- Hardcover: 274 pages
- Publisher: International Marine; 1 edition (October 24, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 007145327X
- ISBN-13: 978-0071453271
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 26 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,221,806 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Seaworthy: Essential Lessons from BoatU.S.'s 20-Year Case File of Things Gone Wrong Hardcover – October 24, 2005
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You're safest on the water when you and your boat are seaworthy
BoatU.S. provides marine insurance coverage to 250,000 American powerboaters and sailors, which makes its collection of claims reports one of the world’s largest archives of boating accidents. For more than 20 years, as writer and editor of BoatU.S.’s quarterly publication Seaworthy, Bob Adriance has sifted and analyzed this rich trove to discover and highlight the profound lessons it contains.
Here is the ultimate boater’s guide to preventing, responding to, and surviving accidents under power or sail, including hurricane damage, lightning strikes, collisions, fires, groundings, sinkings, crew overboard, dismastings, and more.
Experience may be the best teacher, but the lessons are a lot less painful when the experience is someone else’s. Here is a unique opportunity to use other skippers’ misfortunes to make your own boat and seamanship safer.
“A boaters’ guide as important and practical as any I’ve read. And if you can ignore the occasional frisson of guilty pleasure, one that’s as engrossing to read as The Perfect Storm.”–Tony Gibbs, yachting writer, editor, and novelist
“Hair-raising disasters, hard facts, and helpful advice; Seaworthy is a compendium of no-nonsense information on avoiding problems that only a marine insurer could provide. Invaluable for the boater, builder, designer, and surveyor.”–Dave Gerr, director, Westlawn Institute of Tecnology; author of The Nature of Boats and The Elements of Boat Strength
Robert A. Adriance has edited Seaworthy magazine and written and compiled BoatU.S.’s accident reports for more than 20 years. He is also editor of BoatU.S.'s Technical Information Exchange for Marine Professionals, the co-editor of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Beacon magazine, and assistant vice president, technical services, for BoatU.S.'s Marine Insurance Division.
About the Author
Bob Adriance has written and compiled BoatU.S.’s accident reports for twenty years. He is also the coeditor of Beacon magazine, which reaches 35,000 Coast Guard Auxiliary members.
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As a BoatUS member, one of the best organizations I am a member of and recommended to every boater, I have seen the ship wreck reports in their monthly publication and on their web site.
I wanted this book to help me avoid getting into situations that would cause me, my crew and my boat harm. This book has done a number of important things for me. First, it has renewed my respect for the responsibility of operating a vessel. Next, it has shown me that a responsible operator must consider the lack of ability or responsibility of other boaters. It also has given me many valuable hints how to react in situations or tips how best avoid getting into trouble.
If you are a boater there are a number of books you absolutely should read to educate yourself with how to run and dock a boat. THis book must be in your library to educate yourself with the potential perils of boating and how to not make the mistake others have already made.
The book describes common mistakes that have resulted in damage or the loss of their boat. Usually photographs show the results of the mistakes. The text descibes what happened, why, and how to avoid the cause.
The lessons learned from these mistakes will save you money, frustation, and at the minimum, a bad day.