

    Check (and change) fluids, charge your boat's battery, and perform other routine maintenance tasks

    Check and repair belts and propellers and fix leaks and other minor problems

    Prepare your power boat for all seasons

    Keep your boat's galley fully stocked

To learn about all of that and so much more, including boating tactics that separate the pros from the amateurs and all-important items you'll never set sail without, grab your copy of Power Boating For Dummies today.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780470409565
  • ISBN-10: 0470409568
  • Publisher: For Dummies
  • Publish Date: February 2009
  • Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.44 x 0.85 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.29 pounds
  • Page Count: 384