Fast Powerboat Seamanship
by Dag Pike (9780071422093)

Fast Powerboat Seamanship
Dag Pike
Release Date: 25 Jun 2004
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780071422093
ISBN-10: 0071422099

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

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