Elbert S. “Mack” Maloney, author of Chapman Piloting & Seamanship, brings his lifetime of hands-on experience to this newly updated and highly portable guide. Think of it as a take-along mini-version of the Chapman “boating bible” that’s perfect for onboard use. Whether it’s dealing with emergencies, complying with safety regulations and government requirements, refreshing your knowledge of seamanship and piloting, reading charts, assessing weather conditions, or just figuring out what flag to fly, this facts-at-your fingertip reference has the answer. Tides and currents, electronics, life on board, maintenance: it’s all here, handily arranged for easy look-up. Numerous charts, tables, and line drawings amplify the text; thumb tabs make finding everything a snap; and a wealth of Internet resources brings this up to the moment. Plus, the technology and communication sections have been thoroughly revised!