Power Boating

These articles will show you what to check before you take to the sea in your power boat. You'll also get common boating rules to follow when you're out on the water.

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Power Boating For Dummies

Published 03-03-2009

<div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-family: 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe UI Web', Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr;"> <p><b>Ahoy, there! From docking and mooring to routine power boat maintenance and repairs, this handy guide is your trusted first mate for smooth sailing&nbsp;</b></p> </div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr;"> <p>For both new and experienced boaters,&nbsp;Power Boating&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies&nbsp;is&nbsp;a useful reference that covers the ins and outs of this&nbsp;exciting and popular sport.&nbsp;The book&nbsp;starts at the beginning, taking&nbsp;you&nbsp;through the process of buying a boat, but it&rsquo;s helpful to anyone who&nbsp;owns&nbsp;a boat.&nbsp;Designed to teach you how to pilot a boat, equip it, store it, tow it, handle emergencies, and more,&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;it&rsquo;s a comprehensive guide&nbsp;written in jargon-free&nbsp;language&nbsp;.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr;"> <p>Power Boating&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies&nbsp;teaches&nbsp;you&nbsp;everything&nbsp;you&nbsp;need to know about buying, operating, and enjoying a power boat up to 35 feet&nbsp;in&nbsp;length&nbsp;and&nbsp;provides&nbsp;expert guidance for&nbsp;anyone&nbsp;new to the sport and&nbsp;new&nbsp;tips and&nbsp;ideas for improving&nbsp;power&nbsp;boating for&nbsp;even those&nbsp;with&nbsp;some experience captaining a boat:&nbsp;</p> </div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; position: relative;"> <ul style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; font-family: verdana;"> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 24px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; display: block; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p>Calculate the costs of boating and compare&nbsp;those&nbsp;costs&nbsp;to non-boating activities&nbsp;</p> </li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 24px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; display: block; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p>Decide which&nbsp;type of&nbsp;boat to buy&nbsp;&mdash; fishing, runabouts, pontoon,&nbsp;cruisers, or houseboats&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> </div> </div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-family: 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe UI Web', Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; position: relative;"> <ul style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; font-family: verdana;"> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 24px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; display: block; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p>Know which mechanical checks to perform when you&rsquo;re&nbsp;looking&nbsp;at&nbsp;a&nbsp;pre-owned&nbsp;boat&nbsp;</p> </li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 24px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; display: block; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p>Learn&nbsp;the rules of&nbsp;boater safety&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 24px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; display: block; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p>Find out&nbsp;what&nbsp;it takes&nbsp;to acquire a boating license&nbsp;</p> </li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 24px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; display: block; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p>Outfit your&nbsp;power&nbsp;boat with the right gear,&nbsp;equipment, and supplies&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;for fun and safety&nbsp;</p> </li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 24px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; display: block; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p>Operate your&nbsp;power&nbsp;boat, from&nbsp;launching and loading to driving, anchoring, and docking&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> </div> </div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-family: 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe UI Web', Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; position: relative;"> <ul style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; font-family: verdana;"> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 24px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; display: block; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p>Navigate with charts, GPS, and radar&nbsp;</p> </li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 24px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; display: block; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p>Handle&nbsp;the&nbsp;weather and other boat emergencies&nbsp;</p> </li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 24px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; display: block; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p>Check (and change) fluids,&nbsp;charge your boat&rsquo;s battery, and perform other routine maintenance tasks&nbsp;</p> </li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 24px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; display: block; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p>Check and repair belts and propellers&nbsp;and fix leaks and other minor problems&nbsp;</p> </li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 24px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; display: block; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p>Prepare&nbsp;your&nbsp;power&nbsp;boat&nbsp;for&nbsp;all seasons&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> </div> </div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; font-family: 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe UI Web', Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; position: relative;"> <ul style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; font-family: verdana;"> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 24px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr; display: block; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, Calibri_MSFontService, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline;"> <p>Keep your boat&rsquo;s galley fully stocked&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> </div> <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; user-select: text; -webkit-user-drag: none; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; overflow: visible; cursor: text; clear: both; position: relative; direction: ltr;"> <p>To learn about&nbsp;all of that and so much more, including&nbsp;boating tactics that&nbsp;separate the pros&nbsp;from the amateurs and all-important items you&rsquo;ll never&nbsp;set sail&nbsp;without, grab your copy of&nbsp;Power Boating&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies&nbsp;today.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div>

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