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Boat Docking

by Charles T. Low

Boat Docking's front coverIt is with great pleasure that I personally review Boat Docking, Close Quarters Maneuvering for Small Craft by Charles T. Low. Also subtitled "Boat Skidding with Nonchalance" and "Help for the Dysfuntional Docker," this book is an essential reference for all boaters.

To learn more about Boat Docking, check out the guest column by Charles T. Low. It gives an introduction to what you will find in the book.

I have been teaching boat handling for most of my life in one form or another and I have never run across a book with such simple explanations, complete with drawings, of what can be a complex process. If you have ever had trouble docking your boat, or if you are a beginning boater, please get this book and study it carefully.

Written in an easy to read manner, Boat Docking covers such topics as:

  • Boat Motion
  • Docking Examples
  • Hull Effects
  • Steering
  • Lines and Fenders
  • Human Factors

Information is presented for inboards (single and twin), outboards and sterndrives, and even jet boats.

Any book which gets a positive review from Elbert S. 'Mack' Maloney, editor and author of Chapman Piloting, Seamanship & Small Boat Handling, the boater's bible, is a great addition to your boating library.

Capt. Matt
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