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Description - Fast Powerboat Seamanship by Dag Pike

From an author who has more than twenty books on powerboats to his credit, who is currently writing a fast boat operations manual for the U.S. Coast Guard, and who once served as the personal powerboat race consultant to King Hussein of Jordan, comes Fast Powerboat Seamanship. Roderick "Dag" Pike has more than 50 years of experience in boats of all types including high-speed racing boats, lifeboats, and radical new designs. Fast Powerboat Seamanship will be the definitive work on operating boats from 30-100 feet long at speeds of 25 - 100 knots and higher. The market for this book is sizable and underserved. For every sailboat sold, ten fast boats are purchased, yet there is no definitive guide available for handling these boats. But why a book on fast boat seamanship? Is it that different from regular powerboat seamanship? The obvious difference is that everything happens much more quickly at 25-60 knots than at 8 knots. But there are many other differences, too. How does a large, fast boat handle while planing at 30 knots? How should it be steered through waves? How do higher speeds interfere with navigation? How do you dock a boat of this nature? How do you control a tight turn on the water at highway speeds? What about hull integrity, ballast tanks, trim, and stability? Ultimately, there are many differences between ordinary powerboats and their faster cousins. The focus of the book will be for boat owners who already have some experience boating and who want to learn more and understand the finer points of fast boat handling and navigating, safety and security, and the environment in which they are operating. Additionally, it will cover topics such as hull design and construction, engines and propulsion, operating at sea, seamanship in powerboats, coping with extremes (such as rough seas, storms, etc.), tides and currents, collision avoidance, communications, and much more. This book will include hints and tips throughout and anecdotes, photos, and drawings demonstrating particular situations that warrant additional detail. This will be the ultimate guide for fast powerboat seamanship.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071422093
ISBN-10: 0071422099
Format: Hardback
(248mm x 195mm x 20mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dag Pike

Dag Pike has more than 50 years' experience in powerboating and has written 21 books on the subject, including the Fast Boat Seamanship Manual (U.S. Coast Guard, 2002). He is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation, and a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

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Practical Navigation by Dag Pike
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