It's Your Boat Too
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For the female reader who’s new to boating or simply wants to share the same enthusiasm for the sport as her partner, “It’s Your Boat Too” will encourage, empower, educate and entertain. Told in a friendly, woman-to-woman style with plenty of sea stories and humor, women powerboaters and sailors will learn what they need to know to become safe and competent mariners and to make the most of their time on the water. 

“Women, read this book, then get your partner to read it too.”
            -- Lin Pardey

 “…a wonderfully insightful book on how to make the transition from passenger to that of a competent mate or even master.”
            -- Amanda Swan Neal, Mahina Sailing Expeditions 

“Call it an ‘Atta-Girl’ book, if you will.  Suzanne’s message is clear:  Other women do this.  You can too. Here’s what you need to know…”
            -- Karen Larson, Editor, Good Old Boat Magazine

“By reading this book, women can see how easy, and empowering, it is to go cruising with happiness and confidence.”
            -- Pam Wall, Outfitting manager, Ft. Lauderdale West Marine

Here’s what you’ll find inside:

 “IT’S YOUR BOAT TOO” CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
FOREWORD BY LIN PARDEY
INTRODUCTION

PART I - WOMEN & BOATS

1   WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT BOATING?
2   ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING
3   YOUR ROLE ON BOARD
4   SAFETY FIRST
5   THE FEAR FACTOR
6   LOOKING GOOD

PART II – THE BASICS

7   LEARNING THE ROPES
8   NAUTICAL TERMINOLOGY
9   RULES OF THE ROAD
10  NAVIGATION & PILOTING
11  COMMUNICATIONS
12  WEATHER
13  LINE HANDLING
14  BOAT HANDLING & DOCKING
15  ANCHORING & MOORING
16  SAILING
17  ENGINES
18  SYSTEMS

PART III – UNDER WAY

19  WORKING AS A TEAM
20  WHERE YOU GO FROM HERE
POSTSCRIPT

APPENDICES

A  PRE-DEPARTURE CHECKLIST
B  SECURING THE BOAT CHECKLIST
C  RECOMMENDED BOOKS
D  RECOMMENDED WEB SITES

 

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