- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: International Marine division of McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (February 1, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0070674752
- ISBN-13: 978-0070674752
- Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 0.7 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #708,332 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Practical Mariner's Book of Knowledge: 420 Sea-Tested Rules of Thumb for Almost Every Boating Situation Paperback – February 1, 1994
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``Some of the stuff in this 242-page volume is useful. . .all of it is snake-eye fascinating.'' (Boating)
About the Author
John Vigor (Bellingham, WA), a journalist for 35 years and former managing editor of Sea Magazine, has sailed more than 15,000 ocean miles. He is the author of The Practical Mariner’s Book of Knowledge (IM, 1994).
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But not all of the entries are that practical and useful: entries on the constituents of ocean water, horsepower generated by humans, the distance of the sun, and "rules for yachting writers" show that this collection of knowledge is often more eclectic than practical.
Overall, this is a worthy addition to a library of sailing books, but it is far from a must-have book. Most of the information in the book can just as easily be found (without Vigor's occasional humor) with a quick Google search.