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Hit the water like an experienced sailor with all the watery wisdom in this handy book! John Kelsey walks you through handling a variety of situations you might face while boating. He'll help you understand how to read the winds and water, drop your anchor, deal with foul weather, and prepare for emergencies. Develop an eye for weather changes. Know when a low-lying pall of fog is fast approaching. Get a glimpse of a swift-moving current before it reaches the boat's buoy, and recognize the choppy, quick waves that are signs of shallow water ahead. Knowing the tips Kelsey writes about in this guide gives you time to think of the next best course of action before you get into trouble. Learn convenient and reliable methods to navigate, steer, or provision a boat. In case of bad weather, learn how to handle it with ease. Additionally, if you can no longer steer the ship, learn the best method to abandon the boat. The book provides each scenario in practical, easy-to-implement steps that you can put to work immediately. The anchor enhances the security and steadfastness of a vessel. Learn how to use the anchor properly and when to drop it,


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Pages 160
Publish Date 2011-08-01
Series Ess Guide to Boating
Size 7.5" x 9.0" x 0.0"
Author Skills Institute Press
Product Form Paperback / softback


About the Author

John Kelsey is a journalist and editor specializing in woodworking and furniture making. He has a degree in woodworking and furniture design from the School for American Craft at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a former editor in chief of Fine Woodworking magazine and a publisher of woodworking and home building books at the Taunton Press. He is the author of Furniture Projects for the Deck and Lawn. He lives in Newtown, Connecticut.

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