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Australian Boating Manual

Australian Boating Manual

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Australian Boating Manual – the most comprehensive 1000 - page textbook and reference manual also contains nearly 3000 questions and answers.

The 5th Edition, released in 2015, has been updated for Maritime Training Package of 2013 and is almost twice the size of 1st edition.

Author - Captain Dick Gandy (dec)

Edition:  5th 2015

CHAPTER 1
BUYING & INSURING A BOAT Includes Options – Stability – Buoyancy – Inspections – Technical details – Tests – Sellers – Dealers 

CHAPTER 2
TRAINING, CERTIFICATION & WHAT TO STUDY Includes Boat Licence – Recreation & Commercial Certificates – Competency based training – ABM study guide for Maritime (MAR) Training Package

CHAPTER 3
NAUTICAL TERMS, BOAT DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, FITTINGS & RIGS Includes Helm orders – Points of compass – Keels – Parts of vessel – vessel design & construction – Watertight bulkheads – Watertight integrity – Hull & deck openings – Sails – Sailing rigs

CHAPTER 4
ROPES, KNOTS, SPLICES & SAFETY Includes Bulldog grips – Berthing ropes – Rigging a stage – Rigging a bosun’s chair – Boarding ladders

CHPATER 5
BOAT MAINTENANCE, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS & CARE OF SAILS Includes Corrosion – Osmosis – Paints – Varnishes -Anti-fouling – Slipping – Trailer maintenance – Boat construction materials – Hull & superstructure maintenance – Dangerous materials & cargoes – Material Safety Data Sheets (Safety Data Sheets) – Safety Symbols – Dangerous Goods Code

CHAPTER 6
IALA BUOYAGE SYSTEM & OTHER COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS Includes International Flags and Pennants – Fire Extinguishers – Pyrotechnic Distress Signals – Symbols & Abbreviations Used on Charts – Marker buoys for safer boating – light characteristics – Morse code

CHPATER 7
ANCHORING SYSTEMS Includes Anchoring Terms – Chains – Capstan – Windlass

CHAPTER 8
BOAT HANDLING & TOWING Includes Sailing theory – Trailers – Interaction – Bars

CHAPTER 9
LIFTING EQUIPMENT, WINCHES & SAFETY Includes Safe Working Loads – Purchases – Block systems – Cranes – Shackles – Hooks – Slings – Deck machinery maintenance & surveys – Cargo carrying regulations – Code of safe working practice

CHAPTER 10
WATCHKEEPING DUTIES & NAUTICAL EMERGENCIES Includes Reporting Marine Casualties & Incidents – Salvage Claims – Planned Grounding 

CHAPTER 11
INTERNATIONAL & LOCAL COLLISION PREVENTION REGULATIONS

CHAPTER 12
LAWS & REGULATIONS: COMMERCIAL & RECREATIONAL VESSELS, POLLUTION & ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION Includes Equipment Standards – Length Measurement – Speed Limits – Restrictions – Jet Boat Regulations – Registration – National Compliance – Interstate Voyages – Overseas Voyages – NAVAREA X Navigational Warnings – Annual Notices To Mariners – Marine Orders & Notices – USL – NMSC – NSAMS – ISP code – Incident reporting – Surveys – Inspections – Competent Person – Operational Areas – Fast Craft – Seaworthiness – Hire & Drive – Ballast Water Management – Static Electricity – Bird Droppings

CHAPTER 13
LOAD, BUOYANCY & STABILITY Includes Why Boats Float – Draft Marks – Classification Societies – Load Lines Certificates – Boat Stability – Deck loading – Point loading – Angle of Repose

CHAPTER 14
GNSS (GPS), AIS & ELECTRONIC CHARTS Includes GPS – DGPS – GLONASS – GALILEO – Electronic Charts – Plotters – RTK Machinery Guidance System – AIS Automatic Identification System – Buying GPS & AIS

CHAPTER 15
SOUNDERS, LOGS, AUTOPILOTS & ALARMS Includes Detectors – Indicators

CHAPTER 16
RADAR, ARPA, SART & OTHER RADAR TRANSPONDERS Includes Buying Radar – Horizon Distance Calculation – ARPA – Anti-Collision Radar Transponders – Radar Reflective Distress Signals – Buying a radar

CHAPTER 17.1
NAVIGATION – COMPASSES, BEARINGS & HEADINGS Includes Magnetic, Gyro & Fluxgate Compasses – Pelorus – Relative Bearings – Azimuth Mirror – Compass Error – Transits 

CHAPTER17.2
NAVIGATION – CHART WORK & PASSAGE PLANNING Includes Plotting Instruments – Charts – Mercator & Gnomonic Projections – Rhumb Line – Great Circle – Speed, Time & Distance Calculations – Plotting Terminology – Set, Rate & Drift – Leeway – Geographical Range – Luminous Range – Logbook – Passage Planning

CHAPTER 17.3
NAVIGATION – TIDES & CURRENTS Includes Tide Calculations – Rule Of Twelfths – Form AH130 – Tidal Streams in Torres Strait, Sydney & Broome – Surface Currents around Australia 

CHAPTER 18
RADIO, SATELLITE & EPIRB COMMUNICATION Includes Operator Certificates – GMDSS – DSC – GPIRBS – LEOSAR – GEOSAR – INMARSAT – SafetyNET – Phonetic Alphabet & Numerals 

CHAPTER 19.1
WORK HEALTH & SAFETY – FIRST AID Includes Marine Animal Bites & Stings – Seasickness 

CHAPTER 19.2
WHS – FIRE PREVENTION & CONTROL Includes Portable & Fixed Fire Extinguishers – Pressure Tests – Inspections – Hoses – Fire Detectors 

CHAPTER 19.3
WHS – SAFETY EQUIPMENT, SEA SURVIVAL & RESCUE Includes Pre-departure Check List – NMSC Standard – Search Patterns – Abandoning Ship – Helicopter Rescue – Assisting Others in Distress – Safety Drills – Emergency Station List – MASTREP – REEFREP – Sydney To Hobart Yacht Race Safety Recommendations 

CHAPTER 19.4
WORK HEALTH & SAFETY, CROUD CONTROL, SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION & VESSEL SECURITY Includes WHS (OH&S) Act (ref) – Privacy Act (ref) – Duty of Care – Risk Management – Safety Checklist – Galley Safety – Confined Spaces – Alcohol Consumption – Human Behaviour – Discrimination – Bullying – Harassment – Conflict Resolution – Industrial Relations – Team Work – Permit to Work System – WHS (OHS) Consultative Committees 

CHAPTER 19.5
WHS – SAFE OPERATIONS REGULATIONS 

CHAPTER 20
METEOROLOGY (WEATHER) Includes Barometer – Relative Humidity – Cyclone Contingency Plans & Safe Havens (examples) 

CHAPTER 21
HOW ENGINES WORK & THEIR PARTS

CHAPTER 22
ENGINE LUBRICATION & COOLING SYSTEMS 

CHAPTER 23
INBOARD DIESEL FUEL SYSTEM Includes EFI – Tanks Capacity – Safety – Terminology 

CHAPTER 24
PROPULSION, GEARBOXES & PROPELLERSIncludes Jet Drive – Conventional In-Line Drive – Surface Drive -Stern (Sail) Drive – Vee Drive – Z Drive – Gearboxes – Shaft Installation & Alignment – Selecting the Right Propeller – Thruster Units 

CHAPTER 25
ENGINE BEDS, EXHAUST, VENTILATION & SOUNDPROOFING Includes Engine Mounts – Vibration Isolators – Engine Inclination – Weight Distribution – Wet & Dry Exhaust Systems – Accumulation of CO – Machinery Noise 

CHAPTER 26
ENGINE OPERATION, ALARMS, CONTROLS & MAINTENANCE Includes Fuel Calculations – Starting Systems – Instruments – Alarms – Propulsion Control Systems – Diesel Engine & Generator Troubleshooting 

CHAPTER 27
OUTBOARD ENGINES Includes Two & Four Stroke – Single & Twin Cylinder – EFI – Electric – Gearbox – Remote Control – Petrol & LPG Engine Troubleshooting 

CHPATER 28 
LPG & LPG ENGINES 

CHAPTER 29
BILGES, PUMPS, AUXILIARY POWER, REFRIGERATION & PLUMBING Includes Hot & Cold Water – Cabin Heaters – Refrigeration – Toilets – Drains – Holding Tanks – Colour Coding of Pipes 

CHAPTER 30
SOLAR & OTHER ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS Includes – Electrical Installations – Batteries – Generators – Shore Power – Inverters 

CHAPTER 31
RUDDERS & STEERING SYSTEMS Includes Requirements for Commercial Vessels 

CHAPTER 32
INDEX 

CHAPTER 33
CONTACTS – EMERGENCIES, WEATHER & WEBSITES