Make the U.S. Coast Guard your first mate The Small-Boat Seamanship Manual contains all the information found in the Coast Guard's official 1,200-page training manual, giving you access to the highest standards of seamanship practiced and perfected by professional mariners. In addition to in-depth coverage of boat handling and navigation, you'll find instructions for dealing with extreme situations, including search and rescue, towing, firefighting, vessel flood management, righting capsized boats, and maneuvering in heavy surf. You'll also learn about bull; bull;Steering with a broken hydraulic line bull;Close-quarters maneuvering bull;Using the right lines and knots bull;Capsize prevention, precautions, and survival techniques bull;Change-of-course maneuvers to reduce icing and freezing spray bull;Plugging and patching holes for flood control bull;Predicting weather bull;And much more This is the U.S. Coast Guard's primary training resource for boat handling and seamanship in conditions ranging from benign to extreme. Now this accumulated wisdom is yours with the Small-Boat Seamanship Manual. "A rare opportunity to benefit from the highest standards of seamanship evolved by the U.S. Coast Guard over the course of its long and storied history."Northern BreezesAarons, Richard N. is the author of 'Small-Boat Seamanship Manual ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780071468824 and ISBN 007146882X.