Knight's Modern Seamanship, 18th Edition
|Rating||:||4.62 (608 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||800 Pages|
What kind of communication equipment should you have on board? A new section on ship communications tells you how to select and operate modern communication devices. Updated guidance is given on: the rules of the road—you get clear explanations of right of way, the use of radar to avoid collisions, and the law in fog; included is the complete text of the Inland Navigational Rules Act of 1980. It is an indispensable reference source for pleasure boaters, merchant marine personnel, and anyone who needs expert seagoing advice. From the Back Cover Revised by John V. It supplies all the navigation techniques, safety laws and procedures, and maintenance practices you need to make each ocean-going trip safe and enjoyable. Typhoon up ahead? Knight’s explains the effects of weather on ocean travel and spells out exactly what you have to do to
Every vessel over 12 meters in length is required by law to have a copy of these rules on board.shiphandling—you’ll find expert discussions on docking, mooring, and anchoring; helicopter operations; and ice seamanshipship and boat operation—you get concise explanations of ship structure and stability, propulsion and steering, ground tackle, and cargo handling and underway replenishment You’ll even learn the art of knotting and splicing. Carvel Blair and Prof. It supplies all the navigation techniques, safety laws and procedures, and maintenance practices you need to make each ocean-going trip safe and enjoyable. Noel, Jr., Captain, U.S. It is an indispensable reference source for pleasure boaters, merchant marine personnel, and anyone who needs expert seagoing advice.. Typhoon up
Noel, Jr., United States Navy Retired, has had a full and varied career at sea as a merchant marine sailor and commercial fisherman during school vacations, and in the Navy as a commanding officer of destroyers, a Fleet supply vessel, and a guided missile heavy cruiser. He has been the editor of Knight's Modern
A heavyweight champion past its prime A Customer Knight's is indeed the professional standard omnibus for seamanship. It is an excellent comprehensive text for any mariner. That said, it is desperately in need of updating. The electronic navigation section lists systems no longer in use (Omega, LORAN), and treats GPS as a "future" system (although the editors do prophetically write that GPS receivers will drop in price until they are affordable by the average mariner).Additionally,there are a disconcerting number of typographical errors present. I can only hope the editors are progressing on a 19th Edition.. A Customer said Excellent! Best single text book for Master's Exam.. Best overview of professional seamanship. This book goes leagues beyond novice publications such as "Chapmans" and "Annapolis". The book begins with simple principles and builds the basic vocabulary as it progresses. It's easy to understand with good photos and illustrations. Great study text for the masters exam. Electronics section obviously outdated.. Debra Doyle said Essential Reference. This book is in the pilothouse of every ship in the US Navy. 'Nuff said.I find it useful as a basic reference, for vocabulary, and for filling the gaps that Bowditch leaves.The chapters are well laid out, the information is well indexed, and topics proceed logically. The illustrations are clear and useful.