Recreational powerboating safety guidelines, practical advice, and useful tips are all laid out in this well-written guide. It outlines several easily-heeded precautions that can help boaters to enjoy the benefits of safe and smart boating simply by applying some common sense, preparation, prevention, and practice.
However it isn't intended to be a comprehensive guide to boating. Its content and advice doesn't necessarily apply to the operation of personal watercraft, sailboats, houseboats, or yachts. It is offered and recommended as a guide supplement to some of the boating how-to books and governmental boating literature already available for novice or not-so-experienced boaters. The author assumes that his readers are somewhat familiar with at least the basics of safe boating methods and related terminology.
"BOATING SAVVY: What KNOT To Do™," can also be of assistance to the more seasoned boaters who are open-minded enough to learn some things that they’ve never happened to come across or notice before, and are also willing to leave some common misconceptions behind in their wake.
A lifetime boater, James F. Crounse owned and operated a year-round powerboat and equipment rental business on the Intracoastal Waterway in Brevard County, Florida for 10 years; from 1998 through 2008. He witnessed, observed, and/or dealt with the repercussions of countless common sense-defying boating mistakes and mishaps, some of which you just wouldn't believe, the vast majority being easily preventable. This decade covering more than 4,000 powerboat rentals provided James with the skills, expertise and savvy that he shares in his guide, "BOATING SAVVY: What KNOT TO Do™."
Completely immersed in the marine industry, and practically married to his business, he learned a multitude of valuable safety practices, tried-and-true methods, and (nearly) fool-proof procedures. However he soon determined that a disturbingly high percentage of self-proclaimed boaters are blissfully unaware of "boatloads" of important safety precautions and guidelines. Within his first year in business, he came to the definite conclusion that the mere status of boat ownership in no way guarantees that one will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to be a good and safe boater.
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James F. Crounse