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How to Avoid Huge Ships Paperback – Jan 1993

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Cornell Maritime Pr/Tidewater Pub; 2 edition (January 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870334336
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870334337
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 200 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #999,350 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By Jet Lagged TOP 500 REVIEWER on Sept. 21 2013
Format: Paperback
I would be lost without this book.

I carry it with me in my back trouser pocket at all times. Even in the bath.

I mislaid it once, the book not the bath, and had to spend several weeks walking around the main street with snorkels and flippers. Luckily the book turned up and I could breathe properly again.

Or at least I could, once I finally got the snorkels off.
 
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I bought this book as a joke while attending a government management seminar at the Maritime Institute of Technology (located in Baltimore Md). I remember thinking to myself "you know life is tough, but it is even tougher when your stupid". Here is a book written by an old captain who is tired of running over fools in their pleasure boats, and wants to educate those same fools in a futile effort to save their lives. One can almost imagine a sequel written by a train engineer "How to Avoid Parking on Train Tracks". At any rate for several years now this book has graced by desk, and has served as an inspiration for more conversations than any other book I have ever owned. Remember as you go through life you need to keep a lookout for the huge juggernauts that can really ruin your day.
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yeah i read this book..it was written by the same people who wrote "how to avoid renegade steam rollers going 4 Mph...
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I ran into this book after I saw a reference to it online. Seemed like a joke at the time, until I read it. Actually, it's perfectly serious. As the previous reviwer noted, this book was "written by an old captain who was tired of running over fools in their pleasure boats, and wanted to educate those same fools in a futile effort to save their lives". Very apt description. As a more or less novice to boating, it never really ocurred to me that (make that "I never thought about it") most small pleasure boats that go a reasonable distance offshore are actually far slower than large merchant ships and thus can get overtaken and rundown quite easily. Oooops. And large merchant ships might not even notice. Bigger Ooooppps.

So the author very kindly wrote a complete book about how not to get run down. I found it very informative and if I ever do get far enough offshore that I'm getting into commercial shipping lanes, I'll be studying this book a lot more seriously. Well worth the read if you're an offshore sailor/boater.
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