Powerboating and Motor Launches. Page One


POWERBOATS



  • Voyaging under Power
  • Buying a Motorboat
  • Dag Pike's Cruising Under Power
  • Manoeuvring at Close Quarters Under Power
  • RYA Advanced Powerboat Handbook
  • RYA Powerboat Handbook. 3rd Edition.
  • RYA Power Schemes Instructor Handbook
  • RYA Start Powerboating
  • Power Boating for Dummies
  • Powerboating - The Rib and Sportsboat Handbook
  • Your First Powerboat
  • The Complete Guide to Trailering your Boat
  • The Power Boater's Guide
  • Sorenson's Guide to Powerboats
  • All About Powerboats
  • Getting Started in Powerboating
  • Powerboating Companion
  • Start to Finish: Motorboating
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    VOYAGING UNDER POWER Fourth edition.
    By Robert P. Beebe, revised by Denis D. Umstot. Hardback, 0.935kg, 193mm x 238mm, 432 pages, black & white photographs and drawings, published 2013.
    First published in 1975, Robert Beebe's Voyaging under Power revolutionized long-distance cruising, encouraging powerboaters to enjoy what was once exclusive to sailboats and their crews: crossing oceans to exotic, interesting, and beautiful places in comfort with a minimum of problems and expense. Now power-cruising couple Denis and Mary Umstot, whose interest in power voyaging was ignited by Beebe's work, have updated Voyaging under Power for the twenty-first century. The much anticipated fourth edition, includes Beebe's original wisdom and philosophy of passsagemaking, as wel as his groundbreaking thought on vessel stability and fuel monitoring. Fourteen new chapters provide insights into a range of additional topics vital for ocean passages and passagemakers including:
  • Seaworthiness, stability, and other design concepts
  • Options for stabilizing passagemakers including paravanes, active and passive fins, and antiroll tanks
  • Selecting and understanding the critcal systems for long-distance voyaging
  • A decision process for choosing a new boat or analyzing the suitability of a used boat
  • An examination of passagemaking models from Nordhavn, Kadey-Kroge, Seahorse and Dashew, as well as the designs of Stephen Seaton, Michael Kasten, George Buehler, Dave Gerr, and others
  • Highlights of successful and proven passagemakers of the past, including examples from eleven builders and designers
  • First-hand accounts from passagemakers around the globe, including the Mediterranean, Black Sea, South America, South Pacific, Madagascar, and beyond
  • Tips on understanding and predicting weather and waves and what to do in a storm
  • Understanding offshore safety issues, including how to avoid trouble and cross oceans in comfort
  • Choosing and training crew as well as communication tips for a better cruising experience
  • Preparing for and resolving maintenance problems at sea and in distant anchorages.

    NZ$69.00 + Delivery

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    BUYING A MOTORBOAT - NEW OR SECONDHAND.
    By Barry Pickthall. Paperback, 0.36kg, 157mm x 234mm, 142 pages, full colour illustrations, published 2012.
    It's all too easy to fall in love with the first boat you see, then rue the purchase at your leisure. This comprehensive guide will take you through all the options for buying a boat, provide cost-saving advice and help you select a boat that will provide many years of enjoyment.
    With handy checklists and real-life examples, the buying process is broken down into logical steps, covering:
  • knowig your needs - who will use the boat, how often and where?
  • Types of motorboat - their pros and cons.
  • setting your budget - how the costs break down.
  • the key elements of survey - what to look out for.
  • the legal requirement - choosing the appropriate insurance.
  • finding a mooring or berth in the UK or abroad.

    NZ$40.00 + Delivery

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    DAG PIKE'S CRUISING UNDER POWER. The practicalities of cruising.
    By Dag Pike. Paperback, 0.60kg, 190mm x 246mm, 192 pages, full colour illustrations, published 2012.
    The many joys of motor cruising can be summed up in one word: freedom. At the helm of a cruiser or powerboat you are free to explore wherever you please, on your own terms and at your own pace. Whatever your level of experience, you can dream up an adventure that meets your requirements.
    Cruising under Power shows you how to plan and execute a cruise in a seamanlike manner while still getting maximum enjoyment and satisfaction out of your journey, including;
  • Preparations before you cruise (weather forecasts, route planning and comfort on board).
  • Entering and leaving harbour (setting courses, speeds, booking a berth or finding an anchorage).
  • Assessing weather and sea conditions (fine tuning your plans, reading weather charts and remaining flexible).
  • Challenging conditions (cruising at night and in fog, adventurous cruising and fuel management).
  • When things go wrong (safety equipment, coping with emergencies and calling for help).
  • Rules and regulations (collision regulations, traffic lanes, going foreign and qualifications).
    Cruising under Power will give you the confidence and practical know-how to let go of the ropes and head off into a world of interest and excitement.

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    MANOEUVRING AT CLOSE QUARTERS UNDER POWER.
    By Bill Johnson. Paperback, 0.35kg, 211mm x 154mm, 128 pages, full colour illustrations.
    A unique hands-on guide to manoeuvring - ideal for cockpit use or on-board reference.

    Manoeuvring a yacht under engine at close quarters in a marina near other expensive boats can be a daunting prospect for the inexperienced helmsman. Add fast flowing tides and unpredictable winds that might blow from the bow, beam or stern, and the exercise becomes even more of a lottery - even for the experienced boat handler.

    Ideal for cockpit use or as an aide-memoire, this visual guide, with its clear illustrations and step-by-step instructions, will enable the helmsman to cope in every possible combination of wind and tide. With one manoeuvre per page, this is the ideal teaching guide, and the perfect on-board reference. NZ$37.00 + Delivery

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    RYA ADVANCED POWERBOAT HANDBOOK.
    By Paul Glatzel. Paperback, 0.45kg, 170mm x 245mm, 143 pages, full colour illustrations.
    An exciting new addition to the RYA Powerboat series. This book is aimed at those already working commercially, those looking to become commercial skippers, or those leisure users wanting to gain advanced knowledge.

    Featuring chapters on the role of the Skipper, handling at speed, and transfers between moving craft, as well as higher-level tips on the essentials of powerboating on and off the water.

    The author Paul Glatzel is an RYA Powerboat Instructor and Trainer. He runs his own Powerboat Training school and writes for several powerboating magazines.

    NZ$55.00 + Delivery

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    RYA POWERBOAT HANDBOOK.
    By Paul Glatzel. Paperback, 0.4kg, 170mm x 245mm, 158 pages, full colour illustrations. 2016. 3rd Edition
    Essential for everybody new to powerboating, this title includes types of boat; safety and planning, incorporating boat equipment and skippers responsibilities; launch recovery; boat handling; towing on the water, and collision regulations.
    With a relaxed, easy to follow text, lots of colour photographs and diagrams, the book will have great appeal to a wide range of readers.
    The author Paul Glatzel is an RYA Powerboat Instructor and Trainer. He runs his own Powerboat Training school and writes for several powerboating magazines.
  • 3rd edition of this popular title
  • Vital for everybody new to powerboating
  • Expert advice through informative text and clear, full colour illustrations
  • Written to support the RYA National Powerboat Scheme.

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    RYA POWER SCHEMES INSTRUCTORS HANDBOOK.
    By RYA. Paperback, 0.47kg, 170mm x 245mm, 150 pages, full colour illustrations. Updated 2015.
    The RYA Power Schemes Instructor handbook comprehensively covers the entire process of training as an RYA Powerboat instructor. It includes information on the whole RYA Powerboat Scheme, the instructing qualifications available through the RYA, and the methods required to teach each of the courses, including inland waterways and personal watercraft. This edition includes full-colour illustrations and photographs, and a logbook to record instructing activity and qualifications.

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    RYA START POWERBOATING.
    By Jon Mendez. Paperback, 0.14kg, 170mm x 210mm, 48 pages, full colour illustrations.
    This is the official course book for Levels 1 and 2 of the RYA National Powerboat Scheme. (Formally Powerboat Practical Course Notes)
    It goes through everything you need to know as a novice powerboater, from basics such as the boat and the equipment you need, through to heavy weather techniques and night navigation.
    Jon Mendez developed an interest in boats at a young age with friends and family on the River Thames and has been teaching professionally for the last ten years. Jon is a RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Examiner and a Powerboat Trainer, and was the RYA Chief Powerboat Instructor. His work has taken him across the world from Scotland to New Zealand skippering yachts of up to 40m. He now runs his own marine business doing what he enjoys most working with boats, people and having fun on the water.

    NZ$30.00 + Delivery

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    POWERBOATING FOR DUMMIES.
    By Randy Vance. Paperback, 0.62kg, 188mm x 235mm, 368 pages, colour photographs and black and white drawings.
    Whether you are a nautical novice or an experienced boater, this friendly guide explains everything you need to know about owning and operating a power boat. From the basics of safe seamanship and docking and mooring techniques to necessary equipment, routine maintenance, and hosting guests, you'll discover how to get the most out of this exciting sport.
  • Power up to be a boater - determine what type of boat is right for you, set your boat budget, and get trained and licensed.
  • Gear up for safety and fun - select quality safety gear, secure and protect your boat, and make a splash with watersports activities
  • Handle your boat like a pro - tow your boat, maintain your trailer, launch and load your boat, and drive properly and safely
  • Be a responsible boater - know boating rules and regulations, read about lights, and understand navigation markers
  • Keep your boat shipshape - perform maintenance and minor repairs ( and know when to call a mechanic), and get your boat ready for winter and spring.

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    POWERBOATING - THE RIB AND SPORTSBOAT HANDBOOK.3rd Edition
    By Peter White. Pbk, 170mm x 210mm, 191 pages, full colour photographs and drawings.
    Powerboats are fast, fun and exhilirating. The sensation of speed as you skim across the water, the sun, the spray and the sea air combined make it an unforgettable experience, but the powerboat must be handed with care and treated with respect.
    This is the ideal guide whether you are a beginner needing an introduction or an expert seeking a refresher. Bursting with over 200 photgraphs and illustrations, this is your perfect companion for having fun and staying safe on the water.

    Powerboating includes the key facts and more:

  • Quick-start guide.
  • Which Boat?
  • Which engine and trailer.
  • Getting afloat.
  • Launching.
  • Starting out.
  • Life begins at 25 (knots).
  • Man overboard.
  • Tides.
  • Engine and trailer troubleshooting.
  • Rule of the road.
  • Anchors.
  • Towing.

    Armed with this book,your boat and trailer get out there and start exploring.

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    YOUR FIRST POWERBOAT.
    By Bob Armstrong. Pbk, 182mm x 232mm, 224 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings.
    Next to your house, your boat may well be the biggest investment you ever make. Buying and owning a boat involves one baffling decision after another. Yet informed, impartial guidance is almost impossible to find - until now that is. This essential manual provides a method to the madness of boat buying and ownership, plotting a straight course through an ocean of confusion while it answers such questions as:
  • Why fractional ownership often makes sense.
  • How to avoid buying a boat you'll never use.
  • How to identify the Goldilocks boat - not too big, not too small.
  • How to choose a powering option.
  • How to negotiate the best deal on any boat -new or used.
  • How to be your own surveyor, and why even a new boat may need a professional survey.

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    THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO TRAILERING YOUR BOAT.
    By Bruce W. Smith. Pbk, 185mm x 233mm, 167 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings.
    Trailering your boat does not have to be an exercise in stress and frustration. Let trailer-boating expert Bruce Smith show you how to hitch, drive, and back your trailer easily and safely and how to launch and retrieve any boat - power or sail - with ease and confidence. No more white-knuckled driving; no more launch-ramp trial and error; no more nagging doubts about whether your vehicle and hitch are up to the job - just good advice to get you towing like a pro. The Complete Guide to trailering your Boat will help you master all aspects of this important skill, including:
  • Detailed procedures for launching and retrieving in all conditions.
  • Selecting the right tow vehicle, hitch, and trailer for any boat.
  • Equipping, hitching, maintaining, and storing your trailer.
  • City and highway driving and launch-ramp manoeuvres.
    This is the book to learn to tow your boat with confidence.

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    THE POWER BOATER'S GUIDE
    by Basil Mosenthal & Richard Mortimer. Pbk, spiralbound, 250mm x 180mm, 35 pages, full-colour photographs and drawings.
    Driving a power boat can be exhilarating and fun. Here, at last, in a handy quick-access format, is a straightforward guide packed with helpful advice, tips and illustrations to help you handle your boat safely and competently on the water. This book aims to equip you with all the skills you need in a convenient splashproof fold-back form: ideal for quick on-board use.
  • your boats's controls
  • the boat's engines
  • berthing, anchoring and mooring
  • navigating with electronics
  • quick reference buoyage chart
  • quick reference Mayday Procedure
  • weather
  • rules of the road and much more

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    SORENSON'S GUIDE TO POWERBOATS, How to Evaluate Design, Construction and Performance.
    By Eric W. Sorensen. Pbk, 185mm x 230mm, 485 pages, monochrome photographs and tables.
    This is the only guide that both explains powerboat design and delivers in-depth coverage of the market. Learn how every aspect of boat design, construction, and equipment influences performance, comfort, seaworthiness, durability, and - most important - owner satisfaction. Find out how boaters rank the importance of specific features and options after eyars of ownership. And read expert reviews of dozens of boats across all categories, with highlight coverage of nearly 300 additional new and used boats.

    NZ$45.00 + delivery.

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    ALL ABOUT POWERBOATS
    by Roger Marshall. Pbk, 185mm x 230mm 150 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings.
    If you are wanting to know about Powerboats, hulldisplacement, why some boats have fared topsides and others not, how do you judge a boat's seaworthiness just by looking at it. This type of question is answered in All About Powerboats. If you want to know what makes a boat fast, slow, stable, unstable, seaworthy, comfortable, or ideal for the things you want it to do, here's a perfect place to start. Roger Marshall is the technical editor for Soundings. He has designed for the renowned firm of Sparkman & Stephens.

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    GETTING STARTED IN POWERBOATING, Third Edition
    by Bob Armstrong. Pbk, 185mm x 230mm 280 pages, monochrome photographs, tables and graphs.
    This book tells you everything you need to know about:
    • Choosing a boat,
    • getting underway,
    • manoeuvering in tight quarters,
    • handling waves and rough weather,
    • compensating for wind and current,
    • running inlets,
    • achoring, docking and handling lines aboard.
    The book also covers all powerboats from 16 feet (4.8 metres) to 60 feet (18 metres)
    • Single-engine and twin-engine,
    • inboard and outboard,
    • sterndrive,
    • planing, displacement and semi-displacement,
    • trailerable and no-trailerable.
    This is a well illustrated, highly functional book for anyone wanting to explore the concepts of powerboating.

    NZ$34.00 + Delivery

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    POWERBOATING COMPANION.
    By Peter White. Pbk, spiralbind, 80mm x 220mm, 23 pages, color photographs and illustrations.
  • pre-start checks
  • weather
  • tides
  • navigation
  • launch and recovery
  • manoeuvring
  • stoping, mooring to a buoy, leaving
  • jetty
  • high speed
  • man overboard
  • anchoring
  • getting help, distress and towing
  • buoyage and rules
  • knots
  • troubleshooting
  • first aid on the water
  • VHF
  • radio distress

    NZ$22.00 + Delivery

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    START TO FINISH: MOTORBOATING.
    By Barry Pickthall. Paperback, 155mm x 203mm, 192 pages, color photographs and illustrations.
    New to motorboating? Do you need to learn the basics? Or are you experienced, but wish to broaden your skills and develop your techniques? In either cases, this is the perfect book for you.
    This step-by-step companion is packed with information and easy-to-follow illustrations. MotorBoating is a complete reference for every level of tender, RIB, fishing boat, motor cruiser or sports boat driver. It is ideal whether you are a beginner and need a straightforward, easy-to-understand guide, or are taking your sport to the next level and looking for the professional tips and tricks that will help you improve your speed, skill, safety and enjoyment.
    Motorboating covers the following and much more:
  • Basic Principles - powerboat types, propulsion systems, buying a boat
  • Going to Sea - essential gear, navigation, weather, communications
  • Boat Handling - launching, manoeuvring, staying in control
  • Safty at Sea - passage planning, man overboard and boating in heavy weather.
    This is the way to learn, develop and refresh your boating skills.

    NZ$59.90 + Delivery

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