Practical Mariners Book of Knowledge, 2nd Edition: 460 Sea-Tested Rules of Thumb for Almost Every Boating Situation John Vigor

ISBN: 9781299824614

Published: September 4th 2013

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289 pages


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Practical Mariners Book of Knowledge, 2nd Edition: 460 Sea-Tested Rules of Thumb for Almost Every Boating Situation  by  John Vigor

Practical Mariners Book of Knowledge, 2nd Edition: 460 Sea-Tested Rules of Thumb for Almost Every Boating Situation by John Vigor
September 4th 2013 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 289 pages | ISBN: 9781299824614 | 5.36 Mb

The only rules-of-thumb compendium for boaters, updated with 45 new entries to delight, entertain, and most importantly, inform. These are tried and tested rules of thumb--the distilled essence of centuries of seafaring experience--providingMoreThe only rules-of-thumb compendium for boaters, updated with 45 new entries to delight, entertain, and most importantly, inform.

These are tried and tested rules of thumb--the distilled essence of centuries of seafaring experience--providing succinct answers to the questions most-asked by boaters.The perfect, practical gift to give or receive. -- The Ensign...reads like a lively conversation with a friendly, seasoned pro.

-- Lakeland BoatingAll in all it is refreshing, and it is often a giggle. But most importantly, it is always helpful--very helpful. -- SA BoatingAbout the BookA concise, alphabetically organized reference for sailors and boaters. New edition includes over 460 concise entries on diverse topics such as: hull thickness, estimating distance, anchoring rights, making a rum punch, stability as assessed by roll times, and hallucinations, occurrence of.

This updated to provide a new generation of boaters with an instant reference like none other. This is either the most useful boating book ever designed to entertain, or the most entertaining book ever designed to be useful.FeaturesUnusual, engaging, and practical collection of information not found anywhere elseFormat is concise and trim, and packs well aboard, as a print book or ebookAlphabetic organization makes navigation easy, as does the exhaustive indexWit and wisdom of some of the entries (Fear, Widespread Occurrence of and Useless Articles on a Boat, the Three or Four Most) combines nicely with practical emphasis on others (Fiberglass, Drawbacks of,)Comprehensive appendix of useful forms, tables, and measurements (tank capacity, rope strength, power of attorney for a cruising couple)Includes Vigors now, well-known and often referenced Black-Box TheoryMarket / AudienceCurious boaters of all shapes and sizesBoating NovicesVeteran BoatersSailing schoolsBoating instructorsLibrariesThe book claims that within its water-resistant covers lie 420 Sea-Tested Rules of Thumb for almost every boating situation.

It could have added: and then some.For here is a true potpourri of maritime and othertime advice that is at the same time amusing and practical. The decision to coallate it all alphabetically adds to the surprise effect. Flip open the pages, and you could find entries such as Rum Punch alongside Rules of the Road. Or Ear Infections next door to Electrical Wiring. How about Horsepower just a stride away from Horses, Live, Provisions for.

Thank heaven there is a subject index to help out, and if one needs something a bit more precise, one might locate it in the 32-page appendix tables.All in all it is refreshing, and it is often a giggle. But most importantly, it is always helpful--very helpful.

-- SA BoatingNew Topics:AIS As a Safety AidBeating, Best Strategy forBoat Tasks, Time Taken forBuoys, Way to RecognizeBurial at SeaCapsize, Vulnerability toCARD, Uses ofChainplates, Loads onCoiling Halyards, Best Way ofDacron Sails, Life ofDinghy, Hard, Safe LoadDinghy, Inflatable, Material forFenders, Diameter ofGalley Drain, Minimum Size ofHull, Cored, Thickness ofInverters, Recommended Capacity ofJib, Storm, Size ofLeague, Length ofMast, Downward Thrust ofMast Steps, Distance BetweenMast Vibration, CuringName, Changing ofPlywood, Properties ofPosition Line, Single, UseRadio, VHF, Best AntennaRations, SurvivalShackles, Safe Working Load ofSheer Line, Curve ofSolar Panel, Output ofTanks, Estimating Capacity ofTowing, Safest Way ofVarnishing, Time Spent onWood, OilingWood Rot, PreventingAbout the AuthorA journalist who has worked for major daily newspapers in Great Britain, South Africa, and the Uni



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