The One-Minute Guide to the Nautical Rules of the Road: A Boating Magazine Book

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9780070710948: The One-Minute Guide to the Nautical Rules of the Road: A Boating Magazine Book

Don't hit that boat! Learn the ``collision Regulations,'' or Rules of the Road, from this handy guide. It's an illustrated plain-english explanation of these often confusing rules. Includes a unique quick-reference ``situation guide'' to get you out of jams fast.

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From the Back Cover:

Baffled? With boating traffic on the rise, and no lane markers or yield signs out there, it's no wonder. Enter the rules--the International Rules of the Road and the U.S. inland rules, that is.

The rules are a wonderful invention, full of common sense, and flexible enough to cover every boatings situation. But they were written by maritime bureaucrats, and they need interpretation.

If you think you know the rules, try these questions (answers inside):

Do the rules apply when more than two boats meet?

What rights are enjoyed by kayaks, rowboats, and personal watercraft?

For that matter, is there any such thing as "right of way"?

The One-Minute Guide to the Nautical Rules of the Road understands that boaters want to go boating, not memorize rules. Here's what you'll find:

  • a one-of-a-kind quick-reference situation guide on the inside cover (why not laminate a copy for your helmstation?)
  • a brief overview of the rules' intent that will tell you all you need to know
  • the full text of the official rules with plain-English translations

The Rules of the Road have never been so clear before. Safe boating.

About the Author:

A U.S. Coast Guard - licensed captain and former Bowdoin College physics professor and research scientist for MIT and NASA, Charlie Wing has become something of a legend for demystifying complex topics. The author of several top-selling home-maintenance and remodeling books, founder of two house-building schools, and a host of a PBS-TV home-weatherization guide, Wing is the author of three other International Marine boating books: Get Your Captain's License, Boatowner's Illustrated Handbook of Wiring, and The Liveaboard Report. He and his wife, Judy, run a passenger vessel off the coast of Maine.

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