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Safety in Small Craft
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Not only is this the recognised textbook for the Royal New Zealand Coastguard Boating Education Boatmaster certificate course, it is written for all small boat owners that venture out to sea. It is an indispensable manual covering all aspects of safety and seamanship, with comprehensive chapters on navigation, fire fighting, meteorology, ropework, boat stability and handling, rules of the road, communications, distress messages, and sea survival. The latest edition is improved in two major ways. Firstly the narrative has been expanded to cover an increased exam syllabus and also much useful boating information beyond the exam needs; thus it becomes a greater asset as a general boating handbook. Secondly there are many new illustrations both as full colour and monochrome drawings and photographs. These add greatly to the appeal and the quality of the explanations. The primary (and only) criticism of the pre-2002 edition was that it was a somewhat bland examination textbook that lacked depth and a certain relevance to boating in New Zealand in some areas. The 2002 edition moves firmly into the role of a comprehensive, general New Zealand boating handbook.
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Table of Contents

The Boat; Getting into Gear :Boat handling Equipment, Safety equipment Checklist, Livesaving Equipment, Communications Equipment and Navigation Equipment; Communications; Help!; The Weather; The Sea; Fire; Knowing the Ropes; Boat Stability; Handling your Boat; Survival at Sea Buoyage and Beaconag; The Rules of the Road; Navigation; Index

About the Author

Mike Scanlan is a Master Mariner who learned the arts of navigation and seamanship from years of navigating many of the world's great passenger ships around the world. For more than thirty years as a lecturer at the New Zealand Maritime School, he has taught and examined professional masters and mates, becoming particularly involved in the teaching, examining and administration of Boatmaster and Yatchmaster classes, an interest he has maintained since teaching the first Safe Boating and Boatmaster classes to be introduced into New Zealand.

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