This book is a complete manual on boat handling, operation, maintenance, and seamanship. Dealing with everything required for successful boat sailing and management, this volume will be of considerable utility to novice and seasoned enthusiasts alike, and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: “Handling Boats Under Oars”, “Handling Boars Under Sail”, “Handling Boats Under Power”, “Government Regulation”, “Rules of the Road”, “Ground Tackle”, “Bridge and Quarter-Deck”, “Signals and Signalling”, “The Instruments of Piloting”, “Aids to Navigation”, “Navigation”, “Boat Maintenance”, “Marlinspike Seamanship”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on sailing.