Piloting Seamanship and Small Boat Handling By Charles Chapman Dust Jacket 1968

Piloting Seamanship and Small Boat Handling By Charles Chapman Dust Jacket 1968

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Piloting Seamanship and Small Boat Handling By Charles Chapman Dust Jacket 1968
 
Piloting Seamanship and Small Boat Handling By Charles Chapman Dust Jacket 1968  523 Pages A complete illustrated course prepared especially to develop skill, pleasure and safety in the navigation of small boats on coastal and inland waters,  1969-70 edition.  DUST JACKET has damage.  
FOR ALMOST FIFTY YEARS, Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Handling has been widely acclaimed as the acknowledged authority on subjects of vital interest to all who love boats-those who own, handle or cruise as guests aboard them...whether driven by wind or motor. Its unique reputation as the "bible of boating" has been earned only through dedicated year-by-year editing for technical accuracy, enlargement of the scope of its content to embrace newest developments in the field, (while retaining other worthwhile features which have been completely updated), and adoption of a totally new format, organized for clarity and legibility.
Even with the annual addition of voluminous new material, the original page numbering system has been basically preserved by the addition of lettered pages in proper sequence to retain valuable references used in the past.
Because of the continuing nature of revisions required to keep it strictly up-to-date, a piloting text, unlike a novel, can never be said to be quite "finished." Any reader or student, however, familiar with the radical transformation that has taken place in Chapman's, especially in several recent editions, will appreciate that the 1969-1970 edition is a new book.
This 1969-1970 edition is a far cry, indeed, from the first (1922) edition of only 120 pages. In recent years it has grown, annually, to its present size of more than 690 pages. During these years, Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Handling, the "blue book," has been the text used in free instruction courses given by the U.S. Power Squadrons and the USCG Auxiliary. It has also been used extensively in courses given by branches of the Navy, Coast Guard, and Army, as well as many nautical schools and colleges.
Acknowledgment is due several contributing editors who have prepared new chapters for recent editions. All have made significant contributions to the educational work of the United States Power Squadrons. In the 1966-67 edition, new material included Marlinespike Seamanship by H. D. DaBoll, Weather by Gardner Emmons, the Mariner's Compass by John Wilde, and Electronic Equipment by Elbert S. Maloney. Included in that edition was a revised chapter on Flag Etiquette by the author.
Special recognition must be given the outstanding work of Mr. Maloney who, in 1966-67, prepared a complete four-chapter section on charts and piloting, followed in 1968-69 by Seamanship, Aids to Navigation, Government Publications, and Signaling. This 1969-70 edition includes his new chapters on Safety, Customs and Etiquette, and Clothing and Uniforms. William Koelbel's Anchoring chapter has been fully updated, revised and put in the new format.
This edition also includes many additional features. Among the 28 pages devoted to color plates, the newly authorized U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Insignia are fully illustrated. The Signaling chapter (including an illustrative page in color) has been revised to reflect late changes in the International Code. Proposed new Rules of the Road for United States waters have been briefly summarized. As in all previous editions, full recognition has been given to recent changes in Government rules and regulations. Expansion of four chapters has required enlargement of the edition by 24 pages.
Originality is not claimed for all the contents of this book, representing as it does a compilation of data from many sources. The publishers are indebted to many members of the armed forces and the U.S. Power Squadrons for their invaluable suggestions. The unqualified cooperation of the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Army Engineers and their U.S. Lake Survey, the author gratefully acknowledges. The U.S. Navy and its Oceanographic Office have been particularly helpful. To all who have contributed so generously toward the success Piloting, Seamanship and Small Boat Handling has achieved, the author expresses his sincere thanks and appreciation.
At no time has the author ever claimed that seamanship or navigation can be mastered from the printed page alone. But the experienced boatman will surely acknowledge that a careful study of the principles of good small-boat seamanship, as presented in the following pages, will be generously repaid. By application of these principles in practice, he will reap a three-fold reward: increasing his own enjoyment of boating, he will make a major contribution to the cause of safety afloat, and be welcomed, in due course, to the ranks of "seasoned skippers."

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