Be a Reader with these Helpful Boating Books

Be a Reader with these Helpful Boating Books

Helpful Boating Books

It doesn’t matter if you are new to boating or consider yourself to be a boating veteran. There is always room to learn more. Maybe you want to know more about sailing, or need some advice on how to navigate buying and insuring a boat. So get out there, expand your mind, horizons and boating knowledge with these helpful boating books.

1. 10 Helpful Tips for Boating by Robert Tomlin

Are you new to the world of boating? If so, you probably have some questions. Or maybe you want to learn some helpful tips for boating? To learn more about the benefits of boating, and how to go about buying and insuring a boat, check out this helpful eBook by Robert Tomlin.


2. Sailing Made Easy by the American Sailing Association

If you want to skipper a medium-sized keelboat safely, then you should go pick up a copy of Sailing Made Easy by the American Sailing Association. Want to know the best part? You can order the 120-page textbook, or you can pick up an eBook copy for your Mac or IOS device. The choice is yours!


3. Chapman Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Handling by Chapman and Jonathan Eaton

This hardcover book is considered to be the “Bible” for many boaters out there. If you want to learn more about inboard diesel and gasoline engines, get how-to maintenance information, learn more about the tools and techniques of electronic navigation, and so much more pick up a copy of this manual today!


4. How to Read a Nautical Chart, 2nd Edition: A Complete Guide to Using and Understanding Electronic and Paper Charts by Nigel Calder

It doesn’t matter if you are nautically challenged, this book can help give you the information you need to read electronic and paper charts. Available in two formats, paperback or eBook (Kindle), this handbook will teach you everything you need to know about navigating the waters so that you can be safe out there.


5. Navigation Rules and Regulations Handbook by the US Coast Guard

It doesn’t matter your skill or experience level. Every boater should have this handbook by the US Coast Guard. Plus, if you operate a self-propelled vessel that is longer than 12 meters in length you really SHOULD have a copy on board. There is a paperback version, as well as an eBook (Kindle) version, so go pick up a copy and learn the rules of the water today.


6. Powerboat Handling Illustrated: How to Make Your Boat Do Exactly What You Want It to Do by Robert Sweet

Know everything you need to know about driving and handling a boat before you hit the water with Powerboat Handling Illustrated by Robert Sweet. Available in paperback or for Kindle, this handbook will give you step-by-step directions on how to dock, handle waves, survive storms, and how to maneuver in close quarters. Excellent for new and experienced boat owners, this book is a must have for all boaters.

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