This book is essential reading for anyone new to cruising under power. It describes how to choose a boat and maintain it (there is an extensive photo-essay on diesel engine maintenance and troubleshooting). Navigation, particularly using GPS, is fully covered as are VHF radio techniques and the Rule of the Road. Major sections deal with boat handling, weather and passage making. The whole book is beautifully illustrated with specially taken colour photos and photo-sequences. This 3rd edition also contains information on both British and American boats.
Author - Alex McMullen