50 Ways to Improve Your Powerboat Driving (50 Ways Series)

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9780713682694: 50 Ways to Improve Your Powerboat Driving (50 Ways Series)

This is a book about practical powerboat driving in boats large and small, operating at speeds between 20 and 100 knots. It is about techniques that can only be picked up from experience - practical ways to make your driving safer, easier and better, whatever the conditions.

This book starts where most other books finish. You may have learnt the important basics of powerboat driving, but now it's time to see how to translate these basics into practical handling techniques that you can use to give a better ride and have a smoother passage. With the help of this book, readers will pick up expert tips such as
Handling a fast boat in waves and head seas
Matching response times to sea conditions
Using the throttle to affect trim
50 Ways to Improve Your Powerboat Driving distils Dag Pike's experience gained from over 50 years of driving a whole range of craft from high-speed powerboats and lifeboats to ships. Written by one of the most experienced powerboat drivers in the world, it is your passport to practical handling techniques that will get you safely to your destination whether in fine weather or foul.

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About the Author:

Dag Pike is a well-known nautical journalist and author, spanning both sailing and motorboating and with an international reach. He was the navigator aboard Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Challenger first when it sank, and again when it succeeded in breaking the Atlantic speed record. He is the author of several books and many articles for leading nautical magazines.

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"Bite-sized chunks of information you can dip in and out of'."—Motor Boat & Yachting

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