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Hardcover Chapman Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Handling Book

ISBN: 0688072461

ISBN13: 9780688072469

Chapman Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Handling

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Developed in 1917 by pioneering small-craft enthusiast and Motor Boating magazine editor Charles F. Chapman, Chapman Piloting covers the gamut of information that both the fledgling boater and... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Its reputation speaks for itself, and it speaks the truth.

NOBODY should be without this text on the water. It is second in importance only to the lifejackets. It will make boating more pleasant, and mostly, it will make it more safe. The newbie to the boating world, just as the professional (sail or power, tanker or clinker) must read this book before taking responsibility for any boat (and its crew or the crews of the boats you may encounter on the water). Just buy it. Don't ask questions. Buy. Read. Practice. Boat Safely!

Beginners - This is a must have...

I just started in the world of boating and really was quite clueless to the whole terminology used. I have since read about 3 books and find that I use Chapman's the most. The others were good to get my feet wet, but Chapman's is the one I actually use consistenly. Easy to understand and really the only reference / learning book I have found that covers every aspect of boating I needed to learn. Excellent purchase and I would suggest it to anyone who is just starting out. Can't imagine learning all this without it...

This is the first book we recommend to our boating students.

Many nautical books come and go, but Captain Charles Chapman's book has stood the test of time. It's the reference book the U.S. Power Squadron used when I took my first boating course and it now stands dog eared next to the 63rd Edition, but I will never part with it. This is the first book we recommend to all of our boating students...From boating basics through flag etiquette, this book usually has the answer. Whether you're new to boating or a seasoned blue water skipper, this should be part of your nautical library....Captain Sig Trotta

Chapman Piloting Seamanship and Boat Handling 63rd ed.

If you are into recreational boating, this is the Bible for boating information. This is the best technical reference available for all of the combined topics related to recreational boating: safety, boat handling, etiquette, terminology, navigation, weather and etc. The writing style is easy to read and understand for the beginner but contains much essential information for the seasoned boater as well.

A reference to all nautical books outhere.

This book teaches you the basics, and beyond on every nautical subject you can think of. It is used as a reference for other nautical books outhere. It's fully ilustrated with pictures, diagrams, and drawings. Many people think this book is the bible of boating. Safety, rules of navigation, docking, and navigation are thoroughly covered. Although you won't find specifics as to electrical or other specialized subjects, it does give you the basics, and priciples behind it.
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