Chapman Piloting & Seamanship

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 927 pages
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With millions of copies sold, Chapman Piloting has been the leading reference for both power and sail boaters for nearly a century. Now this absolutely essential guide—with 928 pages, 1,500 full-color illustrations and charts, and exploded views and cutaways—is thoroughly updated with all the latest information on US federal laws, regulations, and fees. In fact, NO competing book is more current on this ever-changing sport. Chapman covers the newest technology; the most recent laws; the most up-to-date rules of boat handling, navigation, safety, and etiquette. Anyone who puts a craft on water needs the vital information in this world-recognized bible of boating.

REVISIONS INCLUDE:

- Most up-to-date Federal laws, regulations, and fees

- The latest developments in outboard motors and inboard vectored thrust propulsion systems, including joystick controls - New mayday procedures

- Cutting edge technology: VHF/DSC radio; Rescue 21 coastal communication system; networking electronic devices; features and capabilities of GPS, radar, depth sounder, fish finders, and chartplotters; eLoran system; autopilot; NMEA 2000 and more

- Latest United States Power Squadron updates

- Expanded contact information for governmental and commercial organizations

 

  

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Review: Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 66th Edition

User Review  - Jww - Goodreads

The Bible for seamanship and ship handling. Easy to read, good diagrams and pictures, etc. Chapman is the essential boater's book. It makes some very confusing concepts and rules quite clear. Read full review

This book is the bible for boat owners

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Very pleased with quality, price and fast shipping. Read full review

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Contents

Foreword
6
The Tradition of Chapman Piloting Seamanship
7
Boating Essentials I Nautical Terms
12
Boating Laws Regulations
58
Equipment for Boats
88
Lights Day Shapes
120
RightofWay Sound Signals
152
Seamanship Under Power
174
Nautical Charts Publications
503
Basic Piloting Procedures
556
Tides Currents
581
Position Determination 631
613
Electrical Systems
646
Inland Boating
750
Marlinespike Seamanship
774
Weather
801

Small Boat Seamanship
220
Seamanship Under Sail
274
Anchoring
316
Special Seamanship Techniques
350
Safety 11 Safety Afloat
369
Emergencies Underway
408
The Mariners Compass
432
Aids to Navigation
473
Boating Customs
848
Boating Organizations
863
A Chart Cruising Safety Information Sources
883
USCG District Offices
890
Index
907
Photo Credits
926
Copyright

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