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 (deceased)

Edition:  5th 2015

CHAPTER 1
BUYING & INSURING A BOAT  

CHAPTER 2
TRAINING, CERTIFICATION & WHAT TO STUDY 

CHAPTER 3
NAUTICAL TERMS, BOAT DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, FITTINGS & RIGS

CHAPTER 4
ROPES, KNOTS, SPLICES & SAFETY 

CHPATER 5
BOAT MAINTENANCE, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS & CARE OF SAILS 

CHAPTER 6
IALA BUOYAGE SYSTEM & OTHER COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS

CHPATER 7
ANCHORING SYSTEMS 

CHAPTER 8
BOAT HANDLING & TOWING 

CHAPTER 9
LIFTING EQUIPMENT, WINCHES & SAFETY 

CHAPTER 10
WATCHKEEPING DUTIES & NAUTICAL EMERGENCIES 

CHAPTER 11
INTERNATIONAL & LOCAL COLLISION PREVENTION REGULATIONS

CHAPTER 12
LAWS & REGULATIONS: COMMERCIAL & RECREATIONAL VESSELS, POLLUTION & ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION 

CHAPTER 13
LOAD, BUOYANCY & STABILITY 

CHAPTER 14
GNSS (GPS), AIS & ELECTRONIC CHARTS Inc

CHAPTER 15
SOUNDERS, LOGS, AUTOPILOTS & ALARMS 

CHAPTER 16
RADAR, ARPA, SART & OTHER RADAR TRANSPONDERS 

CHAPTER 17.1
NAVIGATION – COMPASSES, BEARINGS & HEADINGS 

CHAPTER17.2
NAVIGATION – CHART WORK & PASSAGE PLANNING

CHAPTER 17.3
NAVIGATION – TIDES & CURRENTS 

CHAPTER 18
RADIO, SATELLITE & EPIRB COMMUNICATION 

CHAPTER 19.1
WORK HEALTH & SAFETY – FIRST AID 

CHAPTER 19.2
WHS – FIRE PREVENTION & CONTROL

CHAPTER 19.3
WHS – SAFETY EQUIPMENT, SEA SURVIVAL & RESCUE 

CHAPTER 19.4
WORK HEALTH & SAFETY, CROUD CONTROL, SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION & VESSEL SECURITY 

CHAPTER 19.5
WHS – SAFE OPERATIONS REGULATIONS 

CHAPTER 20
METEOROLOGY (WEATHER) 

CHAPTER 21
HOW ENGINES WORK & THEIR PARTS

CHAPTER 22
ENGINE LUBRICATION & COOLING SYSTEMS 

CHAPTER 23
INBOARD DIESEL FUEL SYSTEM  

CHAPTER 24
PROPULSION, GEARBOXES & PROPELLERS

CHAPTER 25
ENGINE BEDS, EXHAUST, VENTILATION & SOUNDPROOFING  

CHAPTER 26
ENGINE OPERATION, ALARMS, CONTROLS & MAINTENANCE

CHAPTER 27
OUTBOARD ENGINES 

CHPATER 28 
LPG & LPG ENGINES 

CHAPTER 29
BILGES, PUMPS, AUXILIARY POWER, REFRIGERATION & PLUMBING 

CHAPTER 30
SOLAR & OTHER ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS 

CHAPTER 31
RUDDERS & STEERING SYSTEMS 

CHAPTER 32
INDEX 

CHAPTER 33
CONTACTS – EMERGENCIES, WEATHER & WEBSITES