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Chapman Piloting: Seamanship & Small Boat Handling (Chapman Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Handling) Hardcover – September, 1996
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Top Customer Reviews
The 63rd Edition should tell you something. This is a huge text that has been revised and improved many times. I have three different editions spanning 35 years--including a recent one which had been moderized especially in the area of electronics.
Many people might be daunted by the amount of information in this book. It is presented by topic and not necessarily by the order you should learn this material. If you think of it as a reference and take it one bite at a time, and work your way through the book, you will be a better seaman for it.
The text is suitable for both power boaters and sailors, who own or operate small to large yachts.
Having trouble docking? Confused about anchoring? Buy this book. The explanations for the use of spring lines alone are worth the price of the book, and will help you keep your vessel intact. We don't want to smash the boat up with 50 people watching do we?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is the authority on seamanship. No sailor would be without it on a long journey out to sea. If you want to know everything about boating, then pick this thing up today.Published 18 months ago by Joe
I needed this book for a Coast Guard Auxiliary course and it was fantastic. It had any information that I could think of in it. Highly informative.Published 19 months ago by Roger De Coster
Great book to learn all aspects of boating. Make sure you purchase the most recent edition so you get info on most recent technology (GPS etc.)Published 19 months ago by B. Thomas