Getting Started in Powerboating
By Robert Armstrong
3rd Edition 2005
All the information you need to select the boat of your dreams, manoeuver it, and understand the rules and conventions of powerboating.
Covers all powerboats big and small; single-engine, twin-engine, outboard, and stern drive; trailerable and non trailerable. The difference between a planing hull and a displacement hull, how to compensate for the effects of wind and current, and master high-speed techniques.
•The latest on four-stroke outboards
•Jack plates, jet drives, and bow thrusters
•Piloting and navigation basics
•Anchors and anchoring techniques
•An updated market survey of popular powerboats
•State licensing requirements