Boating Skills and Seamanship, 14th Edition

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  1. 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Boating Skills and Seamanship U.S. Coast Guard, January 29, 2014

    By Deborah Griffith (San Jose CA) –

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    This review is from: Boating Skills and Seamanship, 14th Edition (Paperback)

    I gave this to my son for Christmas. He recently purchased his first boat. This is THE book for beginners. Although my son is a mechanic he found this book to be of great value with information on boat safety as well as maintenance. The book caught my eye because it is endorsed by the Coast Guard. My son could barely keep his head out of it on Christmas day.

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  2. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Book. One annoyance (hence only 4 stars), September 17, 2014

    By Frequent Amazon Customer (San Diego, CA) –

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    This review is from: Boating Skills and Seamanship, 14th Edition (Paperback)

    Great Book.

    One annoyance (hence only 4 stars): The purported boat trailer-towing laws listed by state is not accurate. It purports to provide a chart of the weight limits for towing a boat trailer without the requirement of trailer brakes. However, the chart was taken from an RV company that was providing the weight limits for RV’s. For example, the chart gave a 1,500 lb weight limit in California before trailer brakes are mandatory. That is not the law in California for trailering a boat! For trailering a boat, the weight limit is 3,000 lbs. The 1,500 lbs. limit is for coach and camp trailers in California. Boat trailer weight limits for brakes are covered by a different section of the law. The publisher should provide a chart that is specific to trailering boats!

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  3. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Solid Beginner’s Guide and Reference for All Hands, July 12, 2014

    By JayqReviews (Tampa) –

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    This review is from: Boating Skills and Seamanship, 14th Edition (Paperback)

    I found this to be a very informative publication on boating. Even if you are coming in with very minimal knowledge, it will teach you many of the basics. With boating, as with many other things, there is no substitute for experience out on the water, but this is a solid way to learn some fundamentals before hitting the water. You might even avoid bad habits from the very beginning by reading this book first. Definitely recommend.

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