Chapman Piloting: Seamanship & Small Boat Handling

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A revised and updated guide to recreational boating discusses the latest developments in satellite navigation, marine electronics, communications systems, and safety at sea. 100,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.

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Developed in 1917 by pioneering small-craft enthusiast and Motor Boating magazine editor Charles F. Chapman, Chapman Piloting covers the gamut of information that both the fledgling boater and seasoned mariner need to know. The 62nd edition includes fully updated sections on navigation with satellite technology, procedures for emergencies, and maritime laws and regulations. In addition to the thorough chapters on boating basics, safety, the art of seamanship, waves and weather, piloting and navigation, electronic equipment, and the boating community, subjects are wonderfully illustrated, cross-referenced, and supplemented by a comprehensive glossary of boating terms. Without question, Chapman Piloting remains a standard text for boating schools and has long stood as a ready and dependable first mate in wheelhouses of powerboaters and sailboaters alike. --Byron Ricks

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Elbert S. "Mack" Maloney is one of the best-known boating writers in the country, contributing a monthly column to Motor Boating & Sailing magazine and authoring and editing several classic books in the field of marine navigation. He is active in boating education, and has served as director of education for the United States Power Squadrons and as department chief of education on the National Staff of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. He lives in Florida.

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