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Power Boating for Dummies

Posted by Gary Pickering on October 11, 2011 at 9:55 AM

HOBOKEN, NJ — For boaters laying up their craft for the fall and winter seasons, the world’s most popular reference series can give you the blow by blow information on how to winterize your boat. Its not hard and you can save hundreds of dollars doing the task yourself—in about an hour or even less. And when the spring comes Power Boating For Dummies® will lead you through every step of commissioning your boat and even diagnosing many common boat mechanical glitches.The first comprehensive guide to power boating – Power Boating For Dummies® (Wiley Publishing, Inc.; 978-0-470-40956-5; $21.99). is written by Randy Vance, a lifelong boater and former editor-in-chief of Boating Life and Boating magazines, this simple book presents straightforward guidance on everything from buying, operating, and enjoying a power boat to acing the boating safety exam, docking and mooring, conducting routine maintenance and repairs, and even choosing the best vacation options.

Suitable for new and experienced boaters alike, Power Boating For Dummies features step-by-step instructions with illustrations. Readers will learn how to:

Decide what type of boat to purchase (with 8 pages of color photos to help!)Select safety gear and take appropriate safety coursesUnderstand the essential boating tactics, rules and regulationsPrepare a power boat for storage and spring commissioningThe handy “Cheat Sheet,” a tear-out card located in the front of all For Dummies® books, includes checklists for determining if a boat is seaworthy and staging a boat for launch, as well as a refresher on “Right of Way” in boating. The always popular “Part of Tens” at the back of the book features tactics for handling a boat like a pro, important items to keep on board, and mechanical checks for buying a pre-owned boat.

Power Boating For Dummies®

By Randy Vance

ISBN: 978-0-470-40956-5 / $21.99 U.S.

Categories: General

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