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

Ahoy, there! From docking and mooring to routine power boat maintenance and repairs, this handy guide is your trusted first mate for smooth sailing  For both new and experienced boaters, Power Boating For Dummies is a useful reference that covers the ins and outs of this exciting and popular sport. The book starts at the beginning, taking you through the process of buying a boat, but it’s helpful to anyone who owns a boat. Designed to teach you how to pilot a boat, equip it, store it, tow it, handle emergencies, and more, — it’s a comprehensive guide written in jargon-free language .  Power Boating For Dummies teaches you everything you need to know about buying, operating, and enjoying a power boat up to 35 feet in length and provides expert guidance for anyone new to the sport and new tips and ideas for improving power boating for even those with some experience captaining a boat:  Calculate the costs of boating and compare those costs to non-boating activities  Decide which type of boat to buy — fishing, runabouts, pontoon, cruisers, or houseboats  Know which mechanical checks to perform when you’re looking at a pre-owned boat  Learn the rules of boater safety   Find out what it takes to acquire a boating license  Outfit your power boat with the right gear, equipment, and supplies — for fun and safety  Operate your power boat, from launching and loading to driving, anchoring, and docking  Navigate with charts, GPS, and radar  Handle the weather and other boat emergencies  Check (and change) fluids, charge your boat’s battery, and perform other routine maintenance tasks  Check and repair belts and propellers and fix leaks and other minor problems  Prepare your power boat for all seasons  Keep your boat’s galley fully stocked  To learn about all of that and so much more, including boating tactics that separate the pros from the amateurs and all-important items you’ll never set sail without, grab your copy of Power Boating For Dummies today. 

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