Best Boating Books

For those who enjoy the water one of the many and most favorite ways of doing this is through boating activities. Which means making a decision as to what type of boating a person would enjoy the most.

Boat Types

If a person is going to invest in a boat the first thing they will want to do is educate themselves. There are several ways to go about this but it should begin with learning about the different boat types and there are plenty of ways to do this.

Good Boating Books

To get you started here are some good boat book suggestions.

Power Boating for Dummies – Randy Vance

This book covers topics for both the beginner and experienced power boaters. It contains information about safety equipment and concerns, required boating supplies, accessories and how to safely maneuver the boat.

Buyers’ Guide to Outboard Boats

This well articulated guide covers many topics for outboard boats. Some of the topics are:

  • First-time buyers basic considerations
  • Boat types
  • Hull design and construction basics
  • Power options
  • Boat rigging
  • Details and design

And much more.

Wood Through Water: Classic Power Boats – James W. Ogilvie-Knowles and Justus Hayes

This book describes the history of personal wooden power boats. You will also learn a bit about building your own and the maintenance involved of owning one.

The Propeller Handbook – Dave Gerr

This amazing propeller handbook covers an abundance of topics. It is a full reference book for understanding, choosing, and installing propellers for boats. This easy to read book pertains to small boats and is written as an aid for the average engineer, mechanic and serious yachtsman.

Fishing Boats -Robert Hilton

This book is a simple guide for buying different kinds of small boats, which can be used for fishing. It covers zodiac boats, speed boats, aluminum boats and much more.

50 Knots You Need To Know – Marty Allen

This is a great book that will help you with rope tying. It also includes two lengths of rope for practicing the knots. There are many nautical knots that you can learn to do for many boating adventures. You can also learn basic knot tying for many other uses.

The Pontoon and Deckboat Handbook – David G. Brown

This book covers everything you need to know about deckboats and pontoons. These types of boats are known for entertaining and family fun. They are stable, wide vessels. The book details the maintenance, safety, handling of the boat and many other aspects.

The Survival of the Bark Canoe – John McPhee

This book covers the ancient craft of the Indians, birch bark canoe making. It describes a 150 mile trip through the Maine woods. The book is about a character by the name of Henri Vallencourt and he makes these same handcrafted canoes with the same tools and strategies the Indians used.

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