Beginner's Guide to Boating is everything an absolute beginner needs to get out there on the water and start enjoying life far from the madding crowd, out where it is just you and the sea and sky.
If you're planning on buying a boat or already have one that's not being used, it's time to learn how to use it. You can start this great learning journey by reading Beginner's Guide to Boating.
Beginner's Guide to Boating is a simple and no-nonsense approach to recreational boating. It’s a manual that you will find useful from start to finish.
This book lets you in on the secrets to boating success. For starters, the book lays out the fundamentals of boating by discussing the general topics every boater needs to know. This book gives you the knowledge and motivation you need to finally get your boat out on the water.
One of the first things discussed is how to buy a boat. There are many different kinds of boats, each used for a different activity. Knowing what type of boat you want depending on what you plan to use it for is the first step. Also, this book will give you the tips on how and where to buy a boat, including information on financing.
Setting up your boat is also discussed in this book. There are many things to consider before getting your boat out on the water. Ensuring safety and having the right equipment on your boat are only a few things you'll need to do first. It's important to make sure you, your guests, and your boat are sea-ready.
To cater to the many boating activities, Beginner's Guide to Boating goes into detail on boat types. You will learn what boats are used for each kind of recreation. If you're not sure on what type of boat you want, your search ends here. You will know what boat type is best for you.
Chapter 1: What boat to buy?
Chapter 2: Buying a used boat
Chapter 3: Where to buy
Chapter 4: Boat financing
Chapter 5: Insurance & registration
Chapter 6: Maintenance
Chapter 7: Emergency repairs
Chapter 8: Boat equipment
Chapter 9: Getting on the water
Chapter 10: Rules of the ‘road’
Chapter 11: Boat safety
Chapter 12: Etiquette for guests
Chapter 13: Children
Chapter 14: Emergencies
Glossary of Nautical terms
Being out on the water, whether it is freshwater or salt has a special appeal for almost everyone. There is something deeply embedded in human nature that loves the water. Maybe it is because our bodies are 50% water in the first place, or maybe it is because our evolutionary ancestors were semi-aquatic, finding plentiful nourishing food and an agreeable lifestyle from living next to and swimming in the water.
Whatever the reason, the attraction of boating for many people is undeniable. Perhaps you have harboured a desire to own a boat and be able to go out on the water whenever you feel like it but do not really know how to go about it. After all, boating is not without its dangers for the unprepared and the foolhardy. You want a primer to get you started. This book has been written for you.
Boating is much more than just launching a boat, starting the engine or hoisting the sails and off you go. Experienced sailors make it seem easy. Well the good news is that while there quite a lot to know, it is mostly all common sense that can be learned through a combination of reading and practical experience.
Boating can be a rewarding solitary activity, or something you do with a close friend in the nature of a hunting expedition. Or you can do it as a family or with a group of friends and have loads of fun. The possibilities and locations are endless.
Boating reduces stress and enriches your life in countless ways. It doesn’t matter if you’re learning to water ski, relaxing as you try to catch a fish, or just lounging on deck and enjoying a sunset, boating enriches your quality of life.
In many parts of the world, around 90% of people live an hour or so from a navigable body of water.